Are you looking for healthier ideas to serve your kids once they come home from school but are at a loss for new ideas? Make snacking more FUN with these 15 ideas for healthy after school snacks for kids.
Check out each of these healthy after school snacks recipes as you just might find a new household favorite for your kids and family:
1. Smoothie Bowls Kids Will Love
Smoothies are a great way to get those extra nutrients into your children’s bodies (and maybe even in sneaky ways). Throw greens, fruits, and even veggies in there that they might not otherwise eat. Create fun designs (or even have them do it!) to make these healthy after school snacks more like a work of art.
Slather hummus over a flatbread and let the fun begin! These healthy after school snacks are full of goodness and entertainment, from an edible Tic-Tac-Toe game, to a puppy-dilla (a quesadilla turned puppy), or even a self-portrait. Your kids will be having so much fun that they won’t realize that they are doing their bodies good at the same time.
3. Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt Cups
These portable Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt Cups make it easy for you the prep ahead and makes super simple healthy after school snacks for the whole family. With chia seed jam on the bottom, layered with plain greek yogurt, make sure you top these jars with the freshest granola, full of nuts and seeds for brain power.
Turn typical crackers and cheese in these healthy after school snacks with a few simple steps. Full of hummus, cheese slices, and all the sliced veggies you can get your hands on, these crackers now become empty canvases for creating some of the cutest Animal Crackers ever.
5. DIY Chocolate Pudding Snack Packs
These healthy after school snacks are actually full of some of the best ingredients out there. Hidden between the chocolate, you actually have a treat that is full of sweet potato and cashews! And when I say that your child will never know it, I mean it. This is one snack pack you cannot pass up!
Want to know the trick on how to get your kids into avocado? Turn regular guacamole into guacadiles! All you need is a few slices of veggies to turn these ordinary avocados into creatures of the wild. Get those dipping chips (or veggies) ready, these healthy after school snacks are waiting to be captured!
These healthy after school snacks just got a major upgrade! Peanut butter and celery magically turn into wise owls with the addition of some almond slices and googly eyes. You can even turn these cuties into allergen-friendly treats by using pumpkin seeds and your favorite seed butter.
8. Gummy Fruit Snacks (made with agar)
The fruit gummies make some of the most healthy after school snacks as they are made with fruit, maple syrup and agar powder. A safer alternative for those who cannot consume gelatin, these little cuties are a great way to make snacking more fun.
Though not real donuts, don’t be fooled by these healthy after school snacks. They are just as tasty and better for your little ones too! Apple slices, nut butter, and toppings make these Apple Donuts one of the most fun snacking options out there.
10. Cookie Dough Hummus Lunchables
Who doesn’t like to lick the bowl when making chocolate chip cookies? Now it’s safer than ever because this dough is actually made from…chickpeas. That’s right, this after school snack is actually a sweet hummus that makes eating raw dough fun and doable!
The silliest apples you’ve ever seen! Seed butter, green apples and some sunflower seed teeth make these silly bites for the FUNNEST and super healthy after school snacks.
Bursting with lemon flavor, this easy hummus becomes a fun ocean-themed treat when you top it with a super cute bell pepper crab. Bring the fresh veggies for dipping, this is one healthy after school snack!
This is ultimate snacking guide for making these EASIEST on-the-go snacks for any kid (even adult!) Do yourself a favor and try this out for just a week and you will see how simple it is to make your own bento boxes of snacks. These are healthy after school snacks that you don’t want to miss!
14. Healthy Caramel Apple Slices
These inside out caramel apples are actually super healthy after school snacks because the caramel sauce is made from dates, making this a healthier, dairy free alternative to the candy version. Top with nuts and an easy chocolate sauce and now you are in snacking business!
Those these are technically breakfast bars, they can still be enjoyed at any time of the time, especially for an after school snack! Granola, yogurt, and fresh fruit is all you need to make this simple but healthy snack option.
Which one of these healthy after school snacks is your newest favorite?
Need to try this out for my kids! Thanks for the share!
Gosh, what a gorgeous post! Great Ideas!