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On-the-Go Snacks: Peanut Butter and Jelly Trail Mix

We run from school to practice and lessons 4 out of 5 days a week. Our only break between school and activities some days is the drive in the car. This can make it difficult to make sure the kids can do their homework and get their snack in before an activity. This has made me the queen of on-the-go snacking recently. I try to make sure that I find recipes that pack a lot of protein and are easily eaten without a huge risk of choking, making a mess, or needing utensils.

One of our favorite on-the-go snacks is trail mix because the kids can eat it while we travel, it isn’t too messy (depending on the kid) and it can be customized to each kid’s likes with very little effort. Store bought mixes tend to be on the sugary side and do not always contain the best protein options. We like to make our own because it allows us to make them a little bit healthier and we can add our favorites to them.

This mix from The Recipe Revival is a great start. This recipe calls for a specific cereal. I like to add some almonds, and cashews, and cut the cereal portion in half. That way they get the nutrition they need to go off and play and still get a little sweetness to their snack. I usually do 1 1/2 cups nuts (half almonds and half cashews) then 1 1/2 cups cereal. The recipe is so easy you can add or subtract according to your wishes.

Be sure to check out The Recipe Revival’s full recipe, and check out the other great recipes while you are there!

After School Snacks: Pizza Wheels

Looking for an amazing snack for your little ones when they are home from school? Why not try these yummy pizza pinwheels? It is a fun and delicious way to do pizza as a snack. Of course it will be a huge hit with boys who love pizza and see it as its very own food group, it’s a vegetable right? Pair them with some marinara sauce for dipping and you will have some very happy (and full!) boys. What You Need: Pillsbury refrigerated pizza crust Garlic Salt Basil Olive Oil Mozzarella Cheese Pepperoni Marinara Sauce (You can purchase this or make your own) Directions: 1. Roll out the pizza dough on a flat surface. 2. Use a brush or spoon to put a thin layer of olive oil on the dough. 3. Sprinkle Garlic Salt and Basil as desired on top of olive oil. 4. Sprinkle with cheese and top with pepperoni. 5. Roll dough to form a log, and then slice into 1-inch pieces. 6. Place rolls on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until brown on top. 7. Warm marinara sauce and serve with pizza pinwheels as dipping sauce. Now you and your kids have a great new treat for those hungry afternoons, or pair it with a salad and serve it up for dinner one night. It also makes a great appetizer at parties! Enjoy!