Make your next playdate into a special occasion (for both you and the kids) by kicking your snack options up a notch. Forget the PB&Js and goldfish crackers—it’s surprisingly easy to transform classic kid faves into something new that the grown-ups present will love. Scroll through our 6 picks below. 

pbj-cupsphoto: Love Me, Feed Me

Vegan PB&J Cups
Instead of your classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, serve up these sweet PB&J cups from Love Me, Feed Me as a dessert or snack. Chia seeds are the key to making the jam set quickly, and they provide a healthy boost too. To get the recipe, click here.

garlic-parmesan-chickpeasphoto: Amy Sheree

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Chickpeas
Rather than your usual goldfish crackers or party mix, try out Amy Sheree’s fab roasted chickpeas. They’ll satisfy your craving for something salty, and they’re sure to disappear in no time. Find out how they’re made by clicking here.

sandwich-on-a-stickphoto: Two Peas & Their Pod

Sandwich on a Stick
Sandwiches don’t have to be boring—get inspired by this cute idea from Two Peas & Their Pod. Once you fill ‘em up with tasty meats, veggies and breads, even picky eaters will love nibbling away at these kebabs. Click here to get the recipe.

english-muffin-pizzasphoto: That Oven Feelin’

English Muffin Mini Pizzas
For a lightened-up take on every kid’s favorite meal, try these cute pizzas from That Oven Feelin’. Let your little foodies get involved in building their own pizzas with their favorite toppings. To grab the full recipe, click here.

mango-iced-teaphoto: Dinner at the Zoo

Mango Iced Tea
Switch out your usual lemonade for this refreshing drink from Dinner at the Zoo. The fancied-up version of iced tea makes even the most routine day feel special. Click here to see the recipe.

pita-chipsphoto: Spoonful of Flavor

Baked Pita Chips
Give your usual chips and dip a rest and try out this delicious recipe from Spoonful of Flavor. They come together in just a few minutes, and they’re perfect for dipping in hummus. To get the recipe, click here.

What’s your go-to playdate fare? 

—Susie Foresman