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I promise that if you were to ask Justin what I always make sure to have with me on road trips or flights, he would tell you that I always pack snacks.

From as long as I can remember, I’ve found comfort in having a little snack with me whenever I’m getting into a situation where I’m not sure what the food situation is going to be like. I get jittery when I drink coffee on an empty stomach, and would always rather snack on a granola bar instead of picking up fast food if I were suddenly hit with hunger.

Naturally, this tendency only became more necessary with kids. We are always on the go, and I always have snacks with me! Honestly, it’s not unusual for me to throw a few snacks in my purse when I go out with the boys these days. We are pretty much beyond the need of carrying a diaper bag everywhere, so as long as I have the very basics with me I feel good.

The boys have been eating GoGo squeeZ® applesauce pouches for years. I buy them in bulk, and we’ve tried a few of the different flavors they offer (like AppleCinnamon and AppleStrawberry); yet the classic AppleApple flavor is the most preferred!

We spent about 17 days in Wisconsin in July, celebrating the 4th of July and my sister’s wedding. It was jam-packed with lots of fun activities, and Justin and I really enjoyed letting the boys run wild around my parent’s lake house neighborhood. I have fond memories from summertime in Wisconsin, and I love that the boys were able to spend so much consecutive time here!

Justin and I took them over to a nearby park to play a few times, and we had a quick little snack while we were there.

My kids are picky, and I haven’t done the best job about making them try new things. When we are out, and I know they are hungry after a morning of playing, I want to make sure they are snacking on something that is good for them and that I know they will eat! There’s no artificial anything in GoGo squeeZ® applesauce and it’s made with 100% fruit. You can find them almost anywhere that you buy groceries!

And if these aren’t the faces of “h-angry” children, I don’t know what are:


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Madeline says · 08.17.17

My favorite healthy snack is either cashews or a banana.

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Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says · 08.17.17

My favourite healthy snack is definitely fruits! Best on a hot summer’s day!

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Erica Wiener says · 08.17.17

I also always have snacks with me! I like to keep larabars in my purse at all times

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Andrea says · 08.17.17

Pretzels, string cheese and cherry tomatoes.

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Michele says · 08.17.17

I have to try squeeze pouches with my 2 year old, especially with a newborn in tow, too!

For my daughter, a favorite healthy snack is yogurt when we’re at home, and a granola bar when we’re on the go. For me, fresh fruit or veggies are best…I’ve been hooked on cutting up watermelon or pineapple lately, and baby carrots are just so easy to take along!

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Christina says · 08.17.17

My son Loves freeze dried fruit. Especially the freeze dried strawberries. I find them at aldi! I try to always have a little bag packed with us too.

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Kelly S. says · 08.17.17

I love fruit and granola bars!

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Becky E says · 08.17.17

I love almonds or an Rx bar for on the go for me. My kids love the old standby of goldfish!

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Jordan says · 08.17.17

Our favorite healthy snacks are Larabars and smoothies. I’ve always been a sucker for grab-n-go and they both fit the bill perfectly.

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Marty says · 08.17.17

Kate this statement really resonated with me – “My kids are picky, and I haven’t done the best job about making them try new things” I feel exactly the same! My three year old is super picky and I definitely feel it’s entirely my fault. That being said – she does eat these Go-Go Squeeze applesauce pouches too!

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Ashley V says · 08.17.17

I just discovered kids RX bars, and I love them for myself! Sometimes a regular one is just too much snack, so I love having a little one for a few delicious bites! Plus, they have different flavors in the kids size.

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Megan Springman Morgan says · 08.17.17

We love fruit smoothies with spinach!

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Allison Vizzo says · 08.17.17

Almonds, walnuts, and pepitas for me. Squeeze pouches and string cheese for my girls. Of course, they always want some of what I have too 🙂

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Natalie says · 08.17.17

My favorite healthy snack would have to be fresh, crisp sweet apples! I love fuji apples!

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Kristen Curington says · 08.17.17

My kids love the individual packs of trail mix for a quick on the go snack! Target sells them in a handy bag so I can throw a couple in my purse and get going!

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Sam says · 08.17.17

Fresh fruit is my go to, but Skinny Pop is another favorite!

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Jo Ann Tobias says · 08.17.17

I love banana chips!

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Joy says · 08.17.17

I love bananas and so does my son.

