School is back in session and our routine is finally starting to play out. I will be honest, I love summer break because we get to experience more activities and experiences as a family but I hate the fact that our school routine is broken. My kids just do better with that school routine so by the time August rolls around, we are READY for school.
We are a few weeks into the school year and things really are coming together, we had some big changes in our school life this year but so far we are loving those changes and the kids are thriving. That being said, school seems to make the kids have a bottomless pit of a stomach which means the moment we are home from school they are ready for an after school snack. This school year I am determined to change up our normal snacks to something with protein and fresh foods and my local Safeway is helping me with that goal this year.
Planning After School Snacks
I grew up shopping at Safeway, we had one just blocks away from my home growing up so it has always been my grocery store of choice. Lucky for us we have two recently remodeled Safeway stores just a few minutes from us now. Recently, on my school lunch and after school snack hunts I discovered the crazy amount of organic offerings from O Organics® at Safeway. When I first saw this label I instantly thought that the food would be overpriced but thankfully I was wrong. O Organics gives all consumers the opportunity to enjoy high quality organic food that fits into our family budget.
As I was walking through the aisles at Safeway I was trying to come up with a fun after school snack idea that we could all enjoy. While both of my kids do struggle with eating certain fruits and veggies they both really enjoy grape tomatoes. When I am searching for veggies for them to eat those are what I pick up but they get kind of bored with just tomatoes for a snack so I decided to get a little creative with our after school snack.
How To Make Chicken Sausage & Tomato Dippers
These fresh and creative dippers are perfect for all ages. Combining fresh grape tomatoes and delicious Spinach & Feta Organic Chicken Sausage makes for an A+ after school snack!
I love the quality of the O Organic products – especially the grape tomatoes, like I said the kids eat these a lot but honestly, the O Organics Grape Tomatoes always taste the best and stay fresher longer than other brands. For this snack I picked up the O Organics Spinach & Feta Organic Chicken Sausage and was super excited to try this for the first time. I admit I am a little picky about meat that we purchase but once again O Organics proves to be high quality and delicious.
After School Snack: Chicken Sausage & Tomato Dippers
2 TBSP Olive Oil
2 O Organics Spinach & Feta Organic Chicken Sausage links
10 O Organics Grape Tomatoes
O Organics Hummus
Optional – carrots and O Organics Pita Chips or Crackers
1. Cut O Organics Spinach & Feta Organic Chicken Sausage links into bite sized pieces.
2. Prepare O Organics Spinach & Feta Organic Chicken Sausage by adding 2 TBSP of olive oil to a skillet and add cut chicken sausage to the skillet.
3. Brown O Organics Spinach & Feta Organic Chicken Sausage until completely cooked through.
4. Begin building the dippers by adding one O Organics Grape Tomato to a cocktail skewer.
5. Once the tomato is in on the skewer, add one piece of cooked Spinach & Feta Organic Chicken Sausage to the skewer.
6. Present the skewers with a side of Hummus. Dip the skewers into the Hummus and enjoy!!
Chicken Sausage & Tomato Dippers
- 2 TBSP Olive Oil
- 2 links O Organics Spinach & Feta Organic Chicken Sausage cut into bite sized pieces
- 10 O Organics Grape Tomatoes
- 1 container O Organics Hummus
- Cocktail skewers
- Carrots and O Organics Pita Chips or Crackers optional
Cut O Organics Spinach & Feta Organic Chicken Sausage links into bite sized pieces.
Prepare O Organics Spinach & Feta Organic Chicken Sausage by adding 2 TBSP of olive oil to a skillet and add cut chicken sausage to the skillet.
Brown O Organics Spinach & Feta Organic Chicken Sausage until completely cooked through.
Begin building the dippers by adding one O Organics Grape Tomato to a cocktail skewer.
Once the tomato is in on the skewer, add one piece of cooked Spinach & Feta Organic Chicken Sausage to the skewer.
Present the skewers with a side of Hummus. Dip the skewers into the Hummus and enjoy!!
Nice spread right? When I presented these delicious Chicken Sausage & Tomato Dippers with Hummus my kids were super excited to try this great after school snack. I loved it because while it was a prepared snack it did not take long to prepare at all. We had a great time sitting down and enjoying our yummy snack and hearing all about how school was for Jude and Teagan.
I am thankful that Safeway believes that great-tasting organic food should be available to everyone at a great value and that the O Organics line, available in my area exclusively at Safeway stores, offers USDA certified organic products so I can provide my family with delicious, healthy and affordable snacks that everyone loves.
I buy my O Organics products at my local Safeway. You can also find these products exclusively at all of the Alberstons Companies family of stores. This includes ACME Markets, Alberstons, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, and Carrs/Safeway. To find a store near you and discover more great meal prep tips and yummy recipe ideas visit Safeway.com.
I am so happy I found a fun way to get my kids to enjoy some fresh food for an after school snack. Excited to get even more creative with the hundreds of O Organics products available from Safeway.
What is your favorite innovative snack is to share with your kids after a fun day at school?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies. The opinions and text are all mine.