Feel like you’re living in the kitchen (especially during summer break) making kids snacks? We know exactly how you feel.
Let’s face the facts: kids are busy little people at the best of times. And when home from school? There’s barely any down time to spare. They might just decide to strap on their capes and become little superheroes! Combine this with busily running around with their friends and turning the house upside down, and it’s very possible that if left too late: your happy, well-behaved little superhero will suddenly turn into a ravenous little villain - when the ‘hangries’ take over!
The truth is: kids can’t navigate the difference between being thirsty or hungry.
Need some easy-to-prepare, snack time inspiration to hydrate the kids and prevent the ‘hangries?’ Need the right products to make this happen? Well, keep on reading, because we have the best snack and hydration products to choose from! To keep your little crusaders happy and healthy the whole day long that is ... until the next meal!
But you need to move quick ... cuz’ the baddies are coming! Argh!
kids snacks: simple snack hacks for small superheroes
offer water first
Is your little buddy still hungry, even though they’ve just eaten? Your little Spiderman might in fact, be thirsty. That’s because symptoms of mild dehydration mimic hunger pangs. And let’s face it, busy little crime-fighters don’t often have the time to sit still, let alone think they need to drink! So, remember to simply offer water first!
punch it out!
Wanna boost up little Spidey’s H20? Fruit punch is a fun way to pump up hydration for your superkids. Try this hack by adding a mélange of fruit combo’s together: like raspberries and lime; strawberries and lemon; and blueberries and orange. Then watch your kids have fun slurping and fueling their engines for super-healthy fruits! This is a great way to buy more time while preparing something hearty for your kids to eat.
spice it up with a smoothie
Wanna a superhero supplement minus the sugar intake? Rock n’ roll ever so smoothly with a smoothie! Just choose your base (usually with milk but coconut water is just as good!) and add some seasonal fruits. Spice it up with some cinnamon and honey and whizz it up! Try out a few combos to find your little champ’s favorite flavor!
serve some yogurt with toppings
Did you know you can combat ‘the hangries’ with nutrient-friendly yogurt and toppings? Serve up some quality Greek yogurt and let your little wranglers choose their own toppings – with freshly-chopped seasonal fruits, tasty tinned-fruits, and if allergies aren’t an issue: nuts or seeds. Occasionally, some mini treats like chocolate chips or mini marshmallows can even be offered. But you gotta get in quick ... cuz’ it’ll soon be invisible!
and finally ... twist on an apron!
Want your kids to join you in the kitchen? All you’ve gotta do is get your kiddo to swing his or her cape ‘round and ‘round and ... turn it into an apron! Motivate your kid to help in the kitchen with some easy, breezy pancakes: by combining 1 egg, 1 cup of self-rising flour, and 1 cup of milk. Of course, you can add some extra goodness here and there like mashed banana or grated apple. Then pour, flip, and serve with maple syrup and fresh fruit. Holy pancake, Batman!
lunchtime friends to keep kids smilin’
Feeding on-the-fly? We’re making kids snack time oh-so-easy with our versatile b.box snackbox. The perfect answer for smaller portions, and for keeping your little gems fed no matter what your day has in store: whether at the playground, on a car trip or a day at kindergarten!
The flexi whole fruit holder secures small, whole fruits in place, meaning no more cut fruit or soggy, bruised snacks! Two sealed compartments are also leak-proof so wet snack ideas such as puree, yogurt and dips can be packed with peace of mind.
An easy open and close clip is large enough for little hands and fingers and the seals are removable for easy, hygienic cleaning. Made from polypropylene and silicone, the snackbox is freezer-safe so you can get ahead of the game and store a few in the freezer at the start of the week, ready to go.
b.box bowl with lid and straw
Recommended from 6m+, our unique, award-winning bowl and straw has mealtime sorted, whatever’s on the menu! Soup and cereal are a breeze for kids to gobble up, thanks to our unique silicone straw that clips onto the edge of the bowl, letting kids slurp up milk or liquid.
You can also remove the straw and clip to use this as a stand-alone bowl. Its deep, teardrop shape makes it easy for kids to drink from. And its non-slip base and easy grip handles give kids greater control and encourage their independence.
Complete with snack insert to convert to an on-the-go snack holder and lid for easy storage. It’s also dishwasher and microwave safe, and BPA, Phthalates and PVC free. Replacement straws and cleaner set are available separately.
b.box insulated food jar mini
Ready for a food storage must-have? Mini meals with friends have never looked better! Our pint-sized foodie, the insulated food jar mini is made from high grade and durable double-walled stainless steel, helping to keep foods at the perfect temperature during the day, (keeping food cold for up to 6 hours, and warm for up to 4 hours). So, wherever you are, when little tummies rumble, you’re ready!
Great for little and big kids alike, the 7oz capacity is the ultimate in bite-sized style. The unique stop feature pauses parents from overtightening the lid and encourages independence. Recommended to handwash only to preserve print.
b.box insulated food jar
Need the perfect food storage solution for your older kids? Our insulated, double-walled stainless steel food jar keeps food at the perfect temperature all day, (cold food for up to 7 hours, and warm food for up to 5 hours) whether kids prefer warm pasta for lunch or cold refreshing fruit and yogurt.