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Kerri Mcentire says · 08.17.17

My 2 year old grandson loves black olives. They are easy to pick up, inexpensive and very healthy. I just put them in a snack size baggie and away we go.

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Lauren says · 08.17.17

My favorite healthy snack is grapes! They’re especially good on hot summer days!

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Emily says · 08.17.17

Salted caramel Luna protein bars if I am craving sweet, or homemade trail mix with a variety of nuts, dried fruit, dark chocolate chips, and sometimes a little SkinnyPop for salty. 🙂

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Jessica says · 08.17.17

Strawberries!

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Liz says · 08.17.17

Banana carrot zucchini muffins! My little guy loves them and doesn’t realize he’s getting a ton of veggies in 🙂

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Stephanie O. says · 08.17.17

My favorite healthy snack is a piece of fruit!

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Erin says · 08.17.17

I enjoy almonds, string cheese, baby carrots, or vanilla Greek yogurt with granola and a few mini dark chocolate chips.

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Page Miller says · 08.17.17

A handful of blueberries and almonds does the trick!

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Stacey Gibbons says · 08.17.17

I love an apple with a tablespoon of peanut butter.

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Alyson says · 08.17.17

Bananas or string cheese!

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lilly says · 08.17.17

i am an adult and always, always have a snack on me. dried nuts or fruit are my favorite!

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Carol Lott-Maier says · 08.17.17

We always have cut up fruits and veggies at hand for the road or to grab out of the refrigerator.

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Shauna says · 08.17.17

My kids eat these all the time!

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Lisa says · 08.17.17

I love Kind bars, but my little guy loves fruit pouches 🙂

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Sarah Jane says · 08.17.17

Our 1 1/2 year old loves all of the fresh fruit right now for snacks. Last night she ate 1/2 a pint of blueberries as her bedtime snack! I am expecting our second little one soon, so I always have granola bars, fruit, and string cheese in my work bag for my snack!

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Lori says · 08.17.17

Pretzels!

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Whitney says · 08.17.17

My favorite snack right now would have to be dried Medjool dates with crispy walnuts!

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Kelsie says · 08.17.17

We love smoothies at our house! So easy and customizable. Super great on the go!

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Kristin says · 08.17.17

My sons are 3 and 9 months, so we also have snacks wherever we go- I keep them in a console in the car! The healthier snacks we like are the GoGo squeezes…usually that and a box of raisins will tide them over until they run out of energy again. 🙂

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Stephanie says · 08.17.17

String cheese and a piece of fruit for me, string cheese and squeeze pouches for my 2 year old son.

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Katie says · 08.17.17

My kiddos love Gogo’s and the little olive cups. Given a choice these are always the first two snacks they pick.

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Heather says · 08.17.17

My kids are picky eaters like me! But they do like veggie straws, string cheese, bananas, and fruit snacks, which aren’t the healthiest, but Motts does have some fruit in there at least 🙂

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Veronica says · 08.17.17

I love blue berries, cherries and pretty much any kind of berries.

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Alyssa says · 08.17.17

My favorite healthy snack is fruit salad! YUM!

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Mary D says · 08.17.17

I like to keep washed and cut fruits and veggies in the fridge. It’s helpful to have the prep steps already done and they are easy to grab for a quick snack.

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Jasmine Koeller says · 08.17.17

I am a hard core Aldi shopper and I really like their chocolate covered almonds. I also am constantly using their food pouches for my one year old.

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Michele says · 08.17.17

Hardcore Aldi shoppers are my tribe!

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Ashleigh Bielecki says · 08.17.17

Roasted salted almonds and fresh fruits are my faves!

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Michelle says · 08.17.17

My son loves these pouches too! I usually have these, veggie straws or granola bars on hand for snack time.

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Lindsay says · 08.17.17

I love nothing more than a fresh, crisp apple!

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Krystie says · 08.17.17

Granny Smith apple slices with a pinch of salt. So good!! We live in NH, so once fall gets here it’s going to be Apple-mania everywhere we look!
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ashlye says · 08.17.17

i make a homemade snack mix using corn cereal, wheat cereal, rice cereal, bugles, cheddar rockets from trader joe’s and honey roasted peanuts, topped with a buttery seasoning. the kids love it, i know exactly what went in, and it is something we can make together using a microwave. i love to make little trail mix (gorp) blends too with dried fruits, nuts, crackers, cereals, etc. since my daughter had braces put on, we’ve had to be careful about hard, really crunchy snacks. [she picks out the peanuts and gives them to her dad and brother]

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Kimberly says · 08.17.17

Aldi Simply Nature Strawberry Fruit Strips are my go to for my two boys 2 and 4.

