My children always come home from school hungry. They eat lunch around 11:00 am and by the time they get home they are starving. Like clockwork, they start asking what’s for dinner. I had to come up with a quick snack so they can get started on their homework, one that doesn’t fill them up too much so that they will be hungry by dinner time.
Luckily, all my children love yogurt. I throw a couple of spoonfuls of yogurt in a blender and then add some milk and fruit. Sometimes I add a banana, sometimes strawberries, and I have even used a slice of a peach. Just choose the fruit of your choice, blend it in and you have a yogurt fruit smoothie.
Easy Cheesy Popcorn
Another idea I have used as a quick snack is cheesy popcorn. The kids love to watch the air popper and get all excited as the popcorn pops out of the popper into the bowl. I then add some melted butter and some shredded cheese and a tiny bit of salt, habit I guess.
Sliced Apples and Caramel
My next idea is one of my son’s favorite. It is sliced apples and caramel. You just slice the apples and dip them in caramel. How easy is that!!! There is very little preparation time, especially helpful if you have to get ready for afternoon sports practice like we do most of the school year.
Cheese and Crackers
Last my favorite, cheese and crackers. My seven year old can even go to the refrigerator to get a slice of cheese fold it in half and then fold it in half again to make four pieces of cheese. Then she places one of those slices on a cracker. She usually enjoys creating her snack on her own.
I also make a more adult version of this great snack and cut small slices of raw cheese and put it on crackers. Recently, my grown son was visiting and he went to the grocery store and came home with some raw cheese that we served to everyone as a snack. It was a big hit, we even had to get out the wine.