Healthy After-School Snack Hacks

Healthy After-School Snack Hacks

September 8, 2019

It’s been a crazy day at work and your kids come from school STARVING! The last thing you have energy to do is to prepare a healthy after-school snack. Here’s a go-to list for you that includes both veggie and fruit snacks—and you thought it was tricky getting in the MyPlate recommended 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.

Veggies:

  • Sliced cucumbers and hummus or low-fat ranch
  • Lightly salted edamame
  • Ants on a log (celery sticks with nut butter and raisins)
  • Organic low-salt tortilla chips with salsa
  • Kale chips (google recipes—there are tons of renditions)

Fruit:

  • Rainbow fruit skewers (choose a variety of fruits, cop or wash them and keep them in Tupperware in your fridge. Let your kiddos put together the skewers).
  • Sliced apples or sliced bananas with nut butter or go crazy with sliced apple, nut butter, with a banana slice on top
  • Fruit smoothie (blend one cup of frozen fruit of choice with 1 cup skim milk or milk alternative; add a drizzle of honey for some sweetness)
  • Sliced berries with a drizzle of dark chocolate
  • Dried fruit with raw nuts of choice

Hope these snack tips help you out this school year!

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