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Healthy After-School Snacks You Should Make For Your Kid! (Perfect for Summer Too!)

It’s a common occurrence that when you get the kids home from school, they will ask for some food as they are always hungry. However, it’s too early to make dinner, so you need to make some snacks which will keep them full for a couple more hours. Here are some after-school snacks you should make for your kid(s).

Fruit

One of the top snacks you could make your kid after-school is some delicious pieces of fruit. A lot of children aren’t getting enough fruit every day which helps them maintain a healthy weight. Therefore, you should give them fruit as a snack after-school to make sure they are getting enough antioxidants. Cut up a variety of fresh fruit to make it more exciting for your child. If they don’t fancy a bowl of fruit, you could make them a fruit smoothie. They are so popular with kids. The healthy fruity drink will keep them full until dinner time.

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Cookies

Another snack you can make for your child after-school are some cookies. You can bake them the day before and then serve them when they get home from school. A cookie and a glass of milk is a very popular option with little kids. You can make so many different flavored cookies. They don’t have to be unhealthy; you could make blueberry or peanut butter cookies for a healthier option. If you don’t have the time to make them yourself, there are many brands such as Hampton Creek, who provide a wide range of cookies that you can buy. Find out the story about Hampton Creek and the delicious products they make.

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Potato chips

You can also make some potato chips if your little one is still hungry when they get in after-school. They are one of the kid’s favorite snacks to enjoy, and they will keep them full until dinner time. They only take about 10 minutes to bake, and you can add sesame seeds or even curry powder to make them delicious for your little one. You can make them healthier when you make the chips yourself, as you can add less oil and control what goes into them. 

 

Hummus

Another snack which has become a popular choice more recently is hummus. This snack is so healthy and easy to make. As discussed here, you can serve it with dippers such as baby carrots and sugar snap peas to make it a little more fun for kids. You can leave it out until dinner time so they can snack when they want to. It’s a great option as it’s light and it won’t fill them up too much before dinner.

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Yogurt

An after-school snack you could make for your kid is some tasty yogurt. It’s so easy to eat and will help to line their stomach. It’s also a good form of calcium and is a healthy snack for your kids. Add some berries or granola to make it more delicious for your little one. You could even make some yogurt pops which are a healthy alternative to ice cream or ice lollies.

Hopefully, these snack ideas will keep your little one full till dinner time.

10 Comments

  • Terry Poage

    I agree it is important to keep healthy snacks around for the kids. My Grandson likes the Go Gerts. This has also helped his digestive system. These are so good you don’t have to bribe the kid to eat them.

  • Linda Manns Linneman

    These are such great suggestions. I will be using this advice for my family. Thank you so much for sharing

  • Erin K.

    A great list of healthy snacks! We always try to have healthy stuff on hand for the little ones. I have quite a few healthy cookie recipes.

  • Amber Ludwig

    Love “healthy” cookies!! So awesome to make am unhealthy indulgence a little healthier!! We love hummus in this house!! And its so easy to make!

  • marthalynn

    This is a great list! I love the idea of making homemade chips. And my kiddos love hummus with anything. Thanks for sharing these ideas!

  • Deb E

    I like the fruit and yogurt route. I think it’s also important not to have too many processed snacks in the house that the kids can get to easily. I know, kids are smart and can find a way, but if you don’t buy the junk to begin with, it’s much easier to avoid, lol.

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