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Easy Afterschool Snacks

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Aug 13th, 2018

There can be a real time crunch between the end of the school day and after school activities. Whether your student is an actor, an athlete, or an artist these quick and easy snacks are the perfect way to re-fuel on the go.

Nestle Water
Staying hydrated is important for top performance. Keeping Nestle Water on hand can ensure your child is ready to go to their next event. Send the water bottle to school frozen so the water can double as an ice pack to keep other items cold and be on hand to hydrate at the end of the day.

Goya Coconut Water
Students can quench their thirst with naturally hydrating GOYA® Coconut Water. This delicious tropical drink is the clear liquid found when you crack open young coconuts. 100% natural, it’s cholesterol free and low in fat, carbohydrates, and sugar.

Peanut Butter and Jelly
A simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich is portable and provides protein and carbohydrates prefect for pre- game. Kids will delight in the fruitful balance of Smuckers Natural Fruit Spreads, made with real sugar and no preservatives. Jif Natural Creamy Peanut Butter Spread is made with five simple ingredients for a naturally delicious taste they’ll love. Check out https://www.lovepbj.com/ for all you ever wanted to know about the iconic PB&J!

Quaker Oats Energy Bites
Oats are a nutrient powerhouse and area a good source of fiber for lasting energy and fullness. Energy bites are a creative way to use oats for a snack that will give kids a quick energy boost before a practice. Visit http://www.quakeroats.com/cooking-and-recipe/ to for a variety of energy bite recipe ideas!
With these easy ideas planning for afterschool snacking doesn’t need to add stress to your day!

Peanut Butter & Banana Energy Bites
• 2 1/2 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
• 2 tablespoons honey.
• 1/4 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter.
• 1 cup ripe mashed banana (about 2 large bananas)
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
Instructions
Place oats and cinnamon in large bowl; stir to blend well. Add mashed banana, peanut butter and honey. Stir until ingredients are well blended. Shape into 24 (about 1-inch diameter) balls. Refrigerate, covered, until chilled. Store leftovers in refrigerator, covered.

Recipe courtesy of quakeroats.com

2 Responses to Easy Afterschool Snacks

  1. Supriya Kutty 12/09/2018 at 3:05 am

    My son would love this recipe! He has really gotten into cooking lately and he’s been looking for some snack ideas. I’m pinning this for him now. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Customer Support 12/09/2018 at 11:28 am

      That’s wonderful, Supriya! We hope your son enjoys the recipes! -Jayme

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