School-Snacking 101

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Are your children back in school? If yes, then you’re already going crazy when thinking of what to make them for school snacks and lunches. But first things first, have you already bought a lunch box for your little one? If you haven’t yet, we have just the snack box for you—the Joseph Joseph GoEat Snackpot. It will help store your child’s snacks in an organized manner, with the added benefit of being space-saving!

Now that you have the perfect lunch box, let us proceed to the perfect school snack recipes! Here are some of the healthy and delicious snack recipes that your kids will love!

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Now that you have the perfect lunch box, let us proceed to the perfect school snack recipes! Here are some of the healthy and delicious snack recipes that your kids will love…

Goat Cheese and Veggie Pinwheels

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Pinwheels are probably the most versatile school snacks that you can prepare. To get the full list of ingredients, please head to Popsugar.

Using a paper towel, blot the vegetables dry. Spread goat cheese on the tortilla, covering all the edges. Sprinkle the vegetables on top of the cheese. Make sure that you leave about 1 inch of one side uncovered. Roll up the tortilla starting on the side that is covered with vegetables. Don’t worry about the roll unraveling, as the exposed goat cheese will keep the cylinder secure. Slice the roll clockwise to create pinwheels.

The best thing about these is that they are very easy to do! Up next, let us make some bars that will give your children the energy they need!

Cranberry-Oat Cereal Bars

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This can be either a dessert or a sweet breakfast treat! To get the full list of ingredients, please head to Martha Stewart.

Spray the baking sheet with cooking spray. Line it with baking sheet and spray again with cooking spray. Place a large saucepan over medium heat and allow butter to melt. Add in salt and marshmallow. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat then add cereal and dried cranberries. Transfer the resulting mixture to the baking sheet. Coat spatula with cooking spray and use it to gently press the mixture. Allow it to cool for 1 hour before slicing into 24 parts.

It’s sweet AND healthy at the same time! Up next, let us make a healthy dip that is to die for!

Layered Hummus Dip

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Hummus dip is for everything! To get the full list of ingredients, please head to Family Circle.

Boil 1 ¼ cup of water. Place tabbouleh on a bowl and pour the boiled water over it. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap for about 5 minutes. Add in lemon juice, parsley, salt, tomatoes, cucumber, and oil. Using a fork, gently fluff all the ingredients to mix. Spread the hummus in a dish. Sprinkle feta on top and layer it with the tabbouleh mixture. Again, sprinkle ½ cup of feta cheese on top.

This dip will change the way your children snack for the healthier. Lastly, let’s have some Asian-inspired snacks.

Chicken Kabobs with Peanut Sauce

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Your kids can’t say no to the yummy peanut sauce! To get the full list of ingredients, please head to Parenting.

Cut the chicken across the grain to make ¼ inch strips. Gently flatten the strips by pounding them with your fist. Place chicken strips on a bowl. Add soy sauce and oil. Coat the chicken strips evenly. Let it marinate for 20 minutes or put it in the refrigerator overnight. Preheat the griddle over medium heat. Remove the chicken strips from marinade. Pat them dry. Then thread them onto the skewers. Place on a griddle and cook for 2 to 3 minutes for each side.

To make the peanut sauce, mix red pepper flakes, garlic powder, scallions, honey, lime juice, soy sauce and peanut butter in a bowl.

These recipes will take your child’s school snack or lunch into an entirely different level!