I don’t know about your kids, but both of my boys come off the bus from school starving. Most days, the first thing they say to me as they’re walking off of the bus is “Mom, what do we have to eat”.
Knowing they are both ravenous when they get off the bus, I always have a snack ready for them when they come home from school. Because they are growing boys and basically eat me out of house and home, I do a lot of my grocery shopping at Save-A-Lot. There they offer discount groceries every day, so you can bring home fresh foods at great prices. Seriously, by shopping there, I save up to 40% compared to conventional grocery stores.
Since I save time and money by shopping at Save-A-Lot, I can really stock up on after school snacks for the boys. One of their favorite after school snacks are Ants on a Log. My mom made them for me when I was a kid and now that I’m the mom, I love making this fun snack for my two.
When I was at Save-A-Lot recently, I grabbed some celery, raisins and peanut butter to make my Ants on a Log.
They are literally one of the easiest snacks to make, and they are so fun aren’t they?
Ants on a Log only take a few minutes to put together and my two are always excited when they walk in the house from school and see them sitting on the table waiting for them.
I love this snack because you can make as much or as little as you think you will need to fill up those hungry bellies.
Another snack you can whip up in no time flat Peanut Butter & Banana Bites. They only take a few minutes to make & they are always a hit with my two.
As easy and fun as Ants on a Log and the Peanut Butter & Banana Bites are, sometimes I need a snack that we can grab and go. Since my oldest is training for his black belt, I need to make sure he gets to multiple classes per week and some of them are right after school. Those nights, I need to bring the snack with me so that the boys can eat them in the car. When I was at Save-A-Lot in Taunton, MA, I stocked up on some on-the-go after school snacks, too.
As you can see, I bought all kinds of great snacks (and drinks) while I was there.
Some other Save-A-Lot Brands to look out for while you’re there:
- Tipton Grove™ variety fruit cups
- Coburn Farms® String Cheese & Yogurts
- Bramley’s® Jelly & Spreads
- Panner® Peanut Butter and Hazel Nutter
- J. Higgs® Crackers, Chips, and snacks
- Kiggins™ Cereal
- Morning Delight® Toaster Pastries
I love shopping at Save-A-Lot because of the time and money I save.
Guess what? The folks over at Save-A-Lot sent me a $25 Save-a-Lot gift card to giveaway to 1 (one) of my lucky readers. All you have to do is leave me a comment with a few of the things you give your kids as afternoon snacks when they get home from school. Winner will be chosen at random via random.org and the winner will be notified via email. This contest will close at 8 pm on 10/03/15.
What do you fill your kids hungry bellies with after school?
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