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Better for You Fall Snacks For Kids

Nov. 13, 2021

We’re sharing easy to make fall snacks for kids that are delicious and nutritious. They are fun, seasonal snacks you will approve of and your kids will love.

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Fall means that kids are back in school and after school activities are ramping up. Encouraging your children to get the daily recommended amount of fruits and veggies can be challenging, especially on busy days. We’re sharing easy to make, yet delicious, and nutritious Fall snacks you can feel good about serving and that your kids will love. 

There are so many varieties of apples to choose from in the fall. This crisp, sweet fruit pairs well with cheese and is delicious heated up. Try these apple-inspired dishes as better for you after school snacks.

Apples, turkey and cheese are a delicious flavor combination and make for a perfect fall snack! For this Apple and Turkey Quesadillas Recipe, lightly brush Organic White Corn Tortillas with canola oil. Then layer sliced turkey,thinly sliced apples, and cheddar cheese between two oiled tortillas. Cook in a pan about three minutes on each side until the cheese starts to melt and tortillas are golden brown. Serve with sour cream or yogurt. 

For this Best Apple Pie Tacos Recipe, warm up your store-purchased apple pie filling while you cook Mission Street Tacos Flour Tortillas in butter over medium heat in a skillet. Sprinkle the tortillas with cinnamon and sugar and while still warm, fold the tortillas in a U shape and place in a muffin pan to make taco shells.  When the kids get home, fill the tacos with the warm pie filling. Drizzle with maple syrup and add a dollop of sour cream. For a healthier version, select pie filling with no added sugar, and use low fat yogurt as your topping. 

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Nutella’s hazelnut spread is a smooth, sweet, and fun addition for your after school snacks. It spreads well on our tortillas and is delicious as is or heated up. The Fruit Skewers with Nutella Roll Ups can be made ahead of time for a ready-to-grab snack on the go. Simply spread Nutella on a Street Tacos Flour Tortilla, roll it up and cut into bite-size pieces. Then alternate the roll-ups with pieces of fruit like banana slices, halved strawberries, and chunks of kiwi on a stick. Spray bananas, apples and other fruits that brown easily with a bit of lemon juice to keep them looking fresh! 

Don’t let the dessert in this name fool you, the Mini Dessert Pizza with Nutella is another great way to make fruit exciting for your reluctant eaters. Another easy to make snack, spread nutella on a Sweet Hawaiian Street Taco and top with diced pineapples and blueberries for a tasty and fun after school snack. 

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To make Mini Nutella Quesadillas, spread nutella over one quarter of a Street Tacos Flour Tortilla. Add two banana slices to another quarter, and two strawberry slices on another quarter. Then fold the tortilla over three times. Serve as is or heat up in a pan for extra warm, gooey fun. Try your own fruit combos and this snack will never get tiresome! 

Cream cheese is the ingredient that binds these snacks together! Pair the creamy spread with fruits or vegetables for delicious flavor combinations that will have your kids asking for more!

The Berry Cream Cheese Tacos Recipe is tasty and easy to make. Serve for a quick breakfast, snack, or treat. Simply spread cream cheese and raspberry jam on a Street Tacos Flour Tortilla.Then top with sliced strawberry, blueberries, and raspberries, fold over and serve.

For the Cream Cheese and Veggie Wrap Recipe, spread cream cheese on a Street Tacos Yellow Corn Tortillas and season with dill, salt, and pepper.  Add a layer of spinach leaves and then cucumber, carrot, and red pepper sticks in the center. Roll up and serve. 

Are you inspired to step up your after school snack game with these delicious and nutritious snack ideas? Check out our Instagram page for these and other fun ideas like this lunch box with turkey and cheese roll-ups!


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