After School Snack Board
Theyre terrific for a quick increase and they include a reasonable quantity of protein and complex carbohydrates that will keep the kids going till supper time. You can change it up with cranberry oatmeal energy balls or apple cinnamon energy bites.
After School Snack Board
After School Snack Board
Why youll like it: You can use a broad range of healthy snacks that kids will love and theyll seem like its an actually unique treat.
The length of time it takes: 20 minutesEquipment youll require: large tray or charcuterie boardServings: as many as you like
Among the factors I enjoy this after school snack board is that its loaded with great deals of healthy snacks arrayed in an inviting manner. If the food looks enjoyable and attractive, its a lot most likely to be consumed. They feel like its a special treat, and guess what, it is!
Are your kids “starving” when they get home from school? Surprise them with an after school treat board stacked high with healthy fun treats! Theyll like it.
This idea isnt restricted to after school treats. Any party with kids is a perfect chance to provide healthy snacks. Attempt it at your next birthday celebration, sleepover, pool party, church event, etc. I guarantee it will be a hit!
Are your kids as hungry as mine when they get home from school? I attempt to keep lots of fruit, veggies, and high protein treats in the house however thats not what they tend to gravitate towards.
About this Snack Board
Second, the snack board is extremely simple to customize. Set up wonderfully on a small tray or plate, a treat board is quick and fun, and kids will like it.
Okay, I can hear you saying, get real, Rachel! Like we have time to make a snack board every day. Yeah, I totally comprehend that a completely filled after school treat board isnt going to be an every day choice.
There are a couple of factors why this concept will work more often than you believe. Initially, all of the treats can be prepped ahead and cooled. You can cut a whole bunch of carrot and celery sticks, etc and put them in the refrigerator. The monster cookie energy balls are simple to make and can be frozen for a number of months.
What Youll Need
You can shock them with specialized M&Ms too.Ranch Dressing: The board has a couple of dipping choices. Celery Sticks and Baby Carrots: Load up the board with healthy vegetables. You might be surprised at how eagerly the kids chow down the veggies when theyre set up on a fun board.
How To Assemble It
For instance, you could set up the products by color: orange carrots, cheez-its, cheese crackers; green celery, grapes; white popcorn, cattle ranch dressing, apple slices.
Search for something big enough to hold all the treats you want to provide: a big charcuterie board, cutting board, platter, or tray. A aluminum baking sheet with a one inch rim (sheet pan) is a great choice. The rim keeps the treats from falling off the edge.
You can be as imaginative as you like with the plan. I like to start with a couple rows of the beast cookie energy balls running right down the middle. They are the featured act and must be given top billing.
Fill in the open areas with the remaining active ingredients. Focus on colors and shapes so that the board looks balanced and attractive.
There can be many themes for a snack board depending on the occasion. Pay attention to color and texture so that the snack board looks attractive. Have enjoyable picking and organizing the items on your treat board!
I highly encourage an excellent hand cleaning prior to snacking! You may desire to supply small plates so the kids can choose what they like and put the items on their plates. Napkins are always an excellent idea, too.
Fill a couple of small bowls with the M&Ms, peanut butter, and ranch dressing. I like to put a spoon in each bowl too. Arrange the 3 bowls around the edges of the board.
Keep in mind to offer a drink. The kids will be thirsty, too. Deal milk, water, juice boxes, or tropical shakes.
Keep in mind, the kids will not be trying to find anything expensive and most likely will not be all that impressed by your lovely live edge olive wood monogramed charcuterie board.
Mix up the colors so likewise colored items are separated from each other (as visualized). Its truly approximately you. Just have enjoyable with it and be imaginative.
Another alternative is to make a number of boards, depending upon your circumstance. It might be easier to spread the banquet out a little bit so the kids arent all crowded into one area.
Make It Your Own
The fruit can be put on small skewers, too.For more board concepts, take an appearance at my other site, PancakeRecipes. Kids enjoy the legendary egg sandwich board and the yogurt parfait board. For grownups, the mimosa bar and breakfast board is always a hit, along with the Bloody Mary bar on a board!
There are so many methods to tailor a treat board. Ill provide you a couple of substitution concepts here but do not hesitate to use whatever snacks you like.
Make-Ahead Ideas/Storage Tips
As I discussed above, a lot of the snack board products can be prepped ahead. Cut up veggies and fruit can be saved in the fridge until you require them. The energy balls can be made ahead, too. Keep a ready supply of them in your freezer.
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Prep Time: 20 minsTotal Time: 20 mins
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Nutrition InformationCalories: 237kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.1 g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 241mg, Potassium: 268mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 3693IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 1mg.
This site supplies approximate nutrition info for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is collected mainly from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever offered, or otherwise other online calculators.
Are your kids “starving” when they get home from school? Surprise them with an after school treat board stacked high with healthy fun snacks! Theyll enjoy it.
Did You Make This?Be sure to publish a picture & & tag me at @RachelCooksBlog. I like seeing what you made!
One of the factors I love this after school snack board is that its filled with lots of healthy treats arrayed in an inviting manner. Look for something large enough to hold all the snacks you want to provide: a large charcuterie board, cutting board, platter, or tray. Kids love the impressive egg sandwich board and the yogurt parfait board. For adults, the mimosa bar and brunch board is always a hit, along with the Bloody Mary bar on a board!
Nutrition information is a really rough price quote and will depend on what combination of food you eat and what brands you purchase.
You may wish to include basically of specific components to fill holes or fit dietary needs.
Substitute any variety of energy balls or granola bars for this board.
Do not hesitate to substitute your kids preferred fruits (berries, sliced pear, melon portions, dried fruit, etc) and veggies (sliced cucumbers, grape tomatoes, bell pepper strips, broccoli florets, sugar snap peas, and so on).
Storage: Store all items in separate air-tight containers. Cool the essential items.
InstructionsPrepare the monster cookie energy prep, balls.wash, and cut all required ingredients.Assemble your board. Organize the monster cookie energy balls down the center of the board.Put the M&M s, ranch dressing, and peanut butter into small bowls. Set up the bowls around the boards edges.Fill outdoors spaces with celery sticks, baby carrots, cheese peanut butter crackers, grapes, cheez-it crackers, sliced up apples, and popcorn. Be special, creating an ornamental pattern.Gather the kids and delight in!
Surprise them with an after school treat board stacked high with healthy enjoyable snacks!