It’s here – and you’re going to have to get your lunch game on. Five days a week (well, four, because let’s be serious and admit that I’m going to use the Quiznos delivery service to Olivia’s school at least once a week). Lunch snacks. I’ve bet you’ve been searching Pinterest for inspiration, browsing the shelves of Costco to find out what’s new – and a viable alternative to the nuts and fruit that you feed the kids on a normal snack day at home.
Back to School Snack Swap
Just like a freezer meal swap or a soup swap, the premise is the same. You get together with a group of friends or other moms and dads searching for back to school snack inspiration, you each bring two dozen of a snack (we had a homemade agreement) and swap with each other, hopefully filling up the freezer with back to school, nut-free, snacks. Whether the snacks are muffins or homemade snack mix portions, or granola bars, or dried fruit mixes, you leave with an assortment of snacks to share with everyone – and a new recipe to get you out of your snack rut.
You could reduce it down to one dozen of the snacks, if you’re snack swapping group includes a few more people than ours did – but generally, the snacks that you’re creating for back to school are going to be easy to make, so enlisting the help of some small kitchen helpers means you’ll be done in no time – and come home with new snacks from the swap.
Make sure the snacks can be easily stashed in the freezer, and single portion them, like smaller sandwich bags inside of a larger freezer bag, to make it easy to grab for back to school.
Need inspiration for a recipe? Visit the bulk barn, make your own snack mix, or try this simple and easy granola bar recipe that’s always a kid-pleasing option around here.
Now, share with me some of your favourite snack ideas for back to school.