Feeding the After School Munchies

The back-to-school count down has begun.  In just a little over two weeks the kids will be heading back to their schools and trying to adjust to the new routine.  We’ve already bought a new pair of shoes, a few pairs of pants and a ton of school supplies.

It’s always quite an adjustment to make — going from the freedom of summer to the routines of the classroom.  My son always complains that he is HUNGRY during the day at school.  Part of this is because he likes to socialize during his lunch period rather than eat – and from what I hear he is pretty good at it.  The other part is because he is used to grabbing a snack whenever he’s hungry – he is a grazer.

When he gets home from school he is usually starving! We tend to have the same thing over and over and are working on trying new foods.  I swear he could eat popcorn for every meal. This year I am going to try something new – Hot Pockets.  Once he has something to eat he is instantly in a better mood and can take a spin on his scooter before starting his homework.

I went to Walmart to stock up on a birthday present and a few other things and grabbed four packages of Hot Pockets to try.  I have not had them in a while and was surprised at the HUGE variety of flavors they now offer: three cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza, stuffed crust pizza, ham and cheese, sloppy joe, pretzel bread with bacon and cheddar, barbequed beef, meatball, so many to choose from! Take a look for them in the frozen food aisle. You can see a photo story of the trip here.

Needless to say the four flavors that I bought were a big hit at our house. The crispy pizza was excellent – with gooey cheese filling and flavorful pepperoni. I plan on keeping some on hand for after school snacks – for those days when he is really hungry and dinner is a long ways off. I could also see them as a quick breakfast when we are running late.  They are quick to make and inexpensive.

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