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10 Quick & Kid-Friendly After-School Snacks

By Devan McGuinness |

This is my first year with two kids in school — Speed went last year, but he never seemed to be too tired out from the first year. Now that both him and Raru are hitting the books at school a few times a week, I’ve become quite used to what happens the moment we get back home. They feel like they are STARVING and want to eat right away.

They eat a lot at school, but kids need a lot of energy because they spent all day using up their energy. I like to have a snack for them when we get home for them to eat to tie them over before it’s dinner time. I did realize pretty quickly though that there isn’t a huge amount of time for me to get it all together for them. I need it to be quick, healthy and something that they will actually eat and enjoy.

My kids are only in school part time right now — going only 2-3 times a week, so I can re-use many of the recipes for snacks, but have a great group of about 7 that I tend to rotate that are favorites of the kids — but looking around, there are a lot of fun, quick and healthy recipes for after-school snacks!

Click through for 10 after-school snack ideas that are healthy, enjoyable and quick to prepare:

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10 After School Snacks for Kids

Multi-Grain Chips, Salsa & Guacamole

Kids love being able to dip and you can prepare the dips ahead of time - just pulling them out of the fridge when they get home.
Must Try? Get the Recipe from: Accustomed Chaos
Photo credit: AccustomedChaos.com

:: What is your kids favorite after-school snack? ::

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Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle website byDevan. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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