Bridge the gap between lunch and dinner with this healthy and colorful after school snack board! Filled with fruits, veggies, meats and cheeses, your kids will be happy campers after school!
Thank you Borden® Cheese for sponsoring this post.
Back to school is upon us! The school supplies are bought, new school clothes are all hung in the closet and we (mainly me!) are raring to go! Along with new school lunch ideas and the structured yet busy schedule is figuring out how to get kids from the school pickup line to dinner time without getting hangry, killing each other or spoiling their appetites completely before dinner hits. That is why something like an After School Snack Board is the ticket to healthy snacking to keep big appetites at bay, while still offering lots of nutritious options to choose from.
If kids are really hungry, then they’ll eat what is put in front of them. So, if they are ravenous beasts at 3:30pm when we walk through the door (ahem…my kids!), I’ll serve this kid-friendly cheese board covered in fruits, vegetables, crackers, meats and an array of Borden® Cheese Snack Bars. It’s easy to throw together in a pinch, can be changed based on what you have in the fridge and is completely nutritious.
I have started buying Borden® Cheese Snack Bars to be that protein packed (5g per serving), calcium rich snack I can have on hand to not only add to this cheese board, but to be a grab and go option or to add to a school lunch box. They are super convenient, perfectly portioned and come in several kid-friendly flavors like Colby and Monterey Jack, Gouda and Mild cheddar (our favorites).
For this specific snack board, I used what I had on hand (carrots, tomatoes, salami, grapes, etc..) and then opened up several snack bars to slice in half to fit better on the plantain chips and crackers. It isn’t a recipe per say, but more of an idea you can use this school year to bridge the gap between lunch and dinner.
Below is a printable guide on how to make your own After School Snack Board.
Have a great day, friends!
After School Snack Board
- Borden® Cheese Snack bars in any preferred flavor
- sliced salami salami sticks, pepperoni, ham, turkey, any other meats
- plantain chips goldfish crackers, water crackers, soda crackers, pita chips, baguette, etc..
- apple slices
- mandarin oranges
- grape tomatoes
- Line a cookie sheet, cutting board or serving platter with parchment paper.
- Unwrap Borden® Cheese Snack Bars and slice in half. Place in the middle of the board.
- Arrange the remaining ingredients around the cheese and serve.