Back-to-school snacks seem to be happening more frequently with the boys in-home learning! Just like adults, being home more means more snacking opportunities. Snacking is a frequent conversation I have with clients. A snack should fill in nutritional gaps, serve to manage hunger and be enjoyed! With the start of back-to-virtual school, our family recognizes the importance of snacks that can quickly satisfy with lasting energy.

Back-to-School Breaks!

The boys virtual breaks through the school day are only 15 minutes! So, this requires quick snack options that we can tailor to their tastebuds. That’s why we love Prairie Farms Cottage Cheese and Whole-Milk Yogurt Snack Cups. Packed with protein and bone-boosting nutrients, it’s a snack any parent can feel good about offering to keep brains for zoom rolling. Unleash the lid, and enjoy farmer-owned, local fresh dairy!  A well-balanced snack.

Chef Jack’s favorite snack cup with the Whole-Milk Vanilla Yogurt Cup

boy at his desk in his house

Prairie Farms yogurt with boy standing below it

Mom loves the Zesty Fiesta and Garden Veggie Cottage Cheese Cups!

prairie farms cottage cheese snack cups

You can find Prairie Farms Cottage Cheese Snack cups at your local mid-west Wal-Mart.

When we’ve got a few more minutes on our hands or hunger hasn’t hit too hard yet…we make these! 

Back-to-School Snacks: His and Her Style Recipes

His Style

apple slices with sprinkles

In addition, to eating them solo, we’ve also found these individual cups can used in simple snack recipes. The boys love mixing the whole milk yogurt cups with peanut butter, and cinnamon and spreading them on apple rings. We call it our “apple donuts.” The best part, of course, is decorating.  Sprinkles, crushed cookies or granola are a few options we tried.

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Apple Donuts


  • Author: Jennifer McDaniel
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 12 apples, cored and sliced horizontally
  • 1/2 (3 oz.) carton Prairie Farms Whole-Milk Vanilla Yogurt Cup
  • 2 T. nut butter
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • Sprinkles or granola

Instructions

  1. Core apples and cut apples horizontally
  2. In a small bowl, mix yogurt, peanut butter and cinnamon until well-combined
  3. Top apples with dip, leaving the core open (so it looks like a donut)
  4. Decorate with granola, sprinkles or crushed cookies!
  • Category: snack

Keywords: apple donuts

Her Style

One of my personal favorite Prairie Farms cottage cheese flavors is the Garden Veggie Cottage Cheese , I top whole-wheat toast with their Garden Veggie cottage cheese, thinly sliced tomatoes and basil. It’s my attempt to hold on to summer just a bit longer. Check out my other favorite snack using their Zesty Fiesta Snack Cup.

toast with tomatoes and basil on top on a white plate

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Caprese Toast


  • Author: Jennifer McDaniel
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 slices whole-wheat or sourdough toast
  • 1 container of Prairie Farms Garden Veggie Cottage Cheese
  • 1 roma tomato, sliced thinly
  • 1/4 c. fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Toast wheat bread and spread 1/2 the container of cottage cheese on each piece of toast
  2. Top with tomatoes and basil
  3. Enjoy!
  • Category: snacks

Keywords: caprese toast

Happy Back-To-School and snacking from our learners to yours!

 

Jennifer McDaniel

Jennifer McDaniel is a Registered Dietitian, Media Spokesperson, and co-author of Prevention's Mediterranean Table Cookbook. She and her team of Registered Dietitians aim to help their clients go further, make change last, and unlock their potential. She lives in St. Louis, MO with her husband, and three young sons. If you are interested in working with Jennifer, please visit our contact page.