My small people have *just* started school. My goal each year is to enable them a little bit more to be independent and make good, smart decisions for themselves. So, imagine my joy when I opened the fridge last night to see my newly minted 6th and 8th graders had already made their lunches for the next day. They did this without being prompted, cajoled or begged.
I feel like we have started a new chapter.
The one tradition I’m not willing to give up just yet is being involved in the after-school-snack process. One of the great gifts of working from home is the ability to work my schedule around what I consider to be important life events. I put the after-school conversations my small people and I have over snacks in that category. I want to know about their day, the highlights and the challenges.
Don’t you find you have the best conversations over food?
Naturally, I’d like to include food that has whole grains and a taste I know they will love.
Let’s start with my favorite.
TRISCUIT Raspberry & Brie Sweet Treat
- Original TRISCUIT Crackers
- Small slices of brie
- A handful of raspberries
Next up, a little salty, a little sweet.
TRISCUIT Hummus and Mint Bites
- Cracked Pepper and Olive Oil TRISCUIT Crackers
- A smidge of hummus
- A small mint leaf
- A few champagne grapes
TRISCUIT Prosciutto and Parmesan Pull Apart Pizza
- Garlic Salt TRISCUIT Crackers
- Fresh mozzarella
- Pesto Basil
- Thinly sliced Prosciutto
- Shredded Parmesan
Do you have a favorite? Good news…you can experiment and try all three.
And then, come back and tell me what you think!
Disclosure: I’m happy to have partnered with both NABISCO and Schnucks to share these with you. As always, all thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone.