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A Week of Healthy After School Snacks

Do your kids ever get home from school and all of a sudden the world is falling apart and they will die if they don’t eat something in the next 30 seconds? You are not alone. Instead of letting them grab the first thing they can get their little paws on, a kids’ dentist in Idaho Falls put together this list of healthy after-school snacks you can prep ahead of time. It’ll be ready right when the kids walk in the door.

  1. Fruit Slices

Slice up some of your kids’ favorite fruits. A platter of apple and orange slices right when they come inside, especially if they walked or rode their bikes home, will be so refreshing. Add a yogurt fruit dip or peanut butter dip for some more variety.

healthy after school snacks - sliced apples

  1. Fruit Kabobs

Make after school snack time more fun by providing this treat. Chop up a variety of good fruits – strawberries, bananas, grapes, pineapple, melons – and let your kids get creative with compiling different skewered combinations they can enjoy. This will keep them busy for a little while too!

healthy after school snacks - fruit kabobs

  1. Veggie Tray

Kids love to dip food, whether it’s into ketchup, chocolate, ranch or apple sauce, they are all about dipping. So, a veggie tray is a great snack that is sure to please. Put together a plate of carrots, celery, broccoli, sliced peppers, and sugar snap peas with a cup of ranch to dip them in. Best snack ever!

healthy after school snacks - plate of carrots and celery

  1. Crackers, Meat, and Cheese

Whose kids love Lunchables? Make your own version of the famous cracker, meat and cheese combo with Ritz crackers, sliced cheese, and deli meats. With a variety of cheeses and meats to choose from at the grocery store, you can change up this snack often so it’s different every time. Your kids will love putting together their little cracker sandwiches. You can even give them sliced pickles or cucumbers to add a little extra crunch.

healthy after school snacks - cheese, meat and crackers

  1. Peanut Butter Crackers

Spread peanut butter on Ritz crackers or Saltines and make it a sandwich. Add a little honey for some sweetness. This classic snack will satisfy your kids’ need to snack while providing a healthy protein to keep them going for the rest of the day.

healthy after school snacks - peanut butter and crackers

Keep your little ones happy and healthy with some of these snacks. Or experiment with other possibilities your kids will find enjoyable.

About The Author

Kaili is the Content Lead at Manwaring Web Solutions, a web design company in Idaho Falls. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, with an emphasis in News and Journalism. Prior to her current job, she worked as a freelance writer and copy editor.

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