Do you have snackers in your family? Having a variety of options in a bowl and ready to go is a great way to help preserve your sanity with this. My kids used to constantly be requesting snacks. And, of course, it was usually “can I have a cookie”? So now, they know to just head over to the “grab and go” healthy snacks for kids bowl if they need a little something between meals! I know that everyone’s perception of “healthy” can be different. But I partnered with Step2 today to bring you some ideas of what we offer.
Healthy Snacks For Kids To Grab & Go
I’ve compiled a list of grab and go healthy snacks for kids to get you started. And you may even find that if this is all that is offered, instead of desserts like cookies. Your kids may start preferring healthier options too! I like to mix it up and include seasonal items too. Which means our basket looks different from day to day and week to week. So without further ado, our “Yes Basket Of Snacks” includes (or has included in the past) things like:
- Small Boxes Of Raisins
- Beef Jerky
- Dried Fruit
- PB Crackers Packs
- Granola Bars
- Single Serving Bags Of Popcorn
- Freeze Dried Fruits
- Pirate’s Booty
- Grapes (sorted into single serving baggies)
- Applesauce Pouches
- Single Serving Bags Of Crackers (goldfish, bunny grahams, wheat thins, graham, etc.)
- Rice Cakes
- Chex Mix
- Babybel Cheese
- Pumpkin seeds
- Fruit Leather Strips
- Veggie Straws
- Chia Seed Pouches
- Nutri Grain Bars
- Mini Muffins
- Yogurt Covered Raisins
- Dried Granola
- Peanut Butter Pouches (Justin’s Nut Butters are the brand we use as they come in single serving squeeze pouches.)
- Larabar Bites
- Mixed Nuts
- Roasted Chickpeas
- String Cheese
- Trail Mix
- Meat Protein Bars
- Chia Seed Bars
- Granola Bites
- Protein Balls
- Seaweed Snacks
- Dry Cereal Like Cheerios
- Homemade Veggie Chips (Experiment and try green beans, sweet potato, etc.)
Food Is Important In Life
And because food plays such an important part of daily life, I strive to instill healthy habits in our kids. Our healthy snacks for kids basket seems to help. By offering healthier choices but yet not making treats off limits, the kids seem to be able to create self-boundaries. We also talk about food and how our body uses it too. There are so many ways to approach this topic with love while including kids in taking pride in their health. But addressing food is key as the childhood obesity epidemic is a real thing to be concerned about.
Pretend Play With The Step2 Love To Entertain Kitchen Center
A great way to get kids engaged in food choices is through play! And the Step2 Love To Entertain Kitchen Center is a fun choice packed with great features.
This fun kitchen center actually includes a built in coffee center with three different coffee pods that can be pulled from their slots and placed in the maker. So cute and the kids really enjoy this pretend coffee play. Although, our kids actually call it hot chocolate since that’s what they get when we stop by the local coffee shop. (With whip of course!)
Some of the 36 piece accessories that come with this set include: pot, pan, lids, cups, plates, silverware, coffee pods, ketchup, mustard, strainer, cell phone, and more.
The stovetop also features a lights and sound burner as well. When the pot or pan is placed on, kids are delighted to be rewarded by this feature. So much fun that even my older kids enjoy!
Very well made with a great space-saving design. This durable play kitchen will bring hours of playtime smiles to kids of all ages. Made in USA of US or imported parts.
Final Thoughts About the Step2 Love To Entertain Kitchen
We love it! It’s the perfect size where it offers plenty of imaginative play without taking up the entire room. The kids enjoy all the different aspects, especially the coffee station. The neutral muted colors are also a plus as we currently have this in our living room. Ever since the arrival of our Step2 Love To Entertain Kitchen, the kids have played with it daily!
The Step2 Love To Entertain Kitchen Center is a Target exclusive and is currently on sale for just $80! So order online or head to your local store today to pick one up for your family.
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