Does your kid come home from school hungry, wanting a nice snack? Mine does, and she is 3 years old. After preschool, she comes home starving, but that is partly because she is a picky eater and will sometimes refuse to eat her lunch at school (even though I send her favorite foods). Anyway, kids will be kids sometimes, so I make sure I always have healthy, easy-to-prepare after school snacks on hand. And she does eat those!
Check out this list of after-school snacks- they’re healthy, delicious and take almost no time to make!
After-School Snack Ideas
- PB&J Sushi:
Filled with peanut butter for protein, this adorable faux-sushi snack will get your child’s attention in no time, particularly if your kid has seen you eat real sushi before. Serve with chopsticks to really entertain your child.
- Caramelized Apple Chips:
These crispy, crunchy caramelized apple chips are a healthy snack full of fiber and only require an apple, sugar and oven to make (no dehydrator needed for these apple chips!)
- Homemade fruit roll-ups:
Instead of the store-bought variety full of preservatives and other chemicals, these homemade fruit roll-ups are surprisingly easy to make and taste just as delicious.
- Oatmeal M&M bites:
These small bites of oatmeal, M&Ms and other goodies may be a perfect after-school snack by providing a burst of energy, but they are also prone to being consumed by a snacking Mama!
- Low-fat cookies and cream smoothie:
Containing low-fat or skim dairy products, this version has lower calories and fat than store-bought varieties, but of course, it still tastes like the decadent treat that it is!