Back to School Snacks for Families on the Go
Labor Day is just around the corner, signaling the end of the summer break and the beginning of a new school year for teachers, kids and parents. Whether this makes you happy or sad, your days are about to get busier. Before you reach for the chips and cookies, here are a few quick and easy snack ideas that are perfect for families on the go.
1. Fruit Kabobs - Creativity can peak kids interest. Skewers lined with a variety of melons, orange slices, grapes and strawberries are colorful, tasty and fun to eat. Put together fruit kabobs the night before that can be grabbed the next day.
2. Apples with Almond Butter - Fresh fruit is always a great option, but sometimes you need a little protein to satisfy hunger and cravings. Apple slices with a small serving of almond butter work well. A little lemon juice sprinkled on the apples will keep them from turning brown.
3. Berries with Greek Yogurt - Another option would be berries with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt. To save a couple bucks, use frozen berries. Putting them in the yogurt the night before or early in the morning will leave you with a smooth, tasty treat later in the day.
4. Ants on a Log - This tried and true snack is perfect for any age. Simply take half a celery stalk, line it with a thin layer of peanut butter and top with raisins.
Here's one last tip. If you have youngsters, it's a good idea to get them involved in the process. Letting them pick their fruit at the market, line their skewers, or put the raisins on their logs will help them build healthy habits early in life.