Monday, August 25, 2014

What's Your After School Fuel?

In our house, the jump from Summer to Fall is a shock to the system.  Our family goes from lazy unscheduled days to homework and football practices.  My daughter's gymnastics practices return to all evenings except for that dreaded Saturday morning.  Alarms need to be set and lunches need to be packed in advance.

 
All of the running around after school makes it very difficult to serve a decent meal every night.  Football is after school for my oldest son and my younger son starts practice when my older son is finishing up.  My daughter needs to leave for gymnastics by 4pm three nights a week.  The in and out and driving all over translates to we either eat something that can be prepared fast or we don't eat.  Along with grilled cheese, pancakes, and peanut butter and jelly, I am a huge fan of Bagel Bites.
 
My kids are very active, and an after school snack doubles as dinner several nights a week.  Cheese and crackers, yogurt and fruits and vegetables aren't enough to satisfy my kids before practices.  They are excellent options for snacks immediately after practice, but I like to give them more of a meal pre-practice whenever possible.  They need fuel to sustain them through running drills and gymnastics routines. After school is my best opportunity to give them a meal, because they are hungry and there is just enough time to digest before they have to hit the field or the gym.
 
Dinner at 4pm isn't easy but we make it work.  The few times a month I'm prepared I'll get something in the crock pot.  If I have nothing ready after school, I know Bagel Bites can be ready in minutes.  They are made with 100% real cheese, and the dough and tomato sauce are made from quality ingredients.  The biggest win for my family?  My kids LOVE them.  Their friends love them too, which means I keep them fully stocked because I never know how many extra mouths I'll need to feed.
Every mother with kids in school can relate.  
 
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104 comments:

  1. Our favorite after school snack is popcorn.

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  2. Yogurt is my favorite snack.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/504290836289310720

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  4. My favorite snack is apple

    elena_istomina at yahoo dot com

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  5. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/504291588810358784

    elena_istomina at yahoo dot com

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  6. we love pretzels either hard or soft with cheese or mustard! and my husband loves doritos!!

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  7. tweet

    https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/504296568766210048

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  8. My favorite snack is tortilla chips and salsa. jj250@aol.com

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  9. https://twitter.com/JBeard25/status/504315117505245185

    jj250@aol.com

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  10. my son likes apple slices

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  11. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/504319546673479680

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  12. Our favorite after school snack is peanut butter toast with sliced bananas on top.

    Nicole.ddziedzic at gmail dot com

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  13. Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/504393934013865984

    Nicole.ddziedzic at gmail dot com

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  14. I love toast with nutella on top. amypugmire@live.com

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  15. https://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/504514101112868864

    amypugmire@live.com

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  16. Yogurt makes a good after school snack.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  17. tweet
    https://twitter.com/kellysaver/status/504576255438499840
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  18. My favorite after school snack is ice cold grapes.

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  19. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/SavingForLater/status/504654917676437506

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  20. My favorite after school snack is ice cream/frozen yogurt.

    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  21. Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/505103696120659968

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  22. I like cheese & crackers or apples & peanut butter.

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  23. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/505138414102929408

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  24. I enjoy a granola bar or a banana.
    stoopidgerlart@gmail.com

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  25. I like fruit smoothie for after school snack.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  26. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/506273934858137600

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  27. We love pizza rolls! mistyharms2@yahoo.com

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  28. A favorite in our household is rice cakes.

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  29. Tweeted https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/506618305243643904

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  30. My son usually eats an apple every day after school. I love that he likes healthy foods!
    dmarie824 at aol dot com

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  31. tweeted - https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/506853967221882880

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  32. I like to have mixed nuts or fresh veggies and hummus.

    honingharmony at gmail dot com

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  33. I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dandidaffyhill/status/506999316779507713

    honingharmony at gmail dot com

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  34. well, i like eating corn chips :)

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  35. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/507506178289455106

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  36. Our favorite after school snack is Pizza bites!!

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  37. https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/507526779754381312

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  38. My favorite would be chips and guacamole.

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  39. my favorite snack is smoothies!

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  40. Our favorite after school snack is popcorn and yogurt

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  41. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/508080985972305921

    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

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  42. Apples and caramel is the snack this month

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  43. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/508324514774540289

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  44. I really like cheddar cheese and apples.


    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  45. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/508350068425252864

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  46. My daughter's favorite after school snack is cheese toast. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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  47. Tweet: https://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/508457980824526849

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  48. i like apple and cupcake.
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  49. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/508619740235841537
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  50. We love peanut butter & celery sticks.
    thank you

    barbara (dot) montyj (at) gmail (dot) com

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  51. Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/508849394230124544

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  52. we snack on crackers, cheese, and fruit pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  53. i tweeted https://twitter.com/thepryfamily5/status/509409842058895360 pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  54. I love pretzels or popcorn.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  55. We love cheese and pretzels at our house.

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  56. I must say potato chips
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/511297073379958784
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/511628982559969281

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  59. My kids favorite after school snack is a trail mix that my husband makes for them
    neiddyruiz@gmail.com

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  60. Shared on twitter -https://twitter.com/neiddy_ruiz/status/511853034255572992
    neiddyruiz@gmail.com

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  61. https://twitter.com/channynn/status/511896779235655680

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  62. https://twitter.com/jjudy04/status/512082535392636928

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  63. I don't have children. My favorite snack is greek yogurt with honey and walnuts.
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. My daughter always liked fresh fruit after school.
    bingomamanorma at gmail dot com

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  65. Apple slices are the favorite snacks here.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  66. i love pita chips and hummus!
    Nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  67. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/513386983867961344
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  68. I love making my own yogurt parfaits! :)
    Kappel6391@mchsi.com

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  69. https://twitter.com/kRiStYnMaY/status/513497175951937538
    kappel6391@mchsi.com

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  70. TWEET https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/513744301705003011 afjackly@oakland.edu

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  71. I LIKE YOGURT AND GRANOLA! afjackly@oakland.edu

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  72. Our favorite after school snack is crackers and cheese! yarbr012atgmaildotcom

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  73. tweet https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/514098135225073664

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  74. The three cheese one is my favorite flavor.

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  75. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/514608442599026689

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  76. I enjoy cashews and my daughters goldfish

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  77. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/515165026752008193

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  78. i like pretzels for an after school snack

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  79. i posted a tweet:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/515332639603978240

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  80. My favorite snack is cheddar cheese and Ritz crackers.

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    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/515696958292242432

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  82. My favorite after school snack for my children is peanut butter banana sandwiches or yogurt.

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  83. I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/515954445121622017

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  84. One of my favorite snacks lately is Greek yogurt.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  85. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/516146834704572416

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  86. I don't have kids and am not in school myself, so this is not really an issue for me. However, when I was a kid, I loved to come home and have some Pop Tarts to tide me over until dinner1 LOL
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  87. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/516244929429770240
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  88. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/516279937331113984
    POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

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  89. My favorite after school snack is peanut butter crackers.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  90. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/516284059102638080

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  91. my son like pizza rolls, I like cheese and crackers.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  92. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/516360142497927169
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  93. the favorite snack in our house is brownies

    mybeachylife@gmail.com

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  94. https://twitter.com/eliza_elliott/status/516382007777980416

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  95. I sent a tweet: https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/516426200613257216

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