Sports and snacks

hummus  I have a high schooler involved in sports and always on the go.   High school students involved in extra activities get up VERY early and have a very hectiic schedule.
My daughter sometimes has practice at 5:30am before school and then again right after school.   It’s not unusual for her to be gone 12 hours a day at just 14 years old.  That’s a lot!
 Making sure she eats is important.  And I don’t want her vending machine dependent!
So besides making sure she has something to eat in the morning and at lunch, packing extras is a must.
Lunch break is at 11am and sometimes she doesn’t leave school until 6:30pm, with lots of activity in between.
So how do we keep them fueled but not fill them with junk?!?!
Here’s a list of after school/between school and activity/sports  go to foods.  (Please contact me with food suggestions you have!)
For the very long days, I often combine a few of these!!

  • Hummus and pretzels.   Hummus is filled with protein.
  • banannas  – Potasium!!
  • Granola bars
  • Cashews
  • Raisins
  • Beef jerkey
  • Chips and Salsa/Cheese   *Dollar Tree has small 3 pack containers of salsa and 3 pack containers of cheese.  Easy to pack with some tortilla chips
  • Carrots and ranch dressing
  • Peanut butter and Jelly Sam
  • Peanut butter cheese crackers
  • Graham crackers and peanut butter
  • Protein bar
  • Rice pudding (homemade!)
  • Fresh fruit
  • Honey wheat pretzels
  • Turkey and cheese wraps
  • Cheese cubes and nuts (almonds, cashews, etc)
  • avocadoFresh guac and chips!!!   Exelente!
  • Pretzels and peanut butter
  • Edemame
  • Tuna on a cheddar rice cake—  SO GOOD!
  • Hard boiled egg
  • Dark chocolate and string cheese



Lots of ideas here.  If you have one, contact me!! 


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