With school back in session, a lot of our little ones are playing on their school sports teams, meeting new friends, learning camaraderie and much more. But when it’s your turn to provide the snacks for the weekend games, do you start to feel a sense of dread? What should you make? How much should you bring? Well, fear no more as we have a list of easy sports themed ideas for the snack table that will energize the team.
Go With Team Colors
Buy a coordinating vinyl tablecloth and plates at your local dollar store that will match your child’s team colors. You can add a big pop of color for just a few bucks.
Decorate football or soccer printables on water bottles, treat bags and cupcake holders.
Fruit & Cheese Grab-N-Go
Make fruit easy to grab. Kids are drawn to brightly colored fruit like oranges and grapes. Then turn ordinary wheels of cheese into mini soccer balls. Use soccer printables or buy soccer ball stickers. Adhere to the back of the wheel with tape.
Crunchy Chocolate Energy Bars
Replace sweet cereal treats with a protein packed crunchy energy bar you can make in 15 minutes.
- 2 cups Chocolate Brown Rice Cereal
- 1 cup Almond Butter
- 1/2 cup Nutella
- 1/4 cup honey or agave
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup Protein Powder
Soften almond butter and mix in Nutella, vanilla and protein powder. Add cereal and stir until coated. Press firmly into a 9-inch square pan lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate. Cut out with a football shaped cookie cutter. Pipe frosting.
Ham and Cheese DIY Hot Pockets
Football themed cookie cutters from your local craft store turn sandwiches into a fun treat.
Ingredients: 8 servings
- 2 rolls Pillsbury Crescent Sheets
- 4 slices ham
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Cookie Cutters in shape of desired sport
Unroll crescent sheets and cut out. You need two shapes for each hot pocket. Cut out one piece of ham for each. Sprinkle one with cheese and put ham on top. Press the edges together. Place on parchment sheet and bake in a 450-degree oven for 10 minutes or until brown. Short on time? Make sandwiches and cut with cookie cutters.
Go Team Cupcakes & Treat Bags
Celebrating a birthday or big win for the team? Buy cupcakes and add a personalized topper that matches your team’s colors. Write in the names and tape on to a skewer or lollipop stick.
You can also prepare and portion out mini cookies or trail mix for a grab and go snack. Fill in plastic bags and print out bag toppers to staple to the top.