Sports Snacks: What to Pack!

 

Sports Snack: What to Pack!

In just a few weeks school will be back in session and so will sports! Whether your child is planning to play flag football, soccer, gymnastics, dance or karate healthy snacks are important.

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It is easy to offer high sugary snacks to our children. They are easy to grab and make it super convenient when we are in a hurry. I have created a list of my go-to healthy snacks for after school, practice or games.

  1. Whole fruit: Bananas, apples or clementines are my favorite. They are easy to grab and throw in my purse or the kid’s sports bags. On the bananas and clementines, write a fun and inspiring¬†message.
  2. Cheese sticks: High in protein and are super easy to throw in the bag as well. My kids enjoy peeling them too!
  3. Applesauce pouches: They are an easy on the go item as well. Find pouches that are unsweetened with no added sugar.
  4. Banana Chips or Apple Chips: I absolutely love the Bare brand. They offer fruit chips. My children love the crunch and they are healthier than chips.
  5. Yogurt tubes: Favorite trick, freeze them! If it’s a hot day out they will not go warm and they are like an ice cream treat. Pick out some that are low in sugar. My favorite¬†brands are Stonyfield and Annie’s Homegrown.
  6. Nut Thins: You can buy individual packs of these or a big box. I love all the different flavors they come in. You can find something sweet (Honey & Cinnamon) or salty (Ranch). If you have a nut allergy on the team, stay clear from this option!
  7. Wheat Thins: These are another great option for a crunchy salt and crunchy snack. No nuts either!
  8. Carrots Sticks: Buy a bag of carrot sticks and then divide them up into individual baggies. These can go great with a peanut butter individual cup or hummus individual cup.

There are many great options for healthier snacks for our children. It is easy to fall into the convenience trap, but with a little preparation, there are some great options!

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