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Try these easy after school snacks for kids sure to be a hit. 21 easy snacks for kids that are filling, tasty and quick to prepare.
Easy after school snacks for kids
My kids always come home from school starving. As soon as they walk in the door, they are eating all the snacks.
I try to give them healthy after school snacks that won’t fill them up too much for dinner. Those prepackaged snacks really add up and do not last long in my house.
Try some of these healthy recipes that are budget friendly, quick to prepare and kid approved.
1. Frozen Yogurt Bites
You are going to save a ton of money making this homemade version of yogurt bites. It is so simple to make and kids will gobble these bite sized treats up.
2. Easy Energy Bites Recipe
This snack is sweet and delicious while giving kids a burst of energy naturally. These energy balls are great to enjoy on the go in between sports, dance and other activities.
3. Homemade Granola Bars
Skip the store bought boxes of granola bars and make these easy chocolate chip bars instead. Homemade granola bars are surprisingly easy to make. Plus, they are really delicious with the chocolate.
4. Fruit and Yogurt Parfait
Make these in advance and snack time is even easier. I like to layer yogurt and fruit in containers for an easy snack. Just wait to add the granola until you are ready to eat. That way it will stay nice and crunchy.
5. Easy Caramel Apple Nachos Recipe
This apple version of nachos is a healthy alternative to traditional nachos. Kids will go crazy over the caramel and chocolate toppings with apple chips.
6. Garlic Ranch Pretzels Recipe
This budget friendly snack is full of flavor and easy to make. You can make a huge batch of these for quick snacks all week long. In fact, I like to go ahead and portion the pretzels into snack size baggies. This makes it so easy to grab and go.
7. Air Fryer Pizza
For the days your kiddos come home really hungry, make this easy pizza. You can cook this in about 10 minutes and it is so tasty. Kids can choose their favorite toppings.
8. Spicy Ranch Crackers
Perfect for snacking, these crackers are so amazing. The ranch flavor is great on saltines and you will love how quick the recipe it is.
9. Homemade Graham Crackers
It is actually very simple to make graham crackers at home. Try this simple recipe and be prepared for the kids to love it.
10. Crockpot Applesauce
You only need a few ingredients to make apple sauce in the slow cooker. You can put it in containers to enjoy all week after school. Homemade is so much better than the store bought packs.
11. Corndog Muffins
If your children like corn dogs, try making this easy recipe for corndog muffins. They are hearty and tasty for the perfect snack.
12. Yogurt Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Whip up this smoothie for a healthy snack in minutes. You can make it with Greek yogurt for extra protein or without yogurt. Either way, this smoothie tastes like dessert.
13. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe
The combination of peanut butter and banana make a delicious smoothie. You can top with whipped cream for an extra treat.
14. Cucumber Bites
Make veggie cups out of cucumbers for a fun way to eat vegetables. This might just be the trick to help your kiddos get more veggies in their day.
15. Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Never underestimate the power of a classic grilled cheese sandwich. It is so easy to make but always a crowd favorite. Plus, it really is the best comfort food without much work.
16. Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Jazz up a traditional grilled cheese with everything you love about pizza. This is super easy too.
17. Fruit Kabobs
Everything is more fun to eat on skewers. Layer all of your favorite fruit to make fruit kabobs. This is a really neat after school snack.
18. French Bread Pizza
Turn a loaf of French bread into pizza after school. Load it with your favorite toppings and enjoy. This takes literally just minutes.
19. No Bake Cheerio Bars
No bake treats are so easy and fun to make. Each bite of these ooey gooey cheerio bars taste fabulous and kids love them.
20. Homemade Pretzel Bites
My kids always want to get a pretzel at the mall but they are expensive for a big family. Make homemade pretzels at home that taste amazing. You will love how easy this recipe is.
21. Easy Banana Bread
This is the best recipe for banana bread. Each bite is so moist and delicious. This recipe is also freezer friendly. I like to freeze individual slices for quick after school snacks.
BONUS RECIPE – Homemade Granola
My kids love granola after school and our homemade granola recipe is easy but very delicious.
Easy snacks for kids
Now you have lots of great ideas to try for afternoon snacks. Which ones do you plan to try first?
The kids will definitely be happy with so many tasty snacks. Plus, Mom will be pleased with all the money saved. Give these snack ideas a try this week.