(Giveaway) Plum Organics Amazing Afterschool Essentials


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So happy to be a Featured Plum Organics blogger! While this is a sponsored conversation, all opinions are my own.

Plum Organics knows how busy and crazy it can be when it comes to those few hours right after school. There is sports practice, homework, dentist appointments, errands to run and the kids are always hungry. (Mine are of course starving.) 

Plum Organics asked me about my “afterschool essential” items for my kids. The answer was simple, easy to serve snacks they love (such as, Plum Organics Slam Dunx) and a Kindle Fire. These are hands down the most important thing I need to make life easier until dinnertime!

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My boys are avid readers. They were reading so many books that I was running out of room on the bookshelves. Their Kindle Fire’s have been the greatest asset when it comes to getting their reading done on the go. Regardless of where we are, the Kindle helps complete their schoolwork at a decent time and provides entertainment when necessary. 

With the Kindle in their lap and Slam Dunx in their hands, I rarely get complaints about making several stops before coming home. That is something this Mom loves.

Plum Organics recognizes what it takes to make the afterschool routine a little more pleasurable. As a result, they are sponsoring this amazing Afterschool Essentials Gift Bag. You too can win a Kindle Fire!! Is that not awesome? This bag was packed by Mom’s so you can guarantee it is filled with everything you need.

Best part is, there are two places you can enter to win, the Plum Organics Facebook App (download coupons there too) and right here with the Rafflecopter widget below. 

Let’s talk about what is in this cool bag…

  • 1 Kindle Fire
  • 1 Plum Organics Totebag
  • 5 Coupons for Plum Kids
  • 1 Kiss My Face Sunscreen Stick
  • 1 Lifefactory Reusable Water Bottle
  • 1 Moleskine Pocket Notebook 
  • 1 Pack of Crayola Markers 
  • 1 Pouch of Bananagrams
  • 1 Pack of Cleanwell Sanitizing Wipes
  • 2 Pouches of Fruit Shredz
  • 2 Pouches of Fruit/Veggie Shredz
  • 2 Packs of Jammy Sammys
  • 1 Blueberry Blitz Mashup Pouch
  • 1 Carroty Chop Mashup Pouch
  • 1 Berry Mashup Pouch
  • 1 Pack of Slam Dunx

Pretty cool huh?

A blog comment is mandatory in order to enter the contest on this site.

Just tell me about your favorite/necessary afterschool essential item and then click the button on the Rafflecopter widget below. This will unlock a bunch of extra entries to this contest. (Please note all extra social media entries will be verified if you are chosen as a winner. If they are found to be invalid, a new winner will be notified. In other words, make sure to actually click through and follow.)
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175 Comments and 1 Reply

  1. jan n 1

    my after school essential is snacks…can’t do much on an empty stomach

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  2. Camisgirl4 2

    A great snack!

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  3. Susan Broughton 3

    To me it is fruit. Its filling, tasty, and healthy. When in doubt give fruit.

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  4. Deborah Mireles 4

    My grandaughter likes to snack on cherrios, mandarin orange fruit cups bananas or string cheese!

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  5. Darlene 5

    A healthy snack is what’s most important for a hungry kid after school, plus some down time to relax and recharge from a busy day.

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  6. Deanna 6

    We NEED food or we get cranky :)

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  7. Hilary Andriesian 8

    We are big on after school smoothies made with bananas and almonds or coconut milk, some plain non fat yogurt, berries, peanut butter and when in season, (here’s the super secret delicious ingredient…big black frozen grapes…awesome substitute for ice!) Along with being a wonderful nutritious after school treat, these smoothies allow for non-rushed dinners, as tummies are well satisfied for at least a couple of hours after drinking one of them!

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  8. rebecca 9

    Snacks!

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  9. Leanne 10

    after school essential- caffeine! need to keep that energy up.

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  10. Tina W. 11

    Multi-colored carrot sticks and hummus – perfect for after school snacking on the go.

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  11. Carole Resnick 12

    reading with homemade cookies and hot chocolate.

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  12. rose 13

    we love fruit for after school, but lately we’ve been doing a lot of graham crackers and milk! i always have some too :)

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  13. Shelly 14

    Apple slices with peanut butter!

