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9 After-School Snack Ideas for Quick, Healthy Treats

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“Mom, I'm hungry!” The famous three words heard around the world after school!

School's back in session, and so much studying can really work up an appetite! When the kids get home with rumbling tummies, you need some easy after school snacks to keep them going ‘til dinner.

But what should children be eating at snack time? That's a good question!

We’ve rounded up 9 easy and healthy after-school snacks to prepare ahead of time. They’ll love what they’re eating and you’ll love that it’s healthy.

Dry-Roasted Edamame and Cranberries


Doesn’t this look pretty?  Your kids will find it just as addictive as regular store-bought snack mixes, but you don’t have to worry about all the sugar, salt, and preservatives in the store brand.

Get the recipe here for Dry-Roasted Edamame and Cranberries

Roasted Chickpeas


Beans are a super food! Inexpensive, tasty and well worth the effort, home-baked chickpeas will deliver not just crunch, but all-important fibre, iron and folate to your diet. You can make a big batch, cool them, and store for future snack attacks.

Get the recipe here for Roasted Chickpeas

Baked Mozzarella Bites



Serve this quick after-school snack to your kids as an alternative to traditional fried cheese-sticks.

Get the recipe here for Baked Mozzarella Bites

Crunchy Caramel Corn



Corn is a whole grain (though, you don’t have to tell your kids). This sweet and crunchy caramel corn is so easy to make and will have them begging for it as soon as they walk in the front door.

Get the recipe here for Crunchy Caramel Corn

Baked Sweet Potato Fries



These soft, yummy sweet potato fries are healthier than regular french fries (and taste great dipped in ketchup or even just plain).

Get the recipe here for
Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Zucchini Mini Muffins




Zucchini Muffins recipe are the perfect after-school snack. Your kids will scarf down these muffins so fast you’d think they were eating candy!  Nope, it’s just good old fruit and vegetables.
For even portions, use a small ice-cream scoop to spoon the batter into the muffin cups.

Get the recipe here for Zucchini Muffins

Apple Cookies



Apple cookies make the perfect snack: Crisp juicy apple slices, smothered with nut butter, then topped with shredded coconut, walnuts and chocolate chips. This recipe is so easy to master, your little chefs will be shooing you out of the kitchen in no time.


What you need:
1 apple
¼ cup peanut butter (or any nut butter)
¼ cup almonds, sliced
¼ cup walnuts, chopped
¼ cup shredded coconut
¼ cup chocolate chips

Slice apple into thick rings and remove core. Spread nut butter over one side of ring. Top with almonds, walnuts, coconut, and chocolate chips. Enjoy!
Recipe from Rachel Schultz

Nutella and Banana Sushi



Kids will eat anything if you add Nutella to it – even bananas!  Turn the two into fun sushi bites and you’ve got snack time covered!

Get the recipe here for Nutella and Banana Sushi

Crunchy Roasted Green Peas


Your kids can munch on a bowl of these crunchy peas while they work on homework, or fill a baggie for them to take to practice!  Either way, these are sure to be a hit.


Get the recipe here for Crunchy Roasted Peas


Hopefully with all these ideas, you’ll never be stuck at snack time again! What's your favorite after school snack idea? Let us know in the comments below. We love hearing from you!

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