It's back to school again, and with it comes the struggle for my eldest of getting enough time to eat. She's a grazer, and (rightly so) she also wants time to play. Recess is only 15 minutes to do both, so over the past couple of years, we have tried to come up with quick snacks that can fill her up, but are also portable. Here is one of our favorites.
I'm not a big fan of pre-packaged granola bars, especially the no nut ones as they seem loaded with sugar. I will say that this one is also quite sweet, but I prefer it as it is made from scratch. I minimize some of the sweetness by cutting the chocolate chips in half, and I add in raisins or craisins.
The whole batch makes a cookie sheet full that I immediately toss in the freezer. When they are all frozen I transfer them to sandwich bags, and back into the freezer they go. While I'm making lunch in the morning I'll put a couple into her lunchkit for snacktime, and by the time snack rolls around they are good to eat (I have eaten them frozen though and they are just as tasty).