Do you have a little one who is looking forward to get back to school for recess? We’re about to help you look like a rock-star parent.When your kids head back to school from a summer full of lazy days, recess seems like a truly magical time. During recess, they get a few minutes to recharge their brains and relax before hitting the books again. While you’ve already given them a healthy breakfast, they need a snack that isn’t full of fat that will slow them down during the day. They need a snack that will make them happy and re-energize them. These healthy and delicious recess snack ideas will make heading back to school a whole lot easier.
Sure, your kids would love a cupcake for their midday snack, but we promise a healthy muffin will do the trick! Sneak fruits, grains, nuts, and oats into these homemade goodies that will last you at least a week or two after baking.
Peanut Butter Pretzels
Scoop out a few tablespoons of peanut butter and set aside in soufflé cups. Portion out hard pretzel sticks in snack bags. Keep them in an accessible cabinet so the kids can grab the peanut butter and pretzels in a snap.
Having pre-cut vegetables at the ready can transform your child’s snack time. Spending an extra 20 minutes in the morning chopping up refrigerator-friendly produce could save you a ton of time when the kids are in a super munchy mood. Slice (and skin when appropriate) vegetables like celery, bell peppers, and carrots, which pair well with a variety of dips.