In the past, back-to-school snacks were pretty standard: chips, an apple, a cookie, candy bar, and you were done. Now, you better make sure those chips are soy based, the apple is organic, the cookie is oatmeal raisin, and the candy is sugar free. As nutritional science has evolved, so have kids’ snacks, and it can be difficult to know what’s acceptable. But just because things have gotten more complicated, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’ve gotten a lot harder.
While the names of foods have gotten more exotic, and store shelves have gotten fuller, fruits and veggies will never go out of style. Here are four back-to-school snacks we think you’ll love so much, you might end up popping an extra serving into your briefcase!
Try These 4 Yummy Back to School Snacks!
Frozen Grapes and Yogurt – You don’t need to go to the yogurt shop to get your Froyo! Freeze a handful of grapes, stick a toothpick in each one and dip it in yogurt. Next, put them on a baking sheet and freeze again. When your kids come home from school hungry they can grab this cool treat right out of the freezer!
Inside Out Cucumber Sandwiches – They’re delicious, nutritious, fun, and with no need for heat, you’ll stay cool as a cucumber when you’re making them. To make these back to school snacks, you’ll need spreadable cheese, slices of cheddar, slices of deli meat, circles of bread, and tomatoes. Then start the stackin’ and start the snackin’! They’re 50% fruit and packed with protein. Use low fat cheese if desired.
Blackberry, Peach, and Pomegranate Popsicles – These after-school pops are great for those hot afternoons at the end of summer. Take 8 oz of peaches, 8 oz of blackberries, and 8 oz of pomegranate juice. Puree them in a blender until smooth, pour them in a mold, and add a popsicle stick. Chill for 3-6 hour in the freezer; then just pop them out and enjoy!
Fruit Skewers – Want to give plain old fruit a facelift? You can give these standard back-to-school snacks new life by sticking them on skewers. Feed your kids the rainbow by alternating multiple colors of fruit so they get a full range of nutrition; they’ll thank you for it later.
What back to school snacks do you love to make? Share your ideas with us in the comments below!
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