An Easy Snacks To Pack list is timely – because between grab n’ go breakfast to a nourishing school lunch to a snack before soccer practice – easy snacks to pack are essential to fuel families. I’m sharing some tips to make packing snacks easier…
Easy Snacks To Pack
Cut and container fruit as soon as you get it home from the store. Because I hate it when good fruit goes bad. Also if I cut the fruit immediately not only is my family more tempted to actually EAT IT they are also more inclined to TAKE IT with them.
Pre-package cut veggies. I don’t mean buy pre-packaged veggies (that can actually end up being more expensive than buying vegetables and preparing them yourself). What I mean is…wash and cut your carrots and snap peas and cucumbers and put them in washable, re-seal-able, re-usable containers. I’ll line up 3 containers (I have 3 kids) and fill each. It kind of make life easier for my “future self” because the veggies I prepare today…will make tomorrow’s lunch box packing so much easier.
Batch bake. If you are baking muffins or breads – double the batch (it doesn’t take much more work). Then, enjoy half now and freeze the other half for future. I have a tried-and-true BASIC MUFFIN MIX RECIPE which I double all the time. And I’ve even had success with a triple batch method of TRIPLE BATCH CINNAMON COFFEE CAKE. My family likes muffins and coffee cakes for breakfast (dh dips it in his coffee…kids dip it in hot chocolate).
Make a snack list. My EASY SCHOOL LUNCH LIST is my go-to for easy snacks to pack. By Thursday, I pretty much run out of steam when it comes to school lunch and snacks. This list saves me. Every. Single. Time.
Enjoy a treat. A cookie on the way to soccer is sometimes the afternoon pick-me-up we all need to power us through until dinner. Or a granola bar. Or fish crackers. Pretzels, rice crackers, trail mix, brownies…I could go on an on. I tend to time the sugar-y treats for after-school so that the kids have time to burn off the sugar before bed.