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2-Minute Snacks for Happy Kids and Sane Moms!

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Between breakfast, lunch and dinner, parents have a lot of food to prepare for their families everyday. I will be the first to admit that it sometimes feels a bit overwhelming. So, when my kids inevitably tell me they are hungry mid-morning and mid-afternoon, I groan to myself. They want more food? Really!?!?

Yes. Yes they do. They’re growing! They’re hungry! ALL the time! So I can grumble all I want, but my kids still need a snack. So I suck it up and throw something together, and the faster the prep time for snacks, the happier I am!

These 2-minute snacks will please your kids’ taste buds and keep you sane just what I need!

  • Yummy Snacks in 2 Minutes Flat! 1 of 8
    2-minute snacks

    These tasty snacks come together in no time!

  • Bean and Cheese Burrito 2 of 8
    bean and cheese burritos

    My 5-year-old loves bean and cheese burritos and I love giving them to her! The beans are super healthy, and it easily takes me less than 2 minutes to prepare.

     

    I always have a package of flour tortillas, a container of refried beans and a bag of shredded cheese in the refrigerator.

     

    Spread a spoonful of refried beans down the center of one tortilla. Heat in microwave for about 15 seconds. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and fold like a burrito. 

     

    I think that might even be a 1-minute snack!

     

    Photo source: Jane Maynard

  • 2-Minute Mug Cake 3 of 8
    2 minute mug cake

    This 2-minute mug cake is not only delectable, it's only 100 calories! A perfect sweet snack!

     

    Make 2-minute Mug Cake

     

    Photo source: Angie McGowan

  • Individual Tropical Ambrosia Salad 4 of 8
    individual tropical ambrosia

    One of my favorite "salads" as a kid was ambrosia salad. My kids are no different! And these individually-sized ambrosia salads are perfectly portioned and easy to prep!

     

    Drain off the juice from a 4-ounce snack cup of Del Monte diced mango and pineapple. Mix fruit with 1/4 cup whipped cream. Sprinkle with shredded coconut. That's it, you're done!

     

    Photo source: Jane Maynard

  • Nutella Yogurt Fruit Dip 5 of 8
    nutella yogurt fruit dip

     This sweet dip is wonderful for all kinds of fruit and is super quick to throw together! 

     

    Make Nutella Yogurt Fruit Dip

  • Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches 6 of 8
    peanut butter cracker sandwiches

    My kids would eat crackers all day every day, so I try to pair them with a nutritious ingredient to take advantage of their obsession.

     

    This "recipe" is simple: spread a dollop of peanut butter on a round, butter cracker and top with another cracker. Definitely less than two minutes for that prep time! And my kids love it!

     

    Photo source: Jane Maynard

  • Cheesy Zucchini Caterpillar 7 of 8
    cheesy zucchini caterpillar

    If you tell a kid a vegetable is a caterpillar, they are 85 percent more likely to eat it. Okay, I'm not entirely sure that stat is accurate, but I do know my kids are more likely to eat food when it's presented in a fun way! And these cheesy zucchini caterpillars are super quick to prepare.

     

    Make Cheesy Zucchini Caterpillars

     

    Photo Source: Macki Cayloma

  • Apple Slices with Nutella 8 of 8
    apple slices with nutella

    In the time it takes you to slice an apple and open a jar of Nutella you've got a sweet snack ready for the kids!

     

    Make Apple Slices with Nutella

     

    Photo source: Jamie Richardson

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