Simple, Un-Boring After School Snacks

 

This chunky, yummy granola is full of wholesome, protein-filled ingredients. In fact, no sugar is added, unlike other store-bought granolas. At Lehmans.com and our store in Kidron.

This chunky, yummy granola is full of wholesome, protein-filled ingredients. In fact, no sugar is added, unlike other store-bought granolas. At Lehmans.com and our store in Kidron.

After school snacks don’t have to be boring. They can be fun to eat and easy to make. Whether your children are snacking at home or on the go, there is a common thread: growing bodies need fuel to keep them going. It doesn’t matter if they are little ones or teenagers. A hearty snack after a busy day can give that boost to keep your family going until supper. 

Our gourmet, southern-style peanuts have an amazing crunch that comes from a special roasting process called "blister frying." you won't find nuts like these in your local grocery store! At Lehmans.com and our store in Kidron, Ohio.

Our gourmet, southern-style peanuts have an amazing crunch that comes from a special roasting process called “blister frying.” you won’t find nuts like these in your local grocery store! At Lehmans.com and our store in Kidron, Ohio.

Try these ideas, some tried-and-true, some totally new:

Fresh fruits and vegetables:

  • Peel and/or seed
  • Cut into easy to handle pieces
  • Hummus, yogurt, and nut butters make fun dips with a protein punch
Our reusable snack pouches go anywhere, wipe clean and save you money (no more plastic baggies). At Lehmans.com and our store in Kidron, Ohio.

Our reusable snack pouches go anywhere, wipe clean and save you money (no more plastic baggies). At Lehmans.com and our store in Kidron, Ohio.

Fill on-the-go pouches with munchies:
Granola
Flavored popcorn
• Finger size cereal
Dried fruits
• Nuts – peanuts, cashews, pumpkin seeds, almonds
• Tiny pretzel sticks

Our organic trail mix is Locally packaged in our area with a special process that removes oxygen and adds nitrogen, so food stays fresh longer. At Lehmans.com and our store in Kidron, Ohio.

Our organic trail mix is locally packaged with a special process that removes oxygen and adds nitrogen, so food stays fresh longer. At Lehmans.com and our store in Kidron, Ohio.

Crunchy Chickpeas – a perfect snack with that crunch for those with nut allergies
15-ounce can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained well
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika (chili powder can be substituted)
¼ teaspoons salt (optional)

Preheat oven to 425° F.Heat oil in a cast iron skillet. Add chickpeas and toss with cumin, smoked paprika (or chili powder), and salt. Sauté 2 minutes, then transfer skillet to oven and bake 15 – 20 minutes.

Nutty Pretzel Wands
Spread nut butter onto about halfway up the pretzel rods.Roll in chopped nuts and/or dried fruit.

Better Brownies 
Prepare your favorite brownie batter, adding 1 cup shredded zucchini (squeezed dry); divide among greased mini-muffin cups and bake 15 to 18 minutes at 350°F.

Fun and easy after school snacks can keep up with your active family. Maintaining the energy needed to fill the gap between school and supper. Remember to pack clean up wipes and a snack for you – you will need it.

Reusable. Durable. And 100% recycled snack containers. At Lehmans.com and our store in Kidron, Ohio.

Reusable. Durable. And 100% recycled snack containers. At Lehmans.com and our store in Kidron, Ohio.

About Dori Fritzinger

I live and work with my multi-generational family in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. We have a farm of cows and calves, wool sheep, dairy goats, rabbits, ducks, geese, chickens, honey bees, a horse and a donkey. We have a goat's milk soap and bath products line available on our farm web site. I enjoy reading, quilting and doing embroidery.