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  14. Katherine C. 15

    Snacks! I seriously need fuel to be able to get any work done!

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  15. after school essential: healthy snacks!!! and books!

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  16. I LOVE all Plum products and so does Olivia. Since we are now staying at home our go to essential is her snacks.

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  17. Jonathan Baker 18

    A good healthy snack with lots of protein!

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  18. My daughter loves cheese, crackers and fruit after school.

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  19. Mara M 20

    Chocolate chip cookies!

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  20. healthy snacks

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  21. Emma 22

    Gotta be unsweetened apple sauce. Kids love it!

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  22. Jaseena 23

    OMG you are so awesome cant wait to gobble it down !! YESS only if i win 😛

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  23. Tina T 24

    We have always been fans of Plum Organics. It is definitely an after school snack essential in our home. As a mom of 4, Plum Organics makes it really easy to get essential nutrients into my kids diets in a fun and easy way. Great for small hands and super convenient. We love the Fruit Shredz!

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  24. Heather Hall 25

    We LOVE the Plum Organics brand! My boys devour their snacks, but expecially love the mashups!

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  25. Amanda 26

    My daughter is so social that she usually talks through lunch at school and eats what I packed for her when she gets home. Sandwich, fruit, something to drink, a side/snack such as yogurt or crackers, and a sweet or cookie or some such is a typical lunch/after school snack.

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  26. Catherine 27

    This is Awesome!

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  27. Sara Floyd 29

    We love fruit and nuts after school

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  28. Jessica 30

    My niece is still too young for school, but she loves those smoothies in packages!

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  29. Margi in Ky 31

    My grandchild had his head in the fridge from the moment he walked into the kitchen looking for fruit. When I go to the store I just buy some of everything in the fruit dept. as I haven’t found a fruit he doesn’t love.

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  30. Margi in Ky 32

    My grandson loves fruit, crackers and cheese. The sharpest cheese I can find is his preference. I cannot find “Plum Organics” in my part of the country. When are they coming to the south?

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  31. Catherine 33

    Seems like I always need a nap!

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  32. Athena R 34

    a quick healthy snack to stave off hunger until dinner

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  33. Kindle Fire?!! How nice!

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  34. Caprene 36

    A non-sugary snack that satisfies, but isn’t too filling. Dinner isn’t that far off…

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  35. Erika Prizzi 37

    I love this! I don’t have any kids of my own yet, but I nanny and this is a great looking bag :)

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  36. LivLaughEat 38

    A snack! My toddler loves Plum snacks and I tend to eat them too so we keep them well stocked!

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  37. Kali 39

    Definitely snacks!

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  38. Deborah 40

    Books and apples!

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  39. carmen b 41

    snack! nothing gets done until they are re-fueled!

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  40. Dana 42

    My son’s afternoon snack essentials are apples, bananas and raisins! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  41. Meghan Belton 43

    Looks great :)

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  42. Jennifer 44

    I try to have healthy snacks available. They come home starving.

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  43. shari w. 45

    hope i win this essential bag of afterschool snacks for a couple of favorite kids i know!!

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  44. Jennifer Smith 46

    Definitely a healthy snack. Something to hold the kids over until dinner and fuel their brain to do homework.

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  45. Shari 47

    Unfortunately, tv is the only good eay to get dinner made when the weather is bad, but if its nice the kids go outside.

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  46. sharon roman 48

    favorite after school at our house is homework (believe it or not) and a healthy snack of sausage or jerky, cheese and veggies!!!

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  47. Marielle Weaver 49

    A knife. :). Whether I’m cutting up fruit and veggies, or slicing cheese for crackers. Gotta have a good knife.

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  48. Heather 50

    My kids love to eat apples and peanut butter!

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  49. Marcy Able 51

    My 14 yr old daughter is always starving when she gets home. I want her to eat a healthy snack that will hold her until dinner. Usually a yogurt, apple or sometimes a bowl of Cheerios even. Usually she only drinks water or tea, occasionally soda. I would love to win so I could introduce new healthy snacks to her! Healthy isn’t always good, but these looks yummy!!!

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  50. Cheryl Newton 52

    Today, it’s puppy chow, requested by my older son.

