10 Simple & Healthy After School Snacks Your Kids Will Love

10 Simple & Healthy After School Snacks Your Kids Will Love

Can y’all believe it’s back to school season already? I can’t believe that kids are starting to go back to school and that fall is almost here!

One thing that I’ve always noticed especially as school gets started again is that it can be SO HARD to find healthy snacks to feed your kids. They always come home starving and honestly they normally want junk food! And whether you’re a working parent or a stay at home parent it can be stressful to try and think of healthy snacks your kids will actually like.

So let me help you out. Here’s my list of some of my favorite after school snacks that are simple and healthy!

Apples and Peanut Butter

This one is a classic. I’m a huge fan of apples dipped in peanut butter and you kids definitely will be too!  I prefer to use all natural peanut butter like the one below because it has only one ingredient! Peanuts! If your kids have peanut allergies you can try out sun butter! It’s made with sunflower seeds so it’s a great alternative if there are any nut allergies in your home!

 

Homemade Popsicles

I love homemade popsicles! They are SO GOOD! I love to make them with fresh or frozen fruit and yogurt. Two of my favorite recipes are these pineapple popsicles and these berry popsicles. They only take five minutes to make and they’re a great healthy snack for your kids!

Homemade Goldfish

Yummy! Who doesn’t love goldfish? Especially when they’re homemade with ingredients you can trust. Check out this recipe for some homemade goldfish right here! They’re a great snack and your kids will love helping you make them!

Veggies and Hummus

This is definitely one of my favorite snacks and it’s so easy to make! All you need to do is chop up some veggies and let your kids dip them in hummus. You can buy hummus here or you can make your own! Hummus is super simple to make (this recipe takes less than 5 minutes!) and your kids will love it!

Cucumber Cups

How fun are these cucumber cups! They’re super yummy and packed full of nutrients and the filling is made with eggs! This recipe is a great way to feed your kids a healthy snack and use up all of your extra eggs! Check out the recipe here!

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Do you ever worry that your kids aren't getting enough protein? This snack combines the nutrition from the cucumbers with the protein and substance of boiled eggs. Each egg contains 6 grams of protein which is awesome for growing kids. Protein does so much more than just give you ‘strong muscles’…. Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. Hair and nails are mostly made of protein. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Studies show that protein is by far the most filling macronutrient. It helps you feel fuller longer which is great for kids. Get the recipe using the link in our bio. https://www.superhealthykids.com/cucumber-cups-2/ #healthykids #mealplan #healthysnack #pickyeater #protein #healthyrecipe

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Homemade Granola Bars

Granola bars are the perfect snack for after school, especially when they’re homemade. This recipe is quick and easy and they’re no bake!

 

Greek Yogurt Covered Fruit

I love this idea! It’s a super simple snack and it will taste so good! All you have to do is dip the fruit of your choice in Greek Yogurt and freeze them for 15-30 minutes! It’s a quick and easy snack you can make for your kids!

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Yogurt covered strawberries 🍓 🍓 . Strawberries Greek Yogurt (your choice of flavor) Toppings (optional) . 1. Wash off the strawberries (optional: cut strawberries in half) 2. Using a toothpick, dip the strawberries in greek yogurt until fully covered 3. Place on wax paper or parchment paper 4. Freeze for 15 minutes 5. Dip strawberries again 6. Freeze 15 minutes 7. Enjoy! . . #strawberry #strawberries #strawberryrecipes #yogurt #healthyfood #healthylifestyle #cleaneating #nutrition #healthyeating #vegetarians #foodfacts #eats #eeeeeats #eatwell #mindfuleating #macros #fitfam #fitfood #foodporn #healthysnacks #snackfood #kidapproved #pickyeater #afterschoolsnack #nutrition #simonenutritionist

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Baked Sweet Potato Chips

I’ll admit it, I love chips! They’re one of my favorite snacks, but they’re definitely not a healthy snack choice. Which is why I love this recipe for baked sweet potato chips! These will only take about 10-15 minutes of prep time and then you just let them cook in the oven for a couple of hours! Simple!

Get the recipe here: Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Egg Snowmen

I LOVE THIS! I know it’s not winter yet (I’m already counting down the days until Christmas!) but I love these adorable egg snowmen! It’s a great way to use up those extra eggs you might have and your kids will love the creative and fun snack!

Banana Pancakes

Ok so sometimes your kids come home starving and want more than just a simple snack. That’s where these yummy 3 ingredient banana pancakes come in handy! You just need bananas, eggs, and baking powder and then you have a super quick and easy snack for your kids!

Get the recipe here: 3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

What healthy snacks do your kids love? Tell me what snacks are your go to for after school in the comments below!

10 Healthy Snacks Your Kids Will Actually Eat

10 Healthy Snacks Your Kids Will Actually Eat

It’s summer time! One of the biggest struggles I have throughout the summer and even during the school year is finding healthy snacks for my kids.

It’s so easy to just give them a cookie or chips (because that’s what they want!) when they get home from school, but I’m trying really hard to help them develop healthy habits early on. So while some of these recipes aren’t perfectly healthy, I think they are a step in the right direction.

 

Here is my collection of my favorite healthy snacks for kids!

 Chocolate Popsicles

 

Ok, ok, so this recipe isn’t healthy perse…but it tastes great AND you can make it using ingredients that you trust! I love making my own popsicles because I know exactly what ingredients are going to be in my food.

