5 Easy On-the-Go Snack Ideas

July 05, 2016
Hungry tummies can strike at any time, but food on-the-go can be tricky. Lack of planning oftentimes sends us straight to the drive-thru where we’re left with less than healthy options. Stay prepared for all of life’s hurried, hungry moments with these 5 simple tips and tricks for snacks on the run.

1. Go For a Dip

5 Easy On-the-Go Snack Ideas
5 Easy On-the-Go Snack Ideas
Fresh, dippable snacks are a cinch with Ziploc® Twist ‘N Loc® containers. Spoon fresh Avocado Hummus or creamy almond butter and honey into the bottom of either a small or medium Ziploc® Twist ‘N Loc® container and top with your choice of fresh veggie sticks, fruit slices or pretzel rods.

2. Stock Your Desk or Locker

5 Easy On-the-Go Snack Ideas
Keeping a fully stocked desk or locker is a great tip for busy students, whether it’s a quick pick-me-up between classes, or an after-school fuel-up. Pack a different snack for each day and don’t forget an end-of-the-week treat like these No Bake Cherry Almond Squares.

3. Pack the Backseat

5 Easy On-the-Go Snack Ideas
Second only to “Are we there yet?,” “I’m hungry!” is a common phrase heard from the backseat. Creating a “Tackle Box” filled with a variety of fun and healthy snacks for when you’re in the car and there’s no time to stop and eat. Use a mix of Ziploc® brand bags and containers, and pack a few napkins and disposable utensils as well.

Pro Tip: Fill a Ziploc® brand bag with wet wipes to clean up any sticky fingers.

4. Flavor Your Fruit

5 Easy On-the-Go Snack Ideas
5 Easy On-the-Go Snack Ideas
Spice up your fruit snack with a flavorful sugar mix. Pack a Ziploc® brand container with slices of fresh, tropical fruit, then fill a smaller square container with 1-3 servings of this chili salt mix: ⅛ tsp ground cayenne, 1 tsp sugar, 1 ¼ tsp fine sea salt and ⅛ tsp sour salt. Dip away!

5. Create a DIY Trail Mix Station

5 Easy On-the-Go Snack Ideas
5 Easy On-the-Go Snack Ideas
Let kids take control of their snacking with a DIY trail mix station. Sort a variety of nuts into gallon size Ziploc® brand bags and sweeter snacks like chocolate chips and dried fruit into smaller Ziploc® brand sandwich bags. Then keep a box of Ziploc® brand snack bags and measuring scoops on hand for easy scooping and snacking!

Pro Tip: To avoid an all-chocolate mix, keep a smaller scoop near the “treat” snacks.