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Mix It Up for an After School Snack

What do you think of when you hear the phrase, “cereal freestyle?”  To me, it says, “do whatever you want with the cereal, baby!” I thought I’d share a little tip for how to mix-it-up for after school snack’s, especially on the go. At our home, two days a week after school are pretty hectic, because I’m in my car driving my kids to piano and gymnastics. It’s a big pain. Especially because one of those days they get home, then we turn out the door again. I started packing snacks that were easy to take out the door, and I combined 3 of my favorite cereals to do that:

  • Kellogg’s Apple Jacks
  • Kellogg’s Fruit Loops
  • Kellogg’s Corn POPS

Seriously, my most FAVORITE cereal growing up was Kellogg’s Apple Jacks, and I love it just as much today! It brings my heart joy to see my kids loving it, too. I even told my 4 year old the other day as she was munching on Apple Jacks….”you know, when I was a kid, it was just little orange loops, now there is green and orange…” She didn’t have much to say about that, but it was fun to wax nostalgic for a brief moment.

snacking with cereal

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After School Snacks

I don’t know about all of you, but it seems the second my kids walk in the door after school, I’ll hear, “I’m starving!” Even though they often have snacks in the last hour of school. After school snacks are a time to sit down with the kids (while they are filling that void of starving-ness), and hear about their day. Sometimes the snack is fruit, sometimes it’s popcorn or pretzels, every once in a while I’ll bake something, but I’ve found a fun way to mix it up, is to offer small bowls of cereal without milk. A favorite around our home is Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheat cereal, mixing in the standard flavor along with the strawberry and blueberry flavors. After School Snack Ideas Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats   It’s a hearty snack, that paired with an orange, will hold off the crazy until dinner time! I don’t sit down with them every day, but … Continue Reading