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10 Healthy Grab and Go Snacks

Let’s talk about snacks! Snacks are an important part a child’s diet.  Most children need two to three healthy snacks each day in addition to three meals.  It is especially important for kids to have snacks throughout the day because their bodies are growing.   Children  require a sufficient amount of calories each day to allow them to build more tissue, and healthy snacks provide extra energy and essential vitamins and nutrients to fuel their developing bodies.

As a mom with two young children, I am constantly on the go and it is important to always have snacks with me.  I have made the mistake of going out without my arsenal of snacks in my bag, and I won’t do that I again!  It was meltdown city until I stopped at a local grocery store and bought snacks for the kids.  Not only is it important for me to have snacks in my bag at all times, but it is important that they are healthy and do not require refrigeration.  I wanted to share my 10 “grab and go” snacks with you! Here they are:

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Healthy Protein Packed Snack ~ Peanut Butter & Yogurt Fruit Dip

This is a snack that the whole family will love!! Even my picky toddler gobbles this up and my 6 year old eats it by the spoonful! It’s the perfect after school snack and can be easily packed in your child’s lunch box along with fruits such as apple slices, strawberries, pears, bananas and more.  This healthy and delicious dip can be made quickly and uses ingredients that are generally found in your refrigerator and pantry.  That is one of the things I love about this recipe…I can make it when my kids are looking for a healthy snack without having to run out to the grocery store! I also love that it’s full of protein and probiotics!

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