Serving up healthy food options during all meal times might be a priority to most new home owners but at no time will your spread be as eagerly welcomed as it will be when served up to a famished crowd. Hungry kids returning from school will likely crave high (and empty) calorie carbs and sugars and giving them a twist of what they crave can fill their hunger while fueling them with much needed nutrition. Here are some inspiring afterschool snack ideas that can get your kids excited to eat and make you feel good about what they’re ingesting:
Cheese and fruit might already be a popular dish in your new home, but throwing them all on a kebob stick makes it look great and fun to eat. Adding your kids’ favourite fruit dip like vanilla Greek yogurt which is high in protein in addition to calcium provides a wonderful complement to fruits and berries.
Simple apple slices accompanied with peanut butter dip and crunchy toppings can certainly make coming back to your new home an exciting time. You’ll be surprised how exciting and fun your kids will enjoy their afterschool snack when presented in coloured muffin cups.
Freshly baked croissants stuffed with cheese and peperoni help make your new home smell delicious for when your kids get some from school. So if they weren’t that hungry to begin with, the irresistible aroma will surely sharpen their appetite. Depending on the veggies your kids enjoy, feel free to use ingredients like sliced olives, peppers or even arugula for added nutrition.
This irresistible presentation of cream cheese and celery puts a whole new fun element on food. This might be the only time in your new home where you’ll permit playing with your food! Animal crackers climbing through a snowy sea of cream cheese amidst raison boulders can be a tiring pursuit, building up quite an appetite!
Popcorn is probably already a favourite in your new home which is why a simple twist on a classic favourite can have them coming back for more. Introducing some of your child’s favourite trail mix ingredients to a plain bowl of popcorn can really amp up the nutrition and flavour.