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!!
Heavenly Banana Bites
They truly are heavenly in my book, which means they are also easy to make, low-cal, filling and delicious!! Recipe: here
Veggie Sticks and Dip Pots
If you’re looking for a quick and easy healthy snack recipe for kids – Then you’ll just LOVE these veggie sticks and dip pots, they’re quick, healthy and delicious!
Instant Pot Zucchini Noodles – Zoodles
They are a perfect pasta substitute, delicious and super healthy . In combination with garlic, parmesan and basil or with your favorite pasta sauce it’s even better
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.
Keto Pizza Roles
Well, these pizza rolls truly deliver fantastic flavors ?with every bite, without having sky high calories
These Cinnamon Raisin Tortilla Pinwheels, also known as Raisin Sushi, are a simple and healthy 6- ingredient-snack that take 15 minutes to throw together!
Applesauce and Spinach Brownies
These brownies are so good, you won’t even believe they are low-fat and healthy too.
Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
This healthy orange creamsicle smoothie will make your inner child very happy!
Black Raspberry Ice Cream
This healthy dessert is 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.
Instant Pot Glazed Carrots
A touch of honey flavors these tender carrots and makes the kids mouths water. YUM!
Salted Caramel Bliss Balls
These are dairy-free, refined-sugar-free and vegan. Their natural sweetness comes from Medjool dates which provide a luscious, caramel flavour to the Bliss Balls.
Quick & Easy No Bake Energy Bites
A great snack that is a nice combination of salty and sweet. Plus it is filling to help tide the kids over until dinner.
Healthy Carrot Cake Protein Bars
Healthy carrot cake snacks are the best homemade protein bars. They’re completely vegan with no cooking required.
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.
Best Baked Apple Chips
Baked apple chips are sweet, a little chewy and can be eaten easily on the go.
Almond Butter Energy Bites
Oatmeal, almond butter, coconut and chocolate chips combine with honey to make the best.snack.ever!
Rainbow Veggie Kabobs
These easy-to-make Rainbow Veggie Kabobs are so much more fun than a plain-old veggie tray!
Vegan Brownie Cookies
These vegan brownie cookies are a gluten free, refined sugar free, paleo diet friendly cross between a brownie and a cookie. They’re a hybrid that combines the flavours and textures of those two treats in one tasty little baked good.
Crackers with veggies 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.
Frozen Grapes on a Stick
Frozen grapes are deliciously transformed into perfectly simple, amazingly refreshing popsicles. So easy to make too!
Fruit and Nut Granola
Loaded with four different types of fruits and nuts, this fruit and nut granola makes for a great healthy snack
Chickpea Veggie Patties
These vegan, nut-free and protein-rich round veggie patties are made with colorful vegetables, chickpeas, blend of spices and herbs.
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!
Crispy Cocoa Air Fryer Chickpeas
Looking for a quick & easy chocolate snack? These 3-Ingredient Crispy Cocoa Chickpeas are gluten-free, vegan, allergy-free, and sugar-free!
Super Slimy Snail Snacks
The name doesn’t sound very appetizing, but kids get a kick out of something that sounds gross, but it actually tasty. These slimy snail snacks include fruit, veggies, and protein for a healthy after school snack.
Blueberry Oat Bars
These Blueberry Oat Bars are so yummy! Oil-free, refined sugar free, and whole grain – they are so healthy you can eat them for breakfast!
Delicious and Healthy Corn Fritters
These easy corn fritters make a wonderful quick breakfast, snack, or lunch. They’re made with just a few simple ingredients and can be made ahead of time. Great for meal prep, and can be easily made vegan and gluten-free.
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.
What are your favorite after-school snacks? Here are a few others we love:
Frozen Peanut Butter Banana Bites
Nice content and ideas that everyone can follow through it. And they all look delicious.
I think those honey nut apples just might work to “trick” my son into eating something healthy. If they do I will be eternally grateful – this kid will not eat anything!
easy, healthy, and fun…. what else could you ask for?!
I am really loving these , I was wondering if you was using ice cream in the banana but was so glad that it was yogurt, I try and have the grandchildren eat healthier when they are with me 🙂
After school spritzer is so fun and so fancy!! I can imagine a little lady inviting her friends over for after school homework sessions with fancy “mocktails”. Love Love!! And you totally listed on of my son’s and my favorite snacks with the peanut butter and apples!! Cept we put raisins on top!! Yummo!