If you’ve graduated from rec ball you can breathe a sigh of relief: you no longer have to sign up for the obligatory post-game snacks.
But, even if those packages of animal crackers are a thing of the past, but you’re about to bleed your pockets at the concession stands during travel baseball season.
It’s hard to avoid the concession trap when most of your weekend is spent at the diamond. And let’s be honest, concessions don’t often have healthy options, either. Which means providing adequate nutrition for your hungry growing athlete can sometimes be a costly struggle.
Coming up with ideas for baseball snacks for a weekend at the diamond may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.
5 Snack Bag Ideas for Baseball Players
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Ideas for Baseball Snacks: Fresh Fruit
There’s no better healthy snack for your young athlete than fresh fruit. Not only is it good for them, but it’s light enough so it won’t be heavy on their stomach right before game-start, and lot of fruits are also going to be naturally-hydrating. Also a good thing on a hot day.
If you’re concerned about keeping fruit fresh, or you’re not sure you’re allowed to cart in a cooler to the park you’re playing at, then That’s It Fruit Bar Snacks make a great alternative. They don’t need to stay cool, and they’re made with 100% natural ingredients (aka: fruit only!)
They’re also made in an allergen-free facility, and they’re nut-free, fat-free, non-GMO, soy-free, pesticide-free, gluten-free, low carb, diabetic-friendly, Vegan, Paleo, and Kosher.
And they taste good.
If that doesn’t check off every box I don’t know what will.
Mini sandwiches or regular size, this is a great snack to bring in between games.
The combination of carbs and protein will both give your player energy, while helping him or her feel satisfied during game-time.
These reusable (dishwasher safe) sandwich bags are perfect for packing mini sandwiches and other snacks to take with you.
Jerky + Crackers or Pretzels
Similar to the sandwich idea, jerky and crackers/pretzels are a great option for combining protein for fullness and carbohydrates for energy – if you don’t have access to keep your sandwiches cool.
These can easily be thrown in a container and carted around from field to field without having to worry about spoil.
Pro tip: don’t leave jerky sitting in your car to bake on a 100 degree day.
Hydration: Gatorade or Powerade
Don’t forget to provide plenty of water and sports drinks for your athletes, especially on hot days. We typically stick with water unless the temperature calls for a little extra hydration. In that case, we usually opt for zero-sugar Gatorade or Powerade if possible.
Granola bars are another great option for quick and easy, that also don’t require staying cool (just keep in mind, there is some possibility of melting depending on the type of granola bar and how intense the heat is!)
Made Good bars are one of our favorites because they’re organic, gluten-free and vegan.
What’s your favorite packable snack for hitting the fields?
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