Healthy Snacks on the Go & Giveaway

Summer is a great time for day trips with the family! I love outings with the kids, but I don’t like the high prices of eating on the road! I usually pack snacks when we head out for the day to keep the kids from begging for nuggets and fries on the way home.

I’ve shared with you before how you can take any muffin recipe and make it healthier by substituting applesauce for oil. 

My favorite on the go snack are pear muffins, they are a big hit with the kids and when made with whole wheat flour and applesauce are an awesome healthy snack.

If you are looking for healthy snacks when you’re on-the-go you’ll want to check out the recipe section of the Musselmans’s website. They have lots of great easy snack ideas all made with applesauce!

If your kids prefer bars to muffins, you’ll want to try the chewy fruit bar recipe. It is filled with oats, raisins, and walnuts.

The folks at Musselmans would like to give one reader a Musselman’s prize pack so you can make some of your own delicious and healthy snacks. You’ll also get a few recipe ideas in the prize pack as well.

To enter the giveaway leave a comment sharing your favorite healthy snack. Giveaway ends May 20, 2012.



  1. apple slices and peanut butter!

  2. Wendi S says:

    My kiddos love it when I make homemade granola bars.

  3. I make muffins all the time for quick breakfasts/snacks! I bake up a big batch on the weekends and then stick them in the freezer. I almost always replace the oil in muffin recipes with applesauce 🙂

  4. My favorite is homemade granola – so good and it usually encourages me to eat more yogurt, too 🙂

  5. Kelly Allen says:

    I love anything with dried fruit. Eat it alone or bake it into something. And dried fruit sauce makes great fruit rolls without all the sugar and preservatives and added colors.

  6. Christine says:

    Our favorite healthy snack is cinnamon apples/pears. We just slice up the fruit, throw it in a baggie, add some cinnamon, and shake til coated.
    We also love fruit juice sno cones. I freeze 100% fruit juice in ice cube trays and then put them in the sno cone machine. Way better than any sno cone syrup you can buy!

  7. I dont know if it counts as a snack but I make smoothies at around 6 to stop me from eating my usual candy bar lol

  8. My kids love to ear fruits and vegetables.

  9. I run a home daycare .Favorite snacks are lowfat string cheese , applesauce and peanut butter crackers.

  10. My kids have always been great healthy snackers, but our go-to is popcorn! I’ve always hated those pre-made bags, so we started making ours on the stove-top, but then that is not easy for the kids to do themselves, so I was totally excited to come across several blogs/pins with info to make our own microwave popcorn – EASY and more healthful!! #2 and #3 on our list of favorites would be apples and peanut butter.

  11. LaTanya says:

    I love yogurt or nuts as my go to snack.

  12. Whitney says:

    We love dried fruit & nuts!

  13. Kerry Harvey says:

    Our favorite healthy snacks include: home made granola bars, parfaits with home made yogurt and granola, along with a fruit, home made applesauce or pretty much any type of fruit.

  14. We love strawberries with vanilla yogurt. YUM!

  15. Marsha H. says:

    My favorite snack when T.V. watching in the evening is an apple.

  16. Linda B. says:


  17. I love veggies and fresh fruit. I love the summer so I can easily get organic fruit.

  18. Homemade granola is my favorite!

  19. amy marantino says:

    air popped popcorn with no butter

  20. Kristy B says:

    apples and cheese
    dried fruit and nuts

  21. My favorite healthy snack for my daughter is peanut butter and apples/celery.

  22. Marguerite Miller says:

    I love hummus and pretzels and carrots! And if I am in a sweeter mood, apples and Peanut butter fit the bill!

  23. We love fresh fruits and veggies as a snack on the go. It’s quick and easy.

  24. Yes! And I replace eggs with flax. You can’t taste it and it’s SOO good for you!

  25. Watermelon is so nice to have cold and sliced in the fridge. My kids also love popcorn.

  26. Holly Treat says:

    We love fruit!

  27. Brenda M. says:


  28. Brittany B. says:

    My husband adores my homemade beef jerky!

  29. I throw yogurt in the freezer and the kids pick it over ice cream! 🙂

  30. Rebecca M says:

    Applesauce Popsicles!

  31. Nicole Domuczicz says:

    Our favorites are whole apples the teething toddler loves chewing through the skin and they are so easy to transport and both kids love yogurt I think they would eat it all day if we let them

  32. I make homemade granola and we love it!

  33. I love handfuls of nuts!

  34. Muffins for sure!!

  35. Fresh fruits in my household and watermellon this month

  36. TracyDK says:

    In winter I like baked oatmeal squares. In summer I love frozen grapes.

  37. We love fresh fruit with yogurt, and homemade granola bars.

  38. Katie B. says:

    All kinds of muffins are truly a fave here! Oh and smoothies!

  39. I love how fast my kids munch down on baby carrots and hummus

  40. apples or grapes

  41. Dried fruit and nuts are our favorite snack.

  42. Anne A. says:

    Apple and peanut butter. A favorite go-to-in-a-pinch kind of snack.

  43. Love a fresh fruit snack!

  44. Rebecca L. says:

    This time of year, we like cucumber slices and carrots. Popcorn is a good snack year round for us too.

  45. Julie C. says:

    I like peanut butter and apples.

  46. Lawanna says:

    Love to snack on cashews

  47. We love homemade granola bars, fresh fruit, and frozen yogurt pops!

  48. Banana with natural peanut butter

  49. Popcorn.

  50. Ladybugs on logs- celery sticks with peanutbutter and dried cranberries.

  51. A piece of fresh fruit is always good for me. Apples or bananas are good for grabbing quickly and snacking on the go, and berries are great for sitting down and snacking on.

  52. muffins and homemade granola bars

  53. Lisa Buchanan says:

    My kids favorites are fresh fruit – apples, grapes and bananas the most. I love trail mix with some granola mixed in. YUM!

  54. Tina Savasuk says:

    Baked oatmeal for breakfast or snack! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!