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Afterschool Snacks - Any new ideas?

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My DGC seem to be getting bored w/ the snacks available when they come home from school... sigh... pretzels, popcorn, chips, etc. Does anyone have any new ideas that their mom or I (on the days i watch them after school) could try (and yes, of course, I'll check w/ their mom first before I do).? Or any old family favorites, if you don't mind sharing, that would be "new" to my granddolls?

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Fruit chunks (apple, berries, peaches, pears, banana, whatever) served with toothpicks for "forks"

raw vegetables with dips (carrot sticks, celery sticks, broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, with humus, babaj ganoush, etc)

if they eat grains and dairy, "baby pizzas" are usually popular  - 1/2 English muffin with spaghetti sauce, grated cheese and their favorite toppings (pepperoni, olives, ham, pineapple, etc.) Let each child design their own and bake until the cheese is melted


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Fruit an Yogurt are always a hit too, especially now once berries are in season.

If they eat grains and dairy, Zucchini bread (or eggplant which works well too) is a huge hit.  The kid loves it, and has no idea there is a veggie in there.  One slice will curb his hunger for a while - and I have a pre-teen.

Our kid likes anything in ranch, so we make these small oyster crackers, you can find recipies all over the net - but essential its oyster cracker, in ranch that you bake in the oven.  We always add a little garlic powder and dill weed to ours as well. These are a staple in our pantry.


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