Ah, yes, it’s 9:15 a.m. and you were supposed to be somewhere fifteen minutes ago. This post is dedicated to those of us who strive to be planners and usually end up somewhere in survival mode even at the beginning of the week. Here are a few snacks you can stock up on and bring with you each day so you don’t starve amidst the busy!
I love snacking on baked goods and other fresh foods, but sometimes life busy days call for quick and easy alternatives. All of these picks are easy to stock up on, vegan-friendly, and minimally processed. I usually shop for groceries at Sprouts Farmers Market, so when I’m doing my weekly meal planning and list-making, I be sure to add one or all of these to my grocery list if I run out!
1. Freeze dried fruit
Freeze dried fruit is so easy to pack and doesn’t spoil. They’re like chips except way better for you than chips are. I love freeze-dried mango, banana, and blueberry!
Granola is an easy, filling snack. Love the ones by Cascadian Farms! I prefer to eat my granola with something like a coconut yogurt or even some almond milk, but remember, it’s a busy day – no one has time for almond milk!
3. Soft, chewy fruit bites
So if you aren’t into freeze-dried fruit, the Annie’s Organic Orchard strawberry fruit bites are a great alternative. They have amazing ingredients and they’re vegan.
4. A frozen fruit smoothie
When I have an inkling of extra time in the morning, I quickly throw some frozen fruit into my bullet blender with a splash of filtered water, ice cubes and maybe some chia seeds and call it a meal! G loves smoothies too so I can share this with her.
Ahhhh, the Larabar. It’s seriously one of my favorite snacks. I love that they are vegan, have recognizable ingredients, and are non-GMO. Things that are all very important to me especially when I eat processed food. They are so convenient, so I typically keep 1-2 in my diaper bag at all times if I’m ever in a bind.
If you’ve never been to a Sprouts, you definitely need to go if there’s one near you! They have tons of fresh produce that is super wallet-friendly. They carry amazing brands like Muir Glen, Larabar, and Annie’s too. Right now you can save 35% on the “Better For You Brand Sale” October 12-October like I did just recently on all General Mills products.
What are your favorite quick stock mom snacks for busy days?