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Back to school season is officially in full swing. In fact, I know a few parents in different parts of the country whose children are already back in class! (Poor kids!) School doesn't start here for another couple of weeks, but I am already starting to plan for lunches, snacks, etc.
Now, the only child I have that's actually in school is my oldest son, Kyle. He is going to be a Freshman in high school this year. Wait... I need to let that sink in for a moment. I have a child in high school. How the heck did that even happen?! Man, that makes me feel really, really old. At the ripe old age of 33. Yikes.
Anyway, I prefer to pack my kids' lunches rather than make them suffer through cafeteria food. (Remember the nasty pizza that tasted more like ketchup on some stale white bread? Yuck!) By packing their meals myself, I am in complete control of what my kids are eating, and I can avoid overly-processed junk. I am known in my home for being a "junk food Nazi". No Twinkies or Ho-Ho's here. No way.
My kids tend to prefer fresh fruit over all the junk food anyway, so I was really excited when I got the chance to check out Chiquita Bites. These snacks are so convenient, since the apples are already sliced and prepackaged into individual servings. Yes, that's right. The folks at Chiquita do more than just bananas!
I received a nice assortment of Chiquita Bites to try out with my family. Included were Family Size bags of both green and red apples, as well as smaller, single serving packages of Apples and Grapes and Apples with Caramel Dip. And nothing is better than apples paired with creamy caramel, in my humble opinion.
While Chiquita Bites are wonderful to nibble on all by themselves, I like to shake things up a bit, especially when I'm feeding my preschoolers. My soon-to-be 15 year old doesn't appreciate the cuteness of little apple cars the way my 3 and 4 year olds do!
Seriously, though...How cute are these little Apple Cars? And they're SO easy to make! Just grab a bag of Chiquita Bites Juicy Red Apples & Grapes. Cut a small slit into each grape, and slide them onto the already sliced apples. Voila! You have yourself a shiny, new red car. These are so simple that young kids can even help to construct them! (Make sure to slice the grapes beforehand, of course.)
Another favorite in our home is Apple Peanut Butter Toast. This is really simple as well. Just toast your bread, slather it with a layer of creamy peanut butter, add your apple slices and drizzle them with honey, caramel, or both! (We like ours with both.)
These are just a couple of easy, fun snacks that kids are sure to gobble up. These snacks are perfect for lunch-boxes as well as after-school snacks. All you need are some Chiquita Bites snacks and a little imagination.
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8/5/2014 07:42:15 am
I am loving snacking on raw veggies and hummus right now.
8/5/2014 08:48:33 am
My favorite snacks are fresh fruit, bananas with peanut butter or chocolate dipped banana slices frozen! Thanks for the opportunity!
8/5/2014 02:40:44 pm
I love salads!
8/5/2014 08:49:34 pm
I like plain Greek yogurt with fresh fruit.
8/5/2014 11:32:19 pm
I love fruits and veggies for snacks. When I am being bad Crackers and chips.
8/6/2014 03:09:03 am
We like snacking on fresh melon this time of year!
8/6/2014 10:36:01 am
Right now I'm digging chicken salad on crackers.Thank you!
8/7/2014 11:29:34 am
All fresh fruit
8/7/2014 01:36:10 pm
I love fruit, yogurt, and pretzels with dip!
8/8/2014 03:43:44 am
I love low fat cottage cheese with tomatoes as a snack
8/8/2014 10:20:59 am
My favorite lunch and snack happens to be peanut butter and jelly. :)
8/8/2014 10:42:30 am
I like to dip blueberries in Greek yogurt, and freeze them.
8/9/2014 08:29:22 am
I love frozen bananas or peanut butter (or both)!
8/9/2014 08:32:47 am
i love hummus and veggies and fresh fruit
8/9/2014 09:58:47 pm
i love fresh fruit and veggies with spinach dip or avocado.
8/10/2014 02:37:19 am
I love salads.
8/10/2014 07:35:41 am
I usually just have a heat-em'-up at work for lunch. I have to admit, though, I do love a good burger once in a while.
8/10/2014 12:31:36 pm
My favorite snack is chips and dips and fruit and crackers.
8/10/2014 02:45:48 pm
PB&J's are a big thing here in my house.
8/11/2014 02:49:37 pm
I love BLT sandwiches and I love apples as a snack.
8/12/2014 02:12:21 pm
I love soups and hummus with veggies
8/13/2014 01:01:19 am
Everyone always loves grapes, plus a little Debbie treat.
8/13/2014 07:39:53 am
Fugi apples and fresh pineapple.
8/13/2014 07:45:15 am
We love apples dipped in a peanut butter dip and yogurt with granola.
8/13/2014 09:34:29 am
My favorite snack is granola mixed with fruit and yogurt.
8/13/2014 11:43:32 am
Graham crackers with Nutella!
8/13/2014 07:46:17 pm
I love pizza and cookies.
8/13/2014 08:16:25 pm
I love cottage cheese and yogurt w fruit
8/13/2014 09:52:44 pm
Our favorite lunch snacks are fruit snacks.
8/13/2014 10:04:10 pm
Lately I have become obsessed with Pita Chips & Hummus!
8/13/2014 10:15:53 pm
the hubs likes making snack plates in the evening. last night we had tortilla wraps with peanut butter & apples with grapes on the side. yummy :)
8/14/2014 02:03:44 am
My favorite lunch is an italian pasta salad with grape tomatoes and some type of chocolate.
8/14/2014 06:58:44 am
I love snacking on fruit.
8/14/2014 07:34:32 am
My favorite snack is frozen black grapes especially on a hot day.
8/14/2014 07:48:23 am
I love apples as a snack.
8/14/2014 12:46:06 pm
I love snacking on nuts and seeds.
8/14/2014 01:07:48 pm
One of my favorite snacks are pistachio nuts
8/14/2014 01:53:01 pm
I like to eat almonds and chocolate chips for something sweet.
8/15/2014 12:01:30 am
I like fresh blueberries topped with a bit of vanilla yogurt.
8/15/2014 03:52:53 am
I like to pack pasta salad with cheese and veggies in it for my lunch.
8/15/2014 09:49:20 am
Our favorite snacks are fruits and veggies. Thank you for the giveaway!
8/15/2014 10:38:15 am
I love to mix the sweet and salty chex mix with peanuts to snack on
8/15/2014 10:54:43 am
I love peanut butter and celery!
8/15/2014 11:08:05 am
I love crackers and cheese, pickles, and raw almonds.
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