Healthy Snack Ideas for School or Work

This Healthy Snack ideas for School or Work post is sponsored by Balance Bar mini energy bars.

One of the biggest challenges I face throughout the school year is finding healthy snack ideas for the kids while at school that do not take a lot of time to prepare. This year I will have all three kids in school, and all of them will need a snack packed for school. I have found variety is the key. I seem to get stuck on one snack that works will for them and stick to it. This year I am making an effort to change it up a bit so no one gets bored with what I am packing for them.

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Healthy Snack Ideas for School or Work

Here are some great healthy snack ideas I have come up with to help get kids through a day of school energized and alert!

  • One great snack item I was recently introduced to is the Balance Bar mini energy bars. These bars are packed with vitamins and minerals, that are essential to keeping your mind and body alert. They are a convenient on-the-go snack, which is only 100 calories and is perfect for maintaining high energy.
  • Another great snack I have found that works great for transporting to and from school are raisins. Raisins travel well, are healthy and nutritious.
  • Any dried fruit works well to pack up and bring to school.
  • Lastly, if I am in a crunch, I have been known to pack some whole grain cereal with low sugar for a snack.

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Of all these snacks though, I really do like the Balance Bar mini energy bars. They come in two delicious flavors of Cookie Dough or Double Chocolate Brownie. They are both so good, I have a hard time deciding which one I prefer! Also, they follow the 40-30-30 nutrition principle. This is 40% of calories come from carbohydrates, 30% of calories come from quality protein, and the other 30% of calories come from dietary fat.

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Don’t forget, when you are packing up school snacks and lunches to use a reusable snack or lunch bag. I am a huge advocate of these and have been using them ever since Megan started kindergarten. She is now going into 5th grade. I love the Itzy Ritzy Snack Happens Reusable Snack & Everything Bag. These zip closed, are water-resistant, eco-friendly, and one of my favorite things…washable! We used to throw ours into the dishwasher every night but felt there were too many things from the dishes getting stuck on the pouches. We now turn them inside out and throw them in the washing machine.

Also, the pouches are BPA-Free, lead-free, PVC-free, phthalate-free, and are just perfect for transport food for you and your little one’s.

Buy It:

Balance Bar mini energy bars are sold nationwide in your local retail shops and can be bought at shopbalance.com for $8.99 for the complete box of 10. The Itzy Ritzy Snack Happens Reusable Snack & Everything Bag is available on-line for $9.99.

Win It:

I am excited to announce a giveaway! Enter the Balance Bar mini energy bars & Itzy Ritzy Snack Happens Reusable Snack & Everything Bag Giveaway for a chance to win one (1) box of 10 assorted bars and one (1) adorable Itzy Ritzy Snack Happens reusable snack & everything bag.

One last announcement…

Twitter Party

Have you ever been a party of a Twitter Party? If not, then you are missing a very fun experience! Join the Balance Bar Twitter Party on Tuesday, August 20th at 2:00 PM EST/11:00 AM PST to hear more tips on how to balance your schedule come this Fall.

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I am a work from home mom who dearly loves her 15-year-old daughter, 11-year-old boy/girl twins, and husband. I love my life and feel very blessed by what God has provided for me.

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