Megan Sullivan, co-founder of The Local Moms Network recently returned to Fox61 to share her family’s favorite easy snacks. Here are two they love:

Homemade Party Mixes

“These are perfect for bringing in the car, throughout the house, etc. My kids are always on the go, so snacks that can travel well are key!” says Megan. “We love using our Papergreatstrays, which are 100% recyclable and female- and CT-founded.” (Use code LOCALMOMS for 15% off!)

Directions:

  1. Grab your favorite air-tight container and the favorite snacks from the grocery store.
  2. Mix and go! “We love doing this because I know my kids won’t end up eating a whole bowl of goldfish or M&Ms…we can mix some healthy snacks in, too. On a car trip, you can make games for them: counting, sorting (by shape, color, size), I Spy and more!” says Megan.

Mix Ideas

Favorite cereals (like Cheerios, Chex, Oat Bran)
Nuts (almonds, pistachios, peanuts)
Popcorn 
Pretzels
Yogurt raisins
Marshmallows
M&Ms
Toasted chickpeas

 

Avocado Chocolate Pudding

“My kids and I love this recipe from Chef Fausto of Myx Kitchen. It’s also great for a dinner party, topped with fresh whipped cream!” Both of these can be packed in an insulated lunchbag like the cute ones fromJuJube.

1 ½ avocado
1 banana
½ cup unsweetened cocoa
½ cup almond butter (can substitute for Peanut or Sunflower if allergic) 
½ cup maple syrup (you can use less to taste)
½ cup of almond milk (can substitute for coconut if allergic) 
1 tsp of Kosher salt

Directions

  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until fully incorporated and smooth.
  2. Portion in serving cup or ramekin and refrigerate for about 30 mins.

 

 

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