Monday, April 25, 2016

My Favorite Snack Hacks

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I am constantly on the lookout for creative snack ideas that are easy and nutritious. I don't want to spend a ton of time making Emmie's snacks, but I also want them to be fun and good for her. That's kind of a tall order, right?

Well, if there's one “snack hack” I have for making snacks that fit the bill, it can be summed up in one word: versatile. I like to have a few simple ideas that can be transformed into lots of different snacks.  Changing a couple of ingredients in these snack hack recipes can make a totally different snack concept!

These Apple Stack Ups sound like such a great snack idea for kids!  This site even has a cute printable note you can pair with the snacks. Perfect for school!

One incredibly easy, versatile idea for a kid's snack are these apple stack-ups. The method is simple: slice apples into thin pieces and layer with your favorite fillings. On this day, we chose peanut butter and dried cranberries. You could also use cream cheese, yogurt, granola, dried fruit, coconut, or chocolate chips as the filling...the possibilities are endless! This snack is a fun way to really experiment with new and different foods. You'd be surprised what kids will try when the food is fun! And if you're looking for an easy and wholesome drink option to pair with this, we love Capri Sun Organic Apple juice drinks.

Such a cute apple lunch or snack note for a kid's school lunchbox!

To make this snack even easier to prepare for kids, I've included a cute printable note to include in their lunch box. You can click here to download a printable copy!

How delicious does Fruit Punch Yogurt Bark sound?  This would be great for a kid's lunch or can even be eaten two ways!  Click through to see recipe and details (there's even a cute printable note on this site).

Fruit Punch Yogurt Bark is another easy snack hack that has a ton of possibilities. This recipe is so easy to prep one afternoon for days worth of snacks.

Here's the method: on a large rimmed cookie sheet, lay a piece of wax paper flat. Spread a 32oz carton of plain yogurt about 1/2” thick. If desired, you can use vanilla yogurt, Greek yogurt, or even mix a little bit of honey into plain yogurt to give it sweetness.

Then, chop fruits you love into bite-sized pieces and spread on the yogurt. On this day, I chose grapes, oranges, strawberries, and pineapple to go with a matching drink choice, Capri Sun Organic Fruit Punch.  Slightly press fruits into the yogurt and pop the cookie sheet into the freezer for a couple of hours.

Then, lift the frozen yogurt off the sheet and break into sections for an easy snack!

Emmie loves these frozen...they're a great way to convince kids they’re eating a cold treat that's actually healthy. If you're sending these to school, you can place them in a sealable bowl and they will melt into a cup of yogurt and fruit for your child!

These are such cute lunch box note printables!  I love how colorful and fun they are.  The best part - they're free!

And here's another printable to go with your fun here for a downloadable copy.

Capri Sun Organic juice drinks are perfect to match with these versatile, wholesome, and fun snack ideas. They're certified USDA organic drinks that provides a full serving of fruit in each pouch.* These drinks have no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives and have no added sugar.

They even contain 100% of a daily serving of Vitamin C. These juice drinks give kids the taste they love and give parents a wholesome drink option that they can feel good about serving!

To learn more about Capri Sun Organic juice drinks, visit their website, Twitter, or Facebook pages!

*Each pouch provides 1/2 cup fruit juice which is one serving of fruit according to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.