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  51. JeanieS 53

    fruit or granola bars usually do it for them, but they are 5 and 6, so they are happy with anything!

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  52. laura 54

    fruit is our go-to around here!

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  53. Mary Ann Smith 55

    veggies are very important in my household! carrots especially!

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  54. Starla 56

    I go to one school or another almost every day, spending time with kids as part of my job (When did those kindergarten chairs get so low???). What I always want when I get “home” to the office after school is a nice, long drink of cool water.

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  55. karis 57

    The perfect afterschool activity is a wonderful healthy snack of fruit and protein such as apples and yogurt. And doing something fun like a game or art to recoop from a long day! Thanks for all of your yummy recipes!!!

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  56. Kelli 58

    My daughter’s after school essential item is a sweet treat! She’s in school all day, plays after school at the play ground for about an hour and that’s the first thing she asks for every day when we get home.

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  57. Robin 59

    The kitchen table! Seriously, so much homework!

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  58. Anna 60

    An after school must for us is a crunchy snack (apples, popcorn, crackers) and a little caffeine for me!

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  59. Heather F 61

    Definitely lots of easy to grab snacks.

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  60. Karen W 62

    Snacks!!!!

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  61. Laura 63

    A handful of almonds to hold off hunger while I start to get dinner ready. If it’s a really good day, a glass of wine while I cook too :)

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  62. Marta C. Perez 64

    Seasonal fruits!

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  63. Rachel Schneider 65

    my after school must haves is snacks :)

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  64. tara k 66

    We have to have yogurt! It’s the go-to after school snack for my 11 and 16 year olds.

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  65. LauraL 67

    After school essential? It’s gotta be a cup of coffee and a cookie

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  66. Kim 68

    Fruit and yogurt!

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  67. Margot C 69

    Alysia loves to make a frozen yogurt pop in the Zoku after school.

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  68. A good sense of humour, easily!

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  69. Jennifer Matt 71

    After School must have is Snacks!

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  70. Yenta Mary 72

    Milk – whether it went with fruit, cookies, etc., was mandatory!

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  71. Kimberly 73

    Snacks especially fruit a MUST!!

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  72. Tracy Slater 74

    A delicious honey crisp apple or hummus and pretzels

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  73. Wendy Owen 75

    It has to be a snack. Mine come home every day to a veggy tray with some dip. It keeps them from being sluggish while they do their homework.

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  74. Kate 76

    we’re still in preschool…. so we come home to a nap!

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  75. Traci kannon 77

    An afternoon latte is a must for me.

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  76. mary 78

    A good for you snack always helps with the homework mood.

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  77. Elizabeth Majerczyk 79

    Snacks are numero uno!

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  78. snacks!

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  79. Tracey Struthers 81

    Our afterschool essential is usually fresh veggies or fruit and a recap of our day.

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  80. jenny camacho 82

    After school need: books, books, & more books.

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  81. Cindy Martin 83

    Caffeine and cookies!!

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  82. PaulaMS 84

    Our after school essential is quiet time to do homework. No phone No TV ETC

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  83. Deborah 85

    They like anything that I’ve baked!

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  84. Diane Schupbach 86

    Library card, calculator, dictionary, refrigerator, :)

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  85. Cathy 87

    my granddaughters favorite snack is string cheese and grapes.

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  86. Jessica Stone 88

    The best after school activity isto eat a healthy snack and talk about our days.

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  87. Danielle 89

    My girls love to come home and eat a granola bar to tide them over until dinner and while they do their homework.

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  88. Holly H. 90

    Peanut butter and an apple. Healthy and a little sweet.

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  89. meg 91

    my grandkids will grab any fresh fruit …then we’ll sit outside in the garden either picking what’s ripe, planning what to plant next or preparing spots for trying new fruits or veggies…all organic of course… this has become a ritual for us.

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  90. Margaret Smith 92

    Healthy snacks and drinks.

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  91. Lisa Mitchell 93

    My after-school essentials are peanut butter/almond butter, yogurt/goat cheese and Nut Thins.

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  92. Jen 94

    I’m always hungry after school and this looks like a healthy way to keep myself satisfied until dinner.

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  93. Christa Luke 95

    Our after school essential is conversation, water, and snacking on fruit. This is a practice I started with my son is grade school and is still going strong through high school.

