We have put together a list of some awesome, healthy after-school snacks that your kids will love and help keep them out of that bag of chips or the cookie jar. Find out why you shouldn’t offer empty calories to your kid’s as a snack. Check out our do’s and don’ts article all about snacking.
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Crunchy Roasted Green Peas Recipe
Your kids won’t even realize these green peas are vegetables and will be begging for more!
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Get the recipe here for Crunchy Roasted Green Peas Recipe
Cinnamon Sugar Baked Apple Chips
Crispy and sweet, these are a delicious after school snack for fall time.
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Get the recipe here for Cinnamon Sugar Baked Apple Chips
Grape Poppers Kids love to eat anything that’s on a stick! Mix up the toppings with sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, or coconut.
Get the recipe here for Grape Poppers
Mini Deep Dish Pizzas
These will soon take the place of mini frozen pizza bagels and pizza poppers! Try adding cut up fruits or veggies.
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Get the recipe here for Mini Deep Dish Pizzas
Banana Split Bites
This snack can satisfy your child’s sweet tooth and packs in a serving of fruit.
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Get the recipe here for Banana Split Bites
Baked Root Chips
Make these chips and the kids will gobble them up!
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Get the recipe here for Baked Root Chips With Buttermilk Parsley Dipping Sauce
Baked Sweet Potato Tots
Sweet potato lends a fun tasty twist and baking them cuts out the oil of normal tater tots.
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Get the recipe here for Baked Sweet Potato Tots
Bake a batch of Applesauce Puffs and keep them in the freezer for easy after-school snacking!
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Get the recipe here for Applesauce Puffs
This is a basic recipe that can be customized with TONS of different spice toppings!
Get the recipe here for Roasted Chickpeas
Teddy Bear Toast
Packed with protein to fill their little bellies, this adorable snack is both fun and healthy!
Get the recipe here for Teddy Bear Toast
Fish in the River
A unique take on ants on a log! These are so easy that the kids can make them!
Get the recipe here for Fish in the River
A fun sweet treat keeping kids satisfied until dinner and has a whole fruit serving!
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Get the recipe here for Apple Cookies
Taco Pizza Rolls
A bit more substantial, these rolls are great to fuel your child’s after-school activities!
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Get the recipe here for Taco Pizza Rolls
These will give your child the crunchy, cheesy snack they crave without all the empty calories and grease.
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Get the recipe here for Crispy Edamame
Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies
For all the cookie loving kids out there! These cookies are made with avocado and are super fluffy.
Get the recipe here for Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies
Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites Recipe
So much better then the pretzel bites in the cafeteria or ballpark!
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Get the recipe here for Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites Recipe
Your kids will think these are so cool! Fruit sushi, or “frushi” will get them excited about fruit as an after school snack!
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Get the recipe here for Frushi
Grilled Cheese Roll Ups
A long time kid favorite, these roll ups are a fun change up. You can even pack some veggies in there!
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Get the recipe here for Grilled Cheese Roll Ups
Tomato Avocado Melt
A light but healthy and filling snack, these melts are creamy, cheesy and delicious!
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Get the recipe here for Tomato Avocado Melt
Make this bark ahead of time and the kids can enjoy this delicious snack for a few days.Change up the mix-ins based on your child’s tastes and preferences. Add some variety to expose them to new foods.
Get the recipe here fo Yogurt Bark
A super fun pizza recipe that the kids will love! Gluten free and veggie packed!
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Get the recipe here for Pizza Zucchinis
Soy And Sesame Edamame
Nutty, salty and peppery, kids will love eating these just as much as they love chips or crackers.
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Get the recipe here for Soy And Sesame Edamame
Baked Mozzarella Bites
Great for when your child is craving cheese sticks. Make these baked bites and feel good about serving it!
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Get the recipe here for Baked Mozzarella Bites
Baked Cauliflower Tots
A great way to give your child an introduction to a vegetable he may not normal try and they’re so fun to dip!
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Get the recipe here for Skinny Baked Cauliflower Tots
Who needs French fries when you have these?! Make a batch and freeze the leftovers.
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Get the recipe here for Carrot Chips
Pickle Roll Ups
Use mini pickles and let your kids roll them!
Get the recipe here for Pickle Roll Ups
This snack isn’t the healthiest, but it’s a great once in a while treat.
Get the recipe here for Energy Bites
2 or 3 of these falafel bites will keep the kids happy until dinner.
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Get the recipe here for Falafel
These are super fun for an after-school playdate! They are super easy to make!
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Get the recipe here for Raisinets Spiders
Easy Homemade Cheez-It Crackers
Your kids will love these just as much as the originals and you can feel good about what’s in them.
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Get the recipe here for Easy Homemade Cheez-it Cracker Recipe
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