School is back in session! Although private schools in Greenville NC often provide healthy meals for children, after a long day of learning your child is bound to get the afternoon munchies. Instead of throwing in a bag of gummies or cookies in their lunch box, why not try something healthy? From energy-packed chocolate morsels to tart raspberries filled with bone-strengthening yogurt, these snacks will satisfy even the pickiest eaters. From Walton Academy, Greenville NC private school, here are three healthy back-to-school snacks to try this year.
Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites
Just like adults at the office, around 3:00 p.m. kids tend to experience the afternoon slump as well. These healthy chocolate (yes, we said healthy chocolate!) no-bake brownie bites will give them the energy to finish out their day strong at private schools in Greenville NC. These are incredibly easy to make and keep for up to a week in the fridge, so you can make big batches to last through the week. Did we mention it’s chocolate?
Make Time: 10 minutes
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup cashews
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Dash of cinnamon
- Put raisins in a medium-sized bowl, pouring warm water over them until covered. Let the raisins soak for five minutes then drain.
- Place raisins and all other ingredients into a blender and blend. If the blade is detachable, remove it. If not, carefully scoop out the dough and roll it in your hands to form the balls.
- Chill for 30 minutes.
Sweet Potato Tots
What kid doesn’t love tater tots? While delicious, some tater tots can have upwards of 320mg of sodium in them! This healthy take on the kid classic gives all of the taste without all of the salt. At Walton Academy, one of the top private schools in Greenville NC, we understand the importance of saving time and money for parents. While this recipe might take a bit longer, with only three ingredients, you don’t have to spend half an hour stalking the aisles of the grocery store for specific and expensive items.
Make Time: 45 minutes
- 4 cups sweet potatoes, cut into cubes
- 1 1/2 cups parmesan cheese
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and place a baking sheet on your favorite cooking tray.
- Using 3 to 4 potatoes, peel them then cut them into cubes.
- Boil the potatoes until they’re just soft enough to stick a fork in, then drain.
- Using a food processor or blender, blend potatoes and cheese for a few pulses.
- Move them to a bowl and fold. Remember, sweet potatoes are chunky!
- Mold into small balls with hands.
- Transfer potato bites to a cookie sheet and bake them for 12-15 minutes, turning them halfway.
- Sprinkle some grated parmesan cheese on top of the bites before they cool.
At Walton Academy, one of the top private schools in Greenville NC, we know mornings can get hectic. Only have a few moments? These yogurt-stuffed raspberries are super quick and easy to make. They’re also very versatile, so if your child is a bit of a picky eater you can simply switch out the filling or fruit to their favorites.
- Your choice of yogurt
- Frosting bag or small scooping tool
- Wash the raspberries.
- Using your tool of choice, fill the hollows of the raspberries with yogurt.
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We hope these three healthy snacks have given you some inspiration! As always, check with your school and teachers to make sure none of your child’s classmates have allergies to the food brought to school. Are you looking for private schools in Greenville NC? Walton Academy is open to students from Kindergarten through fifth grade. Our board-certified teachers have decades of experience in both public and private schools, giving us unique insight into how to be better educators. If you’re looking for the best Greenville NC private school, look no further than Walton Academy. To learn more about what makes our school stand out against the rest, visit our Greenville NC private school site today.