Healthy After-School Snacks that Your Kids will Love

Most kids get home from school famished and exhausted. The perfect solution to get them from hangry* to happy? A tasty, satisfying snack! In the old days, moms would offer a few packaged cookies or salami sandwich and be done, right? Nowadays,we know better. These fast snacks, although easy, are full of unhealthy ingredients. Here, some of my top picks for easy and guilt-free snacks to tide them over till dinnertime:

* hangry = (hungry and angry, yikes!)

Strawberry and Blueberry Muffins by

Berry Muffins

These are delicious muffins with only 10 minutes of prep time, require 2 bowls max, and are free of refined ingredients. Kids love them and you will feel like Mother Theresa for making them. You should make 2 batches and place in the freezer so you will have enough to last you a few weeks.

Frozen Chocolate-covered Bananas with Nut Topping by

Frozen bananas with Chocolate and nuts


Aren’t these chocolate covered bananas just beautiful? I must make these today!

Baked Nachos by



Another great option. I love these whole-grain tortillas loaded with protein-packed goodies. If I am short on time, I may use whole wheat pita chips instead. This is a great idea and you can tailor to your kids preferences.

Ginger Soy Glazed Edamame by



These are healthy and packed with flavor. Edamame is stored in the freezer and microwaved at snack time. Mix with the glaze and you have a snack kids love, ready in a flash. Genius.

Stay tuned as I will be offering up more ideas for after school snacks next week!

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  1. Myriam says

    Thank you for this post. When my son gets home from school I usually don’t think twice about handing him a prepackaged snack like a granola bar or cookies. But sometimes, I stop and think about the fact that I can’t pronounce many of the ingredients. This terrifies me and I feel horrible for feeding these things to my son. The problem is that it’s so convenient. Your snack ideas are great! I especially love the tortilla snack (even for me!). I can’t wait to hear more of your ideas for easy, convenient and healthy after school snacks! Thanks again!!

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