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Grab-and-go snack ideas

Elaina is a Phoenix-based freelance writer, blogger and co-founder of the Kidlee baby book app. Check out her blog, Fun Finds For Mom, for product reviews, recipes and fun activities for moms and kids.

Snacking on the run

Making snacks doesn't have to make you late. Plan ahead and prep a week's worth of snacks in advance!

Fresh vegetables

Snacking on the run

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Want a snack you and the kids will both want to munch? Hit the market, then wash, chop and load containers with individual portions of fresh vegetables to last all week. Like to dip? Grab a container of hummus and distribute it into small containers or buy single-serve packs and toss them in with your vegetables.

Fruit leather

Snacking on the run

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Making your own fruit leather might sound intimidating, but it's actually pretty easy. Just do a quick blender puree of whichever in-season fruit you fancy, spread it on a Silpat and then bake it for 3 hours. Cut it into strips, roll it in parchment paper, tie it with twine and there you have it — homemade fruit roll-ups (without all the added sugar)! Get full instructions on the Weelicious blog.

Banana oatmeal muffins

Snacking on the run

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These healthy banana oatmeal muffins are made with plain non-fat Greek yogurt, so they're packed with protein. Plus, this recipe lets you mix everything in a blender, so you won't end up with a sink full of bowls and spoons to wash. Bake a batch, then store it in plastic lidded containers for easy snacking. If you want to make a double batch, store it in the freezer. Get the recipe at Fun Finds For Mom.

Bugles and berries

Snacking on the run
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Any fruit and cracker combo makes a winning grab-and-go snack. Goldfish and grapes, Triscuits and tangerines, or Bugles and berries — as you see here. Check out this "school snacks" blog post on Another Lunch for loads more fun snack ideas.

Homemade crackers

Snacking on the run

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If you're looking for a healthier alternative to their beloved orange fishy crackers, try making your own version. These are made with real cheddar cheese, butter, flour and seasonings. Store them in a sealed container and grab these cuties whenever you need a quick snack.


In this Daily Dish video, nutrition expert Dr. Michelle May shares tasty nutritious snack choices for women on the go.

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