This jar is great for kindergarten and school with an 11oz capacity, flexible and soft first-feeding spork spoon that is easy to maneuver and soft on gums, that tucks away into its custom bumper. Easy grip handles give kids leverage to open the jar easily, encouraging independent feeding. Removable arms and bumper ensure the food jar can be tailored for older kids too, so they can style their food jar to suit. Its unique stop feature halts parents from overtightening the lid. Dishwasher and sterilizer safe and BPA, Phthalates and PVC free.
b.box feeding set
Need a great all-in-one super value feeding set? We’ve created a special gift box of our fan favorites for self-feeders. Great as a gift or for your little one to use and explore their newfound independence. Also, makes for an awesome baby shower gift set. It includes: our award-winning sippy cup, toddler cutlery set and divided plate, all in a giftable box set. And of course, it's BPA, Phthalates, and PVC free!
what it contains:
b.box sippy cup
Our award-winning sippy cup features our innovative b.box weighted straw that moves with the liquid – whatever angle the cup is tilted. Our redesigned straw has a unique two-way valve, ensuring easy drinking and NO leaks, even with warm water.
The sippy cup ensures that tots can drink to the very last drop. They can also drink lying down, making it the ideal transition cup from bottle/breast feeding to milk in a cup. The perfect cup at home or on-the-go. Encourages independence with easy-grip handles and simple flip-top lid. Available with a premium matte-finish.
b.box toddler cutlery set
Designed in consultation with a leading pediatric occupational therapist (OT), our cutlery set for 9m+ has been designed as the ideal toolkit for tots who are ready to self-feed. The unique spoon shape acts as shovel, helping little ones to scoop up their food, even with a flat plate.
The unique deep scoop spoon shape and angled handles encourages correct hand to mouth positioning and helps to contain food within the spoon as bubs practices bringing it to his or her mouth, which means more food makes it to the mouth and less mess!
Our unique flork has been designed to fit the sizes and shapes of little mouths and assists kids to safely pierce and lift food. Its curved blunt prongs are gentler (and safer) on little mouths and gums. This set comes complete with a handy travel case to keep utensils clean before on-the-go mealtimes, and after to prevent soiling in diaper bags or in mom’s handbag. It’s Dishwasher-safe and made from PP, TPE, BPA, Phthalates and PVC free.
b.box divided plate
Our divided plate is the ideal product for an on-the-go lifestyle! For fussy eaters and self-feeders, our divided plate is a great way for children to learn their different food groups! Our divided plate keeps food groups separate thanks to our subtle dividers! Easy grip handles on each side and non-slip base give kids greater control and feeding independence. Its large surfaces and rim assist with self-feeding too. Its dishwasher and microwave safe as well!
hydration friends to keep kids smilin’
b.box tritan drink bottle
Made from Tritan®, a BPA-free plastic, our unique big kids’ drink bottle is ideal for kindergarten and young school kids. Its unique triangle shape bottle is designed specifically for little hands, fitting the two-hand grip of a child perfectly. An easy push button pops open the lid, keeping straw tops hygienic when closed and so it never goes astray and locks into place to prevent hitting the child in the face when tipped forward. Its spill-proof bite valve straw top prevents accidental spills, and its robust carry handle makes it easy for kids to carry and remove out of school bags. Its 15oz capacity and angled silicone straw lets kids drink to the very last drop and stay hydrated throughout the day. Its large opening can easily refill and insert ice cubes inside. It contains minimal parts and is ultra-easy to assemble, disassemble and clean. It is so dishwasher safe, plus, your child can customize the look with a removable bumper! Available in 15oz and 20oz sizes.
b.box insulated drink bottle
We've redefined cool with our new 12oz insulated drink bottle. Our newest drink bottle has insulating superpowers! The double walled stainless steel keeps liquids cool for up to 8 hours and warm for up to 6, so now your little one can stay hydrated whatever the weather. Complete with carry handle and push button opening and designed specifically for little hands, combined with a clean modern design and big kid aesthetic. Available in six fab b.box colors. Kids will love our easy drinking silicone straw top. Parents love no leaks in the bag (when the lid is closed). Replacement straw packs available, sold separately. When using to keep liquids warm - for best performance fill the stainless-steel base with hot water for a few minutes to warm it before pouring water out - and filling with warm liquids.
and lastly … our b.box 17oz insulated drink bottle
We are taking superpower hydration to the next level with our new 17oz insulated drink bottle. The double walled stainless steel in our larger bottle size will help keep liquids cool for up to 15 hours and warm for up to 8 hours. The front press button opening can be used with one hand to help with those big schoolyard thirsts and the integrated carry handle means it’s always on hand. The easy drink silicone straw offers free flow drinking and once done, click the lid back in place for leak free schoolbags.
Whew! Mission accomplished. Psst ... Note to reader: Evil hangry has been conquered and your little superheroes will continue to reign on this afternoon!
These are just a few of many healthy recipes you can whip up quickly and easily using everyday pantry staples, with our award-winning products. Until the next meal – may the force be with you!