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5 Simple snacks for busy families


From school to soccer practice and everything in between, your days are jam-packed. Here, we share five simple snack ideas that won’t slow you down on your busiest days.

Mini sandwiches

1Mini sandwiches

Mini-sized portions are perfect as a satisfying snack that won’t ruin your child’s dinner appetite. Try smaller versions of your favorite sandwiches, such as turkey and cheese on slider buns or veggies and hummus on mini pitas.

Save even more time with pre-made Tyson’s Mini Sandwiches. Your family will thank you for these delicious snack-sized sandwiches that are packed with protein.

2Tasty trail mix

For an easy grab-and-go snack, pick up pre-portioned trail mix snacks — or make your own with granola, nuts and dried fruit such as pineapple, mango, apples and ever-popular raisins. Add chocolate or peanut butter chips for a sweet taste. Not only is trail mix a delicious and quick snack for busy days, but it’s also packed with filling fiber and protein.

Try this low-calorie trail mix recipe >>

3Frozen fruit

Make your freezer your best friend when you’re on the run. Freeze sliced bananas and grapes in small plastic bags for a quick grab when running out the door. Frozen fruit is a refreshing and quick treat that lacks all the sugar of processed, frozen pops. Plus, fruit stays fresh when frozen, so you save money, too.

Try making these kid-approved frozen fruit cups at the beginning of the week so you have them ready when the afternoons get busy.

4Peanut butter

Pack in the protein with ever-popular peanut butter. From whole-wheat crackers to apple slices, peanut butter is a winner on almost anything. Let your kids pick their favorite peanut butter partner for those wild and crazy weekdays. Try celery slices, pretzels and mini bagels.


Don’t overlook this simple and quick snack that’s low in calories and high in dietary fiber. Opt for a sprinkle of sea salt or Parmesan cheese instead of loading on the butter. If you like a mix of sweet and salty, try kettle corn — or make your own by sprinkling on a bit of sugar.

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