It’s that time a year again, the summer is halfway over and children are heading to class. We know this year going to be a little different considering the experience we’ve had in the previous school year with the global pandemic and a lot of at home teaching/learning. Parents are on edge and kids are anxious and excited to begin this almost new beginning in a different environment. That means beginning healthy habits for routines, waking up early, engaging with other children, school shopping and so much more! We also know that that means preparing the house, the kids, all while getting set for the work train again.
We thought it would be helpful for our fellow parents to have some fun snack recipes that will keep the children happy and healthy!
Peanut Butter Banana Yogurt Bark
- 2 Bananas, Ripe
- 2 tbsp Honey
- 2 tbsp Style peanut butter, natural
- 2 tbsp Chocolate chips, mini
- 2 cups yogurt, plain
- Mash Banana in yogurt
- Spread onto baking sheet
- Drizzle on Peanut Butter
- Add Sliced banana
- Mini Chocolate Chips
- Freeze and break into pieces
Chunky Monkey Banana Bites
- 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter, natural
- 1/2 Dark Chocolate or Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 Cup Powered Sugar
- 1/2 Cup tsp Vanilla
- 1 bag Pretzels
- Put peanut butter on powered sugar
- Add Vanilla and a little salt; mix
- Refrigerate for 10-15 min
- Roll in a ball and smash two pretzels on both sides
- Melt the chocolate chop & dip half or whole pretzel in it
- put on baking sheet and refrigerate
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Granola Apple Bites
- 2 Apples
- 1/4 cup Granola
- 1/4 cup Peanut butter
- 1 Chocolate Chips, semisweet
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon, ground
Coat tops of apple wedges in peanut butter and sprinkle with granola and cinnamon.
Melt chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring in 30 second increments until melted. Be careful not to overheat.
Drizzle wedges with melted chocolate, set on a large platter and serve.
- 2-3 Slices of Boar’s Head Maple Glazed Honey Coat® Ham
- 2-3 Slices of Boar’s Head American Cheese, white
- (1) Fresh Cucumber
- Handful of fresh matchstick carrots
- Optional: toasted sesame seeds for garnish
- Slice cucumber into large ¾-1 inch thick slices (removing peel if desired).
- Hollow out center of cucumber using a melon baller. Leave about ½ inch of cucumber from the edges.
- Stuff cucumber with small rolls of ham, cheese and carrots until center is filled.
- Garnish with toasted sesame seeds if desired.
- Serve cold. Refrigerated leftovers in tightly sealed container.