I didn’t coin the phrase Snack Supper, I got the idea from Vicki Farris’ book A Mom Just Like You which I highly recommend. Im pretty sure she brought it up for lunches on busy homeschool days, but we use it mostly for supper on days when we don’t want to cook, on days when it is just too hot to cook, and on days when we have lots and lots of fresh produce that needs eaten quick. We focus on quick, easy and HEALTHY Snack ideas which together make a fun and healthy meal!
The Snack Supper is a great way to get a meal to the table fast. Veggies, fruit, protein and even a few carbs… This is very kid-friendly eating and your kids of getting lots of fresh and raw fruits and veggies. It’s a win-win! Here are some of things we use in our snack suppers at the Blevins house.
- Deviled eggs (Learn how to make deviled eggs fast and easy here.)
- Red pepper slices
- Celery with nut butter or ranch dip
- Apple slices
- Cheeses – any kind – sliced. We like to try new cheeses as a special treat!
- Summer sausage, hard salami, or soft salami
- Deli meats
- Melon slices
- Various whole grain crackers
- French bread or other deli loaf
- Peanut butter
- Almond butter
- Ranch dressing
- Hummus (learn how to make delicious hummus here.)
- Sliced cucumber (sometimes soaked in salt water)
- Sliced zucchini
- Baked crunchy peas, beans, or corn
- Salted avocado slices
- Cheese spread or homemade cheeseball
- Cottage cheese
- Frozen fruit
- Dried fruits
- Candied fruits
- Fruit salad
- Apple Chutney for crackers or bread (learn how to make healthful Apple Chutney here.)
Get creative and try something new! For instance, when I slice red pepper for a snack supper, I typically cut it in round slices that look like flowers. Fun shapes make eating more fun somehow! Read about how I get my Kids to Eat Veggies for ideas.
Yum! Wish we could’ve been closer to share the picnic.