We’ve all been there. It’s afternoon pick-up and you have a hungry child who needs to get to soccer practice on time. In honor of national fruits and vegetables month, we wanted to support all of our time-crunched families with ideas for incorporating both of these when we’re on-the-go and need to reach for kid-friendly snacks. With a very small commitment to planning, we can feel good about warding off hunger with nutritional artillery:
- Tortilla Rolls: Roll your favorite dried fruits with peanut butter on a whole wheat tortilla for an easy, portable snack. Rolled tortillas are also great vessels for peanut butter and jelly, and turkey and cheese.
- Peel Before You Go: Peel an orange, apple or banana before you get in the car for less fuss, less mess.
- No Fork Needed: Provide fruits and veggies that are easy to eat without a fork like grapes, blueberries, apple slices, baby carrots or snap peas.
- Stock Your Car: keep small packs of raisins, dried fruit or granola bars in your car so you can grab and go.
- Personalized Travel Containers Make Eating Vegetables Fun: find a travel container with your child’s favorite character or theme to get them excited about their special snack. Better yet, get creative and decorate your own containers together!