Life today is chock full between work, chauffeuring the kids, helping with homework, volunteering, church, the gym, and everything else we're all trying to fit in.

When you are constantly on the go, you need recipes that are fast and simple. Here are some sweet easy snack recipes that are great for the whole family:

Chocolate Pops
-2 cups chocolate milk
-1 package of chocolate or vanilla pudding mix
-6 paper cups
-6 popsicle sticks

Beat the chocolate milk and pudding mix with an electric hand mixer. Beat on high for 2 minutes. Pour evenly into the paper cups, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and insert a popsicle stick into each one. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Peel off the paper cups, and you have chocolate pops for the whole family!

No-Bake Chocolate Cookies
-2 cups sugar
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
-1/2 cup butter or margarine
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/2 cup evaporated milk
-1/4 cup cocoa powder
-2 1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal

Combine all ingredients except oatmeal and vanilla. Bring to a boil for three minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add the vanilla and oatmeal. Drop by spoonfuls onto aluminum foil and allow to harden for a couple of hours.

Those are easy, but there are easy snack recipes that are even easier!

Make peanut butter or cheese sandwiches and cut into fun shapes with metal cookie cutters – lots of fun for the kids!

Yogurt bananas – Dip cut up bananas into fruit flavored yogurt and freeze on waxed paper. Bite sized frozen treats that are much healthier than ice cream bites!

Fruit Shakers – Combine 1/2 cup of low fat fruit yogurt in a cup with a tight lid and combine with 1/2 cup of very cold fruit juice. Shake it up and pour for a yummy treat.

Finally, you just can't go wrong with trail mix. Combine your favorite dry cereal with some raisins
and peanuts, and add in a little something chocolatey (M&Ms or chocolate chips). Keep it in an airtight container, or a bunch of snack baggies for quick grabbing on the way out the door. The ultimate of easy snack recipes!

Also, don't forget to have a healthy dinner and do some healthy meal planning to be sure your meals are both easy and good for you.