Sugar Aunts: Healthy Snacks for On-the-Go Families

Healthy Snacks for On-the-Go Families

This post is brought to you by Bolthouse Farms Kids™ and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

Getting out of the house and experiencing your city or town is a must when you have kids.  Whether you pack a picnic for the park or play in a nearby creek, getting out and being on-the-go is fun for the whole family.  Outings to parks, zoos, local amusement parks, or museums are a great way to learn and play while making memories with the family.  Family Time can be hectic and chaotic when you need to pack lunches, sunscreen, diapers, and extra clothes, and it can be a little overwhelming.  Not to mention the price tag of buying a lunch while out and about in your can get expensive to plan family time while enjoying your local sights.  Packing snacks and lunches for busy days saves money while being a healthy option. 

Packing a lunch and snacks is our number one way to save money while enjoying time together as a family during outings.  When kids are used to a packed lunch with healthy snacks and lunch ideas, they are likely to eat the same lunches during the school year.  We've got ideas for healthy lunch and snack ideas that will keep the kids happy and full.

Healthy options are important to us and I love to pack snacks and lunches that keep the kids going while monitoring sugar and calories.  We spent a day out at our city's zoo one day recently and packed our favorites in the princess lunchbox to save on money and sugary snacks.  Some of our favorite healthy snacks and lunch ideas are easy to throw into the lunch box while trying to get out the door.  Bolthouse Farms Kids™ is a new favorite that we've been adding to our on-the-go lunches this summer.  The refrigerated line of real fruits and veggies have no preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup, or artificial flavors.  They are the perfect snack for adding to on-the-go lunch boxes and definitely get the kids to enjoy more vegetables in their diets. 

More healthy lunch ideas for On-The-Go days with family:

  • Add a bottle of water to your lunch bag.  Try to have a reusable water bottle for each family member, instead of pop or sugary juice boxes.  Re-fill water bottles often, especially during hot summer outings. 
  • Fresh fruits and veggies! Get more ideas here.
  • Sandwiches and wraps using whole wheat bread and wraps.
  • Hummus and vegetable dippers.
  • Bolthouse Farms Kids™ Fruit Tubes (real fruit purees served chilled or frozen)
  • Bolthouse Farms Kids™ Smoothies.  At 80-90 calories, these are full of flavor and contain 1 and a half servings of fruit.  (Find them in the produce department at Giant Eagle stores.)

The Bolthouse Farms Kids™ trucks are all over the city of Pittsburgh this summer and we were so excited to see one at the Pittsburgh Zoo.  You can find the Bolthouse Farms Kids™ #SnackMob at events, handing out free samples to kids and family members of all ages. Check out the full calendar of events here.  

My kids love the Veggie Snackers with baby carrots in individual sized bags and their own little packet of all-natural seasonings that they can shake before crunching.  

They loved the beautiful day at the Pittsburgh Zoo and the free snacks to add to our lunch was a big hit.  It was fun to see the big orange truck handing out free samples to the HUGE crowd at the zoo.  We could see kids all over the zoo snacking on carrots and smoothies!

We had our snack right on the grass in front of the zoo.  It was the perfect resting spot during our an on-the go summer adventure!

This little one doesn't want to share her Veggie Snackers.

Get a digital coupon here so you can try them, too!  (Coupon is available for printing from 8/1/15-12/31/15; Valid for 2 weeks from date of print.)

The Bolthouse Farms Kids™ #SnackMob truck is an event you do not want to miss!  Plan a visit to one of the #SnackMob events and participate in the Bolthouse Farms Kids™ #SnackMob contest.  

Throughout six weeks in August and early September, the Snack Mob team will be stopping by select Giant Eagle stores and many community events throughout the region – sharing FREE samples of Bolthouse Farms Kids™products with kids and parents. You can find the full list of events and contest rules here.  

AND!  How cool wold it be to have a Snack Mob truck crash your next party?!  Win a visit from the Snack Mob by tweeting @BolthouseFarms for a chance to get the #SnackMob truck to deliver Bolthouse Farms Kids™  products for free at your next party.  Use the hashtags #SnackMob and #Contest in your tweet and include the date and type of event (e.g., soccer tournament, block party, etc.) in your entry.  Contest ends September 10, 2015 at 11:59 pm. You must be 18 years old to enter. Maximum of 100 people per event.

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