First Grader Snack Rollups and a {Giveaway}

Thanks to Azteca for sponsoring today’s post, as well as today’s after school snacks!

Back to school has happened, and now I think we’re just in “school” mode. After 10 days, the shiny newness of their supplies and the routine has worn off, and now our goal is just not to be marked tardy each morning. That Back to School fever is nice while it lasts, but it’s getting shorter every year around this place.

We’ve also adjusted to the “school year” grocery list, which includes ample lunch supplies, snack-in-the-car supplies, snack-before-dinner-supplies, and snack-because-I’m-STILL-hungry-and-can’t-wait-til-six-o’clock-supplies. I’m making lunches every day, and feeding them non-stop from the time they get home until dinner time every afternoon. Learning seems to make them just as hungry as swimming, which is weird in my opinion, but so it goes. They don’t get to snack during the school day, and they can only drink water, so I kind of understand. But pre-packaged snacks, as easy and tasty as they are, can get expensive. And honestly, a little boring. “Oh look! It’s granola bar #48 from the 60 count box I bought on Monday.” And while the giant warehouse sizes look like they’ll last forever, they won’t. I make MaM do the math when she requests more than one of something- if there are 32 in a box, and everyone in the house has one per day, how many days will it last? is how I get her to see my side of the rationing. Of course I offer a good selection of fruit, and you know, there are always carrots, but that doesn’t always hit the spot either.

When Azteca invited me to share with you the goodness that is their no-preservative  tortillas, it gave me an idea. What if there was a snack the kids could make themselves with them? It would be more of a process than tearing open a wrapper, but it could be a good experience! Plus, it could slow down the mass consumption of everything within arms reach every week day between the hours of 3-6pm.

Now before you think my kids suddenly started making tacos or something crazy that involves vegetables and seasoning other than ketchup, let me explain. What I discovered is that peanut butter and/or  chocolate hazelnut spread  on a tortilla is easy enough for my first grader to concoct himself. That’s it. Nothing fancy, no knives or offensive vegetables required. I always have these ingredients on hand (Azteca no preservative tortillas can be found in the refrigerated section of Kroger), and it’s something they can orchestrate on their own.

Their favorite combinations include:

  • peanut butter and chocolate chips
  • chocolate hazelnut spread and raspberries
  • peanut butter and bananas
  • chocolate hazelnut spread and peanuts

 

snackrollupscollageWant to give this make-your-own snack idea a try? Azteca would like to help in that department!

{The Giveaway}

Azteca has graciously offered up the following prize pack for one lucky reader:

·         $50 Kroger Gift Card

·         Azteca Free Product Coupon

·         Meal Planning Notepad

·         Tupperware Containers

·         Dry Erase Wall Decal Calendar

 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post, telling me how you handle the munchies- from your kids or even yourself. For additional entries- do any of the following, and leave a separate comment for each action. A winner will be chosen on Friday, August 22nd around 9pm, and will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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Good luck and happy snack making!

Disclosure: I received a prize pack identical to the giveaway provided for Azteca for the purpose of this post. All opinions, snack ideas and kitchen messes are my own.

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68 Replies to “First Grader Snack Rollups and a {Giveaway}”

  1. My 4 yr old loves a single serve hummus and snackpack of baby carrots. Her 9 yr old brother prefers the more traditional celery sticks with peanut butter and raisins (or “ants on a log” as we call it).

  2. Thanks for this Michelle. Bryn is a super picky eater and I had forgotten about the versatility of the tortilla. I am excited about this no preservative offering from Azteca. I am trying to work toward independence in the snacking, but it usually leads to poor choices. I have a rule that something with healthy protein and fiber has to be eaten before any junk. Insert grumbling here.

  3. When we get hungry, usually convenience is a factor so I like to pre-wash and bag different fruits and veggies and keep them in the fridge so we can quickly grab them on the go and I also try to keep healthier chip/cookie options in the house for when fruit/veggies isn’t enough.

  4. My daughters love to eat raisins. Luckily we can put a pack of those or fruit snacks in their backpack for the school bus ride home. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing!!

  5. We like to bake a lot in my house so there are always baked goods to choose from for a quick bite. We also bake together often which is fun where they get to participate which they love especially when we use frosting.

  6. we have snack twice a day, at 10am and then again after school at 4pm. And I try to avoid empty calories, and instead go for something in the cut up fruit/veggie department (and of course with a little dip on the side).

  7. My mom used to make these for me, too! But only with peanut butter, we didn’t ever have chocolate chips in my house. I do the same thing now that I’m adult and can open the peanut butter jar by myself.

  8. We handle munchies with free reign on the fruit drawer, raw carrots, and a special drawer in the pantry with dried fruit,nuts, and snack bars – our “anytime food”

  9. Those tortilla rolls look delicious. I’d definitely go with the peanut butter and chocolate chips and stick it in the microwave for a few seconds. I handle munchies at home usually with chips or some other type of snack food but I like this idea a lot more.

  10. Celery with peanut butter and raisins is a big hit healthier snack in my house. It’s quick to make when someone is hungry and a lot healthier than chips or candy.

  11. We always have “fishies”, EO’s (Cheerios) and cherries (cherry flavored dried cranberries) with us everywhere we go. When we are at home, you can add cheese and tubes of yogurt to the list!

  12. My littles are always starved after school. I keep easy snacks like crackers, grapes, apples, cheese on hand for them to grab!

  13. As I’m sitting here, I’m munching on roasted coconut chips. I try to have tasty yet somewhat healthy snacks on hand at all times, otherwise we end up eating an entire can of Pringles by ourselves.

  14. We are big on frozen yogurt or popsicles in my house… even in the middle of the winter. I buy them year round and they are a fast, tasty snack.

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