Friday, September 5, 2008

Snack Suggestions for Post-game fun….

Since about 99% of my Bloogle Search* (google blog and google search) hits are due to people typing in the something to do with “Snacks for soccer game, healthy snacks for volleyball, cheap snacks, acceptable snacks for a swim meet”, etc. I thought I would create these handy, constantly updated lists, for you to refer to. I’m posting it here, but also will put a button or something on the side of this blog so folks can easily find it in the future. I also have one for drinks...coming soon.

**Why on earth they didn’t name Google Blog Search -> Bloogle Search---- is beyond me. That’s what it’s called in my head.

So here you go, here’s your handy lists (I had it in a nice organized table, but couldn't figure out how to put a table, can anyone help? ) of individually packaged junk. This is just what I’ve learned from my own kids teams and our local grocery stores, but I need more help. What’s popular in your area? What’s your kids favorite to get after the game? What does he hate to see in the team cooler? Let me know and I’ll add.

Healthy Snacks (relatively healthy, we are not talking Brocolli and Cauliflower here)
Boxes of Raisins
Rice Krispie Treats
Nuts (always one allergic kid, though)
Granola bars (Quaker Chewy bars are a fave)
Peanut butter or cheese crackers (Nabisco, Lance)
Cheese sticks
Orange Slices
Small bags of Grapes
100 calorie Packs of anything
Fig Newtons
Kashi Bars
Kashi Mini’s
NutriGrain Bars

Unhealthiest Snacks (sugar/fat content)
Little Debbies
Fruit roll-ups
Chips-Fritos, Doritos, Cheetos, etc. (any fried chips)
Cookies (Oreos, Chips Ahoy, anything with frosting or chips)
Krispy Kreme doughnuts

Fruit roll-ups
Peanut butter or cheese crackers (Nabisco, Lance)
Fruit snacks (those little chews in the same section as the Fruit Roll Ups)
Jello packs
Koolaid Gels
Krispy Kreme doughnuts

Snacks the kids love
Nabisco Cookies (Chips Ahoy, Nutter Butter, etc)-also convenient as they come in packs of 12 instead of 8 like most
Fruit Roll-Ups
Freezer pops, great and different for a really hot day (also really cheap)
Mini bags of chips (Lays, Doritos singles, etc.)
Individual Pringles
Little Debbies
Krispy Kreme doughnuts

Snacks to ensure you are never asked to provide snacks again
Chocolate Cupcakes (esp. if it's a hot day and the kids are all sweaty)
Marlboro Lights
Candy bars
Big bowl of chocolate pudding and 12 plastic spoons
Fiber One Bars
Bubble Gum
Your kids Halloween leftovers (i've tried...they figure it out)

Please note, there is nothing on the Healthy list that is also on the Kids Love it list. Shocking.


Soccer Mom In Heels said...

So funny, that the snacks kids love are not on the healthy list~ we brought Krispy Kreme doughnuts and milk one time, the kids were thrilled, the parents, not so much.

MizFit said...

GREAT POST and I adore the list of relatively healthy and chime in with the fact youve repeatedly stated (paraphrasing) that you cant bring the raw broccoli as an option so you need to nudge as close as you can w/the realization these are KIDS POST GAME.
have a great weekend.


Heidi said...

That's so funny. Last year during football season, the coach's wife actually told the team that one sweet and one salty snack is what was preferred by the organization. She neglected to say that it should be HEALTHY sweet and salty, so we wound up with cookies and pretzels or granola bars and chips a LOT! :)

AGSoccerMom said...

GREAT LIST! I just gave a verbal for all our AYSO parents during orientation last week. I have no doubt they won't listen to me though. Thanks for visiting. I love company.

Sandi said...

Marlboro lights. That was hysterical!

Mark Salinas said...

Excellent post! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

There's this thing called Fruitabu, and they're "organic smooshed fruit". They're a passable replacement for fruit roll-ups, and each roll is a serving of fruit. I'm not sure if the kids will like them (and there's only 6 in a box).

They make a great snack for me though.