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8 Healthy After School Snacks

No matter if your kids are learning in school or from home as they start the new year, there is one thing we all know for certain: the joy of an after-school snack has not changed! Like you, we’re fans of this ritual because we know students are hungry after a day at school. We also know how an after-school snack can bring families together for at least a few moments of conversation to share about their day so far. In case you’re searching for new recipes to make after-school snacking more fun, delicious, and healthy, we dug into the archives to uncover eight recipes that definitely fit the bill. 

Peach Melba Ice Pops:

It’s still warm in most areas of the country, so a popsicle was a must for our after-school snack list! These popsicles from Women’s Day combine vanilla yogurt, almond extract, peaches, and raspberries together for a cool and healthy treat. 

Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Banana Bites:

Bananas are a go-to healthy after-school snack on their own, and when you mix in the option to add chocolate and freeze them they seem like a must-have! These Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Banana Bites from The Kitchn are simple, and they sound delicious.

Guacamole for One:

Have you ever wondered how to make a single serving of guacamole? Brit + Co has the answer with this recipe! They even suggest serving it in half of an avocado to make your cleanup even more swift. Just add chips! 

Cheddar, Zucchini, and Scallion Muffins:

Sometimes carbs a must after-school, and this Cheddar, Zucchini, and Scallion Muffin recipe combines carbs together with savory flavors. These will be a hit as a snack, and we can also envision serving these at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They will go fast! 

Parmesan Ranch Snack Mix:

If you’re looking for a new take on a classic snack recipe, take a look at this Parmesan Ranch Snack Mix from Averie Cooks. This snack mix will be ready in minutes because it doesn’t need to bake. Instead, prepare to combine popcorn, pretzels, nuts, ranch seasoning, and parmesan cheese together. We think this will be a frequent request after school!

Smoothie Bowls:

No matter the time of day, Smoothie Bowls are always a great idea! Take a look at this recipe from Women’s Day that pairs raspberries, bananas, yogurt, granola, and coconut together for a hearty and healthy post-school snack. Keep this recipe on hand for breakfast too! 

Pizza Toast:

Have you ever made pizza on toast? You can now give it a try thanks to this recipe from Delish! You will need toast (obviously!), pizza sauce, cheese, favorite toppings, and a touch of parsley. Once you prep your toast, place it in the oven at 350 degrees until the cheese melts. Then, enjoy!

Celery Snails & Caterpillars:

You have likely had celery and peanut butter, but have you ever turned your celery into snails? With a how-to from Women’s Day located within this recipe, you and your kids can make the recipe and complete a craft at the same time. Make sure you have celery, cucumber, fruits, peanut butter and/or cream cheese on hand. Have fun! 

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