Summertime Snacking & Bagel Bites Snack Simply Pledge

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Our snack routine is drastically different during summer break than it is during the school year. Our days start and end later and our regularly scheduled mealtimes get pushed aside in favor of other activities. One thing that’s been pretty constant the past few weeks is that we are eating dinner quite a bit later than we usually do. It works with our schedule though and we find that we end up enjoying more of our day, especially time spent outside, when we eat later.

However, the one problem that we have with this is that the time between lunch and dinner can be pretty long. That means our afternoon snacks serve as a mini-meal. So we focus on choosing something substantial and not junky. Fruit with cheese and crackers, yogurt and peanut butter crackers, PB & banana roll-ups and pizza bagel all make the rounds for this bigger snack.

Speaking of Bagel Bites, they are currently hosting a “Snack Simply Pledge.” The pledge states that as parents, we’ll choose simple and wholesome choices at snack time and that we’ll “Keep It Simple, Keep It Tasty, and Keep It Fun.” I don’t know about you, but that’s one pledge I have no problems making!

But to make it even better, Bagel Bites is donating $1 for every pledge made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, up to $50,000. Additionally, everyone that takes the pledge will be able to print off a coupon for $1 off Bagel Bites. Click here to take the pledge!

I also have 4 coupons for FREE Bagel Bites that I’m giving away to one commentor. Just leave me a comment letting me know about your summertime snacking. I’d love to hear about your habits or a favorite snack that your family loves. The giveaway ends Saturday, July 23 at midnight EST.

Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Bagel Bites and received coupons and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

37 thoughts on “Summertime Snacking & Bagel Bites Snack Simply Pledge

  1. My favorite summertime snack has got to be fruit. I love this time of year for all the yummy fruits available. 🙂

  2. We love peanut butter and raisins on celery, and cut up apples with cheese sticks. Two quick and easy snacks.

  3. Our favorite snack this summer has been yummy homemade popsicles made with 2 cups orange juice and a cup of vanilla yogurt mixed and poured into molds and frozen. YUMMY! Even mommy likes them!

  4. Kids favorites this year are blueberry smoothies (made with blueberries grown in our backyard), peaches, roasted almonds, and homemade yeast breads made in the bread machine (craisin nut and chocolate chip)

  5. With this crazy heat and busy days, my kids are opting for muliple mini meals over our normal 3 meals and 2 snacks. The favorites lately have been salad, pizza grilled cheese, crackers & cheese and fruit, zucchinin muffins with nutella ( sooooooo good!) veggie quessadillas made from left over veggies, smoothies and pop corn or hm popsicles have been out movie treats lately.

  6. I’ve never tried these so would be interested to see what they are like. We area healthy snack house for sure…fruit, veggies and dip, homemade yogurt and fruit, cheese, and popsicles made from our yogurt are big hits. Pretty fun to watch a just 1 year old eat a popsicle all by herself! And not feel a bit bad about what she is eating.

    Heather

      1. Super easy in the crock pot. I follow the directions that she lays out using a crock pot and have just adjusted the times a bit to follow my specific crock pot needs and sometimes to adjust for the weather…it is crazy hot for us right now. Give it shot, so much cheaper then store bought, is plain so I just add whatever we want to sweeten or not (typically fruit or maybe a bit of jam) and use it in baking, popsicles, whatever!

        http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/10/you-can-make-yogurt-in-your-crockpot.html

  7. Most of our snacks are something we can grab – crackers or fruit. My son (who eats 24/7) likes crackers broken up in milk. We all gag when he eats it, but he likes it.

  8. I make “surprise plates” for my son and I. It’s filled first with whatever berries are on sale, such as blueberries, strawberries and grapes. Then 3 small squares of extra sharp cheddar cheese. The past few days he’s been wanting a couple of graham crackers as well on his plate. It’s fast to make and a healthy snack or dinner for my 2 1/2 year old.

  9. We like smoothies, made with fresh fruit. My son wants some made with watermelon…but I just haven’t tried it yet.

  10. We do smoothies with frozen fruit and yogurt or fruit juice. My favorite is strawberries with mango lemonade.

  11. Fresh fruit, whatever’s in season! Watermelon and blueberries especially. We can go through a gallon of fresh picked blueberries in a couple of days!

  12. we have a few summer birthdays and there are always bound to be cupcakes or cake leftover. instead of wasting them, we freeze them and eat them for a frozen treat!

  13. I keep fruit already prepared and ready to eat in ziploc bags in the fridge. That way there is always an easy and healthy snack available.

  14. Snacks for my teens seem to be always necessary. I keep easy fruits and veggies on hand ~ easy meaning reach in the fridge and grab it. Right now, we are enjoying cherries, blueberries, baby carrots with hummus, celery and peanut butter or cream cheese (love those little individual cups of pb and also of cream cheese – although not very budget friendly!).

  15. We are trying to eat lots of cool snack foods to beat this heat! cold fresh fruit is so yummy..popsicles are good, too. 😉
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  16. I keep individual bags cheese cubes, grapes, and baby carrots with ranch for my kids to grab and go. Also quite a few varieties of Popsicles!!

  17. We are also loving the watermelon & fresh berries in season right now! Had some blackberry & raspberry bushes in our backyard which has been awesome!
    We also eat a lot of nuts lately, especially pistachios. I think my son likes opening the shells as much as eating them bc I bought the already shelled kind & he barely touched them! Anything with peanut butter, yogurt, hummus or Boursin cheese are other faves in our house.
    I don’t give him a lot of juice, but that yogurt & OJ Popsicle sounds like something perfect for him. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  18. We eat lots of fruit during the summer. Cantelope and blueberries seem to be the favorites at our house!

  19. I’ve been trying to be better about giving my daughter a good snack after her nap. Often it’s some sort of breakfast bar type thing with either frozen peas or string cheese.

  20. I love green monster smoothies, nice and cold.

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  21. This summer a lot of our snacks have been leftovers, cereal or popcorn. We are kind of in a rut.

  22. My favorite snack in the summer is all of the fruit that is so fresh and yummy! I also love snacking on whole wheat crackers with dark chocolate peanut butter, applesauce, and veggies with ranch.

  23. My family has some fairly traditional snacking ideas. Because we have one who is a vegetarian, we often have fruit smoothies. For those of you morning star fans, we also have the mini corn dogs. closest representative of a meat product ive ever had, if you didnt know it, you would think it was a real corn dog.

  24. We eat quite a bit of fruit…yogurt for my youngest as he doesn’t like fruit for some ODD reason 🙂

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