A Fun Energy Filled Snack for Kids #greatstarts

This #GreatStarts tips post is sponsored by Kellogg’s. All opinions are my own.

Much like athletes, kids need to fuel their bodies to do things like running, skipping, jumping, and playing. After a long day at school, my granddaughters come home feeling pretty tired. This is especially so on days when they have an extracurricular activities after school, such as a 4H meeting. They’ve turned into bottomless pits as teenagers, so having a fun energy filled snack on hand after school is important.

A Fun Energy Filled Snack for Kids

With it getting dark so early, the girls like to spend a little time outside first thing after school. Then it’s time for a quick snack and homework.

A homemade trail mix made with Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, dried fruit and nuts is a great snack to give kids the fuel that they need, between meals. I like to keep a variety of dried fruit and nuts on hand for snacking, and I love the crunch that the cereal adds to a trail mix.

Kellogg's Great Starts Trail Mix is a Fun Energy Filled Snack

A Fun Energy Filled Snack for Kids

ingredients:

1 cup dried pineapple chunks
1 cup yogurt covered raisins
1 cup dried banana chips
2 cups mixed nuts
2 cups Kellogg’s Corn Flakes

Add all ingredients to a bowl, and stir to combine.

Kellogg’s cereals are such a nice addition to homemade snacks and trail mixes. They add a nice crunch, not to mention important vitamins and minerals. You could easily substitute Kellogg’s All Bran or Kellogg’s Crispix for the Corn Flakes in this recipe.

Kellogg's Great Starts Energy Filled Snacks

My granddaughter, Becca, is always such a big help in the kitchen.

I have found that the kids are more likely to eat the snacks I want them to eat when they are presented to them in a fun way. This printable Kellogg’s snack holder is a simple way make snack time more special and fun. Plus, it’s a great way to make snacks portable for kids on the go.

Kellogg's Great Starts Fun Energy Filled Snack for Kids

To make these fun Kellogg’s snack holders you just have to print, cut and fold. I recommend using a heavier paper such as card stock, but standard copy paper will work just fine. Follow the diagram at the top and cut around the border to make a square. Fold according to the directions, to make a snack cup. My granddaughters colored a few of ours before folding. Just be sure that you are using non-toxic crayons.

Kellogg's Snack Holder Printable

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Kellogg’s® believes that From Great Starts Come Great Things®. So we’re helping Moms start every day with a tip from the top athletes of Team Kellogg’s™ and Team USA dietitians. The thirty days leading up to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will each feature fun pieces of advice to help families fuel just like the athletes of Team Kellogg’s. To see all 30 tips, visit Kelloggs.com/GreatStartsTips.

Do you like this snack holder printable from Kellogg’s? Be sure to check back over the next few weeks for more great tips, and check out Kelloggs.com/GreatStartsTips to see them all!

disclosure: Compensation was provided by Kellogg’s via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Kellogg’s.

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Comments

  1. says

    That’s a really cute snack holder. I bet for little kids if you filled it up first without them knowing it would be great fun for them to see Tony when they are all done their snack!

  2. says

    What an awesome idea. My youngest is wicked picky, so he wouldn’t touch this with a ten foot pole LOL, but this is totally something my nine year old would love. And I could pack some for his snack at school, too!

  3. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    I love Kelloggs cereals and The snack holders are a fun idea. This is an easy recipe to make and change according to what dried fruits or nuts are handy.

  4. says

    I have always loved the simplicity of corn flakes. I never thought to use them as a part of a snack mix. I have used them other ways though and they always shine.

  5. Cathy Jarolin says

    What a Clever Idea~ Love Nutricious snacks for Kids.. Your trailmix recipe is awesome. The Holder Cups are really Cute!!Thankyou for Sharing!

  6. Janet W. says

    What a delicious mix of nutritious foods! I’d love to make this snack for my grandsons to enjoy! Thanks for giving me a new snack idea!

  7. Dorothy Boucher says

    what a wonderful and delicious idea, I love how you made the cup holders which are perfect portion for each person, and fun to color in,,, I really like that you used corn flakes because most people don’t and they are delicious with all the other goodies you add, wow even a great breakfast to a great snack :) thanks for share @tisonlyme143

  8. nicole dz says

    great healthy snack for the kids after school, love the holders too! Very nutritious and I love the dried fruits.

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