Although most of us have enough common sense to avoid Black Friday holiday shopping like the plague (or at least do it at home, online in your jammies), that doesn't mean we don't have relatives that will beg, plead and harass you until you go out with them. Forget overpriced lattes and sugar laced snacks found at malls and mega marts, instead, pack one of these more hearty treats instead.
Over the years we've talked in depth about our love for snacking. We just can't help ourselves and sometimes prefer a day of snacks instead of full out meals, so we're big on making sure they're tasty. Check out some of these past posts which will tickle your taste buds and give you enough energy to fend off those crazed soccer moms in minivans, out to get the last cinnamon broom at the craft store!
• Food On the Go: Granola Bars and Other Quick Snacks: These snacks are especially good at being tossed into purses or bags and being eaten on the go!
• Quick and Light: 14 Ideas for Fresh and Easy Snacks: These snacks are both on the go and lunch box fare. Don't be afraid to pack a lunch if you'll be out, it beats eating something less desirable and then feeling in a slump for the rest of your early morning shopping.
• 15 Snacks To Fuel Your Work Day: This roundup of treats are all things you potentially already have on hand or the ingredients to make without having to make a special trip to the store!
• Best Snacks For Hiking: Consider Black Friday shopping the great outdoors in the fact that it's packed with wild animals and a lack of fine dining everywhere you look. Check out these dried snacks that all pack well without any risk of getting anything gummy, sticky or wet inside your purse, bag or purchases!
Related: Breakfast on the Go: Scones
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