Packaged snacks are great. If you have the bandwidth, spend the weekend working on a few baking projects as a family. The fruits of your labour become a satisfying after-school tummy grumbles. Plus, they're all very delicious. Take note, some double as on-the-go breakfast eats.
Balls of (not overly sweet) challah are rolled in butter, cinnamon sugar, and a very lightly toasted sesame mix before getting packed into a Bundt pan so it develops a deeply sweet caramelized shell as it bakes. Then you sit around the table and pull it apart with your fingers. A solid win.
This smoothie bowl recipe works for fruit-cravers, fruit-and-vegetable evaders and everyone in between. It’s cold and sweet but also nutty and oaty, and you can stuff in a handful of spinach or kale without changing the taste (although the colour will be less attractive). Frozen raspberries add hits of tartness, and the more toppings, the better.
This is a sort of magic cake. First, because there’s an alchemy that happens between bananas and chocolate when they hang out together and, second, because it never seems to totally freeze and when you have a “hangry” sweet tooth, you can eat it right out of the freezer.