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Delicious, Healthy After School Snack Ideas

by Cascade Ice on February 5, 2020

Parents already have enough stress making sure they send their kids to school each day with completed homework and a healthy lunch. So, they will be relieved to know that we’ve whipped up a handy list of yummy (and healthy!) snacks that are easy to throw together, and will sure please any crowd. Check out the list below for some easy, quick and healthy after-school snacks that will be sure to fill up those growing tummies!

  • Trail mix – Make your own buy letting your kids pick from the bulk bins at your local grocery store. Some energy-boosting options are mixed nuts, yogurt-covered raisins and dried fruit
  • Low sugar cereal – Reach for the kind that is made with whole grains, and top it off with yogurt
  • Fruit and veggie platters – Chop up various seasonal fruits and veggies and include fun dips like ranch dressing for veggies and caramel sauce or greek yogurt for fruit
  • Dried fruit – Packed with vitamins and minerals, dried fruits are easy because they’re “in season” all year long and you can take them on the go
  • Quesadilla – Use a whole grain tortilla or pita, mozzarella cheese and deli meat to create your own – just pop it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds!
  • Muffins – Check out these recipes from GoodCook for several different types of muffins that are high in protein, so your kids will stay full longer. You can even make them on a Sunday to have them available for “grab and go” for the rest of the school week
  • Homemade popsicles – Keep these low sugar and full of protein by using ingredients like zero-calorie and sugar-free Cascade Ice Water, greek yogurt and fresh fruit. Check out our new homemade popsicle recipes!
  • Hummus – This delicious option comes ready to go, and is even sold in individual cups for easy dipping. Cut up some celery, carrots, or crackers and enjoy!
  • Ants on a log – This old-school kids treat is the perfect combination of protein, fats and carbohydrates. Just cut some celery, spread peanut butter inside, and place raisins along the top of the peanut butter
  • Smoothie – Throw some spinach, fruit, protein powder and milk (almond, oat or coconut milk works too!) into a blender and voila … healthy snack heaven!
  • Flatbread pizza – Try this recipe from Little Sunny Kitchen for a savory option with whatever topics you want!

And of course, you can’t have snacks without something to quench your thirst! Cascade Ice Water  comes in 18 different flavor combinations, so kids will have fun getting to choose their favorite. Not to mention, you don’t have to worry about a sugar rush, as it’s sugar-free, zero calories, sodium and gluten free.

Which snack will you be making for your kids? Tell us in the comments below, and share a photo! Remember to “like” and “follow” us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Sensible Snacking for Holiday Travel

by Cascade Ice on November 30, 2011

Holidays typically mean lots of traveling! Whether you are traveling by bus, train, plane or car it’s hard to not get the munchies in route to your destination. Most airports and rest stops are home to fast food and empty-calorie snacks, but that doesn’t mean you have to ruin your figure while traveling! Check out these great snack ideas that are all under 150 calories:

– 15 grapes   & 16 peanuts
– 1 low-fat mozzarella cheese stick & 8  wheat crackers
– 1 pear & 8 almonds
– 8 honey whole wheat pretzels & 1/8 cup dried cherries

These snacks are finger friendly and can easily be tossed into plastic bags for wherever you may go this holiday season! Don’t forget to grab a 2-calorie Cascade Ice to keep you hydrated while you travel!