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10 Healthy Snacks for Parents on the Go

Fruit is a delicious and healthy snack for parents and kids.
Fruit is a delicious and healthy snack for parents and kids.
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Fruit

The perfect snack. It's easy to transport, requires little preperation and doesn't have to be refrigerated. In the summer, melon can be an excellent way to get more water into your kids when they are hot! BONUS: The natural sweetness makes fruit nature's candy.

 

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Generally they are baked - not fried - and made with nutrient-enriched flour. Pretzels are easy to portion out so you can limit the temptation for little hands to keep dipping back into the bag. HINT: Count out the equivilent of one serving, put into a snack bag and seal.

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Whether in a tube, cup or in drinkable form, this yummy snack provides vitamins, minerals and protein. HINT: Avoid those varieties that are laden in too much artificial flavoring and color.

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What kid doesn't love it? It is pre-portioned and provides vitamins, minerals and protein. HINT: The 2% variety are the lowest in fat.

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Carrots, cherry tomatoes, string beans or broccoil are great because they provide vitamins, minerals and fiber! Plus, raw veggies offer kids that special crunch they like so much!

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Most are fortified with vitamins and minerals. Try to find a variety that has at least 3 to 5 grams of fiber per serving. Remember to pre-portion into snack bags.

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This is always a favorite with kids. It's healthy if the peanut butter is without trans fats! and the bread has fiber. HINT: Try a spreadable fruit instead of sugar filled jelly.

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These are great when in moderation. Remember to look for bars that have fiber, vitamins and minerals. HINT: Some granolas are filled with a lot of sugar. Make sure you read the label!

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As long as it's low-fat and not dripping in butter! It does offer small amounts of fiber. FUN FACT: Technically, popcorn is a vegetable!

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I believe that all foods can fit - in moderation. Don't allow the kids to eat more than one of these for a snack.

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