Friday Recipes: Quick, Healthy Solutions for the Back-to-School Snack Attack

September 10, 2010

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In honor of back-to-school season, here are a few of our favorite snackable, packable foods. Send kids to school with one of these easy-to-transport snacks, or keep them on hand for munching after school. (Several recipes involve peanut butter, one of the most kid-pleasing foods around; in most cases, almond butter also works!)

Snack Ideas from the HSC Blog

Peanut Butter Rice Balls: Fun to make, fun to eat, and they make use of leftover cooked rice.

Yogurt Peanut Butter Fruit Dip: A kid-created recipe from the winners of our national Cooking up Change contest.

Make-Your-Own Raisins: Turn summer grapes into raisins, with some hands-on help from the kids.

Banana Flats: Bananas become even more kid-friendly with this easy baking method.

Ants on a Log: A classic kid favorite.

Energy Bites: Easy to make; packed with nutrients.

Peanut Butter Banana Spirals: Kids can help roll tasty, basic ingredients into fun spirals.

Also check out this big list of crunchy, sweet and salty snack ideas from guest blogger Kim Stakal!

HSC also encourages healthy snacks as an alternative to cupcakes and candy at classroom parties. For more ways to incorporate health and wellness into the school day, check out our Quick & Easy Guide to School Wellness!