For my family, back-to-school means more time in spent in the car. Whether I’m taking kids to school, driving girls to tennis practice or music lessons, there are definitely more opportunities to be tempted to hit the drive-through and order junk food. I’ve come too far with my exercise and clean eating to give in! I also want my kids to avoid the junk they’d normally choose at convenience stores.
I created an “On-the-Go” Snack Bag to keep in my car for those busy days. Just having a few snacks is enough to tide them over to the point they can get home and eat a satisfying meal. I always pack a wide variety of choices, so even picky eaters will find something they like.
I used a Gallon Ziplock bag for mine, but you could use an insulated bag or lunch box. I like the Ziplock because I can just toss it when I’m done. You can also use the snack-size Ziplock bags to separate things like carrot sticks, grapes, trail mix, granola or Cheerios (if you’ve also got toddlers in your car). I keep frozen water bottles in the bag to keep things cold. My son loves applesauce, so I packed a plastic spoon as well. The Larabars are for me (I love the peanut butter flavor). Snacks like Motts, Larabars, Cheerios, Nature Valley Granola and Fiber One barss even have Boxtops for Education points on their packages so your school benefits as well.
TIP: Have you noticed all the double, triple and even quadruple Boxtops out there right now? I spotted several of them at Walmart. Having your kids look for them is a fun way to keep them occupied at the store. I spotted this double pack of Honey Nut Cheerios on an endcap. I’ve also spotted boxes with double points on Glad Trash bags, Ziplock bags and Fiber One bars.
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