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The Best Kid-Friendly Portable Snacks

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There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.

Today: Snacks to see your kids through a long day.

Drbabs, a longtime Food52er, is teaching a class on cooking and nutrition and one participant's daughter has two back-to-back after-school sports with just enough time for a snack in between. The mother wants to spice up the daughter’s regular diet of mostly commercial granola bars (while avoiding daughter-vetoed sandwiches and fruit), so drbabs turned to the Hotline to ask the community for their best portable snack suggestions. As always, you came through with a number of ideas: 

More: Looking for more inspiration for your kid’s lunch? Click here to see some of Amanda’s best ideas.   

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What are your favorite snacks to pack for the after-school rush? Leave a comment and let us know!

Photos by Kim Boyce and James Ransom

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Tags: Snack, Back to School, Community, Advice, Kids, Hotline, Your Burning Questions