Snack Attack! 15 Perfect After-School Snacks for Your Hungry Kid
Keep your child's grumbling tummy satisfied until dinner with these perfect after-school snack ideas.
Mom, I'm Starving!
Does your child come home from school ravenous? Silly question — of course he does. Keep his grumbling tummy satisfied until dinner with these perfect after-school snack ideas.
Your cheese-loving little one will love this special treat. As a bonus, these can be prepped in advance, so all you need to do is pop them in the oven for 15 minutes and they're good to go.
Ants on a Log
This classic snack has been around for ages, simply because it's so good! Peanut butter (or any nut butter) makes the perfect "glue" for sticking raisins, dried cranberries, or any other dried fruit to a crunchy veggie like celery. If your child has a nut allergy, cream cheese makes a great substitute.
Your kid will think he hit the jackpot when he sees this snack, so you can keep the fact that they're healthy to yourself. Throw in some nuts, dried fruit, or flax seed for some extra nutrition and staying power.
Cheese and Crackers
Short on time? Wheat crackers paired with your child's favorite cheese is a tried-and-true combo that is quick and easy for busy afternoons.
Apple "Fries and Ketchup"
French fries and ketchup certainly aren't on the healthy menu, but apples cut like fries, and paired with yogurt dyed red with food coloring certainly are. Seriously, how cute is this snack?
Speaking of greens, we bet you won't get any complaints if these breaded morsels are on the table when the kids get home.
Picture this — a bed of apples, topped with a drizzle of peanut butter, nuts, pieces of pretzel, and a handful of chocolate chips. These will get gobbled up in seconds, guaranteed.
Veggies and Hummus
Hummus is another dipping snack that kids love, and it's surprisingly easy to whip up. Serve it up with vegetable sticks, pitas, or pretzels. Simple and delicious.
Want to win a Mom of the Year award? Let the smell of this bread baking greet your kids when they walk in the door.
Who said devilled eggs are only for parties? They actually make a pretty terrific protein-packed snack, too.
Did you know you can freeze apple sauce? Make a big batch (it's super easy, we promise) to have on hand. Sprinkle a little cinnamon and sugar on top for added sweetness.
Nuts have good-for-you fats that will keep your child satisfied until dinner. Mix in some dried fruit, cereal, and pretzels to make a homemade trail mix that can easily be eaten by the handful.