Is anyone else struggling with feeding ravenous kids at the end of a school day? Oh sure, it’s easy to crack open a box of pre-packaged treats, but healthy snacks require intentionality and a bit of preparation. Join me in a quest for healthy after school snacks kids will gobble up, and parents will feel good about.
11 Healthy After School Snacks
Inside Out Cucumber Sandwiches
In just a few minutes you can whip up these cucumber sandwiches with various fillings. Better yet, set out the cucumber slices, cheese, meat and tomatoes and let the kids build their own.
Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas
Roast chickpeas for 30-45 minutes with olive oil and sea salt for a crunchy kid pleaser. Snacks that don’t require utensils are always a big hit here.
Grape Turtle Snack
Slice a green apple and grapes to assemble this adorable turtle snack.
Kids will have fun whipping up these celery butterflies with little help. Cream cheese or peanut butter can stick cranberries and pretzels to the celery.
Orange Cranberry Muffins
Slices of oranges and cranberries are tucked into these muffins. Best of all – kids can help bake them in big batches to freeze ahead.
Sunny Egg Face
Who could resist a welcome-home smiley face? Have the eggs ready and let kids decorate them with healthy toppings such as black olives, cherry tomatoes and grated cheese.
Cherry Pineapple Smoothie
You can’t go wrong with an after school smoothie. This one combines the sweetness of cherries and the tartness of pineapple. 5 ingredients – can’t be easier.
Wild Blueberry Bagel
Mini whole grain bagels topped with light cream cheese and frozen wild blueberries? Yes please.
Lion Hummus Snack
Snack ideas that make it to pinterest are usually labour-intensive, but not this one. Create a lion face with pita crackers, pretzels, baby carrots and hummus.
Stawberry Frozen Yogurt Treats
This popsicle recipe combines strawberries, cream cheese, yogurt and milk. Sure to be a homerun for an after school pick-me-up.
Pineapple Mango Smoothie
With four ingredients, this one is simple and healthy. You might not want the kids to help make it unless they are okay with adding raw spinach.
Kids make everything fun. When else would we get to create grape turtles and lions out of crackers? Enjoy these healthy after school snacks to keep your little (and big) cubs well fed.
What healthy after school snacks do your kids enjoy?