It’s March. We’ve got 2 1/2 months left of school. Time to rally, stop feeding everyone whatever I can find in the fridge, and make thoughtful, healthy after school snacks that will be waiting for them in well-organized containers when they get home. Or something. At the very least, I’ll try mixing it up a little from our usual granola bars. Here are a few ideas:
1.) Stovetop popcorn — simple, ready in 10 minutes, good for you.
2.) Kid-friendly Apple Cookies from Classy Clutter — these look so cute! And my kids love Nutella so that’s a win.
3.) Edamame (found in the frozen vegetable section. Follow the microwave directions on the bag, sprinkle with sea salt and serve.)
4.) Homemade granola or granola bites from An Oregon Cottage — we use this granola recipe all the time. The kids eat it hot out of the oven, but it’s also good made up into granola bites with a little chocolate.
5.) Banana pops from Bakers Royale — fun to make, fun to eat!
6.) Breakfast cookies from Wisebread — the first time we made these for actual breakfast, the kids lost their minds. Cookies for breakfast! They’re full of good stuff and also great for after school snacks.
7.) Simple, Delicious Fruit Dip — no baking or measuring or anything. Easy and tasty.
8.) Grab-and-Go Snack Stashes from Real Simple — I should do more of this. Get everything ready Sunday night and the kids can just grab what they want.
9.) Easy, Healthy Hummus — one of our faves. Also great for snacking while watching baseball or football games.
10.) Olive-and-Cheese Bumblebees from She Knows — so cute! Fun for a snack or a spring brunch or kids’ party.
Does your family have a favorite after-school snack? Share (with a link if you have one) in the comments so we can all try!
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