Snack Sense Sample Menus

Below are some sample snack menus that YMCAs are serving at after schools. These menus are great because they achieve all 4 Environmental Standards for Healthy Eating, they qualify for USDA snack reimbursement AND they are less than 74¢!* Remember! Tap water should be served at every snack for virtually no cost. What a bargain!

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 1 snack Apple slices,
Peanut butter
Celery,
Raisins,
String cheese
Oranges,
Triscuit crackers
Tomato wedges,
String cheese
Whole wheat spaghetti,
Tomato sauce
Beverage Water & 1% milk Water Water with splash of
100% fruit juice
Water Water with orange
slices
Week 2 snack Whole wheat
crackers,
Oranges
Egg salad w/mayo,
Whole wheat bread,
Cucumber slices
Banana,
Peanut butter,
Raisins
Colored pepper slices,
Cheese
Whole grain
Goldfish crackers,
Raisins
Beverage Water Water & 1% milk Water Water & 1%milk Water
Week 3 snack Salsa,
Beans,
Corn tortilla chips
Broccoli,
Couscous
Fruit canned in 100%
juice,
Whole wheat pretzels
Baby carrots,
Hummus
Applesauce,
Popcorn
Beverage Water Water with splash of
100% fruit juice
Water Water Water & 1% milk
Week 4 snack Banana,
Oatmeal
Tuna salad w/mayo,
Baby carrots,
Wheat Thins
Trail mix (nuts
, sunflower seeds
, dried fruit)
Peanut butter,
Whole wheat mini bagel
Raisins
Banana,
Cheerios
Beverage Seltzer water Water Water Water Water & 1% Milk

Occasionally, you may want to do a special cooking project. Here are some examples of special snacks less than $1.50 per serving!

Snack Whole wheat spaghetti,
Tomato sauce,
Shredded cheese,
Sliced peppers
Corn tortilla,
Black beans,
Shredded cheese,
Salsa
Salad,
Italian dressing,
Whole wheat pita
bread
Whole wheat English
muffin,
Shredded cheese,
Tomato sauce
Beverage Water Water & 1% Milk Seltzer water Water