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18 Healthy After-School Snacks Your Kids Will Actually Eat

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As a kid, I remember being so hungry when I got home from school that I couldn’t focus on anything else … especially homework. After-school snack time was my favorite part of the day. But coming up with a snack to curb my afternoon hunger was certainly not my mom’s favorite, especially since she was always trying to find something that was also good for me.

To all the moms who need new ideas for healthy after-school snacks, like mine did, we are here to help with 17 ideas for snack time.

1. Strawberry Mice and Cheese

Adorable? Yes. Contains three major food groups? Yes. Able to be assemble by your little helpers? Yes. Perfect! (via Babble)

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2. No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Bars

These oat bars are quick and easy to make, as well as nutritious and delicious. Why bother with any other granola bar? (via Babble)

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3. Super Green Gummies

These harmless little gummies are full of veggies … but your kids would never guess! (via Babble)

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4. Sour Patch Grapes

A perfect balance between a fruit snack parents prefer and the candy their kids always want. (via Babble)

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5. Fruit Rainbow

This snack is easy to make, and pretty enough for every occasion! Bonus: you can get the insider knowledge on how your child prioritizes his or her favorite fruits. (via Babble)

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6. Apple Peanut Butter Owl Snack

This food art isn’t just adorable, it’s also simple to make and oh so yummy. (via Babble)

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7. Lemon Sour Cream Veggie Dip

Veggie dips are a great way to get kids to eat vegetables but usually they are full of bad fat. That is certainly not the case for this yummy, two-ingredient dip! (via Babble)

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8. Fruit Skewers

These are basically just a fun, portable version of a fresh fruit salad. (via Babble)

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9. Guacamole

Inspired by Mike Wazowski, this allergy-friendly snack is healthy, scrumptious, and frighteningly simple to whip up. (via Disney Family)

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10. Joy Food Art

For the day that you want to simultaneously make your child a delicious snack and have a killer Instagram photo. (via Disney Family)

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11. Lady and the Tramp Puppy Chow

No, not the puppy chow that is covered in sugar. This version is full of good-for-you ingredients like whole grains and nuts. (via Disney Family)

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12. Tea Sandwiches and Lettuce Wraps

These are perfect for a playdate for all the kids! Or really any occasion! (via Disney Family)

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13. Ants on a Log

A classic. But for a reason … they’re delicious! I still eat them frequently as an adult! (via Babble)

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14. Apple Sandwiches

Move over apple slices. It’s time for the apple sandwich now. This recipe is compact and neat … meaning you don’t have to scrub the peanut butter remnants out of a bowl. (via Babble)

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15. Homemade Fruit Leather

The best part about these homemade fruit leathers is you get to choose the fruit! Select what’s currently in season or your personal favorite fruit! (via Babble)

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16. Apple Cheddar and Ham Rolls

These little bites are a great after-school snack because of, well — everything in them. (via Babble)

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17. Banana Sushi

The best part about this banana sushi is how easy it is to personalize! Make it crunchy or sweet, depending on your mood! (via Babble)

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18. 2-Ingredient Frozen Yogurt Bites

The little frozen morsels are perfect for the beginning and end of the school year, when the weather is hot. And you can keep them on hand for while, so you’re never caught without a healthy snack! (via Babble)

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