Whether it’s an after school snack or snack after playing outside, I like to give my kids easy choices. Last fall we got a new refrigerator with a deli drawer We decided to make it a dedicated kid’s snack drawer, which means that anything in it is fair game for the kids to eat. Best idea ever. I know my kids have good snack choices, and I don’t have to get it for them. Winning!
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There are a lot of options when it comes to refrigerated snack ideas, but we always start with the basics like yogurts, cheese and fresh fruit.
Yogurt is our favorite snack
Yogurt is our go to! Whether we want an easy breakfast, a snack or dessert, it’s our shining star. The kids love it, and if I’m being honest, so do the grownups. In this house we love all things strawberry. This makes Yoplait, America’s favorite strawberry yogurt an easy choice for the star of our snack drawer. The single serve containers are easy for the kids to manage, and as a mom, I love that Yoplait has real strawberries, calcium and Vitamins A&D. You can’t beat an original – especially when it’s as smooth, creamy, and delicious as Yoplait. As my kids exclaim every time they enjoy it, “It has REAL strawberries!”
Some of the snacks that kids love require more prep than others, so choose what works best for your family. Use it as an opportunity to let your kids help with their snacks. We like to rotate our snacks to keep things interesting, but we always make sure to include America’s Favorite Strawberry yogurt.
Here are some refrigerated snack ideas for kids:
Fruit Skewers: Place bite-sized pieces of fruits like grapes, strawberries, melon, and pineapple onto skewers. Use your favorite Yoplait yogurt as a dip!
Veggie Sticks with Hummus: Cut up carrot sticks, cucumber slices, and cherry tomatoes. Use hummus for dipping!
Cheese and Crackers: Sliced cheese or sticks paired with whole-grain crackers. You can also add some cherry tomatoes or cucumber slices for variety.
Yogurt Tubes: My kids love their Go-GURT as an easy to grab yogurt snack – no spoon needed. Sometimes we freeze yogurt tubes for a fun frozen treat. They can be enjoyed as an alternative to popsicles.
Ants on a Log: Most kids love this classic snack. Fill celery sticks with peanut butter or cream cheese and top them with raisins.
Mini Sandwiches: Make small sandwiches using whole-grain bread and fill them with sliced cheese, deli meat, and lettuce. This is one of our favorites for an easy lunch.
Chilled Fruit Cups: Dice a variety of fruits like watermelon, cantaloupe, kiwi, and grapes. Place them in small cups or containers and chill them in the refrigerator for a refreshing fruit snack. Dip the fruit in yogurt for extra deliciousness!
Kid Snack Tips
Have spoons accessible for easy yogurt snacking. I have spoons JUST for kid snacks. It sounds silly but it means my regular teaspoons won’t disappear.
Keep a selection of crackers, granola and more in easy reach. Consider designating a spot in your pantry or cabinet.
Mix it up. It’s definitely good to have a few staples, like Yoplait yogurt, but if you rotate snacks in and out it keeps the boredom away!
*Kids under 5 years may have difficulty swallowing frozen Go-GURT Low Fat Yogurt. Please be sure to thaw before serving.