A healthful, on-the-go snack for kids

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Some days it's a daunting feat getting myself out the door. Add two kids to the mix, and it's now seeming like an impossible task. Add preparing a few snacks for the road, and forget about it. A few weeks ago, I mistakenly made a doctor's appointment during Spring Break. What was I thinking? Well, that's just it, I wasn't. The appointment was a must. I was a few weeks overdue for my routine cholesterol and blood pressure checks. It was at 9:00 am. I had to take 2 kids with me. I had to pack distractions. There was no time to pack snacks.

After the appointment, we headed to Starbucks, where one of my girls picked up this handy little snack. She fell in love immediately, mostly with the packaging. I fell in love with what was inside. This snack is an excellent alternative to a Happy Meal. With fewer calories and fat than a Happy Meal, it's also less expensive.
Cute, right?

Only 270 calories. A 4-piece McNugget Happy Meal has about 450 calories. Yikes!

This snack contains 3 slices of organic pink lady apples, a slice of string cheese, a snack pack of raisins, and an individual bag of Annie's bunny grahams. It's got calcium, fiber, whole grains, and fruit. And all for $3.45.

Next time you're running short on time and aren't able to pull together a snack for the little ones, pop into a Starbucks for a fun and healthy treat!


Anita Hamilton said...

Oh wow! I didn't realize starbucks sold snack packs for kids. Thanks for the info what a life saver. Sometimes when I'm out and my daughter gets fussy and hungry I get obligated to pull through a drive thru but i really hate giving her junk food. That snack pack will be so great now. It has everything she likes. Thanks again for sharing! :0)

Sheila said...

Thanks, Anita! Your daughter will love it.