Healthy After School Snack Ideas {Giveaway}

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I have two little boys who are constantly hungry and asking for snacks multiple times during the day. They are growing lots and healthy snacks are an important part of their diet.

After our eldest comes home from school in the afternoon I usually give the boys a snack and I try to make it healthy and nutritious. Below are some of the snacks that I often offer the boys to eat:

Fruits and Vegetables: Mandarin oranges, strawberries, grapes and melon slices are all easy to eat, delicious and the boys love them. I also cut some celery and cucumber slices for them.

We love apples and Martin’s Apple Chips make the best apple chip snack. These are fat free, gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, and vegan. Crunchy and fun for the boys to eat as well.

muffinsMini Muffins: I love baking mini muffins for the boys and I often have some in the fridge ready to eat. Our easy to make recipe of butter-free banana chocolate chip muffins is HERE.

Yogurt or Green Juice: Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium. I often give the boys some yogurt or make them a green juice with spinach, almond milk and frozen fruits.

Trail Mix: We usually mix some almonds, peanuts and raisins together and pack them in small containers for the boys. Easy to snack on and healthy for everyone.

Mini Sandwiches: Finger sandwiches are super easy to make and they make great snacks. The boys love peanut butter sandwiches or grilled cheese.

What are your favourite snacks to give your kids for after school?  Share them below!

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63 responses to “Healthy After School Snack Ideas {Giveaway}”

  1. Rosanne Robinson — October 14, 2016 @ 10:11 am (#
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    Our favourite afternoon snack is fruit, veggies with hard boiled eggs, cheese & crackers, healthy mini muffins or granola bars.

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  2. Diana — October 14, 2016 @ 10:19 am (#
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    A piece of fruit. Any kind

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  3. Allie f — October 14, 2016 @ 10:24 am (#
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    Apples and almond butter!

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  4. lisa bolduc — October 14, 2016 @ 10:30 am (#
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    i would like to say fruit but we are having a hard time getting him to eat it. he is obsessed with crackers

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  5. Tara Betterley — October 14, 2016 @ 10:35 am (#
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    My Kids like their crackers and cheese. I often purchase the Snackables for them to eat.

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  6. Jennie Yuen — October 14, 2016 @ 11:16 am (#
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    Our favourite afternoon snack: fruits on toast

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  7. Brenda Penton — October 14, 2016 @ 11:40 am (#
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    My kids like fruit snacks after school

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  8. Glogirl — October 14, 2016 @ 11:52 am (#
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    I enjoy a muffin for an afternoon snack. I made some pumpkin muffins the other day. Yum!

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  9. sarah alexis — October 14, 2016 @ 12:10 pm (#
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    My kids love cookies! LOL… but I try to offer fruit more often than cookies!

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  10. Robyn Bellefleur — October 14, 2016 @ 12:38 pm (#
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    My kids usually want cookies and milk after school.

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  11. Florence Cochrane — October 14, 2016 @ 1:18 pm (#
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    A piece of fruit and yogurt. Those Apple chips look delicious.

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  12. Kim K — October 14, 2016 @ 1:59 pm (#
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    we snack on fresh cut fruits and veggies and sometimes dip them in peanut butter

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  13. Patrick Siu — October 14, 2016 @ 2:20 pm (#
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    They like chips

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  14. Laurie P — October 14, 2016 @ 2:24 pm (#
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    cheese and crackers for my girl!

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  15. Kristina Ziegler — October 14, 2016 @ 3:22 pm (#
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    My kids love cereal

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  16. Kim Tanti — October 14, 2016 @ 3:38 pm (#
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    If I could keep stuffed artichokes aroung all the time my Daughter would be in heaven.

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  17. Amy C — October 14, 2016 @ 3:42 pm (#
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    We like to have vegetables and dip

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  18. Elizabeth Robinson — October 14, 2016 @ 3:48 pm (#
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    I usually give them a fruit.

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  19. Karry Knisley — October 14, 2016 @ 3:52 pm (#
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    Our favourite afternoon snack are frozen green grapes

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  20. Jeannie — October 14, 2016 @ 4:16 pm (#
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    We love yogurt and trail mixes in the afternoon.

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  21. Cathy C — October 14, 2016 @ 4:43 pm (#
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    We like apple slices with peanut butter.

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  22. Stephanie LaPlante — October 14, 2016 @ 4:48 pm (#
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    We really love our popcorn.

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  23. tammy ta — October 14, 2016 @ 6:33 pm (#
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    Goldfish crackers and apple halves with peanut butter are a big fave. for afternoon snacks at my house.

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  24. Linda — October 14, 2016 @ 6:36 pm (#
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    My son’s favourite afternoon (and morning, and night) snack is blueberries.

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  25. Gemma — October 14, 2016 @ 9:04 pm (#
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    Yogurt and fruit.

