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 24Apples — 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 24Serve 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 24A 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 24This healthy homemade granola bar recipe is straight from Pennsylvania Avenue!
Make White House fruit & oat granola bars
Homemade Hummus 5 of 24This 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 24Homemade 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 24A fun milkshake featuring fruit flavors! Click for Recipe
Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies 8 of 24This cookies are a sweet twist to the classic sandwich pairing!
Make peanut butter & jelly cookies
Chocolate-covered Peanut Butter Rice Cakes 9 of 24Bland 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 24Hummus gets a new twist with freshly roasted beets!
Make roasted beet hummus
Vegetable Nut Bread 11 of 24Looking for a great way to sneak in veggies? Try this delicious baked bread!
Make vegetable nut bread
Watermelon Kiwi Smoothie 12 of 24Whip up this delectable smoothy for a filling after school treat! Click for Recipe
Stuffed Strawberry Men 13 of 24These 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 24Parfaits 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 24A 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 24Kids 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 24Give 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 24This 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 24Give 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 24Bake 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 24Try 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 24What 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 24This 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 24Ditch the potato! Kids will love these sweet and crunchy chips, and your house will smell great while you're baking.
Make apple chips
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