We have officially started the back-to-school routine here. My kids started back last on Monday, and my daughter’s sports have already started up, as well. Consequently, we are eating dinner later, and my two boys have tummies that aren’t crazy about that. My ten-year old, in particular has a very hearty appetite, and has blood sugar issues. To avoid a meltdown due to his hypoglycemia, it’s important that we feed him a delicious after school snack, while he does his homework. Since they both have lunch early in the day, quick snacks are pretty important as well.
Speed gets home first, and he is old enough now that he loves to cook, and has made dinner for our family, with very minimal help. He wants to be a race car driving chef when he grows up. Right now I may not be able to help him in the race car driver department, but I can help give him kitchen responsibilities, including #AfterSchoolSnacks for himself, and even pre-swim meet snacks for his older sister on meet days.
We are very much into easy to make snacks, and if we can put a personal twist on snack food, then fantastic! I don’t like to load my kids up on sweets before dinner, so we hit up the frozen snack section of Walmart. I knew that Speed would love some Bagel Bites, and Delimex Taquitos have always been a favorite of GG.
I’d picked up some Cheese Bagel Bites, as well as a variety of toppings so Speed could create some really great snack recipes. He had mini pepperoni, mushrooms, spinach, black olives and pineapple to choose from. He used those ingredients to make super fun snacks for himself, and his sister (and I may have snuck one or two). He had a lot of fun personalizing them, and making each one different. We cooked them in the microwave, and added a couple Delimex Tacquitos on the side to create a fun and tasty kid’s snack. He put in a request to do this much more often!
Speed happily ate the snack he made himself while we went over all that fun new-school-year paperwork. The Bagel Bites and Delimex filled his belly and carried him over until dinner. Bagel Bites are made with real cheese and homemade sauce with 0g trans fat, so they are a snack that I feel good about feeding my kids.
You can find some pretty great recipes online. How would your family spice up your Bagel Bites?
Thank you to #CollectiveBias for this fun shoppertunity!