15 Healthy After-School Snacks Your Kids Will Actually Eat

15 Healthy After-School Snacks Your Kids Will Actually Eat

Getting back into the swing of things after summer break can be challenging. When it comes to feeding kids, we believe in keeping it simple, fun and delicious. Keep your rotation of healthy after-school snacks fresh and exciting with these easy, gluten-free snacks.

1. Fruit Leather

Healthy After-School Snacks

TWO ingredients: stone fruit and water. Boil, blend, bake for 6 hrs at 170F on parchment, and slice. Switch up the flavours with different fruits and naturally sweeten with honey or maple syrup if needed.

via Honestly Yum

2. Coconut Brownie Bites

Coconut Brownie Bites

Seriously? Gluten-free, dairy-free, kid-friendly Timbit alternative that takes 15 minutes to make. And warning: highly addictive.

via That Clean Life

3. Frozen Banana Bites

Healthy After-School Snacks

Chocolate dipped frozen banana skewers make a killer snack (and dessert!) for both kids and grown-ups. Make a large batch with the kids and keep a stash in the freezer.

via Gimme Some Oven

3. Peanut-Free Ants On A Log

Healthy After-School Snacks

Revive an old classic using sunflower seed butter with raisins, organic dark chocolate chips, roasted sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds.

Recipe via That Clean Life / Photo via Babble

4. Kid-Friendly Green Smoothies

Healthy After-School Snacks

Pack a nutritional punch with green smoothies and include naturally sweet ingredients like banana, mangoes and juicy ripe kiwis. Add some fun with colourful straws and special kiddie cups.

Recipe via That Clean Life / Photo via Live Simply

5. "Peanut Butter" Eggs

Healthy After-School Snacks

Simple 4-ingredient re-make of Reese's peanut butter cup eggs you can have all-year-round without the added junk ingredients. Bonus: they're freezer-friendly and peanut-free!

via That Clean Life

6. Popcorn Trail Mix

DIY Popcorn Bar

Lightly season homemade popcorn with sea salt or dress it up with a mini popcorn bar! Let the kids mix in their choice of nuts, chocolate chips, dried fruit, toasted coconut chips and gluten-free pretzels.

via That Clean Life

7. Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Healthy After-school Snacks

Blend together avocado, banana and cocoa powder for a deceivingly healthy chocolate pudding. Serve as is or top with nuts, banana slices, drizzle of honey or whipped coconut cream.

via Edible Perspective

8. Almond Butter Apple Sandwiches

Best Pre Workout Snacks

A great source of carbs, protein and healthy fats in the form of bite-size sammies to tide the kids over 'til dinner.

via That Clean Life

9. Apple Cinnamon Chips

Healthy After-School Snacks

Crispy oven-baked apple chips add a dose of fibre and after-school fuel. Baking fruit chips are also a sneaky alternative for kids with texture sensitivities and hate raw fruit.

via That Clean Life

10. Chocolate Dipped Fruit Kebobs

Healthy After-School Snacks

Also known to the online parenting community as Banana Split Bites, these fruit kebabs will remind the family of summer all year long :) Get the kids involved and turn this after-school snack into an after-school family activity!

via Our Family of Seven

11. Roasted Chickpeas

Healthy After-School Snacks

A simple fall treat for the kids, perfectly seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg, and naturally sweetened with maple syrup.

Recipe via That Clean Life / Photo via She Knows

12. Banana Dog Bites

Healthy After-School Snacks

It doesn't get any easier than this. Spread nut butter over brown rice tortilla and roll it up with a banana. Slice and serve. Parenting win.

via Skinny Mom

13. Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy After-School Snacks

Pull a fast one on the kids with our coconut oatmeal raisin cookies. In just 15 minutes, whip up the "dough" for these sweet, crunchy nutritious treats made with almond flour.

via That Clean Life

14. Guacamole & Brown Rice Chips

Healthy After-School Snacks

The kids might prefer a chunk-free, heat-free guacamole which only means less work for you. Leave out the cherry tomatoes and any chilli for a more kid-friendly guac.

via That Clean Life

15. Homemade Gummies

Healthy After-School SNacks These colourful fruit gummies are irresistible. You can even fill in candy molds to recreate gummy bears and other familiar shapes. Make a large batch and stretch them up to 3 weeks!

via Modern Parents Messy Kids

What are your favourite go-to snacks for the kids after school?

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