Healthy After-School Snack Ideas

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When the kids get home, they run through the door, kick off their shoes, throw down their bags, and the first thing they want? A snack.

I know my daughter needs a healthy snack in her system before she can concentrate enough to tackle her daily homework. I often refer to the MOMables recipe index to come up with yummy ideas that I know will fuel her until dinnertime.

Here are ten of our favorites:

No-Bake Energy Bites—Anything with the word “no-bake” in it is always a hit in my book. This is also a great recipe to get the kids involved with! Protein-packed in a fun ball-size shape.

No Bake Energy Bites



Watermelon Pops—Everything is more fun served on a stick. No cooking or baking. Just cut your watermelon into triangle shapes, and make a slit for a popsicle stick. Boom! Healthy and fun after-school snack.

Homemade Fruit Cups—Don’t waste money on those prepackaged fruit cups that contain high-fructose corn syrup. Make your own! All natural and with no added sugar.  Simple and delicious!

Chocolate-Covered Banana Bites—Another fun food-on-a-stick idea. Dip the bananas in your preferred melted chocolate, and freeze for a yummy treat perfect for after school or desserts.

Chocolate Covered Banana Bites

















Chewy Oatmeal-Raisin Granola Bars—Finding the perfect granola bar recipe is critical. Chief MOM Laura spent countless hours perfecting this snack bar! It’s NO-BAKE, chewy, and delicious.

Baked Apple Chips—Now that fall is upon us, apples are in abundance. This is a delicious and healthy alternative to a crispy potato chip. They also make your house smell amazing while baking! ;)

Apple Pie Cookies—Speaking of apples, have you tried this recipe yet? It has a crunchy filling of fresh fruit and is full of yummy spices. Definitely a kid-pleaser.

Apple Pie Cookies

















Carrot & Zucchini Bars—A great way to add in some veggies to your kids’ foods, our Carrot & Zucchini Bars are a family hit! Sweetened with honey and golden raisins.

Maple Glazed Snack Mix—The perfect mix of salty and sweet, covered with a light maple glaze and cinnamon. A great mix to help you get out of the snack rut!

Banana Split Bites—Less mess and more delicious! Nuts optional. Served on a stick, fresh fruit dipped in chocolate is a yummy way to have a Banana Split, without the ice cream.

Banana Split Bites


















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About Keeley McGuire

Keeley is our resident allergy friendly contributor. She is a full-time working mom to one little girl who loves her homemade lunches. In her personal blog, KeeleyMcGuireBlog, she shares her gluten free and peanut free recipes, her love for her crockpot, and the occasional craft.