September 23rd, 2015

10 Healthy After School Snack Options

0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pin It Share 0 Google+ 0 StumbleUpon 0 Email -- Filament.io 0 Flares ×

10 Healthy After School Snack Options Groovy Green Livin

My kids come home every day after school completely famished. I actually remember feeling the same way when I was a kid. The minute I walked in the door I would raid the refrigerator and eat an entire meal.  And then I would eat a second meal when it was dinner time. My kids come by it honestly.

I’m not home every day after school, but my work schedule allows me to be home most afternoons. Whether I’m home or not I try to plan out snack options for everyone to reach for rather than foraging through the fridge. That doesn’t always happen, but I give it my best shot.

Here are a few healthier snack options to hold them over until dinner.

Dark Chocolate Brownies (Raia’s Recipes)

10 Healthy After School Snack Options Groovy Green Livin

Photo courtesy of Raia’s Recipe

The plan is to make these this week before I leave for ShiftCon in LA. I love that there’s no gluten, eggs, dairy, or sugar in the mix. The recipe calls for a mashed banana, applesauce and fruit juice along with a bunch of interesting flours (rice and tapioca). I can’t wait to see if my kids love them.

Perfect Popcorn (Groovy Green Livin)

10 Healthy After School Snack Options Groovy Green Livin

Make popcorn (not microwave popcorn) and add seasoning. I like adding nutritional yeast, rosemary and/or Parmesan cheese.

Blueberry Vanilla Greek Yogurt Granola Bars (Half Baked Harvest)

Photo courtesy of Half Baked Harvest

Photo courtesy of Half Baked Harvest

These delicious bars contain oats, nuts (if you want), Chia seeds, blueberries and more. Can’t wait to give them a try.

Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries (Family Fresh Meals)

Photo courtesy of Family Fresh Meals

Photo courtesy of Family Fresh Meals

These are so incredibly simple. All that is needed are blueberries and blueberry Greek yogurt.

Cut Veggies

10 Healthy After School Snack Options Groovy Green Livin

No recipe needed for this one. I love putting out sliced vegetables as a snack for my kids when they get home from school. They’re so hungry that they devour them.

Sliced Fruit

10 Healthy After School Snack Options Groovy Green Livin

Another simple snack option. I find if it’s in front of them they’ll eat it!

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups {GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, NUT-FREE, SOY-FREE} (Happy Healthy Mama)

10 Healthy After School Snack Options Groovy Green Livin

These are perfect for breakfast on the fly. They’re quick and east and have no added sugar. I think they’ll work for my crew since you can’t taste the banana.

Oatmeal Energy Bites (Easy No-Bake Snack) (Hip2Save)

10 Healthy After School Snack Options Groovy Green Livin

No bake certainly got my attention. These are easy peasy and delicious!

Homemade Apple Chips (from Kosher on a Budget)

10 Healthy After School Snack Options Groovy Green Livin

Photo courtesy of Kosher on a Budget

What do you get when you put two ingredients and 45 minutes of baking together? Homemade Apple Chips! Enjoy.

5 Minute Zucchini Blender Bread (No Grains, No Added Sugar) (Primally Inspired)

10 Healthy After School Snack Options Groovy Green Livin

Photo courtesy of Primally Inspired

No added refined sugar (dates are used) and coconut flour make this after school snack option delicious.

HERE are a few more snacks to spice up your lunch routine!

What are some of your favorite healthy snack options?


P.S. If you liked this post you might enjoy our Groovy Green Livin NewsletterReceive new posts and special opportunities delivered right to your inbox! Sign up HERE.


photo credit: Apple-Orange Hybrid via photopin (license)Vegetable Platter via photopin (license)Two Chimmney’s Winer, NI – Platter 7 via photopin (license)

5 Responses to “10 Healthy After School Snack Options”

  1. Thanks so much for linking back to my brownies, Lori! I hope your kids enjoy them! 🙂
    Raia recently posted..Sesame & Coconut HalvaMy Profile

  2. You’re so welcome Raia. They were a huge hit!

  3. […] 10 Healthy After School Snack Options | Older September 30th, […]

  4. Had never thought of doing apple chips at home before now. That said, it’s happening this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Love showing the kids different ways we can eat right, be healthy, but still have fun doing it!
    Norman Brown recently posted..How to Teach Children to Be Green.My Profile

  5. Hi Norman, Hope they were delicious. Perfect time of year for apple chips. Enjoy!

CommentLuv badge

subscribe

About Lori

Hi! I’m Lori, a recovering attorney, writer, and mom to three boys. Join me as I uncover and share the latest info on healthy living. Learn more.

Click HERE to contact Lori

Lori on ABC World News

Grab Button

Want to add a link back to Groovy Green Livin? Just place the following html code on your website.
Groovy Green Livin

Archives

0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Pin It Share 0 Google+ 0 StumbleUpon 0 Email -- Filament.io 0 Flares ×