My girls are always on the go during the school year, which means that I am always on the lookout for healthy snacks to feed them as they dash from school to gymnastics or piano lessons or a friend's house. 

Trail mix

Buy a bag or make your own ... either way, this yummy snack of nuts, raisins and dried fruit packs an awesome punch of protein, carbs and vitamins to give your kids a boost of energy. Just be sure to serve it up in reusable baggies or containers to minimize the waste, packaging and expense of single-serve.

Fruits and veggies 

Think your kids won't eat fruits and vegetables on the go? They just may surprise you. Baby carrots, celery with peanut butter and raisins (aka ants on a log,) apples, oranges and baby corn all make yummy, healthy, eco-friendly snacks that kids gobble up.  

Peanut butter to go

Peanut butter is a great snack to keep kids moving through the day. Pack a PB&J in your child's backpack or fill a reusable container with peanut butter and add a bag full of celery, apples or pretzels for kids to dip.

Granola bars and muffins

Granola bars and muffins are a great way to get extra protein, fruits and vegetables into your child's diet. And they're perfect for eating on the go. If you have a few spare minutes over the weekend, try baking up a batch for your kids to eat throughout the week.

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