August means it’s time to start getting ready to go back to school or otherwise regular routine. What goes along with going back to school? Snacks, of course!
Simple Mills crackers help make snacking easy, nutritious and delicious. Full of protein and healthy fats, we only use ingredients you can pronounce and ones that you’d find in your kitchen. They’re free of grain, gluten, soy and GMOs.
Since our crackers can be enjoyed so many different ways by both kids and adults, we made August a month of Easy (and Secretly Healthy) After School Snacks. Each week we'll be bringing you tips for how you can incorporate healthy eating into your back to school/work routine!
When you stock up on veggies during the day, snacking is not only easier but keeps you fuller for longer. So many veggies are as equally delicious as they are nutritious, especially when paired with the right toppings, dips and spreads. Kids have much more fun devouring them when they're easy to make and they can create their own combinations. Since kids always love a little fruit, cheese and chocolate, we've come up with a few of our favorite combinations for your little ones to enjoy. But don't worry, these treats are just as sweet for adults, too!
Farmhouse Cheddar Crackers with Natural Peanut Butter and Banana Slices
-Cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts and about 82% of that fat comes from their unsaturated fatty acids
-Bananas give you a daily dose of potassium and Vitamin C
Fine Ground Sea Salt Crackers with Full-Fat Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices
-Skip the low and non-fat yogurts and opt for 2%, 4% or Whole Milk yogurts! Fat does a body good and in many cases, the low and non-fat yogurts have more added sugar.
-If you're dairy-free, opt for a coconut yogurt to still pack in healthy fats!
Rosemary and Sea Salt Crackers with Homemade or Organic Hummus and Carrots
-When dipping our crackers in hummus, try making your own by blending together one can of chickpeas with a few tablespoons of olive oil and tahini. Start with two tablespoons of each and add more to get it to the creamy consistency you desire!
-Homemade hummus not only has more protein but has no funky additives :)
Sun-dried Tomato & Basil Crackers with Dairy-Free Cream Cheese and Roasted Red Peppers
-Dairy-free cream cheese is a wonderful alternative to the real deal! Look for ones with simple ingredients that are nut-based. At Simple Mills we're huge fans of Kite Hill's Plain Cream Cheese Style Spread. It has less than ten ingredients, one of which being almonds (our favorite).
Keep things simple...