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Busy moms know their chaotic schedules won’t stop as the beginning of the new school year approaches. In fact, they’ll probably get even more crazy. Between extra-curriculars starting back up and trying to prep the kids for the new school year, busy moms are constantly on the go and have no time for meltdowns due to hungry kids. With a little preparation, busy moms can stay out of the drive-thru and keep their kids satisfied with easy on-the-go snack ideas for busy moms.
Being prepared is the key to my staying out of the drive-thru while keeping the kids from having hunger meltdowns during the busy back-to-school season.
Easy On-the-Go Snack Ideas for Busy Moms
Having easy on-the-go snacks available is a must in order to keep my kids’ hunger in check without having to run through the drive-thru later in the day to grab a quick snack.
That’s why when I go grocery shopping, I always try to stock up on lots of snack options for my family: fruit, veggies and hummus, cracker packs, nuts, etc.
Fruit & Veggies
When we get home from the grocery store, I try to take the time to wash and process our fruit and veggies. Some of the fruit and veggies are stored in single-serving bags making them easy to grab for an on-the-go snack later in the week.
Bananas, apples, grapes, carrots, broccoli, and celery are favorite on-the-go snacks at our house.
I add the baggies of fruit and veggies to our “On-the-Go Snack Box” in the fridge so the kids can grab their own snacks on the way out the door to our various extracurricular activities.
Hard Boiled Eggs
I use my electric pressure cooker to steam-boil a dozen and a half eggs at a time (takes less 15 minutes start to finish).
Once they’re cooled, I add them to “On-the-Go Snack Box” in the fridge.
Perhaps the easiest on-the-go snack is our favorite cracker packs: RITZ Filled Cracker Sandwiches. I found my RITZ crackers at my local Kroger. Find your local Kroger/Kroger Family of Stores to get your RITZ crackers.
I keep a few RITZ cracker packs in my bag at all times… for the days we’re running late and forget to grab anything out of the fridge or pantry. With no time for struggles and meltdowns, RITZ Filled Sandwich Crackers are sure to always satisfy my hungry kids!
Raisins, nuts, and chocolate-coated candies are always a crowd-pleaser. And it’s easy to make up a large batch of single-serving trail mix baggies.
The kids love to help me fill the baggies and store them in our “On-the-Go Snack Box” in the pantry.
Pistachios and other nuts make great on-the-go snack ideas. I buy them in bulk and bag them in single-sized portions.
Keeping the bags in our “On-the-Go Snack Box” makes them easy to grab on our way out the door.
Other On-the-Go Snack Ideas
- Cheese Sticks
- Cereal Baggies
- Homemade Granola Bars
- Applesauce Pouches
What are your kids’ favorite on-the-go snack ideas?