Kindergarten Snack Debut

Dill Dip with Snyder’s Pretzel Snaps and mini carrots. Recipe below.

This week is our first turn at kindergarten snack. Every student is assigned one day to bring a snack, and it rotates alphabetically. We will probably end up with snack duty about once a month. Any guesses as to how long I have been planning our debut kindergarten snack? Yep, that’s right. The day we got the snack calendar at kindergarten orientation back in August.

I have been envisioning mini servings of some sort of kid friendly dip with a few dipping choices. Kindergarteners eat lunch at 10:10 (am!) and are starving at snack time around noon (real lunchtime). I wanted to send something slightly substantial. My daughter, Miss Priss, squashed my dip idea after seeing the finished product. Apparently, it was too fancy!

Well, I don’t do not-fancy very well, but I also do not want to rock Miss Priss’ kindergarten boat. So, I sent in special snack to my daughter’s teachers; I sent in special snack to the teachers at the school where I work; I sent dill dip in my daughter’s lunch because it is her favorite, and I bought three boxes of chewy granola bars for the class. Should I tell my daughter about the ghoulish granola mix I have planned for October’s snack or just spring it on her at the last minute?


  • 2 c. sour cream
  • 2 c. mayonnaise
  • 3 T. chopped fresh dill
  • 3 T. chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 2 T. grated onion
  • 1 T. seasoned salt


  • Combine ingredients and chill at least one hour or overnight.
  • Serve with raw vegetables, pita chips, pretzels, etc.

3 thoughts on “Kindergarten Snack Debut

  1. We can’t bring opened or homemade snacks to school. That makes healthy items to $$ for alot of families. We always do items like mini pretzels and string cheese. I will have to try the dip though kids I am sure will love it.

  2. My daughter’s teachers are probably happier that I sent the granola bars in the box with the ingredients label. There is a nut allergy in the class, so it is “safer” to be able to read labels. We can bring in homemade snacks, but according to my daughter, nobody really does.

  3. True – few public schools will allow home-made snacks. Makes you wonder what our government is teaching our children about food and healthy eating. If it’s pre-packaged and processed in a plant, it couldn’t possibly be better than something made at home. Go figure. P.S. Beware of granola bars – my peanut-allergy kid can’t eat most of them. And they’re starting to sneak in “peanut flour” as an ingredient. There are very few granola bars that don’t use nuts of some kind. And many peanut kids are also allergic to soy, since they are in the same family – legumes. Read labels carefully.

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