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Back-to-School Snack Roundup

I don’t go to school anymore, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t eat “after-school snacks”. I do. Everyday. And if I didn’t…everyone would know it because by dinner I tend to feel….well, grumpy. Of course, I’m not…I’m just. terribly. hungry. and. need. food. now.

Anyway, today’s post is super fun because I got help from some of my blogger friends who sent in their favourite snacks! They’re all so creative. My form of snacking sometimes tends to be…a handful of chocolate chips. (Gasp! Did I just admit that?!) No, I do try to have healthy snacks too…so I’ll share some of my favourite snack posts too!

Smoothie 01

My Mango Strawberry Protein Shake is a delicious way to make it through the afternoon!

Katherine from KatherineMartinelle says, “I love having any of these healthy + easy mezze/dips in the fridge to snack on with carrots sticks or pita and curry puffs are great because you can make a bunch, freeze them, and quickly heat them in the oven for a fast (although not as healthy…) snack. To make them healthier bake them in the first place.” She also says that green apples with peanut butter is one of her faves.

Jen from the TheThreeLittlePiglets says she really likes multi-grain chips with hummus! (Like hummus too? Try this healthy version!)

Vegan Almond Roca 03

Then there’s one of my half healthy/half bad snack. Gaaaah, it’s really (and I mean REALLY!) good. You better try this Vegan Nut-Free “Almond Roca” to believe it!

Chris from KeenanCookbook sent in Crunchy Chicken Salad Wraps! He suggested you cut it in half-size for snacking.

Lauren from WhatLaurenLikes loves fruit with nuts and berries with yogurt! (Great protein matchups!)

Sticky Date Popcorn 06

And for the kids who love popcorn (MEEEEE!!!!) here’s a healthy alternative to caramel popcorn! Sticky Date Popcorn! My sister-in-law’s kids really love munching this recipe. So it’s totally kid tested and approved.

Shae from SkinnyShae sent in a Strawberry and Dark Chocolate snack, which looks kind of amazing. Anything with chocolate just is.

Jackie from ThatDeepBreath brought to my attention her lovely Veggie Wrap with Spicy Peanut Sauce. This is why my blogger friends inspire me! They have such creative ideas for everything…even snacks!

Apple Dip 01

And last (but not least) from my personal snack roundup I choose to highlight my favourite caramel apple dip. It’s SO good…we make it all the time! A great way to eat lots of apples in one sitting…once you start eating them with this dip, it’s really hard to stop. Believe me.

I had fun putting this post together! Thank you to my blogger friends for sending in your awesome suggestions! And for the rest of you, go check out their sites!

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If you have any other fun “back-to-school” snacks, I’d love to hear them! Just comment below with your ideas!


Category: Kid Friendly, Snacks | Tags: , , , , , , , , 18 comments »

18 Responses to “Back-to-School Snack Roundup”

  1. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    I meant to send one to you, but I got busy making snack for the kids. Lately, we’ve been enjoying the end of summer watermelon blended with fresh almond milk. Hayden refers to it as her pink drink.

  2. Lauren @ What Lauren Likes

    I usually will have an apple or banana with almond butter and yogurt for afterschool snack. But since I am in University my school times are all over the place :)

  3. Kelly @ Free Spirit Food

    Great healthy ideas!

  4. Jackie @ That Deep Breath

    Thanks for including me! These are great snack ideas, I can’t wait to try the Vegan Nut-Free “Almond Roca”…Almond Roca is one of my biggest obsessions!

  5. Deborah

    These are all such great ideas!!

  6. Katherine Martinelli

    This is such a great round-up! I totally need more healthy snacks in my life so this is perfect. Thanks so much for including me!!

  7. Nicole

    Loving the idea of sticky date popcorn! What a great alternative!

  8. Simply Life

    Fun post! my fav snack is definitely greek yogurt with fruit!

  9. Shannon | JustAsDelish

    Got to know your site from Katherine Martinelli, these healthy snacks are so awesome, especially your caramel apple dip. I’m always looking for healthy snacks, thanks for doing the roundup

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  11. torviewtoronto and createwithmom

    delicious ideas looks wonderful Charissa
    regards Akheela
    torviewtoronto and createwithmom

  12. Nadia

    Wow, now that’s a list of snacks! :)

  13. Faith

    I’m an afternoon snacker too, so I’m glad you shared this…what a great round-up! Your almond roca is brilliant, can’t wait to try that!

  14. Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook

    Thanks for including our crunchy chicken wrap in your round up. So many great ideas here. I still need to try your caramel apple dip. I always fiend for sweets in the afternoon, that would be such a great healthier alternative to chocolate (Don’t tell the chocoholics I said that!)

  15. Helen @ Helen's Cooking

    You’ve collected the awesome ideas, my idea of after school snack are the chocolate chip cookies or oatmeal cookies the recipe is here : !

  16. Samantha

    I’ve been looking for some things that I can make and bring to my night classes. Those apple slices and caramel dip are calling my name. Also the popcorn…

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  18. Michelle @ Oats n' Bows

    This is such a great list! That popcorn is making me hungry…

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