After School Snacking Made Easy with Hot Pockets

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I’ll admit, I’m quite the lazy parent when it comes to after school snacking. By the time the kids get off the bus in the afternoon, I’m already pretty tired from a day of playing with my toddler, house cleaning and whatever errands I had to squeeze in. I know that the kids will come home from school hungry, it’s a given after a day of working and playing hard. I like to keep a lot of snacks around the house that the kids can grab and go whether it’s to the living room for some relax time with cartoons or back to the bedroom for homework.

My son is particularly picking when it comes to snacks and even just food in general. One thing he never argues with me about is Hot Pockets. They come in just about any flavor variety you can imagine and are individually packaged, making them the perfect snack.

During a recent shopping trip to Walmart, I not only discovered they carried his favorite Pizzeria style Hot Pockets but some new limited edition varieties as well. A chili cheese dog Hot Pocket was tempting but not something I could convince my son to eat.

Limited Edition Hot Pockets at Walmart

Instead of rocking the boat, I picked up his favorite … Hot Pockets Pizzeria Pepperoni Pizza. I also grabbed Four Cheese Pizza for my daughter, the soft baked subs variety for myself (hey, moms need a snack too) and just a regular ham & cheese Hot Pockets for my youngest daughter. She happens to be just like me when it comes to flavors.

Hot Pockets Snacks from Walmart

They’re also the perfect snack because of their size. Each box comes with two individually wrapped Hot Pockets that will give the kids the tummy filler they need before dinner without spoiling their appetite when dinner hits the table a few hours later.

Hot Pockets Ham and Cheese

The downside to refilling my cart with after school snacks each week is I also tend to fill up my cart with things I hadn’t planned on getting … like all the supplies for a bathroom makeover.

Hot Pockets shopping at Walmart

Shopping habits aside, the Hot Pockets are a perfect little addition to our usual snacking routine of cheese sticks, crackers, fresh fruit and yogurt. Although it wouldn’t hurt if I found some more snack ideas for the kids before they get bored with them.

Hot Pockets Pizzeria 4 Cheese

And there’s the fact that I get zero complaints from my son. He gets a snack he can make himself and I get 20 minutes of bubble bath time before starting dinner.

Hot Pockets After School Snack

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  1. Hot Pockets sound like a great after school snack and I’m all for anything that gives Mommy a 20 minute bubble bath time!!

  2. I haven’t had one of these in a long time and now I’m craving one so bad LOL. And I’m sure my family would like one too :)
    BTW your kiddos have gotten so big :D

  3. Bubble bath time before supper= awesome!

  4. Yum! We love Hot Pockets, I haven’t bought them in a while though, Now that the kids are back in school, I’ll have to pick some up for thm. they like them after school as well.