Snacks for the Racks: Your Black Friday Survival Plan
You may work up a sweat as you consume as many forkfuls of mashed potatoes as humanly possible on Thursday, but that's nothing compared to how you'll feel when the real work begins: Black Friday shopping. Gear up for the relentless sifting and sorting by stocking your purse or pockets with these on-the-go treats. While Tupperware containers of Thanksgiving leftovers won't keep in your purse or the car, these convenient bites will. And they're quick to prep after the Thanksgiving madness — and they'll keep you energized from store to store.
As you hold hangers and boxes in one hand, wield a little sustenance in the other. Filled with dried fruits, oats and sunflower seeds, these Fully Loaded Snack Bars are just the thing to get you through until checkout.
Throw a handful of this crunchy Goji Berry Trail Mix into a plastic baggie for easy grazing as you browse.
After you've spent hours hounding the best deals, a quick sugar rush is the only thing that'll help you power through. These crunchy, sweet-and-salty Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Pretzel Cereal Treats have a little of everything going for them, and a little nosh will ensure you nab every deal before heading home.
The adults in the house may be knee-deep in cooking and cleaning before and after Thanksgiving, but the kids can pitch in to make this easy snack. These Puffed Rice Snowballs are a healthy riff on rice cereal marshmallow treats, and kids, total pros at rolling snowballs, can help form the easy-to-eat treats.
Happy shopping (and snacking)!