Fix Me A Snack

A blog created by a mom who got sick of feeding her kids crackers and ice cream

It’s that time of year again. I’m increasingly convinced that summer is just long enough to make my brain go completely soft around the whole lunch-and-snack-packing dilemma. I could do it all blindfolded a few months ago I swear. Perhaps this little round up will help me get back into the rhythm.

I hope everyone has a semi-smooth transition into the school year. A wise teacher once told me that everything starts to seem normal sometime around Halloween.

Top Ten Countdown of Our Favorite School Snacks

10. Polka Dot Fruit Roll Ups

9. Almond Butter Balls

Send them to school frozen and they hold up perfectly. If your child’s classroom is nut-free, you could try them with sunflower seed butter. But if you do, throw in some chocolate pieces to make it yummy again.

8. Homemade Wheat Thins or Cheese Crackers

7. Kettle Corn

6. Veggie Sticks with Herb Yogurt Dip

Freeze the dip the night before.

5. Homemade Apple Chips and Dried Nectarines

4. Hummus and Pretzels

3. Granola Bars

I love these for nut-free classrooms because the store-bought version isn’t allowed, but these are completely legal.

2. Nutter Butter Rolls

Sometimes I do another version of the roll up with Cocoa Almond Butter from Trader Joe’s. Have you tried it? It’s like crack. I love it.

1. Fresh Fruit

Photo by The Kitchn

The queen of all fresh fruit snacks for school is the apple puzzle. The king is grapes, cut up or otherwise.

 

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