Welcome back to another “Back to School Special”! (Oh my gosh, remember those?!) Anyway, on Monday I posted our Bomb Diggity Brownies (brownie, chocolate, caramel and chocolate cookie dough piled high!) and a roundup of recipes to create an amazing Back To School Dinner! Today we are expanding to breakfast, lunch and after school snacks with Pillsbury!
When I came home from school I was always starving. I couldn’t wait to shovel so
mething into my mouth. I guess all of that brain work really works up an appetite because I don’t find myself starving (though I am snacky) in the late afternoon. I learned the lesson the hard way last year, have something ready for after school snack or your little one will be crabby and eat everything in site. That’s why I’ve come up with these awesome after school snack grilled cheese bites And while they aren’t as healthy as these yogurt granola banana pops, or these strawberry fruit leathers, but they are awesome.
The best part about these snacks? You can get them all made except baking them, place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze them, then place in a ziploc bag and store them all month long! Just pull out a couple 15 minutes before the kids get home and bake them in the oven. The house will smell delicious as they walk in the door and they will be happier to start on homework with a cheesy snack by their side.
We’ve got another roundup of amazing recipes that will help your back to school transition not only be smooth and successful, but fun and delicious! Make sure you check out all of the awesome recipes from some of my favorite bloggers!
Is Cheese Good For You?
Cheese is a good source of protein and calcium.
Cheese can also be high in saturated fats and sodium.
When it comes to cheese, not overeating is the key to getting the good nutrition and avoiding too much fat.
Can Grilled Cheese Be Eaten Cold?
Grilled cheese is always better when it is ooey gooey, hot and melty.
But, there is nothing wrong with eating a cold grilled cheese sandwich.
Make them ahead of time and pack them up for school lunches.
Will Grilled Cheese Reheat?
You can reheat grilled cheese in a pan or in a toaster oven.
Put a little butter in a frying pan, melt, add the grilled cheese sandwich and cover loosely, cook 2 1/2 minutes and flip over for 2 1/2 minutes more, or until the cheese is melted.
Or place in a toaster oven set to toast.
Turn over half way through.
After School Snack Grilled Cheese Bites
- 1 Package Crescent Roll Sheet Dough
- 2 Oz Processed American Cheese (we used Velveeta), sliced into squares
- 2 Tablespoons Butter, melted
- 2 Cups Panko Bread Crumbs
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Place a piece of parchment paper or silpat on a baking sheet.
- Place the butter in one bowl and the bread crumbs in another.
- Roll out the crescent roll dough on the parchment paper and slice into 2" squares.
- Place a piece of cheese on every other square.
- Place an empty piece of dough on top of the cheese and carefully seal the edges.
- Roll the sandwiches in melted butter and then in the panko bread crumbs.
- Place them back o the pan.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden and melty.
- Cool for a moment before serving. See note*
The cheese will escape if you don't press the edges shut well. Cut the cheese a little smaller than the dough so you have room to seal the edges.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 167 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 8.1mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 24.9g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 0.4g Protein: 4.3g