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Fruit Me Up for Back-To-School: Fun & Easy Ideas for Kids

Want to make sure your kid gets the nutrients they need? With Fruit Me Up, you can make sure they get snacks that are deliciously healthy.

Now that Face-to-Face classes are back, parents are making sure their kids are well equipped to face the world outside. Once you’ve set all the safety reminders for back-to-school, preparing what kids should eat at school is the next challenge after years of homeschooling.

Kids can be picky eaters, and this can be seen in untouched or unfinished lunch boxes they bring home after going to school. More often than not, parents spend hours thinking of the best school snack ideas for kids that are the perfect balance of taste and nutrition.

Fruits are the best school snacks for kids because they're both tasty and jam-packed with nutrients. Fruit snacks also provide a quick and healthy energy boost to keep them active and focused at school. Fresh fruit also helps to boost your kid's immune system, making it a delicious yet easy snack by itself.

To make school lunches more exciting for your kids, we’ve compiled quick and easy recipes that you can prepare.

Sugar-Free Banana Chips with Honey

A Filipino classic with a healthier twist. These chips are sweet without the added sugar!

Ingredients

  • 6 pieces of Asian Plantains/Saging na Saba

  • 2 Cups Cooking Oil

  • 4 tablespoons of Honey

Instructions

  1. After heating your pot, pour-in your cooking oil. Wait until the oil is hot.

  2. While waiting for your oil to heat up, you can start chopping the bananas to your desired size. Make sure that it would fit on your kid’s lunchbox.

  3. Once the oil is hot enough, deep fry the bananas until it turns light brown.

  4. Take it out and let it cool while draining the excess oil.

  5. After most of the oil has been removed, put your bananas in a bowl and toss it gently with honey. Make sure that each piece gets an even coat.

Bunny Apple Slices

Apples, but make it cuter! These Bunny Apples are a great addition to make your kid’s lunch boxes more visually appealing with just a few simple steps.

Instructions

  1. Cut your apple into 6 wedges.

  2. Create the ears by making intersecting slits about ¾ of the way down on the apple skin side.

  3. Remove the piece of apple in between.

Fruit Skewers

The sky's the limit with this one. You can pick and choose the best fruits for kids with these colorful fruit kebabs!

Ingredients

  • Fruits of your choice. We recommend grapes, melons, berries and pineapples.

  • For the skewers, you can use lollipop sticks or kid friendly skewers.

Instructions

  1. Cut your fruits to your desired shape. You can use cookie cutters for a more fun and exciting look.

  2. Thread the fruits that you have shaped on the skewer of your choice.

Make Snacks Extra Colorful

If you want to step up your fruit game, we’ve also included fantastic fruit recipes you can make for your kids with Fruit Me Up.

Fruit Me Up is 100% pure blended fruit. This delicious snack is jam packed with fiber and vitamins from natural ripe fruits. It’s a great way to let your kids enjoy a healthy snack!

This healthy fruit pouch is formulated by parents who want the best for their children. These fruity blends are dedicated to strictly meet the 4 NO: No Preservatives, No Sugar Added, No Coloring, and No Flavoring. Only 100% clean and healthy fruity goodness for your kids!

Fruit Me Up Tropical Soda

A cool and refreshing drink that packs a fruity punch, this recipe is a great drink for your kids to bring to school. You can even serve it to your friend’s classmates when they come over to play!

Ingredients

  • 50 ml of Andros Fruit Me Up flavor of your choice

  • 150 ml of Soda Water

  • 1 slice of Lime

  • 10 ml of Sugar Syrup

  • Ice Cubes

Fruit Me Up Craquelin Choux

This recipe is a real treat that can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age. The fruity goodness alongside the crispy puff pastry is a show stopper, even as a school snack for your kids.

Ingredients

For the Pastry Choux

  • 70g of Butter

  • 3g of Salt

  • 90g of Water

  • 90g of Milk

  • 105g of Bread flour

  • 150g of Whole Eggs

For the Craquelin

  • 80g of Butter

  • 100g of Brown Sugar

  • 100g of Cake Flour

For the Filling

  • 15g of Fruit Me Up/piece

For the Pastry Choux

  1. Bring butter, sugar, salt, and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat, and use a wooden spoon to quickly stir in flour. Cook the mixture in medium-high heat and stir constantly until the mixture pulls away from sides and film forms on the bottom of the pan, about 3 minutes.

  2. Transfer to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed until slightly cooled for about 1 minute. Raise the speed to medium and add your eggs, 1 at a time, until soft peaks form when you touch the batter with your finger.

For the Craquelin

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the brown sugar, flour, and batter on medium-low speed until no dry floor remains and a damp, crumbly meal has formed. This usually takes 2 minutes.

  2. Shape the dough into 15-20 cm flat rectangles. Stamp out 18 pieces of craquelin with a 5 cm round cutter

Baking

  1. Fill your pastry bag with choux and pipe it 5 cm wide at a 90° angle. Top each choux with a craquelin cut.

  2. Bake at 170°C for 20 minutes, until puffed and golden brown.

Filling

With a piping bag, fill the bottom half of each choux with Fruit Me Up. Cover with the top half of each choux.

Fruit Me Up can be served as it is as fruit juice, or in many other creative ways such as pastries and desserts. If you want more amazing ideas, you can check out our previous article where we share some more yummy drinks and pastry recipes with Fruit Me Up.

Preparing healthy school snacks your kids will love require extra effort, but it's always worth it. With the help of these recipes, get them ready for school and keep their smiles bright for the future. — (TGM)

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