snacks & bags

We may all have different resolutions and goals for this year, but one each of us can all agree on is eating and snacking healthier. It seems that we do pretty good at our homes, but it’s hardest when we’re out and about, is it that way for you too? Drive-thrus are so convenient, inexpensive and reliable. We know our kids will eat a chicken nugget, but that bowl of lentil soup? That’s a gamble. So, we’re making a goal as a team that instead of swinging through the drive-thru, we’ll stock up our kids’ favorite healthier snacks beforehand! The tried and true favorites we know they’ll munch. We packed them all in these darling lunch sacks from Dabbawalla and wouldn’t you know, after a few trips out, guess who’s asking for their Monkey bag?

QUINN + JUDE’S Rocket bag

fun & unique lunch bags for kids!What they’re munching: Lifefactory sippy, apple, almonds, hardboiled eggs, and celery sticks with Costco’s Cucumber Dill dip and Honest anti-bacterrial hand spray for pre-snack clean-up.

Make it fast: Jenna bakes a big batch of hard-boiled eggs at the beginning of the week and then snacks on them throughout.

*To bake your own hardboiled eggs, bake them at 325 degrees for 30 minutes, then places them in an ice bath for ten minutes to stop the cooling. Jenna uses a cupcake pan so the eggs don’t roll around and cook evenly.

DASH + SUNNY’S Stars and Stripes bag
(how cute is this Union Jack flag bag too?)

fun & unique lunch bags for kids!

What they’re munching:

Juice box, grapes, turkey and cheese sandwich, a clementine, with a handful of cookies, Vitamin C lozenges, and a couple bandaids for any boo-boos acquired on the road.

Make it fast: cookie cutters get those pesky crusts off in a hurry. Find the copper cookie cutter used for this post right here.

HAYES + CALLUM’S Monkey bag

fun & unique lunch bags for kids!What they’re munching: Salted edamame, peanuts, orange slices, a frozen Simply Go-gurt, and a matchbox car for playtime.

Make it work: It’s funny how Cal won’t eat a regular peeled orange, but will eat the orange “smiles”. They both love shelling edamame and peanuts (punching the peanuts with their fists and elbows more like it), but they make a royal mess so save it for the park or pack them pre-shelled! Lastly, frozen Simply Go-gurts make way less mess than their thawed counterparts and doesn’t have corn syrup, or artificial color or sweeteners.

We’re always looking for new snacks to try with our kids, and would love to hear: what healthy snacks do your kids love?


  • Kendra
    January 7, 2014 at 5:43 am

    I love this! Thanks for a great roundup of snack ideas!

  • Jesse
    January 7, 2014 at 9:01 am

    great idea to freeze those yogurts! we get similar ones at trader joes and while atticus loves them, they’re a mess!

  • Autum
    January 7, 2014 at 9:10 am

    I have never heard of baking eggs, seems so much easier than boiling them. I think I will be trying that out myself. Thanks for the tips! 🙂

    • Small Fry
      January 7, 2014 at 9:12 am

      It’s the best kept secret!! SO easy, fast & they peel a thousand times better! I cook a 24 count muffin tin each week & they plow through them! So nice to have the quick & healthy option.

  • Jamee Whitehead
    January 7, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    My go to “on the go” snack is usually some home baked mini muffins. Who doesn’t love baked goods, especially when they are mini? I make a batch ahead of time, freeze them and pop a few in a baggy to take along for snacking. You get double Mommy points if you sneak in some healthy ingredients ( say carrots, spinach and flaxseed?).

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