First we showed you 20 Amazing School Lunch for Kids to get them through their busy school day in a fun way, but what do you do about the after school tummy rumble? I don’t know about your kids, but mine come home from school starving, some days I feel like I need to give them a second lunch they are so hungry.
We also need snacks that can be taken to after school activities, enjoyed while they are doing homework, and that while get them through until dinnertime.
We’ve got 20 delicious after school snacks your kids will be racing home for.
Turn vegetables and fruit into funny faces. Try pineapple ring eyes with blueberries inside, a banana mouth, and a strawberry nose. Recipe can be found here: How to Get Your Child to Eat Healthy Food.
Don’t save fun foods just for parties. Kids will love creating these fun after school snacks including apple smiles, candy sushi, and cupcake cones. Recipe can be found here: Party Food for Kids to Create.
Make up a batch of these delicious blueberry banana muffins and freeze some so you have after school snacks at the ready. You will just need to defrost a few while the kids are at school. Recipe can be found here: Blueberry Banana Muffins.
Snacks don’t have to be boring. There are great tips here for getting creative with fruit and veggies, including juicing them. Recipe can be found here: Creative Ways to Get Your Family to Eat More Veggies.
With chocolate chips, Graham cracks, Ritz crackers, and peanut butter who wouldn’t love these special treats? Recipe can be found here: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars.
Don’t looking to cook, or need a a snack in a hurry? This delicious and refreshing frozen fruit sorbet can be made in about 5 minutes. Recipe can be found here: Frozen Fruit Sorbet.
Fresh fruit salad is perfect for a summer after school treat, especially on hot summer days. Recipe can be found here: Fruit Salad.
My kids love fruit leather, but did you know you could make it at home with just 2 simple ingredients? Recipe can be found here: Fruit Leather.
These homemade granola bars are perfect snacks for kids on the go. Take them to sports practice, or enjoy this healthy treat while doing homework. Recipe can be found here: Homemade Granola Bars.
This homemade no churn ice cream is made in a sandwich bag, and it contains Oreo’s. Perfect. Recipe can be found here: Homemade Ice Cream.
Your little lemonade lover is sure to love this yummy summer treat. Recipe can be found here: Lemonade Cookies
Shamrock Pizzas are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Get the kids involved topping their own mini pizzas for a fun after school snack. Recipe can be found here: Mini Pizzas.
These 7 muffin recipes are sure to please even the pickiest of muffin eaters. Recipe can be found here: 7 Muffin Recipes.
How many colors of play-doh cookies can you make? Add a lollipop stick to turn these fun cookies into Lollipop Cookies. Recipe can be found here: Colorful Play-Doh Cookies.
You could also make these yummy rainbow fruit plates using peaches, green grapes, mango, and a variety of other fruits. Recipe can be found here: Rainbow Fruit Plate.
These rainbow pudding cups are so colorful and fun kids are going to love them. Recipe can be found here: Rainbow Pudding.
Create your own delicious smoothies at home. How many flavors can you make? Try these Sweet ‘n Tart Smoothies Recipe can be found here: <a ” href=”http://blissfullydomestic.com/food-bliss/recipes-food-bliss/back-to-school-breakfastsmoothies-and-muffins/126421/2/” target=”_blank”>Sweet ‘n Tart Smoothie
Snickerdoodles and a cold glass of milk make for a yummy after school treat. I’d love a couple of these with a cup of tea too. Recipe can be found here: Snickerdoodles.
Prepare ahead of time, or have your little helpers help make this when they get home, they will love choosing their own ingredients. Recipe can be found here: Snowy Trail Mix.
Picked up a few extra strawberries at the market? Here’s a delicious way to use them. Recipe can be found here: Strawberry Muffins
Looking for more after school snack tips for your kids?
- Planning Healthy and Delicious Snacks
- Teaching Kids to Eat Healthy
- Tips and Free Printables for Your After School Routine
- Healthy Summer Snacks for Kids
What’s your favorite healthy after school snack? Share in the comments!
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