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angie goodwin says · 08.17.17

These are good for adults too. They are a little pricey but I guess you pay for convenience.

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Carol says · 08.17.17

My favorite healthy snack is unsalted cashews, a spoonful of peanut butter or an apple.

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Laura says · 08.17.17

My family’s favorite snack is string cheese (or “cheese sticks” as my boys call them!). It’s a good dose of protein and super easy to eat even for little ones.

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Lorie Lundgren says · 08.17.17

For me, it would have to be raw nuts, filberts, walnuts or almonds along with a packet of string cheese. Oh and this time of year, that would be delicious with a big, juicy fresh peach!

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Colleen says · 08.17.17

Hard-boiled eggs are my favorite snack; while they do require refrigeration, the protein keeps me going!

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Kristen says · 08.17.17

My favorite healthy snack lately has been pumpkin seeds. I am allergic to nuts so this is the same type of crunch and bit of protein nuts provide. I really enjoy your blog!

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Kim says · 08.17.17

I love, love, love almonds. I try to keep a stash on hand and can always mix in chocolate chips or dried fruit if I’m feeling adventurous.

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Sarah Alford says · 08.17.17

A cheese stick and a handful of nuts!

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Becky Elliott says · 08.17.17

My daughter lives for ouch applesauce too! That and string cheese 🙂

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Jill Pratt says · 08.17.17

I love fruit or string cheese. My twins LOVE gogo squeeze pouches!

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Amanda says · 08.17.17

Walnuts or trail mix

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Kelsey B says · 08.17.17

I love fruit and cheese! Or a handful of my (almost) 1 year old son’s cheerios because we ALWAYS have those on hand at home and on the go!

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Heather says · 08.17.17

We love GoGo’s too! Apple slices with peanut butter or popcorn are favorites in our house!

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mami2jcn says · 08.17.17

Yogurt is my favorite snack.

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Tiffany Miller says · 08.17.17

We have been buying GoGo squeeze for years as well. That is my sons favorite healthy snack. My favorite healthy snack is an apple with peanut butter or a handful of nuts.

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Julie says · 08.17.17

We love having popcorn and making a night of it by having it air popped and the kids love popcorn!

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Julie says · 08.17.17

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christina says · 08.17.17

My favorite healthy snack is either yogurt or Lara bars.

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Amanda says · 08.17.17

My 2yr old loves gerber crunchies, fruit pouches, and yogurt bites.

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Beth says · 08.17.17

We love Kind bars or these really yummy honey-oat bars that are made by one of our local coffee shops. I have tried to duplicate them at home but haven’t got it exactly right yet!

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Jessie C. says · 08.17.17

I love grapes and almonds.
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Marla says · 08.17.17

One of our favorite healthy snacks is homemade popcorn!

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Catherine says · 08.17.17

My favorite snack is yogurt with cereal or toast with peanut butter. I think I’ll have one of those right now!

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Meredith says · 08.17.17

My three year old twins are also big fans of GoGo squeeze applesauce pouches and are also big fruit lovers!

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Amber K. says · 08.17.17

My favorite healthy snack is almonds!

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Jessica To says · 08.17.17

My favorite healthy snack is cashews and pineapple (not at the same time).

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Elena says · 08.17.17

My favorite healthy snack is apple

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Rebecca D says · 08.17.17

My favorite healthy snack is natural peanut butter on sliced apples.

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Elena says · 08.17.17

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Deirdre says · 08.17.17

My favorite healthy snack is nuts, a piece of fruit, or a hard boiled egg. Lately I have been really into Aussie bites from Costco!

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Anneka says · 08.17.17

My favorite healthy snack is beef jerky. I realize it’s not something to endlessly snack on, but a great source of protein. I craved it all the time during my pregnancies.

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Faith says · 08.17.17

My favorite healthy snack is probably a green smoothie, but my son LOVES all squeezies. These are a favorite at our house.

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Jody says · 08.17.17

Our favorite healthy snacks are string cheese, grapes, watermelon, goldfish crackers or Clif bars. My kids like the applesauce pouches too packed in their school lunches.

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Amy Tong says · 08.17.17

My favorite healthy snack is strawberry. and my kids love GoGoSqueez! They are so convenience.

