While I know that summer is in full swing, back-to-school time is never far from my mind. I know from years past that summer will be over in the blink of an eye so I’ve been making time for some back-to-school prep. While I’ll most definitely be doing my school supply shopping early and making sure that the kids have new clothes, right now my focus is on finding fun back-to-school snacks to fill my littlest guy’s lunchbox. Inspired by one of our favorite snacks, Welch’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks, we decided to get crafty AND creative and whip up a simple Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snack Mix that’s perfect for lunchboxes or after school and then create our own personalized snack containers to store it in! As you prepare for back-to-school in your home, be sure to check out this fun and delicious idea that is kid and mom approved.
My little guy has always loved having Welch’s products in his lunchbox and right now he is totally crushing on Welch’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks! Available at retailers nationwide, these tasty snacks that are made with real fruit puree covered in yogurt come in flavors like Strawberry, Blueberry and Cherry and are the perfect starting point for a delicious back-to-school snack mix! Welch’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks are made with real fruit, making them a snack my little guy loves and one that I can feel great about offering to the whole family. Since they boast easy grab-and-go packaging that’s perfect for back-to-school, every mom’s pantry should be stocked with this bite sized snack that’s perfect for little hands!
While my little guy (and the rest of the family as well) loves grabbing the perfectly sized packets of Welch’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks, we also like to shake things up a little with our Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snack Mix and Personalized Snack Containers.
What You Will Need
Clear Snack Containers (in your choice of size)
Non-toxic Plastic Markers
Favorite Mix Ins (Pretzels, Crackers, Dried Veggies, Chocolate Chips, etc.)
How to Make It
As you prep for back-to-school, follow our example and sit down with the kids for a fun afternoon of creation! Grab your clear plastic containers and let them decorate away, creating personalized snack containers that they can’t wait to show off at school!
Once your snack containers are perfectly decorated, whip up some easy Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snack Mix! To do this, add a few packets of Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks to a bowl (I recommend one pack per container you’ll be filling). Then mix in fun items like pretzels, sunflower seeds, dried edamame (which is edemame freeze dried and finished with a slightly spicy coating that look very similar to the Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks but provide a nice, spicy contrast), small chocolate chips, crackers or any other mix-in your child’s heart desires.
Be sure to combine all the ingredients of your Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snack Mix well and then fill your personalized snack containers with it!
After placing the lids on your personalized snack containers filled with Welch’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks, store them on a shelf that’s low enough for little hands to grab as an after school snack or pack one in their lunch each day!
If your kids are like mine, I can guarantee that this fun activity and the delicious taste of the Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snack Mix will have them excited about heading back to school.
Now it’s your turn! Pick up Welch’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks or Welch’s Fruit Snacks at a retailer near you as part of your back-to-school routine and then get creative in finding a delicious and fun way to serve up this snack that moms and kids are sure to love.
Now tell me, what would you add to your Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snack Mix?