Giving your kids healthy after-school snacks may seem like a daunting task, but we’ve made it easy for you with some super simple recipes. Even your kids can help you make these. Most satisfy even the picky eaters in the house too!
Easy and Healthy Recipes for After School Snacks
Each day, I like to greet my kids with healthy after school snacks. If you have ever checked out my recipes, “simple to make” is my motto. These snacks are super fast and easy to make. That way, I am ready when my kids walk in the door, especially if they are bringing friends over.
Healthy Banana Split
Here is a healthy spin on the classic Banana Split. I simply cut a banana down the middle, filled it with Vanilla Greek Yogurt, added strawberry slices and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Viola! An instant healthy snack that the kids LOVED!!
Strawberry Lemon Spritzer
My daughter and her friends feel “grown-up” with this drink that looks like a cocktail. It’s super easy, I use plain soda water, a splash of strawberry soda or juice and a splash of lemonade. They barely recognize that it’s so much lower in sugar than a soda.
by Pink Fortitude is a delicious dairy-free and vegan ice cream you simply must try! If anything reminds you of the flavors of summer, it is this yummy ice cream! Top it with a few extra blackberries to make it an even more delicious treat. Check out more of our almond milk ice cream recipes.
After School Spritzer
I like to give my kids fun drinks too. My daughter loves these for play dates. I made this After School Spritzer using low sugar juice pouches and a splash of blackberry flavored seltzer. I added a strawberry garnish and umbrella for a festive theme.
Biscuits or crackers with veggie and cream cheese
I found some flower shaped low-fat biscuits at my local Whole Foods. I topped them with diced veggies, a bit of ham and cream cheese. My son likes to squirt a bit of ketchup on top. When his friends are over, they fly off their plates and into their mouths.
Honey Nut Apples
Another favorite snack for both me and my kids is Honey Nut Apples. They are so yummy and super easy to make. Simply slice the apple of your liking (I used Granny Smith). Spread peanut butter on each slice. Add Honey Nut Cheerios (or similar cereal). Drizzle with honey. YUMMMMM!
Healthy Toast Toppers
We also like to get creative with what we put on top of toast to make it a bit more appealing as well as healthy. As long as your kids don’t have nut allergies, this toast topper with organic peanut butter, sliced almonds and dark chocolate chips. Check out a few more of our toast topper ideas.