My Favorite Game Day Go-To Snacks

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This is the first year that my kids, mainly Jay, have been involved in sports. For the most part I think we've had nothing but good experiences, but there have been a few hiccups along the way that we quickly needed to manage and adapt to. The major one being: we can't leave the house for a game or practice without snacks. Yes, jay needs a snack to up his happiness factor after a game or practice, but we also need snacks to keep Em occupied while she waits for big brother to get out. 

Healthy Snack Ideas for Game Day

When packing snacks I need it to be easy grab and go items, like a piece of fruit, or a granola bar, or some popcorn. I don't want to spend a bunch of time packing snacks that take a long time to prepare, so having quick and easy things on hand is key for us. 

Fruits and Veggies 

I like to get as much produce into my kids as possible throughout the day, so my first go-to for a snack is always a fruit or a veggie. Some of my favorite quick and easy ones are apples and bananas since they don't need any prep work and can easily be tossed into a lunch bag or cooler. Another one I'll do on occasion is bags of carrot sticks, since my kids will typically eat them without complaint. 

Filling Snacks for Game Day

If swim practice or a baseball game happen to fall around a meal time, I like to bring more filling snacks to curb my kids hunger. This typically looks like some popcorn, granola bars, or some nuts. I recently learned about these Cliff Kids Protein bars, and they've quickly become a favorite with my own kids. I also love the SmartFood Delight Popcorn since it satisfies hunger without completely filling them up and spoiling their appetite for their main meal.

Fruit Snack Favorites

My kids love fruit of any kind, whether it be a fruit leather, applesauce pouch, or dehydrated fruit. I try to keep a few variations of these snacks in the house at all times since they're typically the most popular. When shopping for these, I look for snacks with no added sugar, and minimal ingredients so that I know it's just the real fruit that my kids are getting, and that it's not loaded with tons of extras that I'd prefer they do without. 

For more game day eating tips and how to best fuel your athlete, be sure to check out this post from Hotels4Teams, which gives some great points food tips for before, during, and after the big game. 

1 comment

  1. I love the idea of fruit leather and apple chips! What great idea for a healthy snack! I love your blog!