Non-Messy Kids Snacks

By , Toby Amidor, Food Network’s Healthy Eats
I have 3 kids with completely different personalities, but one thing is for sure—they’re all messy eaters. Like most moms, cleaning up after their mess becomes never-ending and frustrating. There are several things I do to make snacking less messy, especially when I’m on the go. Hopefully these tips can clean a little mess out of your life. 

Snack Ideas

Those yogurt tubes are a mess waiting to happen. I’ve banned them from my car after a terrible experience with my 6-year old. Here are a few cleaner ideas:
  • Whole fruit like apples, pears, bananas
  • Baby carrots, snap peas and cucumber slices
  • Frozen grapes
  • Drinkable yogurt with a straw. Instead of peeling the aluminum cover off, poke a hole in the top with a straw.
  • Applesauce-on-the-go pouches; they’re less messy than tubes or cups.
  • Hummus bowls: With bite-sized crackers, they are fewer crumbs to clean up after.
  • Carrot dippers won’t spill when you tote them around;
  • Whole grain waffle for your kids to eat like a cookie.
  • Cubes of cheese or string cheese
  • Granola or breakfast bars
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I started giving my little ones whole grapes at one. All three of them survived to tell the tail. Report
I too was surprised at the list. The 6 years old maybe but the photo no way with grapes especially FROZEN GRAPES and carrot sticks even more so in a moving vehicle. What happens if they have a problem and you cannot pull over and stop. Choking hazards for certain for little kids. Never in my car!
In fact not in my home either, way too risky in my opinion for the children depicted in the article..Pat in Maine. Report
Plus, they are dressed like they ARE going to get messy. Report
This is a bad picture. You do not give kids this young whole grapes. Grapes are top among, with hot dogs, foods kids choke on every year. Report
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