For many, September is a transitional month. It is a time when schedules and routine change for families with children who are returning to school. The weather changes and encourages us to spend time outdoors enjoy the delightfully cooler temperatures and the colorful scenic changes. This is also a good month to exchange unhealthy eating habits for deliciously healthier ones. If you already choose nuts and fruit for snack as opposed to cookies and chips, it's a good time to explore new snacks and recipes prepared with the healthy foods you have in your pantry.

When children return to school, mornings can become hectic. Bag lunches are money savers for children and adults. Cups-on-the-go snacks are ideal to toss into a lunch bag and there are so many varieties available that everyone will find many favorites. You can save time, money, and make snack choices easier by keeping a large selection of tall bags filled with prepared trail mixes, chocolate covered dried fruit, and gourmet nuts in a basket on the kitchen counter. There they will be readily available as a grab and go snack for busy mornings, an afternoon pick-me-up, or to take on a hiking, biking, or nature walk adventure.

Children like to be involved in preparing their snacks. Toss-a-Bag snacks are fun to make and healthy and delicious to eat.