“I’m hungry!” Parents – fear not…when you hear those dreaded words, we have super yummy snack solutions that will make your kids, and their bellies, smile! Here is a list of snack ideas that your kids will be sure to enjoy and snacks you can feel great about giving them. Recipes packed with protein, whole grains, and of course a healthy serving of dairy. Not only are many of these recipes quick, your kids can help too – older kids can even make these some of these simple recipes themselves.Snacks make kids happy. So make these snacks and make them happy! #cabotcheese Click To Tweet
Let’s start with a classic snack of apples and cheese. Our Apple Fractions with Cabot Cheddar Cheese is sure to please! Mix it up and make it colorful with red and green apples, or try swapping out traditional cheddar for something adventurous like Pepper Jack.
For another simple and quick snack, try these Apple Pie Cheddar Pretzel Crisps. Featuring tasty Cinnamon Toast Pretzel Crisps and cinnamon sugar apples, this makes a great light and healthy snack but could even be served as a dessert.
Continue to keep it cool with two delicious smoothies. Smoothies are a great choice when your children just can’t wait – they whiz up in seconds and are easy to double for a crowd. The Maple Moo Smoothie is guaranteed to put a smile on their faces!
Try this PB & J Smoothie for a twist on a classic kids lunch. Use fresh strawberries when they’re in season.
These Cabot Cheddar Cheese Crisps require a little more prep work, but when the kids have a “rumbly in their tumbly” this snack will surely satisfy. Think mozzarella sticks with a cheddar twist. Great with tomato sauce, ranch dressing, or any creative dipping sauce your children come up with.
Parents – remember those frozen pizza bites we loved as kids? Here’s our version which features whole grains and fresh ingredients – trust us, it’s easier than it sounds! Your kids will be full of smiles when you present a plate of these Whole Grain Cheesy Pizza Biscuits. Making biscuits might seem intimidating, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll find yourself coming up with all sorts of ways to make them your own. Get the kids involved in this fun snack by letting them choose their own toppings.
And last but not least…we get a little bit sneaky with these Mini Cheesy Potato Bites. Featuring mashed cauliflower along with potatoes and creamy cheddar cheese, this snack is the perfect way to add some veggies to your picky child’s diet. Reminiscent of a twice-baked potato, these bites won’t last long and will leave little ones feeling full till dinnertime.
Now you’re ready to tackle snack time – armed with recipes to please both parents and children. Kids love to learn so get them involved in the kitchen at all ages. Check out our Cooking with Kids page to get more ideas. When kids join you in the kitchen, you’re not only spending valuable time together, but you’re encouraging a lifelong passion for cooking and healthy eating. Enjoy!
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