After school snacks are essential in my house, if calories don’t get injected into my boys as soon as they’re out of the playground we get meltdownage, and I mean BIG TIME MELTDOWNAGE ON A THERMO NUCLEAR SCALE.
Arlo is still adjusting to his first year of school, and being a summer baby the tiredness kicks in for him after lunch break. I’m sure he spends the entire break steaming around the playground at full throttle, then just crashes and burns in the afternoon. By the time he’s posted back out of the classroom door to me at 3:30 he’s on a knife edge. One wrong word and it’s game over and the five minute walk home can take half an hour.
As tempting as it is to just open a packet of biscuits, I try and be mindful to give them something that’s vaguely nutritious. They’re not huge on fruit but they both love apples. Cubes of cheese and apple in a bowl with a little corn on the cob fork is a total winner, but this recipe takes it a step on with a Latin American twist – the quesadilla!
I’ve written about quick quesadillas before as a speedy lunch idea, but this version is ideal for those times when you need to give the kids a substantial snack as dinner might be a long way off.
You can eat them freshly cooked (once cooled a little) or chill them and put them in lunchboxes.
They’re super easy, so head off to Parentdish for the recipe
What after school snacks do you rustle up for your kids? I’d love to hear your ideas…