Did you know you can send relatively healthy snacks to school that your kid’s entire class will love?
Most of us with school-aged children have been there…your child is sent home with a note saying that it is their turn to be “snack kid” at school. My kids love being “snack kid,” but really why wouldn’t they? They get to show up to school the next day with goodies to share and enjoy with their friends.
What else do you need for your kid’s lunchbox? MOMables has all the recipes and tips you could possibly need!
The not-so fun part comes for us moms. Why does that seem to be a common theme in motherhood…mom does the grunt work, the kids reap the benefits? We’re the ones left with the decisions of what and how much you need to bring/make, all while trying to come up with something that is healthy for the kiddos and something that they would be excited to share with their friends.
Because even though us moms would be tickled to bring a snack of fresh fruits and veggies, our kids don’t always want to be the ones to bring carrots and celery sticks for snacks. So, when we get the dreaded note, I try to think of things that are the best of all worlds (healthy, kid-friendly, yummy, and easy to make in larger quantities).
To make it easier for all of you, I have constructed a list of 10 classroom snacks to share with you today, many of which are a healthier homemade version of children’s favorite staple snacks.
- Baked Banana Chips OR Baked Apple Chips
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Homemade Cheese Crackers
- Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups
- Kitchen Sink Muffins
- Homemade Oreos (ok, ok, this may not be “healthy” exactly, but they are a way better homemade alternative to the store bought and processed cookies)
You can find even more delicious snack ideas by browsing our recipe index. What are some of your favorite go-to homemade snacks that you send your child to school with for the whole classroom?