September is here! That means traffic is up, schedules are packed, and kids are back in school. Trying to keep up with daily activities and keep your kids running on healthy foods can be a challenge. I always like to plan ahead with some handy recipes. Here are seven go to snacks for on-the-go or after school.
Banana & Peanut Butter Rice Cakes
This protein packed snack is always a great option and its super quick and easy to make! Spread peanut butter on to rice cakes and top with thin banana slices.
I love this option especially in the Florida heat. It’s a great way to keep the kids going. In a small bowl layer yogurt topped with oats and sliced fruits. I like to use strawberries, kiwis, and blueberries. Any seasonal fruit is always a big hit.
Another great idea is homemade trail mix. Mix togethers some nuts, a handful of dry cereal, raisins, chocolate chips or peanut butter chips for great snack. I like to pre-mix in a larger container so this can be a fall-back snack on days when I am running late or short on fresh fruit.
Fresh Fruit Pops
If your kids are like my daughter, she gets hot just walking from the driveway to the front door! A great way to cool down are fresh fruit pops. You do need a popsicle mold for this one. Cut up any fresh fruits you have on hand. Add the cut-fruit to the mold and add juice or coconut water. Freeze overnight and you have a snack for the next day. An alternative is to blend up the sliced fruit with some ice for a fruit slushy.
Apples & Crackers
This is one of my favorite go-to snacks. Spread cream cheese on graham crackers and add sliced apples, all done!
Ranch (or Peanut Butter) Dippers
Slice up some carrots, celery sticks, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, and apples, serve with a side of ranch dip or peanut butter. Add some cheese cubes to make it fun. Another great alternative is opting for hummus instead of ranch or peanut butter.
Slice some bell peppers, be sure to remove the seeds. Add black beans and shredded cheese. Toast until the cheese is melted.