Ideas for Healthy Snacks That Ship Well?

Good Questions

Q: My best friend's infant daughter is in the hospital. They live about 400 miles away. I'd like to send her something helpful like food so they can just grab a healthy snack while they're in the hospital with her.

Any thoughts for healthy snacky foods that ship well?

Sent by Dana

Editor: Dana, we've talked about mailing treats a couple of times — there are some good tips and ideas in these threads:

Recipes for Healthy, Mailable Treats for Care Packages?
Good Question: Best Goodies for Mailed Care Packages?

In addition to the suggestions there, here are a couple of granola bar recipes that are great for shipping:

Recipe: Crunchy Granola Bars
Copycat Recipe: DIY Nutri-Grain Fruit and Nut Bars

And even though you want to keep it healthy, we think that a big box of chocolate chip cookies might also be a sweet note of comfort in the middle of difficult circumstances and hospitalization.

How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookies (Without a Mixer)

Readers, any thoughts on recipes or shipping tips for Dana?

Related: Food On the Go: Granola Bars and Other Quick Snacks

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