On-the-Go Organic Snacks for Kids

On-the-Go Organic Snacks for Kids

A reader asked Freshly Grown to share organic, travel/on-the-go snacks for kids. Here is the list we came up with. Just click on the pics for the recipes and info!

Homemade

Superhero RawBites

Superhero RawBites | Freshly Grown
Superhero RawBites | Freshly Grown

 

Trail Mix

Homemade {Organic} Hazelnut Fig Trail Mix // Healthy Snack + DIY Christmas Gift | Freshly Grown Homemade {Organic} Hazelnut Fig Trail Mix by Freshly Grown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quinoa Cookies {gluten-free}

Quinoa Cookies Lena’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Quinoa Cookies by Freshly Grown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honey Nut Breakfast Cookies {gluten-free}

By My Whole Food Life

 

Green Monster Hummus + Veggies

By Namely Marly

 

‘Nutri-Grain’ Bars {gluten-free}

GF Not a Grain Bars By Against All Grain

 

Peanut Butter Granola Bars {gluten-free}

By My Whole Food Life

 

Strawberry Banana Fruit Leather

By Oh My Veggies

 

High Protein Lemon Coconut Poppyseed Muffins {gluten-free}

By Guilty Kitchen

 

Lara Bars {gluten-free}

By Skinny Mom

 

We use these for on-the-go: Lunchbots

Lunchbots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Store-Bought

HAPPY FAMILY

I have the awesome privilege of working for Happy Family part-time and love their products. Read more here.

My favs: (click on the pics to read more)

Happy Baby Pouches {Organic baby food in a convenient pouch. Glass jar baby food is heated at such high temperatures, most, if not all, of the nutrients are lost. These are heated at a much lower temperature and the nutrients are retained}

Happy Baby Pouches by Happy Family

 

Happy Tot Plus Pouches {organic fruit and veggie purees, think applesauce, only way healthier.}

Happy Tot Plus by Happy Family

 

Happy Munchies Carrot Rice Cakes {rice cakes flavored with fruit and veg juice vs. artificial flavors and colors}

Happy Munchies Carrot Rice Cakes by Happy Family

 

Happy Yogis {yogurt melts with pre and probiotics}

Happy Yogis by Happy Family

 

Happy Creamies {non-dairy, coconut milk fruit and veg bites. 50% veg}

Happy Creamies by Happy Family

 

Happy Times Veggie Pals {fruit snacks flavored with fruit and veg juice vs. artificial flavors and toxic dyes}

Veggie Pals by Happy Family

You can find Happy Family at most local grocery stores like Safeway, Fred Meyers, Whole Foods, New Seasons. Target has products in their baby aisle and Amazon also carries the brand.

More Ideas

  • Organic cheese + Mary’s Gone Crackers
  • Apples/Carrots/Celery + almond or peanut butter
  • Lettuce wraps: butter lettuce leaves + hummus + nitrate/nitrate-free lunch meat or tofu + veggies
  • Organic yogurt (coconut milk yogurt for dairy-free) + blueberries
  • Raw fruit
  • Raw veggies
  • Hard-boiled eggs (if they will eat them)
  • Edamame (non-GMO)
  • Seasoned tempeh squares
  • Kale chips

I hope this list helps! Invest in some to-go containers and an insulated lunch bag that you like, along with an ice pack to keep food cool and you’ll be good to go. Pack things you make at home, only smaller! If you need a store-bought option, Happy Family has quality snacks and baby food without the nasty ingredients. Happy traveling!

1.  Lunchbots

2.  Everest Lunch Bag

3.  kids conserve

1. Lunchbots

2. Everest Lunch Bag

3. Kids Conserve Sweat-Free Ice Pack

 

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I did not get paid to write the Happy Family portion of this post. :) I just really feel we need better store-bought options for our kids. The big company products that are geared towards children have huge advertising budgets to get them interested in and hooked on what they sell, and what they sell is chock-full of…well, you know! Ditch big advertising, make your snacks at home and go organic at the store.

 

 

Rama is a Cancer Survivor turned Holistic Nutritionist + Whole Foods Advocate. She resides in the Pacific NW, loves good food, date nights with her husband, dinner parties, pushing herself physically, and enjoys adventures with her Littles. "Eighty percent of our immunity lies in our gut. What we eat matters. When we focus on whole, unprocessed foods and begin to lessen our toxic load in all aspects of our life, we become nourished and we heal at the cellular level."

4 Comments

  • Reply December 13, 2012

    Kimberly

    So funny Rama. Sitting at OMSI I had our tea towel all laid out with our little stainless steel snack containers and fruit wrapped in cloth napkins and I thought, “this is so pretty and practical. I should blog about in-the-go snacks” and here’s your lovely post. Great suggestions! I’ve been meaning to make our own granola and Lara bars again for ages and I can’t wait to try the recipes you linked to!

    • Reply December 13, 2012

      Freshly Grown

      Thanks, Kim! I’d love to see these stainless steel containers you use. What do you recommend? I also really like the cloth napkin around fruit idea. I need to make more of these ideas in bigger batches to freeze so they can truly be on-the-go for those days when I’m in a pinch :) Thanks for commenting!

  • Reply December 30, 2012

    Kiersten

    This post pretty much covers it! Sophie happens to love hard-boiled eggs – which I find pretty awesome! She’ll often wander the house with a hb-egg in one hand and a piece of turkey jerky in the other – love the protein lifestyle!

    I have found that grilled chicken will also transport well and then it’s easy to give her some bites – pack a fork now that she’s in the utensil world – or just hand feed her when she was little.

    I love the good snacks we can give our kiddos. Thanks for all the great ideas – and the recipes!! Still need to try the raw pumpkin energy balls.

    • Reply February 16, 2013

      Freshly Grown

      You make great snacks for Soph! I need to remember the nitrite-free jerky :) My new goal is to pick a day once a week or every other week and just cook in huge batches and freeze. Want to do it together one of these days when things get settled?

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