My kids are pretty picky eaters. And I’m going out on a big limb here but I’m betting a lot of other parents feel the same way. It’s crazy how food-focused we are as a society where every meal can be super stressful. The worst, though, has to be going on vacation or road trips with the family.
Allie always seems to pack a duffle-bag or two full of snacks for the kids no matter where we’re going. It’s a little tougher than normal for us because of Jason’s nut and seed allergies, so we definitely want to have something safe on hand for him. Yeah, no granola bars or trail mix for these kids. But you’ll find plenty of cookies, pretzels and chips in that bag to quiet the constant “I’m hungry!” whines from the backseat. (Okay, fine, and from my seat too…)
While we’d love to bring all sorts of fresh cheese or yogurt with us for the kids, it’s tough to do, even if we bring a cooler with us. If it’s a long trip, that’d never work. And most hotels we stay at don’t have mini refrigerators. So finding a healthy, portable, non-refrigeratable snack for them is not as easy as you’d think.
Thankfully, we’ve got the Mott’s! (Any of you guys remember those awesome commercials from the ’80s?) The king of applesauce has done it again with the new line of Mott’s® Snack & Go applesauce. These portable applesauce pouches come in a variety of flavors (I was sent Natural and Strawberry-flavored applesauce pouches to try out) and best of all are completely portable!
Each pouch is soft and small enough to easily carry with you on a short trip to the mall or a longer trek to grandma’s house for a sleepover! The neat thing about them is the big yellow cap on the top of each pouch. Simply twist it to open and then squeeze the pouch to enjoy. If for some reason you don’t finish all that appley goodness in one shot, you can put the cap back on and toss it in the fridge for later.
From a health perspective, applesauce is loads better than a handful of chocolate chip cookies or even pretzels. These Mott’s snacks have no sugar added and I was shocked to see that the first ingredient in these Snack & Go applesauce pouches is… apples! It sounds ridiculous but with so many processed foods on the market, it’s not too common to see a natural main ingredient like that being listed first.
While these Mott’s® Snack & Go applesauce pouches are perfect for kids, I have to admit that they’re great for adults too. Allie tried one and loved them so much she’s snacking on them regularly herself! Considering how everything needs to be portable these days (DVD players, video game systems, etc.), snacks that are easy to bring with you are a total necessity if you have children.
Obviously portable snack pouches are also the perfect thing to pack in your kids’ lunch bags. You just know they’re going to drop a spoon on the floor if you pack one. (And if you haven’t had your second cup of coffee yet, you may’ve even forgotten to pack one!) Yep, a completely self-contained portable applesauce snack is the perfect solution for an easy, healthy snack on the go.
What portable snacks do you pack for your kids?
Mott’s® Snack & Go is the nutritious applesauce kids love in a squeezable pouch they can take with them wherever they go. Mott’s is also the only applesauce brand with Box Tops for Education®, helping to support kids’ schools. Visit Motts.com to learn more.
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Mott’s® via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Mott’s®.