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My daughter just started preschool this fall. It’s been wonderful for her to meet and learn with other children, but it does mean a lot of extra running around town, rushing from one activity to another. We have preschool, dance class, story time at our local library and play dates with other kids. It can be tempting to hit the drive thru or settle for unhealthy snacks when we are on the go and I don’t have time to prepare a home-cooked meal.
Just because our family is busy doesn’t mean I have to settle for unhealthy food for my daughter. Here are some of my best healthy snack and meal ideas for families on the go:
Keep the freezer stocked with Kidfresh Frozen Meals and Snacks
Many kids are picky eaters. There are certain go-to meals like chicken nuggets and mac and cheese that are almost guaranteed to be loved by all kids. That’s why I love Kidfresh Frozen Meals and Snacks. They are convenient frozen meals that kids love and are healthy, so I can feel good about feeding them to my daughter. I picked up a few varieties at my local Target last week. They are available in the Kid Favs section in the freezer aisle.
Kidfresh meals contain no GMO’s and no artificial ingredients. The packaging is BPA free and made from 100% recycled cardboard. Kidfresh meals are consistent with USDA dietary guidelines for children and each meal contains up to a 1/2 cup of hidden veggies! How genius is that? They are great source of protein, vitamins, calcium and more!
How else do I make sure my child eats healthy on the go? Check out my other great tips:
Keep fruits and veggies cut up and ready to go in the fridge
You can buy fruits and veggies already washed and cut up or you can spend a few minutes on the weekend getting them prepared for the week. When you are headed out the door just grab a small container full of fresh snacks for the car ride
Keep healthy non-perishables in your car
Keep granola bars, trail mix, dry cereal and apple sauce packs in a small cooler in the trunk with a few bottles of water. Grab a quick snack while running between activities.
Make a double batch
When you have time to cook homemade meals make a double batch and freeze it. You can quickly heat it up on days when you don’t want to cook.
Make breakfast ahead of time
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it’s super easy to get it prepped the night before. Try making overnight oats or making a batch of bran muffins. Your kids will love them and will stay full until lunch time.
What are your favorite ways to feed your kids healthy snacks? Share with us in the comments and make sure to looks for Kidfresh Frozen Meals and Snacks at Target