Healthy After-School Snack Ideas
These kid- and parent-approved snacks are a tasty and healthy way to end the school day.
From sweet to salty and everywhere in between, these are after-school snacks you can feel good about feeding to your kids. And if you decide to make some for yourself, too, well...we can't say we blame you!
First up, our Key Lime Dip with Fresh Fruit Kebabs!
This snack allows a lot of room for creativity, and kids will love putting together their own kebab!
Smoothies are the perfect bases for allowing kids to add their own personality and get creative. The yogurt gives it a dose of calcium. Be sure to use frozen fruit−it eliminates the need for ice.
Use any variety of mixed nuts or seeds you like in this trail mix. Dried fruit is rich in vitamins and antioxidants, and the nuts add healthy fats and protein, which makes this an excellent on-the-go snack.
This recipe is full of flavor and oh-so-easy to make. We bake our pita wedges until they're crisp, and then blend together roasted red bell peppers with almonds and other high-flavor ingredients. The result is a healthy, full-flavored snack.
Ice cream and sorbets are convenient go-tos when you want a treat to cool you down on a hot day. Use this custard as a base for many flavors by adding your favorite ingredients when it's almost frozen.
This recipe takes a classic and ups the ante with the addition of granola. If you can't find Braeburn apples, Gala or Fuji varieties also stand up to dipping and add a touch more sweetness.
At only 88 calories, this a fantastic (and guiltless!) version of a classic after-school treat. Store up to one week in an airtight container—if they last that long! We suggest keeping a dozen in the freezer for emergencies.
Boasting just 82 calories and a boatload of vitamin C, these double-decker popsicles feature a sweet-tart lemon layer topped with a minty watermelon layer. If you prefer one flavor over the other, double the amount of ingredients required for each layer and make single flavored pops.
This easy treat comes together in only a few minutes if you purchase orange sections from the refrigerated part of the produce section. To make ahead, prepare parfaits and refrigerate, covered, for up to four hours.