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Convenient real food snacks that travel well are a must for us busy girls and our families. Amen? Around here, tasty snacks grabbed on-the-go make busy, unpredictable days shine better. It’s a challenge for us ladies to stay on top of this though, isn’t it? How ’bout a few ideas to keep your sanity and thrill your taste buds too?!
Sweet real food snacks
Thinking of snack time might bring to mind images of sodium-filled chips or sugar-laden fruit chews that none of us need too much of. The truth is that snack time is a great opportunity for energy between meals. I’ve confessed before that I struggle with trying to keep good snacks in the house! I’m trying to do better by sneaking in some nutrient-dense goodness to make up for the days that I epic fail (just saying!).
Maybe gummy snacks actually are a part of a real food diet! If the gummy snacks we serve are these fun strawberry lemonade gummies you can rest assured that they are healthy, real food that is fun and tastes yummy.
If your kids want a sweet snack but you want them to avoid sugary treats, these Mini Chocolate Chip Goji Bites are perfect. They provide the sweetness we all crave without using white sugar and pour in some nutrients at the same time.
If your kiddos are chocolate lovers, this chocolate maple fudge is an easy way to satisfy their sweet tooth while getting healthy, brain-boosting fats into their diet. It’s a great “freezer fudge” which makes it easy to keep on hand for a quick before-homework brain charge up.
Salty real food snacks
Does your family love chips? Try this twist on the classic potato chip and get the benefit of a serving of veggies. These are absolutely addictive! These homemade baked veggie chips are fun to make and can be salted to taste, which helps you avoid the sodium overload of traditional potato chips.
Beef jerky is an excellent, protein-filled snack for kids. Unfortunately, store-bought beef jerky often contains added ingredients that you really don’t want your family members to eat. Trust me – the sodium is ridiculous! That’s why homemade beef jerky is a great choice for healthy snacking.
Popcorn is a healthy snack already, but this recipe adds important nutrients from ingredients like coconut oil. It’s a dairy-free, gluten-free recipe, so it’s perfect for children who can’t have wheat or dairy. This is my saving grace! This is a great, healthy snack for family movie night.
Which real food snack will you make first?