I can’t believe it’s already time to start thinking about Back to School Snack ideas! Luckily, I have been blessed with a son who absolutely loves fruits and vegetables which makes snack time much more enjoyable! We make sure that he comes with us to pick out our produce and is always willing to try new things. Since he is starting kindergarten this year, I have already started to get myself in the habit to have everything prepped for the week early.
Most of my Back to School Snack ideas are healthy because nutrition is very important in my family. Every Sunday after we’ve put our groceries away I immediately grab all of my cutting boards and ziplock bags. Then I go ahead and wash all of the fruits and vegetables and place them on the cutting boards. I always start with my vegetables because it’s less time consuming. Squash and zucchini are cut with my crinkle cutter and placed in bags for a side dish for dinner. It is so much easier to grab it from the fridge and throw it in a hot pan when your tired and ready to eat!
Carrots and cucumbers I also use the crinkle cutter for because my son loves the texture. Celery is normally next on my list. I like mine with peanut butter but my husband eats his with cream cheese so we’ve been doing that more often. You can cut the celery into sections that can easily fit into a snack bag and will still fill up your little ones tummy.
Now it’s time for the fruits! Sometimes I made a huge fruit salad and evenly disperse it into the bags just to make it a little easier on myself but I’ve found that it’s better to just put one fruit per bag. I slice strawberries, kiwis, make watermelon and cantaloupe balls, red and white grapes, blueberries and of course cherries!
Of course as you can tell by my fridge, I’ve got all sorts of other fruits that can just be thrown into a lunchbox, along with some yogurt (a huge hit in our home) and of course my Apple Berry Salsa in mini containers. Although it can be a bit messy with the chips, it tastes just as good eating it with a spoon! I also go ahead and bag up pretzels, crackers, goldfish and chips and keep them in grocery bags in my pantry so no matter how late I may run in the morning I know everything for lunch is already prepared! I hope some of these Back to School Snack Ideas help you out and make sure you come back later this week for some more quick and easy tips to make Back to School snacks a little bit easier!