No matter what age they are, kids have a pretty long day when they are in school. Focusing, paying attention and doing all the things that are required of them at school is a lot. Whether they’re in pre-school or high school, most children are typically completely spent by the end of their school day. And right now, in these early weeks of a new school year, us parents should try to be extra compassionate.
You know how you feel after the first days of working a new job? You’re exhausted just from trying so hard to be extra nice and learn your way around. The same goes for our kids! Each new classroom brings a new teacher and a new set of rules. A hug and a snack goes a long way. The same is true of us ‘rents too right? Haha! I’d be happy to accept a hug and a snack any day. Hopefully the hubs is reading this, but I digress…
Easy After School Apple Slices Snacks
Kristin’s kids have already started school and I’m preparing to see a wiped out and hungry kid get off that bus each day. As busy working moms, we have always snacks on hand that are fun, but not overly complicated to create. We don’t always have a ton of extra time on our hands to get creative. That’s a fact. These healthy and fancy apple slices are sure to get a smile from any kiddo and take less than 5 minutes to prepare. Sun butter or Nutella would also work as a spread for kids who can’t eat peanut butter. These fancy apple slices are so good that you might want to make a few for you to nosh on when you hit the dreaded afternoon slump!
Dressed Up Apple Slices
Ingredients: 1-2 apples, peanut butter (or other spread), fun sprinkles or toppings.
Directions: Use an apple corer to core an apple. Slice the apple into thin slices horizontally. Use a knife to spread the peanut butter evenly on the apple slice. Add some fun sprinkles.
* Other items that make great toppings include raisins, mini chocolate candies, chopped pretzels and shredded coconut. The options are endless. Have fun with it!
Serving Size: 4 slices
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 78mg Carbohydrates: 30g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 21g Protein: 4g
Speaking of apples…I’ve shared some more apple goodies below! Two make lovely fall desserts, and the baked apple chips are perfect to make on Sunday for all week snacking. Place them somewhere the kids can access and you won’t have to hop up to make them a snack every five minutes. Bwah! Happy almost fall friends!
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