10 Super Snacks for your Sack

By TBSP Susan
Created March 2, 2017
10 snacks to give you energy as you jet out and about this Spring. Don't pack your bag without 'em! MORE+ LESS-

This warm in March ... really? Yeppers it is. And we won't ask why or wonder when it'll end. No we will not. We're just gonna get outta the office and house and love it up one side and down the other.

So whatever ya got -- a napsack, backpack, gym bag, fanny pack, murse or purse -- slam-dunk some goodies 'n gear in there...and GO!


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From planting the garden to rollerblading in the park, outside's where it's at. But all that extra energy can leave you needing a quick re-gen, so stock these bars in your bag to stop the rumbles in their tracks.

1. New Larabar Uber Bars. Apple Turnover, Rosted Nut Roll, Bananas Foster, and Cherry Cobbler -- omg -- and they're uber packable too. And get this -- the editors of Men's Health rated Larabar as one of the 5 healthiest snack bars, so try all the Larabars!

2. New Cascadian Farm Organic Trail Mix Bars. Sweet, soft and crunchy all at once -- and they're organic! Dark Chocolate Cranberry or the Vanilla Almond Cherry flavors are the bomb.

3. Nature Valley Oats 'n Honey Crunchy Granola Bars. This is the green box my kids keep in their lockers for after-school sports, and the one I always toss in the car for road trips. It's totally our go-to bar for all seasons and reasons.

4. New Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars. Come owwwn...Do I need to explain why this one is one awesome kick in the patootie? Peanut-butter dark chocolate or peanut, almond dark chocolate flavors give you energy to get out and do something!

5. New Fiber One 90-Calorie Chewy Bars. So how good do chocolate, caramel and pretzels sound together? They're playmates in this awesome bar that slips in 20% of your daily fiber without a hint. There's 90-calorie chocolate or peanut butter flavors, too!

5 Handy Helpings for Li'l Hands

Nothing kills a fun time at the park faster than a whiny hungry kiddo, so if you're gettin' goin' with wee ones, pack a few energy boosters to hold them over until you get home.

1. New Ocean Spray Fruit Flavored Snacks.  Fruit snacks are always a hit with munchkins. Here's a new kid on the block that packs a flavor punch and tosses easily into your bag on the way out the door.

2. Fruit by the Foot. Just enough to keep the energy up, but not so much that it spoils dinner. Cute little packs park great in any bag, too!

3. simply...Fruit Twists. More than 90% fruit juice and real fruit -- for real! Instead of grabbing licorice twists, grab these -- they look the same but..."a serving of fruit in every twist"...js!

4. New Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Bars. These are "kid-sized" bars. KID-sized! Oatmeal Raisin and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip are the bestest thing since sliced bread for mini players itching to get back to the soccer field. Look for the kiddie writing on the box!

5. New Cocoa Puffs Treats. Triple Chocolate and 100 calories? Believe it! Ain't it great to be a kid?

So go on -- pack your bag and get out there!