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  26. Tainan Lu — October 14, 2016 @ 9:50 pm (#
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    fruits and yogurt.

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  27. Tanis — October 14, 2016 @ 11:11 pm (#
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    “Yogurt dots” (yogurt I freeze in little drops)

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  28. Janet M — October 15, 2016 @ 10:14 am (#
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    They like yougurt or apple slices.

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  29. l p — October 15, 2016 @ 4:48 pm (#
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    yogurt and fresh fruit or veggies. thanks

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  30. Dianne G. — October 15, 2016 @ 7:11 pm (#
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    My afternoon snack is usually yogurt or veggies and dip. When I am making snacks for my grandchildren they like fruit and a dip or guacamole and veggies.

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  31. Rhonda W G. — October 15, 2016 @ 7:12 pm (#
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    Milk and cookies seem to always be a favourite snack!

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  32. Tina L. — October 15, 2016 @ 8:05 pm (#
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    cheese and crackers

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  33. dave — October 15, 2016 @ 8:21 pm (#
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    Apples

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  34. missbobloblaw — October 16, 2016 @ 12:25 am (#
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    We love cheese & crackers for an afternoon snack!

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  35. tanyab79 — October 16, 2016 @ 6:21 am (#
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    A handful of almonds or fruit is my favourite morning or afternoon snack.

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  36. Carole B. — October 16, 2016 @ 9:28 am (#
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    Nuts and a fruit is our fav.

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  37. nicolthepickle — October 17, 2016 @ 4:12 am (#
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    Cookies…any type will do.

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  38. Juliee Fitze — October 17, 2016 @ 7:41 am (#
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    Apples with peanut butter dip.

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  39. Ashleigh Swerdfeger — October 17, 2016 @ 8:28 am (#
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    Carrots and hummus or chips lol 🙂

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  40. Sarah Stickney — October 17, 2016 @ 7:51 pm (#
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    cheese and crackers

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  41. Christy E — October 17, 2016 @ 8:47 pm (#
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    I love nuts and cut up vegetables.

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  42. Elva Roberts — October 18, 2016 @ 5:28 pm (#
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    When my children were going to school, their favorite after-school snack was Chocolate Chip cookies and milk. If I had a nickel for every cookie I made, I would be a very rich woman. I used to make double batches 2 or 3 times a week.

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  43. Maegan Delorme — October 18, 2016 @ 7:42 pm (#
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    We love hummus and beet crackers!

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  44. Brandee H — October 19, 2016 @ 9:39 am (#
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    My son usually has some cheese with teff crackers and apple slices for an afternoon snack.

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  45. andie — October 20, 2016 @ 9:21 pm (#
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    Homemade mini pizzas.

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  46. Mamah — October 21, 2016 @ 8:16 am (#
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    Eggs are our favourite afternoon snack!

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  47. Alison — October 22, 2016 @ 9:36 am (#
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    Fresh fruit

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  48. Amber Y — October 22, 2016 @ 4:37 pm (#
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    Cheese and crackers are my nieces afternoon snack.

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  49. Silvia D — October 24, 2016 @ 11:14 pm (#
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    they usually like some fruit or something I had baked

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  50. Viv Sluys — October 25, 2016 @ 1:15 pm (#
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    We like applesauce or hummus with carrots/peppers for afternoon snacks.

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  51. Jody D — October 27, 2016 @ 6:08 am (#
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    We loved fruit snacks, and the new variety of dried ones are a hit!

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  52. DORIS H — October 27, 2016 @ 7:30 am (#
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    Cheese & crackers is a fave snack for the afternoons.

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  53. toni v — October 27, 2016 @ 8:00 am (#
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    apples with pb and raisins

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  54. Sherry K — October 27, 2016 @ 10:51 am (#
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    Kids love hummus and veggies.

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  55. Leah — October 27, 2016 @ 1:41 pm (#
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    Love fruit and nuts to keep us satisfied until dinner

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  56. Monique L.S. — October 27, 2016 @ 6:59 pm (#
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    My daughter likes pretzels and peanut butter. I like her to have a piece of fruit or some carrot sticks

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  57. M — October 29, 2016 @ 10:19 am (#
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    we like to have fruit and yogurt

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  58. Pam — October 29, 2016 @ 3:07 pm (#
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    Usually an apple or hummus and pita.

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  59. Pat Schwab — October 30, 2016 @ 11:55 pm (#
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    They love cheese and crackers.

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  60. Caryn Coates — November 2, 2016 @ 8:46 am (#
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    My kids love fruit for an afternoon snack

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  61. Kate S — November 3, 2016 @ 7:06 am (#
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    Celery with peanut butter!

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  62. Marisa — November 3, 2016 @ 9:18 pm (#
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    my little boys like cheese and crackers

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  63. Lisa M — November 4, 2016 @ 12:52 pm (#
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    Hostess cakes 🙂 We just love them

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