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  94. Julie Crowell 96

    Our after school must is a snack of fruit and playing outside!

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  95. I always have homemade cookies and milk for after school.

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  96. Stephanie Ann 98

    my favorite after school essential is definitely healthy snacks – fruit, veggies, lots of water!

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  97. Liz B. 99

    A great snack!

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  98. Alison 100

    A snack, such as cheese or nuts, is essential.

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  99. Sarah 101

    Mine always goes for a big glass of water or juice and then some kind of healthy snack..ALWAYS a drink first, though.

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  100. Shannon Baas 102

    snacks, preferably fruit.

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  101. Karen 103

    Something fresh on hand, like cold fresh fruit, or even things like pudding and yogurt.

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  102. Carrie 104

    Like others say, a snack is pretty essential after school. Fresh air isn’t really an item, but it’s also an essential after being cooped up outdoors if the weather is decent.

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  103. Lorianne 105

    An afternoon snack whether it is fruit, celery sticks or cheese.

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  104. Valerie S 106

    Favorite snacks for after school are fruit or string cheese. Apples are a favorite.

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  105. S. Whittle 107

    Lots of fruits

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  106. Kim Porter 108

    Peanut butter with apple slices is a staple here!

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  107. Rosanne 109

    Fruit snacks, cheese, cookies not only for them but for me

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  108. Kera 110

    I would have to say pajama pants is something that must be ready when my son gets home from school. He likes to be comfortable when he has to do homework. Oh and snuggle time with his dog River. Then he goes for the snacks in the fridge :)

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  109. Jenny M. 111

    I like to keep fruit on hand, and PBJ’s are always popular!

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  110. Ann Fantom 112

    My daughter always eats yogurt as soon as she gets home from school to recharge herself before starting her homework

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  111. Cynthia C 113

    I always kept fruit and granola bars on hand for after school snacks.

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  112. After school essential? Calmness. My kids need quiet and calm to recharge and get ready to do homework. That and a good snack. Snack mix or cookies are particular favorites.

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  113. Shawna 115

    A mixture of everything. The boys need something a little more hearty, but the girls like fruit or fruit snacks.

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  114. Anna E. 116

    Yogurt is the big one after school in my house!

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  115. Tamar 117

    Snacks and TV unfortunately.

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  116. Jennifer H. 118

    My growing boys need snacks after school – yogurt, cereal, graham crackers, and milk.

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  117. Aydde 119

    Snacks with protein and fruit.

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  118. mary jane s. 120

    We are the only growing people in our home, but I do like to have veggies with hummus and some salad fixins at 4 pm each day and cups of hot green mandarin orange tea to sit back and relax at 4 pm a traditional teatime in england…love your blog, your recipes are wonderful we live not too far from your winery and farm..have a wonderful fall and holidays too!

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  119. dee 121

    I’m a teacher and I tutor, so for me my after school essential is some type of protein to keep me going for the rest of the day!

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  120. renee 122

    As fast as my 6 year old gets off the bus and in the door I try to have a snack in her hand – hungry= grumpy, snack-filled = happy! Start with a string cheese, then a fruit, and if we’re lucky, homework goes without a hitch.

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  121. beth shepherd 123

    Apples are theirs right now

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  122. Linda Lansford 124

    got to have soda

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  123. Erika 125

    Honestly, the essential snack item is probably a glass of milk, because anything will go with it. A sliced apple, a banana, a handful of cookies, a few graham crackers, etc. As long as we have the milk, I can find something to pair with it to make my hungry kids happy until meal time rolls along.

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  124. April Brenay 126

    Bananas and Grapes, my son gets off the bus and wants his favorite snacks!

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  125. Karen M 127

    Favorite after school snacks at our house for the grandkids are smoothies, fruit or popcorn. Thanks

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  126. Eric Risner 128

    My kids love fresh fruits like apples and bananas for snack.

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  127. Michelle P. 129

    Our after-school essential item is the printed after-school routine that I have up on the wall above where the kids put their backpacks. It ensures that they get everything unloaded and put away, wash hands, etc.

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  128. katie 130

    a healthy snack

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  129. Tari Lawson 131

    My afterschool essential is a snack like Goldfish crackers.

