When kids are off from school for any period of time, it seems like they can empty out a pantry faster than you could even think possible. It’s important to have quick and easy snack recipes in your arsenal to keep those tummies full. Here are five tasty recipes for Spring Break snacking.
1) Deep Dish Pizza Cupcakes
What kid doesn’t like pizza? But making one when hunger strikes can be time intensive.This recipe is the perfect solution. With only four ingredients and a total bake time of just 15-18 minutes, these pizza cupcakes will satisfy even the biggest of appetites in no time. Recipe.
2) Frozen Yogurt Covered Berries
This snack is a great option for those with a sweet-tooth. And with only two ingredients, it’s a quick and easy. Plus it’s packed with antioxidants from the blueberries and protein if using Greek yogurt, which makes it a healthy snack, too. Recipe.
3) Homemade Popcorn
Popcorn is a delicious snack, but with the high salt, butter, and fat content (not to mention unhealthy chemicals) found in most store bought products, they typically are not healthy snack options for you or your kids. Opt for an easy homemade popcorn recipe like this one. Note: I selected this recipe because it calls for grapeseed oil. Grapeseed oil has a high ”smoke point”, which means it’s better for cooking at high temperatures rather than using other oils like olive or vegetable (bonappetit.com). Recipe.
4) No Bake Energy Bites
These had me at “no bake,” plus they look simple-to-make and delicious. These little bites are packed with protein so your kids feel full longer. The recipe makes about 26 bites, so there will be plenty to go around. Recipe.
5) Peanut Butter Honey Yogurt Dip
This three-ingredient recipe is delicious and can be made in just five minutes, making it a winner in a hungry household. While it’s great served with apple slices, you can also serve it with graham crackers, pretzels, or cookies depending on healthy you prefer it. Recipe.
Ultimately, the point of any good snack is to ensure it tastes good, fills up the kids, and doesn’t stress you out. And this is especially true during the week-long festival that is Spring Break. Hopefully these recipes will please your family!
Do you have any recommendations for yummy Spring Break snacks?