Snack Ideas for Busy Moms

Kids Snacks Snack Life for Busy Moms

For a busy mom, trying to make sure your kids alway have snacks on hand can sometimes feel overwhelming. I know you feel like you are always on the go and short on time. How can we meet the demands of our busy lifestyle without sacrificing our kids health. Today I’m sharing my go-to solution for preparing healthy snacks for your kids when you are on a tight schedule. Weather your are rushing to pick them up from school, drop them off to practice, or taking them to another extra curricular activity. When you are a busy mom it’s just easy to fall into that trap of relying on fast food or processed snacks as you see that time getting tight. However, when it comes to doing better for our health, we need a better option.

Planning for Snacking

Here is a plan to always make sure you are ahead of the game when it comes to feeding those busy kiddos. First, always make sure to have pre-packaged snacks on hand. These snacks should contain great amounts of protein, healthy fats, and carbs from either a fruit or vegetable source. My favorite snacks for the kids include homemade nut, seed, and coconut flake trail mix! We also pre-make a dozen hardboiled, pasture raised eggs that we can have on the ready to take a few with us in a container when we leave the house. Other examples are slices of baked chicken, organic apple slices with almond butter, and organic celery or carrots with hummus/tahini. One of our ultimate treats are gluten and dairy free, protein brownie balls.

When packaging your snacks it is best to avoid using plastic containers or bags. These plastic materials contain high levels of synthetic estrogens that are absorbed into the foods we store in them and are ingested by our children. Instead, store snacks in class or stainless steel containers to avoid excess hormone exposure.


To help cut down on the stress of snacking for all the busy moms out there is to plan some prep time. Set aside time on a weekend to get these healthy snack options packaged up and done ahead of time. It does take some additional planning and effort initially but trust me, it’s worth it. Once you are set in this new routine you will not longer feel stressed about finding something last minute that you don’t really want the kids to have.  In the long run, it will be worth it for the health and overall happiness of your family.


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