Mama Jess Back to School Tip #6 – Last one – Healthy after school snacks
Today marks our last day of Back to School Tips. We hope you’ve had a chance to prepare and then enjoy every last bit of summer. Our last tip is to not forget the after school snacks in this weeks grocery shopping. After school snacks are a vital way to re-charge for after school activities and homework. I like to think of these as mini-meals. If you have the luxury of coming home between school & after school sports/activities, I like warm options. If you are eating on the run, make use of a cooler full of fresh food options. I like to make packaged snacks a last option.
If you are at home when your kids get back from school there is nothing better than walking into a house wafting with a yummy baked good! This could be the aroma of our Mini Deep Dish Pizzas or Zucchini Muffins (even cookies or popcorn?). Whatever is in the air, will certainly be gobbled up at first sight!
Great car snacks include:
– containers with dip like hummus or nut butter for veggies & fruit slices
– hard-boiled eggs
– recently made smoothie
– good travel fruit: apples, bananas, grapes, orange slices, plums, cherries
– good travel veggies: carrots, celery, edamame, cucumber slices, bell pepper slices, cherry tomatoes (‘tis the season!), broccoli & cauliflower
Whole Grain Muffins
Veggies & Dip
Apples & Nut butter
Veggies & hummus
Baked Potato half with veggies
Oatmeal & Fruit
Dried Unsweetened Fruit
Homemade Trail Mixes
Whole grain crackers & cheese
Ready, set, GO!
Wishing you all a healthy & happy return to school –