Check out 12 Fun After School Snack Ideas
by Melissa Kaylene at Foodie.com
Today the girls headed back to school - in opposite directions. Anika headed off to 6th grade at the Jr. High and it's Emma's first year of school all day in 1st grade. I, along with thousands of other moms out there, was full of mixed emotions. Happy. Sad. Excited. Scared. Noah doesn't start preschool for one more week, so this week the two of us are buddies. He goes from 9-11:30 three days a week, so this will literally be the first time in my adult life that I have 2 1/2 hours to myself routinely - and next year Oregon will be making Kindergarten mandatory all day, so it will be a huge change for me to have so much time without the kids right by my side. I'm not quite sure what to think yet...except that I'm going to cherish this last year with my little man as much as possible.
I know yesterday I was on a cleaning kick and talked about ideas on keeping the house picked up quick, but today I'm trying to organize my brain around after school snacks. I've never been too good at actually making school snacks and having them prepared - my kids just usually raid the snack cupboard, but I'm feeling pretty Suzy-homemaker lately and would like to start making certain snacks to have ready for them when they get home, and some that are easy to take for the evening when we have games or practice.
If my kids had their way they'd sit down and eat a box of graham crackers every day when they get home! I can think of worse things for them to eat, but I do feel like there should be a bit of variety for them, so I've found 12 after school snack ideas that I'm going to try and make them this year - and I'm going to keep my eye out for more.
In addition to these, some things I think make great snacks are:
Carrots and Ranch
Honey Butter Toast
...and that's about all my brain can think of right now. How about you? Do you have any awesome snack ideas that your kids love?
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