Now to answer your question....
For snacks we eat fruit. Pineapple and strawberries are the most popular. My oldest loves kiwis and my youngest loves oranges. We also eat yogurt with granola. Those gogurt things and banana chips.
i personally hate boxed mac and cheese - i perfer to make it from scratch - but my kids love it, and its a quick and easy meal when i am just too tired to cook
i also have poptarts, pudding, cheese-its and other stuff in my pantry for after school snacks, but if there are fresh fruits or veggies in the house (even if i set them aside for dinner) the kids will attack those first
The ladies who said they would never ever feed their kids mac and cheese are just straight out lying....or crazy? Just trying to make themselves sound good to complete strangers.