5 Healthy After School Snack Ideas for Kids
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5 Healthy After School Snacks

If your kid is like mine, the first thing they want to do after a long day at school is reach for a snack. Children are typically famished by the late afternoon and craving a quick pick me up before dinner time. If you are looking for some fun and creative snacks for your child to enjoy after school, you have come to the perfect place. Below you will find 5 healthy after school snacks perfect for that afternoon pick up your child needs. Take a look!

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Healthy After School Snack Ideas

1. Banana Boats

This is a snack that if you provide the supplies, your child can make by themselves. Simply place a banana (peeled) in a bowl. Provide healthy toppings such as low fat peanut butter, sunflower seeds or peanuts, coconut shreds, raisins, and fruit. Allow your children to make their own banana boats from this mixture of ingredients and enjoy!

2. Apple Smiles

This snack is also fun for children to make themselves if you just provide the ingredients. Cut an apple into half moon shape slices. Then, spread some low fat peanut butter on the top, flat parts only of the apple slices. Place mini marshmallows in a row on the peanut butter. When done, it will look like a smile with teeth!

3. Fruit Skewers

Cut a variety of fruits into large chunks and place on wooden grilling skewers. Offer them to your kiddo with a side of low fat yogurt for some tasty dipping. Kids will even enjoy creating these skewers themselves. Yum!

4. DIY Lunchables

Offer your child a variety of low fat meats and cheeses along with a side of mini cookie cutters. They can cut fun shapes out of the meats and cheeses, and place them on whole wheat crackers or wheat bread slices also cut into shapes.

5. Tasty Yogurt Pops

It does not get any easier than this recipe. Simply take wooden popsicle sticks and poke them through the foil lids of low fat yogurt cups. Place in the freezer. Once frozen, remove the sticks from the cup and a whole yogurt pop will slide out. You can even roll it in chopped nuts or oatmeal if you wish.

See how easy it is to offer your child fun, frugal, and healthy after school snacks? Give some of these snacks a try this school year and watch your children squeal in excitement! They are sure to love making and eating these healthy snacks.


Lauren is the owner and writer for Crazy About My Baybah. She is a mom that is crazy about her family, art, photography, getting fit, Disney, and living in Las Vegas.

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  1. My kids love banana boats!

  2. I love the idea of the banana boat and apple smiles. I think the banana boat would be yummy has all the yummy snacks!

  3. I’ll be trying those banana boats this week.

  4. I’m a big fan of fruit skewers both in and out of lunchboxes. Excellent ideas!

  5. Sweet T would probably eat a banana boat. It’s all about presentation with her!

  6. My kids are always saying “I’m hungry”! These are really good ideas!

  7. Those banana boats are such a good idea! Frozen yogurt gets eaten really quickly in our home :)

  8. My son loves banana boats. :) Great snack ideas!

  9. I like the DIY lunchables…I’d rather make my own than serve the real ones.

  10. I like those banana boats. Are those Reese’s Pieces? Yum!!!

  11. Those look fab! Love the banana boats.

  12. These are great ideas! I love the banana boat!

  13. I need to try the apple smiles with my group. I had never heard of using marshamllow.

  14. I am loving the banana boat idea! I’ve done the apple smile and that’s always a big hit.

  15. Those are terrific ideas!

  16. I think I would like the banana boats for myself…heck I would eat all of this right along with my kids.

  17. Great ideas! Love the banana boat.

  18. Love the banana boat idea. A yogurt with banana peanut butter and coconut sounds delish.

  19. my little guy loves banana’s what a great treat

  20. Banana boats sound so fun! It’s one of M’s safe foods too :)

  21. I like the idea of DIY lunchables. My daughter loves them, but they aren’t healthy.

  22. My kids love DIY lunchables!

  23. My boys would love all of these, especially the yogurt pops.

  24. Fruit skewers are a great idea for children! They get a variety of flavors and colors and it’s fun just because it’s on a stick!

  25. I just saw a picture of Apple Smiles on FB yesterday and showed it to my 3yo. After she saw it, she asked if we could make some.

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