Favorite Snacks for On-the-Go

Some people like to eat meals and some people like to snack. It may come as no surprise that I prefer a good meal to snacking. Now, that’s not to say that I don’t get hungry between meals and enjoy eating snacks. Also, when you have a toddler that is hungry every 47 minutes, it’s imperative to have healthy bites on hand. In a perfect world, every snack that my family consumes would be a whole food or something homemade, but that is not always the case! When we can’t reach for a fresh apple or carrot sticks with hummus, here are a few of my favorite go-to snack foods for on-the-go snacking:

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Trader Joe’s Apple + Fruit Bars: I list this first because nothing brings a smile to my son’s face like these dried fruit bars. All we have to do is waive one of these in front of his face and he looks like he just won a million dollars. It’s adorable, and I love knowing that the only ingredients are apple, plus whatever other fruit the apple is paired with. These are so easy to throw in my bag for both of us to enjoy as an on-the-go breakfast or non-messy snack.

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Nourish Snacks: When I read about these individually packaged snacks on another blog, I was immediately intrigued by what they had to offer. There are 20+ delicious snacking options, all gluten-free, non-GMO, and mostly vegan. Nourish Snacks range from chocolate banana granola bites to nut and edamame mixes. Plus, the fact that they are already perfectly portioned out means I can easily take this anywhere and have a yummy snack easily accessible. Although I haven’t tried all 20 flavors, my favorites so far are the Cinn-Sational (cinnamon spiced apples and almonds) and Mr. Popular (half-popped corn kernels), while my husband loves the Holy Habanero spiced corn. I sent a variety pack to my mom as a little treat and she loved the Coconut Chewphoria almond bar. Nourish offers something for everyone! And speaking of offers, Nourish Snacks is offering Glori of Food readers 10% off your order through the end of May using coupon code GLORI10. Go get ’em!

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Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas: If you’re craving a crunch and don’t want to dive into a bag of chips, these are sure to satisfy your need. Salty, seasoned and super addicting, these baked chickpeas are amazing by the handful or on top of a salad. This high protein snack is also organic, gluten-free and non-GMO. Woohoo! I love the Falafel and the Chipotle flavors.

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Snack mixes: I can thank one of my good friends for inspiring me to make snack mixes. Who doesn’t want a little variety in their life, right?! I love these mixes for on-the-go snacking and so does my son. Our snack mixes usually consist of some type of cereal, dried fruit and nut.┬áThe snack mixes are especially great for feeding several hungry mouths because it’s easy to make a big bag of this at once.

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Trader Joe’s Freeze Dried Banana Slices: I love bananas for on-the-go snacking…until it gets smushed in my bag. Yuck! Enter these freeze dried bananas that are crunchy, sweet, and smash-free. These are easy to pop in your mouth for a little sweet fix. Another kid approved snack!

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Barbara’s Bakery Snackimals: I had to throw these in as a bonus item. While these animal cookies are geared toward children, they are very much a crowd pleaser for all ages. And they aren’t exactly a “healthy” snack either, but they are a better option when satisfying a sweet tooth in a hurry! I’ve only tried the Oatmeal flavor, but they are available in several other varieties as well. I think it goes without saying that whole family enjoys these for a treat every now and then. (OXO snack cup)

I would love to know, what are some of your favorite snacks for on-the-go?!

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