10 Healthy After-School Snacks

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A collection of 10 Healthy Ideas for After-School Snacks, plus more!  School begins in a week or so, and that means preparing meals for our kids.  Whether you are planning to homeschool or send your kids back to class, here are some great ideas for healthy snacks we think everyone will enjoy!  Snacks should be fun, delicious, high in nutrients, and ready in minutes!  So take a look…

 

If your kids are tots, teens, or any age in between, they’ve all come home ravenous and head directly to the fridge or pantry looking to grab something to snack on.  

It’s that time of year when many parents try to prepare lunch boxes filled with yummy snacks but are trying to keep them healthy. 

We know that keeping them away from junk food is tough, but if we prepare some of these options for snacks, ahead of time – it’s worth it!

The benefits are wonderful, especially knowing they’re eating something nutritious rather than sugar-filled-processed foods.

So for the moms and dads who want to give their kids something that not only tastes good – but is good! 

Try some of our easy and nutritious ideas for 10 healthy after-school snacks, and maybe even pop some as an extra “treat” into their lunch boxes!

1.  Fresh Fruit with Mixed Berries and Greek Yogurt Dip …

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Sweet and savory fruit with yogurt is delicious anytime!  Use about 1/2 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons of strawberry preserves, or any flavor they prefer, then transfer to a small serving dish.

Place bite-size pieces of fresh fruit onto a serving platter, add some fresh berries too, and wrap with clear wrap.  Chill before serving.

If they get home before you do, leave a little sweet note on top!  Don’t forget to add some toothpicks or small forks for dipping.

 

2.  Fresh Vegetable Sticks with a Sour Cream or Hummus Dip …

 
 
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You can easily find fresh vegetables already pre-cut into sticks at your local supermarket, or you can cut them yourself.  This platter contains 3 carrots, 3 celery stalks, 1 red, 1 yellow, and 1 orange bell pepper.  Cut each into 1/4- inch to 1/2-inch sticks. 

Make a colorful platter!

Then make an easy sour cream dip using about a 1/2 cup of sour cream mixed with a few dried herbs.  My kids always LOVE of platter of fresh veggies with either a hummus dip or a sour cream dip.  Yours will too!

 

 

3.  Liz’s Pita Pizza’s!

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Pita Pizza is a quick and easy snack for kids to make their own to their liking!  Make them ahead and freeze some, and your kids can pop them into the microwave or toaster oven. 

Recipe for Liz’s Pita Pizza: The Pita Pizza Recipe.

 

4.  No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites …

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No-bake carrots cake bites are loaded with healthy ingredients, like dates, coconut, and shredded carrots. These bites are simple, easy, and delicious tasting! Everyone will love them!  

Recipe: No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites

 
 
 
 
 
 

5.  Baked Chicken Nuggets the Healthy Way…

 

Kids love chicken nuggets!  A great way to give them some protein before they run out to their after-school activities. Keep them in the freezer so they can just pop into the oven or microwave. 

Recipe: Baked Chicken Nuggets – the Healthy Way!

 
 
 
 
 

6.  Carrot and Spinach Dip…

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A simple dip you can easily make homemade with only a few ingredients. Serve with fresh veggies or tortilla chips on the side will help keep them full while they wait for dinner. 

Recipe: Carrot and Spinach Dip

 
 

 

7.   Simple and Easy Spicy SALSA served with chips…

 
 

Homemade salsa is super easy, super fresh, and always tastes the best!  Make it mild or make it spicy!  Add some sour cream on the side, and serve with organic, whole-grain tortilla chips!

Recipe: Simple and Easy Spicy Salsa.

 
 

 

8.  Spinach and Kale Bites…(copycat of Trader Joe’s)

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These are everyone’s favorite and most popular!  Spinach and Kale Bites are delicious bites filled with spinach, kale, and Parmesan cheese.

Trust me, these are SO good!  They’ll never notice they’re eating something healthy!

Recipe: Spinach and Kale Bites! 

 
 

 

9.  Apples, Cheese, and Grapes with Caramel Dip…

 
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I saw this package at our local supermarket called Publix and thought it was a great idea.  It’s a bit expensive, so you may want to make it yourself.  Grab a platter or a plastic container and add some sliced apples, red grapes, and cubed cheeses and serve it with a caramel sauce.  Your kids will go bonkers!

Here’s a tip:  Toss apple slices with a teaspoon or two of lemon juice to keep them from turning brown.  Then keep them chilled until ready to serve.

 
 
 
 

 

10. Apple-Oatmeal Cookies…NO SUGAR & NO BUTTER!

 

If your kids are looking for cookies, then try these cuties!

Apple-Oatmeal Cookies..NO Sugar and NO Butter!.. are made with cinnamon, fresh apples, oats, and chocolate chips.  They’re the healthier cookies you won’t mind giving to your kids!

Even adults – like me, love ’em!

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22 Comments

  1. I don't want to think about back to school quite yet but I have to! Having healthy and hearty food for kids with their busy days is so important to their wellbeing. These are great suggestions. They're all healthy but they're all a treat!

    1. Thanks Sue ! They caught my eye while shopping in the produce section and I thought they were ideal for busy moms. Right ? Anyway thank you for leaving a lovely comment! Enjoy!

    1. I know what you mean Barbara. It's funny, I still use the veggies with dip when family comes over for dinner. It holds them over so they pick at the food while I'm cooking.