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If your children haven’t gone back to school yet, chances are they will be going back within the next few weeks. Jasmine is back in school and we had no down time; I have carpools, early mornings, homework, and after school activities already keeping me busy, and it will be that way for the next 9 months or so.
Back-to-school season is bittersweet for all of us. The relaxing summer days and (mostly) fun days camping are gone, but it’s nice to get back into a routine. One thing about our routine that gets overwhelming is after-school snacks #AfterSchoolSnacks. The kids are always so hungry right around 3:30p. I can remember this feeling. I walked home from school with my brother when we were kids, and the first thing I did when I got home from school was ask mom for a snack. No kidding, the very first thing my daughter asks me every day when I pick her up is, “What’s for snack?” Usually, I don’t have a lot of time to put something together. I need plenty of easy to make snacks for after school to keep my daughter happy.
Do you think we look anything alike? You won’t hurt my feelings if you say no. I’d like to think we do, but Jasmine took after her dad; his islander skin tone and dark features prevailed. I remember being 7-years old and it was at this age that my mom started to let me make my own breakfasts and snacks. My daughter is so much like me; she loves being in the kitchen and making snacks.
Anyway, I’ve been trying to come up with some new ideas for snack time – some easy to make snacks for after school that will also keep the kids full enough until dinner. I was grocery shopping the other day at Walmart and saw Bagel Bites in the frozen section.
Do you remember those? I remember when the first box of Bagel Bites came out. I was 6 or 7 and I fondly remember my mom treating my brother and I. I love sharing memories like this with the kids, so I picked up a box. I figured Jasmine would really enjoy them and she could even share with her little brother. Not too far down the same frozen food aisle from the Bagel Bites, I noticed the Delimex products which, if you haven’t heard, are delicious, traditional Mexican meals that are ready when I’m ready.
Bagel Bites and Delimex are easy to make snacks for after school.
Jasmine was thrilled when she saw what I had set out for her when she got home from school. Both kids, but especially my daughter, enjoyed the Bagel Bites. They are so tasty, but I like the fact that Bagel Bites are made with real cheese and homemade sauce with 0g trans fat.
I didn’t do much with the Bagel Bites, because they are just fine on their own, but I did end up getting creative with a dipping station for the Delimex beef and cheddar rolled tacos. It’s a proven fact, at least in our house, that kids love to dip their food into yummy sauces.
I put out some store-bought salsa, sour cream, nacho cheese, and guacamole for the kids to dip their Delimex rolled tacos, and it was a big hit. The kids had fun and were full and happy until dinner time. Easy to make snacks for after school? Check!
The kids relaxed outside with their snacks, and I took a little walk down memory lane with them, remembering my school days and after-school snacks. It turned out to be a great way to decompress from the school day and reconnect with each other before heading back out for activities.
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