I don’t know who gets more restless at home – me, or my toddler – but regardless, we try to get out of the house for at least one long block of time each day. For us, this is usually mornings – that magical window between breakfast and the afternoon nap. This means we are often out around town when the urge for a morning snack hits, and sometimes we are out late enough to need lunch on-the-go as well.
There are a few things I double-check to make sure we have before we leave the house: clean diaper, sweatshirt/sunscreen/sunhat for either or both of us, wallet, phone, and most importantly – SNACKS. Few things are scarier than being trapped with a hungry toddler with no means to provide food and relief!
But it’s not realistic to think that I can pack and un-pack my diaper bag with perishable foods every time we leave the house. Of course, depending on what we’re doing, I also toss in baggies and lidded bowls of things like fresh grapes, apple slices, carrot sticks, or hummus wraps. But more often than not, I rely on things that I can keep stashed in my diaper bag all week long.
Here are ten tasty and healthy snacks you can add to your grocery lists!