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  130. Jim W. 132

    Peanut butter is an essential item

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  131. Erin Stackhouse 133

    A cool water bottle and a piece of fruit!

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  132. Marci 134

    A healthy, easily grabbable snack, such as fruit or homemade granola bars.

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  133. Laura P. Craig 135

    Fruit smoothies we make at home!

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  134. Mary Cloud 137

    Something to drink like juice – my kids always come home so thirsty
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

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  135. Shannon Little 138

    A quick healthy snack & a quiet place to read.

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  136. Christine 139

    water bottle

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  137. sara 140

    Play! My kids can’t wait to get home and let off some energy!

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  138. Kari S. 141

    Apples with peanut butter or sometimes Cheez-its.

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  139. Tarah 142

    My son love yogurt with chopped up fruit in there.

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  140. I think that the best afterschool necessities are a good snack and a big hug!

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  141. Courtney Hoffman 144

    After school we like to unwind a little and talk about our day, have a heathy snack and dive into homework and reading <3

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  142. Scott Martin 145

    My kids always eat fruit after school.

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  143. A quick snack then straight to the homework… at least that’s the way it’s supposed to go.

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  144. Crystal F 147

    A snack before homework is a must. My girls like fruit or dry cereal. Thank you!

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  145. Ritika 148

    Fruits and nuts

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  146. Lorena Keech 149

    A quick and easy snack, usually applesauce cups or graham crackers.

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  147. Deb K 150

    Apple and Raisins are our favorite.

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  148. Alicia 151

    The best after school necessities are a snack and some personal down time.

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  149. Sonya 152

    Outdoor toys are a must! The kids play outdoors for awhile before homework starts.

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  150. Nicole Vosburgh 153

    We love having apples with peanut butter as an afternoon snack.

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  151. Jill Myrick 154

    Some after school essentials in our home are a good snack such as crackers, cheese and fruit or yogurt and granola and some down time.
    If it’s nice we go outside and if not we curl up and read a book together or make some crafts.
    To me a couple of hours of down time is essential before beginning homework.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  152. Kim Kihega 155

    It’s different for each of my kids, but they each like to have down time either on the computer or the TV with a favorite snack.

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  153. Monica 156

    Hummus and carrot sticks

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  154. Rebecca Lock 157

    Homemade cookies, hot chocolate, and a clear table for homework.

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  155. Daniel M 158

    fruits and games

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  156. Monica Young 159

    WE love graham crackers and applesauce with some juice

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  157. Sharon O. 160

    Definitely need a snack after school–something home-baked (cookies!) or fresh fruit.

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  158. danielle Marie 161

    we are huge fans of peanut butter and banana sandwiches.

    xdanimarie(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  159. Stephanie Larison 162

    Veggie snacks to keep the energy going.

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  160. joseph gersch 163

    any type of veggie like carrot sticks, celery etc for nutrition

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  161. Nicole D. 164

    My kids afterschool essential is usually gut up fruit and a glass of milk!

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  162. angela cisco 165

    They are always very thirsty when they get out of school powerade is a go to

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  163. Susan Smith 166

    Cheese. yogurt, fruit snacks or crackers.

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  164. Deb C 167

    PB&J sandwiches are a must and a better choice than cookies. I use whole grain bread, sugar free jelly and whipped peanut butter because it spreads so easily and you use less peanut butter.

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  165. Chris Marie 168

    The first thing is usually snacks! Usually cheese, fruit, and crackers.

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  166. RC Morrison 169

    The mango is my fave.

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  167. Lisa Garner 170

    My afterschool essential items are snacks and portable water bottles.

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  168. Kyl Neusch 171

    Apple slices

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  169. Roxann 172

    A snack is essential after school. My son eats lunch early and is really hungry when he gets home.

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  170. Shana Felts 173

    For my kids the afterschool snack is the most important. Favorite item to have is peanut butter crackers:)

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  171. Richard Hicks 174

    Granola bar and milk!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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  172. MIchelle Fosnaugh 175

    snacks!! especially chips and salsa

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  173. Manda Marie 176

    A good snack, sometimes fruit and maybe even something sweet just a little something to make them smile and get through till dinner.

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