9 Favorite After School Snacks to Fuel Your Kids
Many kiddos come home hungry after school, especially if they have an earlier lunchtime. If your child has already cleared out his or her lunchbox for the day, try one of these easy recipes for a pre-dinner snack! Find 9 yummy ideas, including 3 dips, 3 smoothies and 3 make-ahead treats.
No-Bake Cake Batter Dip
Recipe by Caroline, RD behind @theclinicdietitian
Simply add all ingredients to the food processor and top with sprinkles - of course! Enjoy with animal crackers or any other dip-able food of choice.
Apples & Yogurt Dip
Recipe by Sarah, Mom behind @modernfarmhousefamily
Make apple slices even tastier with this yogurt-based fruit dip made with Healthy Height. Plus, you can keep your kiddos occupied for a bit!
Chocolate Hummus Dip
Recipe by Aimee, RD behind @lovefullyfuelsimply
Did you say chocolate hummus? Yum! Serve this kid-friendly dip with fruit, crackers or pretzels as a well-balanced snack.
Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie
Recipe by Lauren, RD behind @momandtot_nutrition
Keep it simple with a smoothie! This strawberry kiwi recipe requires minimal ingredients and will surely be a hit with your kiddos.
Chocolate Berry Blast Smoothie
Recipe by Amy, author behind @yummytoddlerfood
This smoothie is a great option for picky eaters. It has a chocolatey goodness taste but also contains veggies and hemp seeds for added nutrition.
Berry Smoothie Yogurt Bowls
Recipe by Andy, RDN behind @littleeatsandthings
Your kiddos won't be able to resist this yummy bowl of goodness. Best of all, it takes 5 minutes and it's good for them!
Protein Date Balls
Recipe by Jennifer, MSPH, RDN behind @kids.eat.in.color
Make-ahead recipe alert! Pack in some extra protein by serving 3 date balls that total over 5 grams of protein.
Nutrient-Dense Mini Donuts
Recipe by Noelle, RD behind @motherhoodandmeals
Here's another yummy option for picky eaters! Noelle recommends creating a nutrient-dense mini version of a food they love to offer added nutrition.
Chocolate, Banana & Oat Cookies
Recipe by Hannah, Mom behind @hannahfromcalifornia
Introducing cookies that are packed with nutrition so you can feel good about what you're serving your kiddo! Make-ahead and store for the week.