Quick and Creative After-School Snacks

Photo by: Photo by Yossy Arefi-Afshar
Frozen grape and raspberry kebabs

Frozen grapes are extra refreshing, and any food on a stick is extra fun. To make the kebabs, thread alternating fruits on ... more 
Photo by: Photo by Yossy Arefi-Afshar
Frozen grape and raspberry kebabs

Frozen grapes are extra refreshing, and any food on a stick is extra fun. To make the kebabs, thread alternating fruits on bamboo skewers (don't forget to cut off the pointy ends with burly scissors), then freeze. Serve with this tangy-sweet chevre dipping sauce: Bring 2 oz. fresh chevre to room temperature. Beat with a wooden spoon until soft and creamy, add honey to taste, and thin with a bit of milk or cream to a thick, saucy consistency. less 
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Wed, Oct 10, 2012 9:46 AM EDT
By Sara Dickerman, Bon Appétit



Snacking is a high-pressure affair for kids and parents alike. I just learned that during this school year, my eight-year-old son will be eating lunch at 11:20 in the morning. No wonder he's growling with hunger when he gets home at 3:30 in the afternoon! With the kids badgering you for food, it's easy to get stumped or reach for prepackaged solutions. But with a bit of foresight, you can have good snacks at the ready. Some of the eleven snack ideas below encourage kids to take part in the preparation; others are super-easy to have on hand for the hungry hordes when they burst through the door. All of them are easy to make. Because no matter how creative a cook you are, you don't want to get fiddly at snacktime.



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