5 After School Snacks That Will Keep Your Kids Happy
Keeping your kiddos occupied and focused during the after-school rush can be challenging. You can guarantee they will be hungry and want a post-school snack. Instead of grabbing something for convenience, this post looks at some accessible energy-boosting snacks to keep your kids happy once they get home from school.
Granola is a healthy snack for any time of the day but especially after school. Homemade granola allows you to make a more nutritious recipe that isn't full of sugar and has all the things your child loves from this snack, including choc chips, blueberries, summer fruits, lemon, coconut, and more.
Once you've made it, you can freeze the balls to grab on your way out to pick the kids up from school or defrost them ready for them to arrive home.
Peanut Butter Energy Balls
If your children are peanut butter fans, making easy and nutritious peanut butter balls can perk them up after a day of learning. You only need a few ingredients to make these healthy snacks, including peanut butter, choco chips, coconut, oats, flax seed, or whatever your kids enjoy with their peanut butter.
Plus the best part is they’re no-bake meaning you can pop them in the fridge once they're done.
Sliders are a popular treat for everyone. Due to their small size, they make an excellent snack for kids and can be highly versatile. Ham is also a low-fat, healthy treat for kids and can be filling too. Choose a ham sliders recipe full of taste for a quick snack you can pull out of the bag anytime, not just after school or when you're short on time.
If your kids aren't fussed over ham, you can try any other filling they will enjoy, from chicken to cheese, avocado, mac and cheese, cheeseburger, and more.
Hummus & Veg Sticks
Hummus is a great healthy snack for anyone, not just kids, and you can make or buy hummus in different flavors to appeal to even the fussiest eater. Try carrot, cucumber, or celery to go with your hummus. Pair it with some plain breadsticks and vegetable dippers for an extra healthy treat for the whole family.
Crackers & Cheese
Crackers and cheese are classic after-school snacks that are both portable and delicious. Plus, they are easily packed into a bag for the trip home with minimal mess. You can't go wrong with this snack mix if your kids love cheese and crackers. You can get creative with the kind of cheese you use as well. You can try feta cheese, mozzarella, cream cheese, or even some aged cheddar cheese. For added nutrition, you can choose oat crackers, sesame crackers, or even grain-free crackers.
After school is the perfect time to give your kids some super nutritious snacks to help that post-school energy slump and keep them going through any after-school clubs through to dinner. If your kids are always hungry when they get home from school, give some of these ideas a try and see how well they go down.