I’m raising a house full of boys. Which means, there’s one thing I hear all day long. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been since we last ate, they are always chiming “I’m Hungry!!” Because of this, I try to make snack time fun but keep it to easy, simple snacks that don’t keep me a slave to the kitchen throughout the day. Here are 6 creative and easy snack ideas to inspire your own snack time solutions.
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6 Creative and Easy Snack Ideas
Mini Pigs in a Blanket Bites – My four year old is always requesting Pigs in a Blanket. Bake up this super easy lunch idea and then dice them up in bites for a great afternoon snack that will be filling enough to get them through to lunchtime.
Fruity White Chocolate Popcorn – We love popcorn around here! It is simple to make and everyone loves it. This snack is perfect for your next party or playdate.
To jazz up our popcorn, we melted a cup of white chocolate chips in the microwave and then mixed in the melted chocolate into our bowl of popcorn. Then, we added Mott’s Fruity Centers to give a juicy fruity surprise every few bites! You can also add a fun extra with a few shakes of sprinkles.
Monster Mouth Apple Bites – My boys like apples, but if I try to serve them too frequently they start to think they are “boring”. Easily make sliced apples fun again but cutting out small triangle shapes off the top of each slice to make a monster mouth! This snack is perfect for a late morning snack.
Crackers & Cheese – This yummy snack has always been a favorite as it’s just so easy. Jazz up this simple snack by using a small cookie cutter to cut your cheese slices into different shapes. You can even pack these fun snacks in a zippered baggie and send them in as your child’s classroom snack.
Cereal Trail Mix – Mix up two of your child’s favorite cereals to make a custom trail mix. Serve them dry and they’ll feel totally different than eating breakfast. This is our favorite snack to pack along to church as it doesn’t make too much of a mess. Our trail mix below combined frosted flakes and apple jacks.
Snack Time Favorites Trail Mix – You can make your own custom mix trail mix using whatever your child’s favorite snacks are. Just grab two or more favorite snacks and mix them together. This gives a variety in their nutrition instead of just a handful of all the same snack and kids like to pick through the mix making patterns and eating their favorites! Above we made a mix with crackers and peanuts.
Bonus Idea: Getting creative at packing snacks for my boys to take to school can be tricky. I want to give them something healthy, but fun and easy. Mott’s has two great snack ideas that are perfect to fit this bill. Their new snacks are made with natural flavors and colors from natural sources and gives kids 100% of their daily value of Vitamin C. Try Mott’s Fruity Centers with a juicy, fruity core and Mott’s Fruity Rolls. Both of these varieties were a big hit with everyone in our home.
Whether packing school lunches in the morning or providing snacks for after-school activities, new Mott’s Fruity Rolls and Mott’s Fruity Centers are easy wins for mom. These new snacks are fun for kids and made with the colors and flavors from natural sources that moms will also love.