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Brandi says · 08.17.17

String cheese

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Jessica Russell says · 08.17.17

I have a bit of a sweet tooth and an even bigger soft spot for dark chocolate!

I like to fix Oikos Vanilla Greek Yogurt mixed with 2 tsp of PB2 powder and a handful (or two) of dark chocolate chips!

So yummy!!!!

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Dorian Valles says · 08.17.17

String cheese!

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Amanda says · 08.17.17

Target used to sell freeze-dried peas. I know that doesn’t sound appealing, but my kids loved them, and I was glad to have a non-cracker/cheerio snack to take with me that would stay fresh in my bag for a long time.

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heather says · 08.17.17

My favorite healthy snack is carrots and hummus dip.

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Lindsay B. says · 08.17.17

My favorite healthy snack is Greek yogurt with fruit!

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Lisa Richardson says · 08.17.17

Those applesauce packs are GENIUS!!! I wish they’d been around when my kids were little. Funny story…My 22 year old son was taking them in his lunch to work at a summer internship last summer. He loved not needing a spoon 😂👍🏻

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Rebecca Cormier says · 08.17.17

Love baby carrots with hummus.

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Heather says · 08.17.17

My kids love the apple strawberry flavor.

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Madonna says · 08.17.17

Our favorite healthy snacks are veggies and cheeses.

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Kyra says · 08.17.17

My husband and i dont have any children, but these little apple sauce pouches are one of our go to snacks. so good and so easy!

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Cheryl B says · 08.17.17

We like fresh fruit and veggies as snacks.

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Cheryl B says · 08.17.17

We like fresh fruits and veggies as a snack.

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Kim H. says · 08.17.17

I love a mix of Craisins and roasted almonds.

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Amy says · 08.17.17

My favorite snacks are baby bel cheese and apples! So easy and portable!

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Emily Smith says · 08.17.17

I like trail mix!

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Darcy says · 08.17.17

We like GoGo squeeze packs too (I buy in bulk at Costco) and individual packs of crackers – I keep a stash of both in the console of my minivan. 🙂

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Hollie says · 08.17.17

Boxes of raisins for my kids!

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Devin says · 08.17.17

My favorite snack is an oatmeal muffin that I make just by combining oats, mashed bananas, almond milk, and blueberries! Then bake for 20 min and store in the freezer until I am ready for them! So easy, healthy, and tastes good!

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Kelly D says · 08.17.17

Yogurt and fresh fruit are my favorite, especially strawberries.

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Karolyne says · 08.17.17

My favorite healthy snack is a cup of yogurt, or yogurt tubes if I’m in the car!

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Chrissy says · 08.17.17

My favorite healthy snack is frozen grapes. It’s like eating a healthy popsicle and they are great treats especially on hot days!

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Sarah says · 08.17.17

Pretzels and string cheese!

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Carol S. says · 08.17.17

We love almonds and raisins.

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Kristin says · 08.17.17

We love GoGo Squeez!! This was the easiest post to write because I feel like I’m always recommending them to friends!
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Chelsea Smith says · 08.17.17

My favorite healthy snack is fruit. Yum!

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Christine says · 08.18.17

My favorite snack is almonds and cottage cheese.

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Bryn says · 08.18.17

String cheese and Gigi apple sauce packs are my daughters favorites

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Rachel says · 08.18.17

My son love to GoGo Squeez pouches, too! My current favorite healthy snack is an apple and almond butter!!

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Jaime says · 08.18.17

My favorite healthy snack is most any fruit! I love these on the go squeeze pouches for myself too 😂

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Kara says · 08.18.17

I love apples with peanut butter for a healthy and filing snack!

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Cindi says · 08.18.17

Dry cereal in kid-friendly tupperwares!

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Heather Smith says · 08.18.17

Freeze dried fruit and string cheese are our favorite snacks!

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olviya says · 08.18.17

I recently been loving eating a cheesestick with a hardboiled egg. 🙂

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Tierney says · 08.19.17

My favorite healthy snack is either baby carrots with hummus or a few nuts! Easy to pack and eat on the go

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Margaret Smith says · 08.19.17

Usually fresh fruit or yogurt. Thanks so much.

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Brittany says · 08.19.17

Pretzels, goldfish crackers, yogurt/fruit pouches, grapes…we’re clearly snackers in this house 🙂

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Wendy Bouton says · 08.20.17

Homemade granola!

