Snack ideas for kids in the summer is a sponsored post on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company.
Summer is almost over. But that doesn’t mean the fun is. You might have a road trip, daycation or staycation planned. Whatever your plans are I’m sure they will involve food. So if you want to stretch your end of the summer travel dollars without spending a lot of money on expensive fast food and snacks along the way, then these snack ideas for kids and tips will help you out.
Snack Ideas for Kids
Spend less on meals by preparing breakfast and lunch at home.
Make a list of snack ideas about a week before your trip. And try to stick to kid-friendly foods that are portable and that don’t require utensils. Raw vegetables, fruit, muffins, smoothies and sandwiches are great ideas.
Shop for groceries a few days before your trip. Jif Whips are great for dipping and spreading on baked chips, fruits and vegetables. And applesauce, yogurt and Jif To Go Dippers with pretzels are great choices for eating in transit.
Prepare your snacks the night before your trip for a fun #Snackation. Let the kids help with preparation. This will ensure that even the pickiest of eaters takes a bite or two or three of what you make. Kids like to taste test their own creations.
Make open faced apple peanut butter granola sandwiches. Apples are very popular with children. Combine them with peanut butter and granola and you have a yummy, portable and filling snack.
Open Faced Apple Peanut Butter Granola Sandwiches
1/2 cup – 1 cup Granola
2 medium Granny Smith apples
1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
Jif Whips in any flavor or 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1. Peel and core apples. Then cut each apple into ¼-inch slices. If you won’t be eating your apple sandwiches right away, brush them with lemon juice to keep them from turning brown.
2. Spread 1-2 teaspoons of Jif Whips or peanut butter on the apple slices, then sprinkle with granola. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator.
Wherever you decide to go for your end of the summer trip, enjoy yourself and make it fun. Looking for more snackation ideas? Find them at mysnackation.com.