I was recently asked about recommendations for kid-friendly snacks. In particular, snacks that kids can take to school.
If you’re anything like me, it’s hard to be motivated every.single.day. to cook/bake/plan/prepare/clean/shop for the other humans that live in our houses because let’s be honest, house chef is just ONE of our daily duties. If we are in low motivation mode for long, we often find the food choices becoming more and more processed and easy to prepare. As in – “here are some peanut butter crackers, have a good day!”. We’ve all been there and we’ve all felt the guilt pangs around not providing the highest quality/best type of food for our families.
So here is a list of easy snacks for kids (and adults). Some of these are prepared/processed however the ingredients meet my standard of “not too many, non-gmo, no crap colors or preservatives”. Whole foods are best but for many, that’s unrealistic for every day and every meal. This list contains a variety of fruit and veggie ideas as well as some processed foods that can usually be found at national grocery chains and/or Costco. If it’s available on Amazon, the link provided is an affiliate link.
You know what I like most about this list? There are so many quick and easy raw food choices. That means all you have to do is buy them. Some of them require a small amount of prep such as cleaning and cutting but for the most part, these options are FAST FOOD (the good kind).
Let me know in the comments if you have any snack ideas to add! ~ Amy Y.
Whole Raw Foods:
Cucumber slices (English cucumbers are more “mild” than regular ones and picky eaters may like them better”).
Carrot slices (prepare once a week – they keep well in the fridge)
Jicama slices (prepare once a week – they keep well in the fridge)
Broccoli or Cauliflower bites
French green beans
Bell Pepper Slices (green, red, orange, yellow)
Strawberries or Raspberries
Dried Fruits and Raisins
Crunchy Salty Snacks:
Love Grown Cereal
Raw Milk Cheese squares (Trader Joe’s has yummy raw milk cheddar cheese)
Spencer’s “Crustos” (Grain Free Homemade Crackers)