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Three quick-and-easy snacks your kids will love

Kids not only love snacks, they need snacks to help them stay engaged during the day, especially while learning. Whether they are being taught at home or at school, kids need help keeping up their energy level. Do you know our favorite way to do that?

If you guessed “honey,” then ding, ding, ding – you win! (You totally get us.) We can’t think of a better ingredient to include in your mid-day snacks, and to prove our point we have three quick-and-easy recipes you can try. Bonus: Your kids will love them.

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Peanut Butter & Honey Roll-ups

The combination of peanut butter and bananas is a textbook snack. Oh, and did we mention there’s honey, too? You can do no wrong with this tasty pick-me-up.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup jelly (optional)
  • 1/2 cup each sliced bananas and strawberries
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Sue Bee® Clover Honey

Directions

Spread peanut butter evenly on tortilla. Top peanut butter with sliced bananas and strawberries. Drizzle with Sue Bee® honey. Roll gently but tightly. Cut in half, then cut each half again.

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Smoothies

Yellow Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soy or almond milk
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup frozen mangos
  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • 1 cup frozen pineapples
  • 1½ tbsp Aunt Sue’s® Raw & Unfiltered Honey

Directions

Blend all ingredients together, very slowly increasing speed from low to high. Blend for 90 seconds at high.

Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1¾ cup soy or almond milk
  • 1 cup chopped kiwi (about 2 kiwi fruits), frozen
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1 chopped pear, frozen
  • ½ chopped granny smith apple, frozen
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 3 tbsp Aunt Sue’s® Raw & Unfiltered Honey

Directions

Blend all ingredients together, very slowly increasing speed from low to high. Blend for 90 seconds at high.

Red Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1¾ cup soy or almond milk
  • 1/2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 2 tbsp Aunt Sue’s® Raw & Unfiltered Honey

Directions

Blend all ingredients together, very slowly increasing speed from low to high. Blend for 90 seconds at high.

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Cinnamon Honey Chex Mix

This one comes highly recommended from our resident hyper-wholesome mom who, as a long-distance runner, knows all about keeping the body full of energy. “And it tastes great!” she says.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups Rice Chex Mix
  • 5 cups Corn Chex Mix
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Sue Bee® honey
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup whole almonds (optional)

Directions

Stir together all dry ingredients in large bowl. Heat butter in saucepan until melted. Add honey. Bring to boil. Quickly pour over Chex mixture and combine. 

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Pour into cookie sheet. Put in oven for five minutes at 350 degrees. Take out and stir Chex mixture and put back in oven for five more minutes. Cool and store in airtight container.

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