Whether packing for a ride in the stroller or a day at the ballpark, a cooler pack with balanced and simple choices make for a much healthier experience than the typical concession stand run.  These on-the-go food packs will keep your whole family ready to go.

Simple items and finger foods are easy to pack.  Pick a choice from each category to offer balance for a family on the run.  Some of my favorite combos are highlighted at the end.


  • Pears
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Pre-sliced watermelon
  • Pre-chunked pineapple
  • Grapes
  • Apple (possibly pre-sliced if plan to use for dipping)
  • Clementines
  • Bananas


  • Celery sticks
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Baby carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Snap peas
  • Broccoli florets
  • Cauliflower florets
  • Pre-portioned guacamole
  • Single pack olives


  • Pretzels
  • Whole grain tortilla chips
  • Popcorn
  • Veggie straws
  • Whole grain tortillas/pitas


  • Peanut butter or almond butter
  • Hummus
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Sliced turkey
  • Cheese sticks
  • Yogurt
  • Dried meat stick (we love Simply Snackin’)
  • Hard boiled eggs
Favorite Combos:

Pack One:

  • Celery sticks
  • Peanut butter
  • Berries
  • Popcorn


Pack Two:

  • Veggie straws
  • Bananas
  • Yogurts


Pack Three:

  • Watermelon slices
  • Blue corn chips with guacamole
  • Baby carrots with hummus


Pack Four:

  • Grape tomatoes
  • Prezels with peanut butter or hummus
  • Clementines

Cole Berschback
By: Cole Berschback

Cole is a wife and mom of three. She has been a Registered Dietitian since 2005. Her journey through self-mastery and anchoring herself in her family has been the most important and on-going practice of her life. Cole loves being active with her family, yoga, cooking, and spending time in nature.

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