With the little ones back at school, I know just how important it is to provide them with brain-boosting foods that’ll keep them energized throughout the day. These 15 easy and healthy after-school snacks are incredibly delicious – so much so you’ll love them too.
A lot of these recipes can be made in 15 minutes or less and are great additions to lunch boxes or for an on-the-go snack. Check them out below!
No Bake Sunflower Oat Balls
Courtesy Self Proclaimed Foodie
Not only are these no-bake oat balls super easy to make, they’re tasty and packed with energizing oats and protein sunflower seeds. Make them for a midday school snack or for after school.
Courtesy Kids Activities Blog
Make this grab-and-go snack by simply freezing a thick slab of Greek yogurt overnight and top it with berries, nuts, chocolate chips, coconut, and so much more!
Courtesy The Baker Mama
Pizza toast is the ultimate satisfier for hungry kids and busy parents. This 4-ingredient post-school, pre-dinner snack is ready in just 20 minutes. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 6 slices soft bread
- 6 tbsp prepared pizza sauce (1 tbsp sauce per toast)
- 1½ c shredded mozzarella cheese (1/4 c cheese per toast)
- 1 (5 oz) package mini pepperonis (about 16 mini pepperonis per toast)
Baked Zucchini Chips
Courtesy Inspired Taste
Get your kiddos to love their vegetables with this easy recipe for zucchini chips.
Frozen Banana Penguins
Courtesy Reading Confetti
Even the pickiest eaters will have a hard time denying themselves these little guys. What’s great about these is that you can make them ahead and have them ready for any day of the week.
Courtesy Hip Foodie Mom
Once cored, top apple donuts with peanut butter, almond butter and even Nutella for a delicious after-school bite. Set up an apple donut station and let the kids have fun with their edible creations.
Courtesy Eating on a Dime
These cucumber bites are a nutritious and hydrating after-school snack kids will love.
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Ants on a Log
Courtesy Blissfully Domestic
This classic snack is perfect for all ages. Even mommies and daddies love it!
Cream Cheese Celery Sticks
Courtesy Paging Fun Moms
Here’s a variation on peanut butter celery sticks that’s just as tasty. Other ways to dress celery sticks include hummus, cranberries, seeds, and nuts. Louise and Jenna added animal biscuits to theirs which looks so cute!
Butterfly Snack Bags
Courtesy Menu Musings
Keep them full on their way to after-school tutor, sports, and music classes with these butterfly snack bags. They’ll get all their essential food groups and you’ll save a ton of time making these.
Fruit Pizza Crackers
Cream cheese sweetened with a hint of honey and spread onto crispbread has to be one of the greatest ideas ever. Other toppings can include nuts, seeds, cranberries, and chocolate chips.
Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Courtesy A Spicy Perspective
Make these sweet and salty homemade chips with just 3 ingredients.
Avocado Toast 20 Ways
Courtesy NY Metro Parents
Need more ways to make avocado toast? You’ve got to check out how Lara whipped up 20 unique ways to enjoy this simple recipe that’ll have you inspired for days. This is a great opportunity to let the kids explore flavor combinations they might like and open them up to new taste experiences.
Tuna and Cucumber Bites
Courtesy Healthy Little Foodies
These tuna and cucumber bites will keep the kids satisfied until dinnertime. If your kids’ aren’t tuna fans, try substituting with canned chicken instead.
Kabobs 4 Ways
Courtesy The Chic Site
Food’s always more fun on a stick. Make rainbow fruit kabobs, pizza kabobs, cheddar apple pie kabobs, and turkey burger kabobs – one for each day of the week!
What are your kids’ favorite after-school snacks? I’d love to know, leave me a comment!
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