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Missy says · 08.20.17

Apple “fries” (thinly sliced pre-packaged apples) or similarly packaged apple slices. I usually pick these up at Costco. These are amazing dipped or smeared with a Laughing Cow Lite cheese wedge. You have a healthy fruit, with a little protein to keep you going!

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McCall Johnson says · 08.20.17

String cheese is our go to!

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Janie H. says · 08.20.17

We love organic applesauce pouches and Stretch Island fruit leather!

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Kimberly in NC says · 08.21.17

Prepackaged natural cheese sticks are so easy to take for our snacks when we leave the house with 3 boys. Cheese=protein=healthy to me!

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Will G says · 08.21.17

My favorite healthy snack is apples.

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Vincent says · 08.21.17

I love fresh fruit…especially in the summertime….peaches, plum, strawberries and grapes.

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Megan Berry says · 08.22.17

My favorite healthy snack is a frozen yogurt popsicle, yum!

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Kelley Williams says · 08.22.17

I recently discovered these applesauce snacks when my youngest son was sick and could not eat hardly anything. He loves them and now carries them when he is fishing bass tournaments every weekend…he is 29!!!

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Erika says · 08.23.17

Something light, like a fruit and cheese plate!

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Stacey Claassen says · 08.24.17

I love a good old rice cake. It’s fun to see how many different ways you can top it.

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amber says · 08.24.17

I love frozen pineapple as a snack

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Rachel says · 08.24.17

My favorite healthy snack is hummus with sliced veggies.

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Stephanie Phelps says · 08.26.17

My favorite healthy snack is celery with cream cheese it is so good!

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Jen says · 08.28.17

I love hummus with carrots.

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Elle says · 08.28.17

My favorite healthy snack is fresh fruit like grapes.

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Cynthia C says · 08.28.17

My favorite healthy snacks are nuts, fruit and popcorn.

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Kim Abernethy says · 08.29.17

I love a fruit smoothie with spinach 🙂

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Lisa Brown says · 09.06.17

I like greek yogurt and blueberries
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Steve Weber says · 09.06.17

my favorite healthy snack is carrots and dip.s

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Janice Cooper says · 09.07.17

My favorite healthy snack is fruit. In fact I’m eating fruit right now. I love grapes, banana’s, watermelon, pineapple and apples.

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OFG says · 09.08.17

Fruit and yogurt! Any type of both.

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kjasus says · 09.09.17

i love fresh popcorn

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CR Williams says · 09.11.17

My favorite healthy snack is a nice ripe mango.

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Ellie says · 09.17.17

My favorite healthy snack is nuts and fresh fruits.

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hannah says · 09.17.17

My favorite healthy snack is apple slices and peanut butter.

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Stefanie says · 09.17.17

I love apples as a healthy snack!

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Tamara says · 09.21.17

Yogurt and granola is one of my favorite snacks.
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Emily N. says · 09.24.17

My favorite healthy snack is fruit like organic grapes.

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Barbara Montag says · 09.25.17

For a healthy snack I enjoy hummus with flat pretzels.
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latanya says · 09.26.17

I like cashews

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Mita says · 09.26.17

I like fruit salad

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Linda C. says · 09.28.17

Nuts and dried fruit.

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Betty Curran says · 09.29.17

My favorite healthy snack is fresh fruit.

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Sarah L says · 09.29.17

An apple a day keeps the hungries away.
Thanks for the contest.

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Leela says · 09.29.17

I love honey crisp apples and strawberries.

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Thomas Murphy says · 09.29.17

I like grapes.

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Jerry Marquardt says · 09.30.17

My favorite healthy snack is a nice bowl of cut fruit and grapes, also with melons, pineapple and strawberries.

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sarah k says · 09.30.17

Really like applesauce, fresh and freeze-dried fruits & vegetables, and yogurt.

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Susan says · 09.30.17

All kinds of fruit, especially kiwi, peaches, grapes & bananas.

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Terry says · 09.30.17

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Katie Lloyd Martin says · 09.01.18

We carry similar pouches (fruit and veggie with a few healthy grains and yogurt mixed in some,) everywhere. And I mean everywhere. My kids are 4, 3, and 1, and I don’t know how I’d make it a week without dozens of pouches. Aldi has them the cheapest. We also use cheese sticks and nuts for the older 2.

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