Healthy After School Snacks Your Kids Will Love!

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I can’t believe it, the new school year is here already!  With school comes preparing lunches and after school snacks.  My oldest is in his second year of preschool this year so we only have to worry about the latter, but I’m sure you can relate – it is a challenge most days to come up with something new.  It’s time to change it up and give the kids something new after school!

You may remember from previous posts that my boys have never been crazy about food.  They started with strong oral aversions as they were introduced to foods and it took 2-3 years for them to work past that.  Unfortunately they still have a major lack of interest in food and would rather go play than eat.  So I’ve asked some of my blogger friends to send me their best after-school recipes to include in this post.  Some are twists on classics, some are brand new, and some are just plain ol’ fun!  We even have a snack inspired by the Minions! Check out the list below and let me know which one you and your kids are most excited to try this year!  Do you have a fun, tasty, new idea I could add to the list?  Please share!

And before you leave, take a look at our list of Free Back to School Printables, including our own Writing Practice for Preschoolers/Kindergarteners!



Minion Inspired Banana Snack

Apple Cars and Apple Peanut Butter Toast

Peach Pinwheels

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Fruit Pizza

Apple Cinnamon Roll Ups

Cucumber Bite Snacks

Peanut Butter Banana Bites

Banana Spiders

Baked Apple Cinnamon Chips

Oatmeal Banana Cookie Bites

Apple Peanut Butter Smoothies

Dehydrated Pears

Apple Sandwiches

Butterfly Snack Bags

Peanut Butter Banana Roll Ups

Ladybug Apples

Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

Apple Peanut Butter Teeth 

Watermelon Ice Pops

Dragonfruit Parfait

Chocolate Dipped Frozen Banana Bites

Homemade Fruit Snacks

Melon Caprese Skewers with Herb Oil



Veggie Popsicles

Green Smoothie Popsicles

Cucumber Chips

Carrot Chips

Paleo Delicata Squash Brownies

Ants on a Log  (classic)

Ants on a Log 2.0 (new recipe) 

Super Slimy Snail Snacks (Ants on a Log with Apples)

Sweet Potato and Kale Veggie Chips

Oven Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

Tuna Carrot Bites


Granola, Bars, and Bites

No Bake Maple Walnut Oatmeal Snack Bites

No Bake Energy Bites

Fruity Granola Bites

3 Ingredient Homemade Larabars

Lemon Coconut Bars

Chia Fruit and Nug Bars

Peanut Butter Chip Granola Bars

Peanut Butter Puff Granola

Whole Wheat Fig Bites


Yogurts and Dips

Frozen Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Dots

“Chocolate Covered Strawberry” Frozen Greek Yogurt Bites


Fruity Pebbles Parfait

Nutella Greek Yogurt Dip

Peanut Butter Yogurt Fruit Dip

Garlic Kale Hummus

Avocado Hummus

Red, White & Blue Parfait


And More… 

Peanut Butter, Honey, and Chia Toast

Healthier Microwave Popcorn

Stovetop Popcorn

Italian Paper Bag Popcorn

Peanut Popcorn Balls

Homemade Cheez-Its

Quinoa and Cranberry Muffins

Berry Muffins

Blueberry Orange Muffins

Gluten-Free Roasted Pumpkin Oat Muffins

Turkey Pepperoni Chips

Homemade Jello with Fruit Juice

Roasted Chickpeas

Pizza Kabobs

Ham and Cheese Roll Ups

Snack Time Made Easy (more ideas!)



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