Step Up Your After School Snack Routine with a Healthy CharKIDterie Tray
This post is sponsored by Sun-Maid®, but all opinions are my own.
It’s time for back to school and whether the kids are going back full time, part-time, or doing virtual learning from the comfort and safety of your home, there’s one common denominator for all of these options and that’s keeping order! Whether you are a strict stickler for a schedule or go with the flow type of mama, it’s important to be a step ahead of the kids with planning. If the little ones know what to expect each day, in terms of activities and snacks, then it’s all good. And for my three, I love to whip up sometimes simple and sometimes extravagant charKIDterie trays for them to graze on after school. These charKIDterie trays keep them happy, and, who are we kidding when the littles are happy, the BIGS are happy!
Much like the cast in “Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker,” NEW Sun-Maid® Bites are a little unique – and that’s what makes them sweet! A whole new way to snack and be 100% you. We like to read these books as a family to give our kids a storyline and imagination that fits our family values: keeping things fun, always looking for the upside, and staying true to yourself. You can snag the series at Walmart and most book stores around the country. This school year especially, it’s so helpful to have a series not only interests the kids but teaches them such valuable lessons.
House Rules/School Rules?
This year, we have chosen to send the children back to school as our best option for learning and allowing Matt and me to take care of our businesses. Likewise, whether the little ones are at home all day or at school, when 3 p.m. rolls around in every household, it’s snack time. So please allow me to share a fun charKIDterie tray featuring Sun-Maid Bites that you can incorporate into your afternoon routine to provide a fun and healthy better-for-you snack for your whole family to enjoy.
Attention Walmart Shoppers
I like to have fresh items as well as shelf-stable foods on hand at all times. Different types of fruit are great as well as bread and ingredients for a quick sandwich. Nuts are always amazing as well as bite-sized items for trail mix. My list for great snackables includes:
- Nuts (peanuts, walnuts, almonds, cashews, etc.)
- Sun-Maid Raisins (and other dried fruits such as mangoes, apricots, prunes, dates, etc.)
- Sun-Maid Bites (you can find these three flavors at your local Walmart, Birthday Cake, S’mores, and PB&J)
- Animal Crackers
- Whole wheat bread (for pb&j or turkey and cheese sandwiches)
- Fruit (apples, oranges, bananas, kiwi, grapes, etc.)
- Bagged, sliced veggies (carrots, celery)
- Cheese (American sliced and cheddar)
- Peanut Butter
- Lunch meat (ham, turkey, roast beef)
- Dark chocolate bars or chips
I recently stumbled onto an amazing bagged snack at Walmart that incorporates seamlessly into my kids (and adult) snack stash, the NEW Sun-Maid® Bites. They are chewy bite-size granola snacks that come in 3 kid crave-able flavors, Birthday Cake, S’mores, and PB&J. They can be found in-store on the granola bar aisle and online here. Also, check out this Ibotta offer for extra savings!
Extra Moms are Extra Special
Time for the Tray!
Mommy couldn’t keep her hands off the snacks either!