The kids get home from school and the inevitable happens – they’re hungry. For my boys, we’re often heading off to hockey practice or another after school activity, so I’m always looking for ways to keep them energized. Instead of heading for a pre-packaged snack, satisfy hunger with one of these healthy after school snacks, all with just 5 ingredients or less!
These after school snacks are balanced with protein, fiber, and vitamins to keep even the hungriest kids satisfied until dinner. Plus, kids can assemble most of these snacks on their own.
Do your kids have a favorite after school snack they always ask for? Let us know in the comments below!
5-Ingredient Tzatziki Dip: Serve this dip chilled with your favorite veggies for an after-school snack. It also adds flavor to your favorite wraps, sandwiches, and salads.
American Flag Toast: Use bananas, strawberries and blueberries to make a red, white and blue flag toast that’s perfect for kiddos.
Ants & Friends on a Log: Kids will love being able to top a “log” with “ants” and other “friends.” Use a few chocolate chips for a sweet treat.
Apple Pear Gondolas: These protein and produce-packed “gondolas” are another fun option for kids.
Banana Crunch Popsicles: A crunchy, frozen treat that kids will love to eat! These popsicles are a perfect make-ahead idea for an after school.
Berry Cherry Frozen Yogurt Bites: A fun, fruity way to eat yogurt! These yogurt bites are perfectly portioned and bite-sized for little ones. Packed with protein and crunchy nuts, they’re also a healthful dessert.
Cheesy Cauliflower Tots: Kids will go crazy for these cheesy cauliflower tots! Look for riced cauliflower in the produce department of your local grocery store to save time making these delicious treats.
Berry Simple Smoothie: This smoothie is super quick and easy with only 3-ingredients! Just throw everything into the blender and you’re just a few minutes away from a delicious and nutritious treat.
Orange Coconut Dream: Enjoy a fresh, tropical taste with this simple, protein-packed snack.
Healthy Apple Donuts: These simple 5-ingredient apple donuts will be a hit with kids! Easily turn apple slices into “donuts” and top with your favorite toppings for a healthy snack or dessert.
Fruity Fun Roll-Ups: Running to soccer practice and need a quick snack? These make-ahead fruit roll-ups are a healthy spin on the store bought fruit roll-ups and a great grab and go option for parents.
Green Smoothie Pops: Enjoy the goodness of a green smoothie in a fun, frozen treat! Kids won’t even know they’re eating veggies.
Guacamole Tomato Boats: This Mexican-flavored snack is great for after school & fun for kids to help make.
Strawberry & Yogurt Bites: These bite-sized strawberry & yogurt bites are a sweet and delicious treat. Let kids help mix the ingredients and fill molds for a fun activity.
Looking for more after-school snack inspiration? Check out our kid chefs, Mia and Charli, assembling a few of their favorite snacks!