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21 Easy, Healthy After School Snacks

21 Healthy, Easy After School Ideas
Now that we are well into January, it’s getting harder and harder to stick to the New Year’s resolutions many of us made to get our families to eating healthier in 2013. And the after-school snack is one for the biggest weaknesses for some people. I know my daughter comes home from school ravenous, and I always have to have something ready for her to munch on that is both fast AND good her her. Here are some of our best after school snack ideas from Babble. They are all healthy and easy to make. Enjoy!


  • Apple Slices with Nutella 1 of 24
    Apple Slices with Nutella
    Apples — kids' favorite fruit — are paired with a delicious dip to make a healthy treat!
    Make apples slices with nutella
  • Banana Bread MIni-Loaves 2 of 24
    Banana Bread MIni-Loaves
    Serve a few slices toasted with a pat of cream cheese for a filling, healthy snack!
    Make banana bread mini-loaves
  • Creamy Nutella Yogurt Fruit Dip 3 of 24
    Creamy Nutella Yogurt Fruit Dip
    A low-fat dip that can be served with a wonderful array of healthy fruits is a great way to give your kids a sweet but healthy treat!
    Make creamy nutella yogurt fruit dip
  • White House Fruit & Oat Granola Bars 4 of 24
    White House Fruit & Oat Granola Bars
    This healthy homemade granola bar recipe is straight from Pennsylvania Avenue!
    Make White House fruit & oat granola bars
  • Homemade Hummus 5 of 24
    Homemade Hummus
    This dip pairs beautifully with fresh cut veggies or toasted pita. It keeps well in the fridge too!
    Make homemade hummus
  • Mango Lime Fruit Leather 6 of 24
    Mango Lime Fruit Leather
    Homemade fruit snacks are so much healthier than store-bought. You can make these with nearly any kind of fruit!
    Make mango lime fruit leather
  • Orange Dream Milkshake 7 of 24
    Orange Dream Milkshake
    A fun milkshake featuring fruit flavors! Click for Recipe
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies 8 of 24
    Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies
    This cookies are a sweet twist to the classic sandwich pairing!
    Make peanut butter & jelly cookies
  • Chocolate-covered Peanut Butter Rice Cakes 9 of 24
    Chocolate-covered Peanut Butter Rice Cakes
    Bland rice cakes be gone! These fun treats are dipped in chocolate and sandwiched with peanut butter for a hearty snack!
    Make chocolate-covered peanut butter rice cakes
  • Roasted Beet Hummus 10 of 24
    Roasted Beet Hummus
    Hummus gets a new twist with freshly roasted beets!
    Make roasted beet hummus
  • Vegetable Nut Bread 11 of 24
    Vegetable Nut Bread
    Looking for a great way to sneak in veggies? Try this delicious baked bread!
    Make vegetable nut bread
  • Watermelon Kiwi Smoothie 12 of 24
    Watermelon Kiwi Smoothie
    Whip up this delectable smoothy for a filling after school treat! Click for Recipe
  • Stuffed Strawberry Men 13 of 24
    Stuffed Strawberry Men
    These adorable strawberry men are a great source of vitamin C, and the kids will love munching on them after school.
    Mak stuffed strawberry men
    Photo: Laura Levy
  • Yogurt and Fruit Parfaits 14 of 24
    Yogurt and Fruit Parfaits
    Parfaits aren't just for breakfast! Throw together this delicious fruit and granola parfait for a perfect after-school snack.
    Make a fruit and yogurt parfait
  • Angry Bird Babybel 15 of 24
    Angry Bird Babybel
    A simple Babybel cheese is always a healthy snack. Play it up and make it look like an Angry Bird!
    Make an angry bird babybel
    Photo: Paula Jones
  • Chocolate Smoothie 16 of 24
    Chocolate Smoothie
    Kids want chocolate, but parents don't want them to have too much sugar. Whip up this simple smoothie that is sweetened with natural maple syrup.
    Make a chocolate smoothie
    Photo: Brooke McLay
  • Pumpkin Hummus 17 of 24
    Pumpkin Hummus
    Give hummus a new twist by adding pumpkin! Kids will love dipping their veggies and having fun with the pumpkin serving dish.
    Make pumpkin hummus
    Photo: Angie McGowan
  • Apple Fruit Stack Sandwich 18 of 24
    Apple Fruit Stack Sandwich
    This easy sandwich is hearty and healthy. It comes together in a snap and is great for kids to enjoy after school.
    Make an apple fruit stack sandwich
    Photo: Kathy Patalsky
  • Homemade Cheese Crackers 19 of 24
    Homemade Cheese Crackers
    Give your kids a snack they'll love and that you can feel good about! These cheese crackers taste better — and are healthier — than their processed alternative.
    Make homemade cheese crackers
  • Whole-grain Blueberry Muffins 20 of 24
    Whole-grain Blueberry Muffins
    Bake these muffins ahead of time for a fast, healthy snack that feels like an indulgence. These muffins are also easy to pack for snacks on the go!
    Make whole-grain blueberry muffins
  • Crispy Kale Chips 21 of 24
    Crispy Kale Chips
    Try these crispy kale chips when your kids are craving something crunchy. They love the taste, and you'll love that they only take 10 minutes to make!
    Make crispy kale chips
  • Ant on a Log 22 of 24
    Ant on a Log
    What kid doesn't love ants on a log? Especially when they can make it themselves!
    Make ants on a log
  • Curried Bean Dip 23 of 24
    Curried Bean Dip
    This curried bean dip is sweet AND spicy to satisfy everyone's after-school craving. And it's a great alternative when you're tired of hummus!
    Make curried bean dip
  • Apple Chips 24 of 24
    Apple Chips
    Ditch the potato! Kids will love these sweet and crunchy chips, and your house will smell great while you're baking.
    Make apple chips

Some more posts from The Naptime Chef:

10 Easy & Effective New Year’s Food Resolutions

Simple Tortellini Soup

Read more from Kelsey on Kelsey’s blog!

Follow Kelsey on Facebook and Twitter for updates

Photo: Angie McGowan, Paula Jones, Kathy Patalsky


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