When you’re stuck inside on a snow day, what else is there to do but to snack? Sure, the kids can watch TV, play with their toys, or take a few extra naps, but chances are they’ll be craving something good to eat. Fill up their bellies so they can fuel up for fun outside building snowmen or tossing snowballs. And these snacks are perfect for preparing with the kids. Snow day snacks make the bad weather so much more bearable!
DIY Pita Pizzas
A warm snack is in order when the temperature drops. And who doesn’t love pizza? Make a mini version of the popular treat and pop it in the microwave or toaster oven for a quick snack that is simple to make.
Here’s how to make a ‘DIY pita pizza’:
One 8-inch pita (white or wheat)
2 tablespoons pizza sauce
¼ cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
Toppings of choice (veggies, seasonings, extra cheese, meat (for non-Kosher), etc.)
Spread the sauce evenly on the pita, add the cheese and toppings. Pop in the microwave for 45 seconds – 1 minute or until cheese is melted. For a crispier pizza, place in the toaster oven for about 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and the pita edges are golden brown.
Celery Three Ways
Celery as a fun snack? Before the kids run to the pantry to pig out on potato chips, give them a good reason to swap the snack food for something so much better. With this ‘celery three ways’ recipe, the crunch combined with the fabulous fillings will have the kids eating their veggies in place of unhealthy treats that used to be much more tempting.
Here’s how to make ‘celery three ways’:
6-inch cut celery stalks, washed and dried thoroughly
Spreads – hummus, almond butter, and cream cheese
Toppings – sunflower seeds, raisins, and carob chips
Fill a stalk with hummus and top with sunflower seeds. Fill another with almond butter and top with raisins. The last gets filled with cream cheese and topped with carob chips…tastes like chocolate cheesecake! Get inventive and mix-and-match and come up with your own fillings and toppings for variety.
Don’t forget some warm hot cocoa to make snack time even more special!
Do you have go-to snow day snacks the kids love? Share your snack ideas with us, we’d love to add more!
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By: Melissa A. Kay