As a busy mom of five, it seems like my kids are always running from school to one activity or another. They barely have enough time to eat dinner before going to bed! But eating healthy is important for my growing boys. So I’ve been thinking about healthy after-school snacks for on-the-go that my kids could take with them to their activities. For my list of snacks to fuel your tween, read on!
10 Easy Snacks for your Healthy Family
- Layered Hummus Dip : Serve this hummus alongside pita bread, tomatoes, and carrots, and you have a perfectly balanced after-school treat.
- Turkey Pinwheels : Opt for these adorable mini sandwiches when your kids get home. The protein in the cheese and turkey will keep them going until dinner is served!
- Ants on a Log : This classic never goes out of style. Even though my boys are older, they still love the celery, peanut butter, and raisin combo!
- Banana pops : Opt for bananas or almost any fruit. Blend their favorite fruits in a blender, fill a few ice pop molds, and wait overnight. A cold pick-me-up for after school that you can feel good about!
- Granola, Yogurt, and Berry Parfaits : Sounds fancy, but it’s actually super easy to make! My kids love them, and I know yours will, too!
- PB&J Bites : Your kids will love this new twist on an old classic! And you’ll feel better knowing that the peanut butter, quinoa, and oats will keep them energized until dinner.
- Organic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies : This is one of my family’s favorite recipes. They are delicious and I don’t feel as guilty about them because they’re organic and filled with healthy oats!
- Leftovers : Never underestimate the power of leftovers. Especially if you kept extras from a healthy dinner or lunch the other day, a small serving would make a great after-school snack!
- Peanut Butter Dip : Easy to make and easy to eat! Served with apple slices, celery sticks, or pretzels, your kids will love mixing and matching at snack time.
- Homemade trail mix : These are perfect for little baggies to take anywhere! Customize them to your kids’ tastes, but as a suggestion, combine 1 cup whole-grain toasted oat cereal with 1/4 cup chopped walnuts and 1/4 cup dried cranberries for a healthy alternative.
Hope you’ve enjoyed these healthy snack ideas! Comment below with your own!