As my husband and I continue on this journey of healthy living + working on a better relationship with food, we also want to instill that in our children. It is definitely important to keep as many things “grab + go” in our house because we are always on the go! It feels like all we do is rush, rush, rush so I don’t want to get into the habit of fast food being unhealthy and gross! Don’t get me wrong a chocolate glaze donut does a body good on occasion, but it should not be your every day!
Fortunately for my husband and I our kids are natural fruit and veggie lovers!! Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Apples, and Bananas are just a few of the many fruits and veggies our boys consume almost daily! We like to keep cold fruits and veggies cut up and in easy containers for the boys to grab from the fridge. Our healthy “grab and go” options are always kid level in the fridge and in the pantry.
Unnecessary sugars can come from beverages as well as food. We always promote drinking water first but understand that sometimes you need a little flavor! 100% Apple Juice, Milk, Chocolate Milk, and 100% Juice Box are popular choices in our house. Juice is typically watered down before given to the boys, and the best part is they don’t even know the difference!
We only drink Lactaid Milk products because both our boys developed a dairy intolerance as babies. It tastes great, just like regular milk! The Juicy Juice Splashers are a favorite juice box in our house and I love that they’re 50% less sugar than a regular juice box! I am sure there are other better options, but this is what we’ve come across this far!
We L O V E squeezable options! No Mess, Less Stress! Well, I have two boys so there really is never no mess. My boys are obsessed with Go-Gurt! I am pretty sure it’s because of the character choices on the box, either way I’m happy! It’s a great snack … On the Go! I love giving my kids squeezable options for a quick breakfast, before dinner snack, after the playground snack, whatever the case may be! The best part is you can usually find both of these products in a FAMILY PACK size, so it’s more for your dollar! Nothing like saving money on food!
Peanut Butter To Go … This one probably takes the cake for best food invention ever, and not just for kids! Celery, Apples, Carrots, Crackers, I’m pretty sure anything goes good with a little peanut butter! Cheese Sticks are also a major hit in our house. Lastly Veggie Straws! Veggie Straws are a great choice for chip lovers. My oldest would eat a whole bag of potato chips if I allowed him. I love Veggie straws in the already packaged bags because it is a perfect portion and each kiddo can have their own! Veggie Straws come in a couple different flavors as well! You can also find all three of these snack choices in a FAMILY PACK size!