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Kid-Approved: 5 Easy Snacks With a Healthier Twist

Feb. 11, 2021

If your kids are always on the hunt for another snack, you’re probably in need of some new recipes! At Mission, we know that it can sometimes be a challenge to find easy snacks that are kid-approved and nutritious. With our Better for You products, you can happily offer snack options that will please even the pickiest palate. We’ve rounded up five great snacks for kids that you’ll feel good putting on their plates.

Slow Cooker Tomato Cheese Dip

For the ultimate in easy and hassle-free snack prep, try this slow cooker tomato cheese dip that your kids are sure to love. The blend of tomatoes and sweet peppers will give this dip a comforting flavor, and the cheese (may we suggest using half Velveeta and half cheddar for some extra gooey-ness?) is a must for an after-school snack. Set up your slow cooker to start working its magic a couple of hours before school is over, and then come home to your dip ready and waiting. Using our Organic White Corn Tortilla Chips for dipping, your kids will happily enjoy this easy and nutritious snack!

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Gluten Free Tortilla Pizza

Who doesn’t love make-your-own pizza night? Instead of going to the trouble of an elaborate dinner time pizza station, try these gluten free tortilla pizzas for the perfect healthier spin on an afternoon snack. By layering our Gluten Free Original Tortilla Wraps with cheese and sauce, each child can have their own unique pizza creation - you can even put out some vegetable toppings as choices to pack in the vitamins! If you don’t want to preheat your whole oven for this snack, use a countertop toaster/convection oven for even faster prep.

Apple & Turkey Quesadillas

Looking for an easy snack alternative to cheese and crackers? Try these nutritious and delicious apple and turkey quesadillas. They’re packed with flavor and fast to make, so by the time your kids have started on their homework, these will be ready to serve. By adding thinly sliced apples and deli turkey meat to some delicious melty cheese, you’ll be serving protein and vitamins disguised as a kid-approved snack. Our Organic White Corn Tortillas will crisp up nicely in the pan, so your kids get that quintessential quesadilla “crunch” as they enjoy.

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Baked Taquitos

Kids love to snack on anything hand-held, but instead of opening up a freezer bag of something quick to microwave, try these homemade baked taquitos instead; by controlling the ingredients, you can ensure they’re fun and nutritious! Using pulled pork (or any other meat you have from leftovers!) and some barbeque sauce, fill our delicious Gluten Free Original Tortilla Wraps with your mixture, roll, and then seal with an egg wash. Once you have your taquitos ready to cook, pop them in the oven for about 12 minutes or use an air fryer for an even crispier version! Put out a few healthy dipping sauces, and your kids will be in snack heaven.  

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Fruity Dessert Tortillas

Sometimes snack time calls for something on the sweeter side - when your kids are begging for dessert, have them help make these healthier fruity dessert tortillas instead! They’ll have so much fun putting them together that they won’t even notice you’re using our Organic Whole Wheat Tortillas to make things a little more nutritious. The trick to making these dessert tortillas extra special is to heat them up in a skillet with a little bit of butter and sugar before topping with your choice of whipped cream (try coconut cream for an even healthier, non-dairy twist!) and berries. This fun and easy snack will become a family favorite in no time.

It’s easy to switch away from all the processed and pre-packaged snacks with these fun and fast ideas. Try one (or more!) with your kids today.


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