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I *know* I’m not alone when I say that after school snacks are a GAME CHANGER for determining how the rest of our afternoons and evenings play out as a household – anyone else?!
My 3 elementary school kids are HUNGRY when they get off the bus and it really does make their return home smoother and more peaceful when I have a snack ready and waiting for them the moment they walk in the door.
It’s super simple but even taking away one more decision (“what do I eaaaaattttttt?,” while staring at shelves full of food) or avoiding having to say “no” right when they walk in the door can really make a big difference, especially when you have hungry kids!
It’s pretty simple, no right or wrong way to prep an after school snack tray. It can be a plate, an ice cube tray, even a sandwich. Just try having snack options YOU approve of for after school, options your kids like, and maybe a few they might want to try, no pressure.
If you need ideas, this after school snack board I threw together was a hit! The kids got some whole grains, some protein and some veggies in before dinner so I’m calling it a win :).
Quaker recently launched a new flavor of their Rice Chips, which are delicious whole grain crisps (14g of whole grains per serving) and other delicious ingredients that crunch like a chip without any gluten, high-fructose corn syrup or colors from artificial sources. You MUST try the Tangy Barbecue flavor – they’re popped with *really* good smokey Barbecue flavor.
I used this tray and filled one of the sections with Quaker Tangy Barbecue Rice Chips. I also enjoy dipping them in a little Ranch dip but they’re delicious on their own. I filled the other sections with:
- Peanut butter & celery sticks
- Apple slices
- Cheese sticks & salami
- Sliced bell peppers & ranch
Lots of flavors, tastes and textures to choose from! I hope this helps make afternoons & evenings a little easier at your house & look for Quaker Tangy Barbecue Rice Chips online at QuakerOats.com or at a major retailer or grocery store near you.