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Fun Back to School Snack Ideas

 

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Are your kids raiding the refrigerator the moment they step in the door from school? My kids sure do. You would think they didn’t eat all day sometimes.

Both of my kids eat a decent breakfast. My daughter goes to college and works, so she’s always in and out. She grabs whatever she can to eat until she can get home to a good dinner.

My son on the other hand doesn’t like to buy lunch at school. He also finds it inconvenient sometimes to bring lunch (he does, but not on a regular basis). For that reason when he gets home he’s ravenous and will eat anything not “glued down.”

I always make sure to have something healthy for my son to eat when he gets home (he gets home around 2:20 – I leave for work at 2:45).

Not only does he want lunch, he also wants to follow it up with a sweet treat. I keep a variety of snack foods on hand for him to enjoy after lunch. My #1 rule is healthy foods first – snacks later.

Some snack items we keep on hand are the new Sara Lee® Snacks and Entenmann’s Little Bites® baked snacks. I wish the Sara Lee Snacks were easier to find. Only one grocery story local to me carries them. I wish more did because their snacks are yummy.

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Kathleen Robbins, head baker at Sara Lee Snacks, Entenmann’s Little Bites and a full time mom, has some super cute and easy snack ideas that are just as fun to make as they are to eat.

  • Little Bites Party Cakes Caterpillars
  • Sara Lee Brownie Chocolate Chip Snack Kabobs

This video (below) shows just how easy they are to make. In addition, both Sara Lee Snacks and Entenmann’s Little Bites have created a five-day planner that will make those on-the-go mornings a breeze. “The Lunch Box #KidzStyle” five day snack planner was designed so kids can choose which snacks they want in their lunch box for the week, encouraging well balanced meals and some fun treats. It also lets mom and dad plan ahead when grocery shopping and getting ready for the morning madness. Giving the kids the responsibility of choosing from a variety of options makes their lunchtime more fun and parents’ mornings a little easier.

Great tips! And the treats are so easy to make.

I would have made the Sara Lee Brownie Chocolate Chip Snack Kabobs, but my kids (and my husband!) dove into th box of brownie chip snacks without saving me enough to make kabobs with. They know better than to gobble up things I need for review/posts, but they couldn’t resist these snacks. Frankly, neither could I. I blame myself because I opened the box to try ONE, so they figured if the box was opened it was OK to enjoy them too. They are VERY good!

Sara Lee Snack Cake

These freshly baked, individually wrapped snack cakes are great to pop into a lunchbox/bag or backpack for on-the-go snacking. The Sara Lee Brownie Chocolate Chip Cakes are filled with a double batter mix of brownies and the classic favorite chocolate chips. They are SO GOOD! That is why I wish I was able to find the Sara Lee snack cakes locally. I would keep these on hand often.

We have been a big fan of Entenmann’s Little Bites since my kids were littler. Did you know they have been around for 15 years?

Little Bites are pre-portioned packages of bite sized muffins and brownies. They are also great for on-the-go snacking.

Entenmann’s newest flavor is Little Bites Party Cakes. These golden mini cakes are chock full of rainbow sprinkles, and the perfect delicious fun treat.  Where there are Little Bites Party Cakes, there’s always a party!

I found them to be delicious. I also found the caterpillar recipe to be super easy to make too. The frosting on the Party Cake turned them into mini cupcakes.

Little Bites 1

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I used some Mike & Ike candies at the end of the antenna and for the eyes. I didn’t have any chips handy. You can decorate them any way you see fit and use how much frosting that you want (even what flavor frosting you want).

These would be fun to make at a birthday party too!

Look for both Sara Lee Snack Cakes and Entenmann’s Little Bites at a grocery store near you.

You might want to check out the sweepstakes Little Bites is hosting too. It ends on Friday (September 25th). For information about the “ Life of the Lunchbox” sweepstakes please visit the Little Bites Facebook Page.

For more information about Entenmann’s products visit their official website, www.Entenmanns.com.

For information about Sara Lee Snacks visit www.SaraLeeSnacks.com.

Look for both brands on social media too.

FYI… For all you pumpkin lovers out there be sure to try Entenmann’s Little Bites Pumpkin Snacks which I am almost certain will only be available for a limited time.

Little Bites Pumpkin

Kimberly

*I received free product samples, coupons and other branded goodies in exchange for my participation. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing! Fun!