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Easy Chocolate Cheesecake Pudding + Simple Summer Snacks

Easy Chocolate Cheesecake Pudding + Simple Summer Snacks

We’re on week two of summer vacation and so far things are going great.  My kids have activities almost daily, we live within a short walking distance from a big swimming pool, and if they get really bored there are always boxes to pack! During the school year I send a lunch a few times a week, but in the summer I’ve got to make lunch every day, usually it’s a meal on the go. I put together a few of their favorites to share with other mom’s looking for ideas.

Simple Summer Snacks

Snack Ideas

  • air-popped popcorn.  You can add all kinds of toppings like cinnamon and sugar or my tandoori spice mix.
  • fruit – if I know my kids will be outside with their lunches I pop fruit like bananas, grapes, or blueberries in the freezer, they’re ready to eat my lunch and not mush.
  • cheese and crackers
  • peanut butter (or nut butter) and crackers
  • pudding!
  • small yogurts or yogurt drinks
  • tortilla chips and hummus
  • olives
  • vegetable slices with homemade ranch 

That cute wooden spoon and wooden bowl came in a box I received participating in the Food Blogger Prop Swap, hosted by Alyssa of www.EverydayMaven.com and Faith of www.AnEdibleMosaic.com, I sent a box of props to Tara of Tara’s Multicultural Table and I received a box from Patti of Comfy Cuisine (and a fellow #SundaySupper blogger!) in return. The swap was a lot of fun and it helped me to pare down my prop collection.  Deciding what, if anything, I’ll take with to Morocco has been a challenge!

My kids love pudding in their lunches but it gets expensive buying those little plastic cups.  This is a sometimes treat for them, and I’ve found in the summer it’s a great dessert to have when they’ve got friends over.  It’s low-cost and goes a long way. There are many organic pudding mixes that exist, and you can make cheesecake filling but I admit I don’t always have to whip that together.  So this is my shortcut method

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You could make this with other kinds of pudding as well.

What are some of your favorite snacks for summer lunchboxes?

 

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