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3 Busy-Day Snack Boxes

By Corey Valley
Created January 10, 2017
Curtail your family’s fast-food cravings with these quick, make-ahead mini-meals.
3 Busy-Day Snack Boxes

Isn’t it crazy how quickly summer schedules can fill up? If it seems like you’re constantly running out the door, on your way to the next activity, I promise, you’re not alone! Whether you’re hitting the road to visit grandparents, heading to the city to do some sight-seeing or simply running from one camp to another, these grab-and-go mini meals are easy to make-ahead. Here are a few of my family’s favorites! 

Deli boxes are one of the easiest snacks for little hands to eat on the road. You can mix and match your kiddo's favorite deli meats, crackers, fruits, veggies and snacks. (While you’re at it, why not make an adult-friendly version for yourself?) Here, I packed up some crackers, pepperoni and cheese. In the side compartments there’s fresh fruit, veggies and a packet of some yummy Betty Crocker Despicable Me Minion® Fruit Snacks.

Deli Meat and Cheese Lunch Box

Over the course of all our summer road trips, I’m guessing we pass a million fast-food joints. At least it seems that way! Why not plan ahead, save money (and calories) and pack some fast-food favorites for a fun car lunch? Here I put together a box centered on my girls' favorite fast-food treat: hot dogs. Warm them up before leaving, and then wrap them up in aluminum foil to retain the heat. In my go-to Sistema's Lunch Cube to Go, I also included some Mott's Fruit Snacks, pretzels and crunchy, sweet apple slices.

Hot Dog Apples and Pretzel Lunch Box

One of our favorite light snacks during the hot summer months are veggies and dip. Who can resist the crisp cool crunch of carrots, cherry tomatoes and cucumbers? Add in some crunchy Chex Mix and a creamy Yoplait Go-GURT stick, and you have a perfect on-the-go summertime snack!

Veggies, Dip, Chex Mix and Go-Gurt Lunch Box

Do you have any tips or tricks for keeping your kiddos satisfied on-the-go? If so, I’d love to hear ‘em!