Foodie Friday: School Snacks

As the kids are going back to school it’s time to build up an arsenal of snacks/snack ideas. Some of us will be sending snacks for the whole class, and some of us will just be bringing little snack monsters home. Either way, you want to be ready with a healthy snack that won’t ruin kids’ appetites for dinner. When I search Pinterest, my favorite place to search, I find a lot of really complicated snacks that need to be cooked and heavily prepped. I don’t know about you, but I need quick and easy. I work and it’s pretty much time to start cooking dinner when we get home. I just want something I can hand the kids to keep them from withering away in the 30 minutes to an hour it takes me to get dinner on the table.

Here are three easy ideas:

  • Popcorn- you can pop it  yourself, or buy it already popped on the chip aisle. Mix in a few chocolate candies or chocolate chips and you’ve got a fun snack everyone will enjoy.
  • Cheese sticks- you can serve them alone for a quick something to tide kids over before dinner, or with pretzels and grapes for something a little more substantial.
  • Pickles- kids love ’em, they don’t fill you up too much. For a fun way to serve, or make it more of a lunch-time thing, try ham and pickle roll-ups. Take a thin piece of deli ham, spread it with cream cheese and roll it around a pickle. Secure with toothpicks and slice into bite-size pieces.
  • Easy Recipe for Ham and Dill Pickle Appetizer Bites found on

Good luck and happy snacking!


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