Healthy Snacks for Homeschool Life
Whether you’re tackling virtual learning or homeschooling for the first time, it can be challenging to keep kids on track with snacks just an arm’s length away at all times. Last spring, we gave in and gave up - ‘round the clock snacks for all! But this fall, we’re determined to stick to a healthy, balanced routine - and that includes incorporating healthy snacks into our daily homeschool schedule.
Here’s some of our favorite healthy snacks that are sure to delight the kiddos - and of course we like to sneak in veggies wherever we can. You might even find a scoop or two of Peekaboo ice cream in these recipes!
Mila’s Favorite Smoothie
Chocolate and peanut butter go hand in hand, so no surprise this is Jessica's daughter Mila's go-to smoothie. Plus with one scoop of Peekaboo chocolate ice cream with hidden cauliflower, you get the added benefits of Calcium, Riboflavin, Phosphorus and Vitamins A & C.
1 frozen Banana (or fresh)
This is perfect for a refreshing afternoon pick me up with one of our newest flavors, Mango Sorbet with Hidden Squash. Keep this recipe vegan by substituting coconut cream or sneak in even more veggies by using one scoop of Peekaboo Vanilla with hidden Zucchini.
1 scoop Peekaboo mango sorbet
1 scoop Peekaboo vanilla (or coconut cream)
Strawberries - fresh or frozen
Fresh Pineapple chunks
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins
We love ALL muffins - but these veggie-packed recipes from The Natural Nurturer are some of our favorites! Add chocolate chips and it’s always a crowd pleaser.
This one requires some prep, but whip up a batch and you’ll have a healthy snack all week!
These zucchini muffins are always a hit. Get the recipe here.
Kids will go bananas (pun intended!) over this fun recipe from The Many Little Joys. They’re quick, easy to make and delicious - chopsticks optional!
Just grab a tortilla, a banana, 2-3 spoons of peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice!), and a smear of nutella - roll together and slice. Voila, sushi! Get all the details here.
Make Your Own Flavor
This one has to be our favorite. Peekaboo organic ice cream is already loaded with veggies to make sure you get added vitamins, but we love mixing in these extras to make fun flavors, and even more nutrients!
Instantly make your own flavored Peekaboo by adding to vanilla and mixing the fruit du jour, or try some of these handy combos which are favorites around our house:
- mix fresh squeezed OJ + vanilla = creamsicle flavor
- mix chocolate ice cream + fresh peanut butter = pb cup
- mix strawberry ice cream + blackberries = mixed berry
Ants On A Log
We couldn’t NOT include this after-school snack classic, which happens to be one of Jessica’s favorites. It’s easy, fun, nutritious, and did we mention easy? Grab some celery, nut butter of your choice and go wild. Rewarding extra good homeschooling behavior? Sub M&Ms or chocolate chips for the raisins, or throw some animal crackers on there - just make sure not to trip on your supermom cape ;)
So whether you’re going for homeschool mom of the year, or just trying to get through the day, we have you covered. Bonus? Sneak some extra veggies in with Peekaboo Ice Cream - we'll never tell.