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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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

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

  1. Our favourite afternoon snack is fruit, veggies with hard boiled eggs, cheese & crackers, healthy mini muffins or granola bars.

  2. A piece of fruit. Any kind

  3. Apples and almond butter!

  4. i would like to say fruit but we are having a hard time getting him to eat it. he is obsessed with crackers

  5. My Kids like their crackers and cheese. I often purchase the Snackables for them to eat.

  6. Our favourite afternoon snack: fruits on toast

  7. My kids like fruit snacks after school

  8. I enjoy a muffin for an afternoon snack. I made some pumpkin muffins the other day. Yum!

  9. My kids love cookies! LOL… but I try to offer fruit more often than cookies!

  10. My kids usually want cookies and milk after school.

  11. A piece of fruit and yogurt. Those Apple chips look delicious.

  12. we snack on fresh cut fruits and veggies and sometimes dip them in peanut butter

  13. They like chips

  14. cheese and crackers for my girl!

  15. My kids love cereal

  16. If I could keep stuffed artichokes aroung all the time my Daughter would be in heaven.

  17. We like to have vegetables and dip

  18. I usually give them a fruit.

  19. Our favourite afternoon snack are frozen green grapes

  20. We love yogurt and trail mixes in the afternoon.

  21. We like apple slices with peanut butter.

  22. We really love our popcorn.

  23. Goldfish crackers and apple halves with peanut butter are a big fave. for afternoon snacks at my house.

  24. My son’s favourite afternoon (and morning, and night) snack is blueberries.

  25. Yogurt and fruit.

  26. fruits and yogurt.

  27. “Yogurt dots” (yogurt I freeze in little drops)

  28. They like yougurt or apple slices.

  29. yogurt and fresh fruit or veggies. thanks

  30. 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.

  31. Milk and cookies seem to always be a favourite snack!

  32. cheese and crackers

  33. Apples

  34. We love cheese & crackers for an afternoon snack!

  35. A handful of almonds or fruit is my favourite morning or afternoon snack.

  36. Nuts and a fruit is our fav.

  37. Cookies…any type will do.

  38. Apples with peanut butter dip.

  39. Carrots and hummus or chips lol 🙂

  40. cheese and crackers

  41. I love nuts and cut up vegetables.

  42. 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.

  43. We love hummus and beet crackers!

  44. My son usually has some cheese with teff crackers and apple slices for an afternoon snack.

  45. Homemade mini pizzas.

  46. Eggs are our favourite afternoon snack!

  47. Fresh fruit

  48. Cheese and crackers are my nieces afternoon snack.

  49. they usually like some fruit or something I had baked

  50. We like applesauce or hummus with carrots/peppers for afternoon snacks.

  51. We loved fruit snacks, and the new variety of dried ones are a hit!

  52. Cheese & crackers is a fave snack for the afternoons.

  53. apples with pb and raisins

  54. Kids love hummus and veggies.

  55. Love fruit and nuts to keep us satisfied until dinner

  56. My daughter likes pretzels and peanut butter. I like her to have a piece of fruit or some carrot sticks

  57. we like to have fruit and yogurt

  58. Usually an apple or hummus and pita.

  59. They love cheese and crackers.

  60. My kids love fruit for an afternoon snack

  61. Celery with peanut butter!

  62. my little boys like cheese and crackers

  63. Hostess cakes 🙂 We just love them

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