11 Healthy After School Snacks Kids Will Rush Home For

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

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With minimal preparation, these snacks include a variety of fruit and vegetables, pleasing both parents and kids.

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.
Cucumbers-and-cheese-sandwiches

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.
roasted chickpeas

Grape Turtle Snack

Slice a green apple and grapes to assemble this adorable turtle snack.
turtle snack

Celery Butterflies

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.
celery snack

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.
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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.
sunny egg face

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.
Cherry-Pineapple-Smoothie

Wild Blueberry Bagel

Mini whole grain bagels topped with light cream cheese and frozen wild blueberries? Yes please.
blueberry bagel

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.
LionSnack

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.
Strawberry-Frozen-Yogurt-Popsicles

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.
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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?

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