My DS has to take a snack food to school that starts with the letter "S" (they've done each letter of the alphabet from the beginning of school). I thought of 3: Strawberries, Star Fruit, and Sugar cookies (I'd rather do something more on the healthy side so the poor parents are picking up sugar-high kids at the end of the day! So I'm leaning more toward the fruit!).
I am sort of drawing a blank and wanted to see if anyone else had some more creative ideas before I settle on Strawberries and/or Star Fruit (not even sure if I can find that right now). Any other ideas are welcome and greatly appreciated!!
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If you want to avoid sugar (smarties, skittles, sweet tarts) I would stick with strawberries
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That does give me an idea though....I could send in the strawberries for the kids to eat in class, and a bag of smarties/skittles/sweet tarts (like the little sample sizes you'd get for Halloween) for the teacher to send home w/ each child at the end of the day....
How about string cheese?
Snack Mix! That way you can add whatever you want.
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This doesn't avoid junk, but you could do Strawberry Shortcake! I just like the double s's. And cake and whipped cream lol.
Also doesn't avoid junk, but my mom used to make "s'mores mix," which was Gold Grahams, chocolate chips, and mini marshmellows. And we LOVED it. We used to take all the little pieces and put them together to make mini-smores.
On the healthy side, I think starfruit would be neat, there's probably some kids who haven't had it before (My DH had never had it until an adult).
Or Sandwiches. You could do little mini ones or different kinds. Or a big sub cut into little pieces.
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How about (Irish) Soda Bread, as it's St Patrick's Day this month.
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You could make star scones! I made these for a Christmas brunch, and used star and tree cookie cutters to make the shapes. They're very easy, and have a lot less sugar than cookies. www.allrecipes.com has some great scone recipes. Just bake them a little less, since they're smaller in the shapes. There's cinnamon raisin, apple, or any combination of fruit you can use. You could even make strawberry star scones, and you'd have a triple "S"
I also immediately thought of string cheese.
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Quick update on what I did: Soooo, I decided to go more for fun than "healthy"!! I bought the little shortcake individual cups at the grocery store, fresh strawberries and Reddi Whip so the teacher could do little "mini" strawberry shortcakes for each child! I even provided the bowls and spoons....I sent the strawberries and whipped cream in a cooler. Then, I also made up a version of the S'mores Mix to send home w/each child (honey Teddy Grahams, Milk Choc. Chips, and mini marshmallows). I labeled each little ziploc snack sized bag with "S'mores Mix" and the teacher handed those out at the end of the day as the kiddos were leaving! She said the kids LOVED the shortcake!!
Thanks again so very much for all the fantastic ideas! I was completely drawing a blank and it was great to see what others had in mind!