With the days getting longer and end-of-school activities becoming more frequent, this busy mama is keeping her little guys going. We’ve recently entered into our first baseball season ever and joined a few after school clubs so pretty much every afternoon of our already busy school week is now occupied with fun events. I’ll be honest, it’s been great for my boys because the long winter days where they were forced inside before dinner time are over! But it’s also meant that as a mom I’ve had to get creative in coming up with easy organic after school snack ideas that are perfect for at home or on the go!
At first I was stumped on what to offer. I guess you could say I’d fallen into the rut of bringing them home, fixing an early dinner and calling it a day when the sun went down. But now that the sun (and our evening activities) are occurring long past what we have been considering dinner time, providing better-for-them snacks has jumped to the top of my priority list! Knowing that I need to make easy organic after school snack ideas a priority in my busy boys’ lives, I came up with three simple steps that ensure I’ve always got wholesome snack options on hand!
Head to Walmart for Annie’s
My boys have both loved Annie’s for years. Honestly, we’ve been more of a use-it-for-dinner type of family when it comes to Annie’s offerings so when I started looking for wholesome organic snack ideas and stumbled across Annie’s options at Walmart, it’s was one of those light bulb in the brain moments for me. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of looking for more Annie’s products at Walmart but as soon as I saw their Annie’s Organic White Cheddar Popcorn in the chip aisle, I knew that I had found the key to providing easy organic after school snack ideas!
As I continued through Walmart, I was thrilled and amazed at the variety of Annie’s products that I was able to find. From our beloved popcorn to Annie’s Organic Chewy Granola Bars to my little guy’s must have of Annie’s Organic Whole Milk Yogurt Tubes, the options were endless! And since I was able to find all these after school snack ideas on my regular weekly Walmart trip, providing better-for-them snacks that I feel great about couldn’t have been any easier!
Have a Variety of Options on Hand
With all of the Annie’s snack options I found at Walmart, it was easy to ensure that I always have plenty of after school snack ideas on hand. After all, any mama knows that what disappears quickly one day may not the next. After quickly discovering that the Annie’s Organic Chewy Granola Bars are a favorite for my little guy, I stocked up on a variety of flavors including the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin!
With their individually packaged portions they are great for when we’re at home and also amazing to keep in the car for those days when there is not time to head home before one of our after school activities.
But we don’t stop with just a variety of Annie’s Organic Chewy Granola Bars! With beloved options like the Annie’s Organic White Cheddar Popcorn, snacking is always delicious! In fact, mama might just get caught a time or two with her hand in the popcorn bag when this after school snack is on hand!
While our Annie’s Organic Chewy Granola Bars and Organic White Cheddar Popcorn are my go-to items when we’re on the go thanks to the fact that I don’t have to worry about leaving them in the car when school pick up lasts a little too long, probably one of the most beloved after school snack ideas for days when my boys come straight home is the Annie’s Organic While Milk Yogurt Tubes.
I’ll be honest….with flavors like Very Vanilla and Berry Patch, these things disappear in my home! With their perfect size for little hands and mess free containers, they are a favorite after school snack idea that I feel great about serving and that my little guy loves to make disappear!
The truth is, no matter which of these after school snack ideas I go with each day, I feel great knowing that the wholesome Annie’s products I’m able to find at Walmart are a perfect way to fuel afternoon activities!
Make Choosing Wholesome Options Easy
While I never have to convince my boys to eat their Annie’s Organic snacks, I’ve come to understand that when they come in the door at the end of a school day (or even after a sports practice) they are hungry and will likely go for whatever they can get their hands on. As an easy trick, I’ve started pre-packaging little bags of Annie’s Organic White Cheddar Popcorn and keeping them in a bowl along with Annie’s Organic Chewy Granola Bars and Whole Milk Yogurt Tubes.
This way, they are not looking around wondering what to snack on and instead are presented with delicious and better-for-them snacking options that they can’t get enough of!
For us, snacking better is becoming a way of life. I’m discovering that by having delicious organic after school snacks on hand, I can feel great about what my kids are eating and even better about the fact that I can stock up on foods they love and that I feel good about by shopping for Annie’s at Walmart.
Now it’s your turn! Whether your child is on the go after school or just needs the perfect snack to make homework go by faster, head to your local Walmart today and look for a variety of Annie’s options that they are sure to love! With tons of offerings in an amazing array of flavors, you’re sure to find the perfect snack for everybunny!
Then change the way you look at after school snacking by offering options that the whole family loves and that you can feel good about!
Now tell me, which of the Annie’s products from Walmart does your family love most?