 

One great tip I have for healthy snacks is to disguise vegetables in other food. Growing up my sister would only eat macaroni and cheese and bread, so my mom had to get really creative to encourage her to eat vegetables. Kids often tend to avoid eating vegetables, so sneaking them into a yummy snack is a great way to get the the nutrients they need without them even knowing!

 

 

I love this recipe for chocolate popsicles because it uses avocado, so you’re sneaking in some healthy food;) And if you’re dealing with a kid who won’t eat their veggies, you can blend up some spinach or kale and add it to this mixture. Trust me with the yummy chocolatey taste they won’t even know there are vegetables in there! I love that you can make this recipe with simple ingredients and a popsicle mold!

Apple Chips

Apple chips are a great healthy snack for kids! They get a crunchy snack that’s healthy and not full of added sugars! I love this recipe because it only takes 10 minutes of prep time. After you prep the apples you just stick them in the oven which makes this a super simple snack you can make for your kids!

If you aren’t into making apple chips, here’s my favorite store bought apple chips brand. I love that they’re organic and have simple ingredients.

Homemade Popsicles

Homemade popsicles are a huge hit around here, especially in the summer because it is unbearably hot right now! Two of my favorite recipes for homemade popsicles are berry popsicles and pineapple popsicles. You can check out the recipes for the berry popsicles here and the pineapple popsicles here. They’re so easy to make and they’re a yummy and healthy snack for your kiddos!

 

 

Watermelon Cut Outs

I’m a huge watermelon fan and I LOVE that watermelon are starting to show up at my local farmer’s markets this month!  Watermelon is a great treat for kids and you can make it even more fun by cutting out shapes in the watermelon. All you have to do is cut the watermelon into slightly thinner slices than normal (1/4 inch to 1/2 inch) and then use cookie cutters to cut out fun shapes in the watermelon. And you can use this amazing chicken shaped cookie cutter! I love this and I’ll definitely be using this to cut out some watermelon for my kids!

 

Strawberry Lady Bugs

Ok so this is really cute! I love how this snack is a fun twist on chocolate covered strawberries! They’re so cute and your kids will love them! I know this isn’t the healthiest snack, but honestly sometimes I’ll do anything to convince the kiddos to eat some fruits and vegetables. I love that it’s a fun, sweet treat that you kids will adore!

Bell pepper pizzas

I LOVE pizza. I always have and I always will. But even though I’m convinced that pizza is good for the soul, I’m pretty sure it’s not the healthiest meal option. Which is why I love these bell pepper pizzas! All you have to do is put a layer of cheese (check out my recipe for homemade mozzarella) inside of a halved bell pepper and then put your toppings on it! You could even sneak in some more veggies, like kale, mushrooms, or tomatoes into these to try and get more vegetables in your kids diet! Check out the full recipe and instructions for these bell pepper pizzas here.

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Watermelon Pizza

Like I said earlier, I love watermelon and I love pizza. So why not mix the two together? All you have to do for this yummy treat is top a round watermelon slice with sliced fruits such as kiwi, blueberries, and cantaloupe. If you want to make this treat extra yummy (but a little bit less healthy) you could spread a layer of homemade whipped cream on the watermelon (like it was pizza sauce) and then add the fruit on top.

And making your own whipped cream is so easy and it’s a fun activity you can do with your kids! All you need is a mason jar and some heavy whipping cream. Fill the mason jar about halfway full of heavy whipping cream and then start shaking it! After about 10 minutes of shaking you should have your own yummy, homemade whipped cream!

Grape Caterpillar

I love how cute these grape caterpillars are! One of my favorite things to do to make fruits and vegetables more appealing to kids is to make them fun! And making caterpillars out of grapes is a great way to do that!

Homemade Fruit Snacks

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These are so cute! 🍏🍊🍇🍓Thank you @jessiesievert for sharing! 😀 this is the recipe she used: 1/4 cup light corn syrup and 1/2 cup cold water mixed till syrup is dissolved. Add 2 packets unflavored gelatin and 1-3oz box jello, mix to dissolved. Cook on medium high heat till liquified. I then poor in small glass bowl, let sit for 5 minutes then gently remove foam on top. Then use dropper to put liquid into the mold. Cool for 2 hours! #myfruitshack #diyfruitsnacks #gummies #kids #toddlers #diygummies #finemotorskills #homeschooling #homeschool #funtoddleractivities #homemadefruitsnacks #momlife #toddlersnacks #sahm #montessori #healthytoddlersnacks #grassfedgelatin #crunchy #chrunchymama #parenting #diy #toddlerlife #crunchymom #sahmlife #homemaker #candymaking #yummy

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If there’s one universal truth I’ve seen about parenthood it’s that most (if not all) kids love fruit snacks. So while they might not be the healthiest snack choice, I prefer to make my own fruit snacks at home. That way I know exactly what ingredients and products are going into the food that I’m feeding my kids. I love this recipe because it’s SO EASY to make! Check out the full recipe and tutorial here. You’ll need silicone molds to put the fruit snacks in and you can find those right here!

Peanut Butter Snail

This might be one of my all time favorite snacks for kids. It’s like a glorified version of the classic ants on a log snack. I love how cute this snail is and I think it is such a fun way to get your kids to eat some healthy fruits and vegetables.

What healthy snacks do you give your kids! Help this momma out and share them with me in the comments below!