As spring approaches, with it comes more and more activities. School is back in session for the semester and schedules are getting busier by the minute. If you’re a parent, chances are one of the many activities you are not a part of is sports practice. It may be hockey or football or soccer or anything else involving a ball, jerseys and 10 extra hours in the car every week, but one thing is probably true: You are constantly trying to figure out what snacks to bring to practice.

You don’t want to give your kids anything that isn’t nutritious while they’re running around breaking a sweat on the court/field/ice, but you’re at the end of your snack rope, just wishing for a new idea.

Here are a few of our favorite snacks to fuel up during practice or games:

Celery with Nut Butter

Whether you choose peanut butter, Nutella or some other sweet and sticky concoction, this snack has always been a go-to. The butter will fill them up without loading them down and the celery is a great way to trick them into eating something green while giving their snack a nice crunch.

Homemade Granola Bars

Granola bars are great snacks to fuel you up before any kind of physical activity and to give you a boost to push through to the end. However, store-bought ones can have lots of sugars and chemicals in them that aren’t really necessary and negate a lot of the nutritional value of the actual granola. Do a quick internet (or Pinterest!) search to find a recipe for easy homemade granola bars to take with you.

Bananas with Peanut Butter

One of the easiest combination snacks is bananas and peanut butter. The carbs will give your kids energy to score the goal and protein to keep them from feeling hungry. Cut up a banana and sandwich two pieces together with peanut butter in the middle for poppable sideline snacks.

What snacks are your go-to favorites for practice and game day? Let us know!
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