What do you serve to your kids when they come home after school?
You probably have an entire pantry full of packaged snacks that are ready to eat — because what parent doesn’t? But those snacks not only are not the healthiest stuff on the planet but also cost you quite a lot of money in the long run. After all, how many years do kids go to school again?
If nutrition and budget are your concerns too, why not start making snacks from scratch? Trust me, you do not need to be a chef to do this. Here are 46 healthy after-school snack ideas that will change your afternoons forever (and I’m just mildly exaggerating).
It’s crispy, it’s baked, it’s healthy! Winning!
2. Fruit Kebabs
Who doesn’t love cheese and fruits? Put them together in a kebab…and that’s the bomb! A yoghurt dipping sauce is also a great idea!
You can get your kids to eat vegetables with these tortilla roll-ups that use wholemeal wraps with some colourful veggies hidden inside.
What’s not to love about blueberry and yoghurt? Mix them together and you’ll get one delighful treat for your kids! This one is great during the hotter months.
Make them beg for more with these lovely banana split bites!
Your kids won’t even realise they’re eating veggies with this scrumptious treat!
For healthy on-the-go snacks, these colourful rainbow smoothies will get your kids going.
Up your kids’ energy (and yours too because this is so easy to make) with these no bake energy balls that they will never grow tired of.
This fluffy spinach muffins are not only soft and delicious, it’s healthy too!
Mums know that everything with cheese becomes perfect in their kids’ taste buds and this mini spinach-and-cheese pizza will definitely not disappoint.
Perhaps every kid loves mini pizzas and this easy fruit and cracker pizzas will be one they’ll ask for everyday.
Your kids will definitely always want you to make these healthy vegan and gluten-free trail mix cookies.
This juicy sweet fruit salsa with cinnamon dip is just super delish.
Make your kids the happiest with these lovely frozen banana yoghurt bites.
The perfect combination of honey and blueberry makes this muffin cones a top choice among kids.
16. Owl Crackers
Get your decorating skills to work and brighten up your kid’s day with this creative owl crackers.
17. Banana Dolphins
Make their snack time an ultimate fun time with this playful banana dolphins fruity snack.
Does your kid hate broccoli? Try adding cheese and flour to make yummy pancakes for this incredibly tasty cheesy broccoli bites.
Doughnuts are simply irresistible especially if it’s these whole wheat raspberry doughnuts.
The buttery flavour of this eggless French shortbread biscuits is undeniably yummy!
Get your kids’ power up with this amazing smoothie.
You can also dig in this perfect healthy after school snack.
23. Apple Muffins
Apple muffins are just classic — sweet, tasty, just delicious!
24. Peanut Butter Fluff Dip
If you’re in a hurry, just whip up this peanut butter fluff dip that’s a perfect after school snack.
Those tiny sweet pieces of blueberry in yoghurt is like heaven…on a stick!
This lovely twist to a banana cake with cream cheese and Greek yoghurt is so divine!
Your kids can even join in the fun of creating this super cute kitty cat rice cakes.
These ham and cheese roll ups are so simple but the delight these give to your kids is huge!
Make this smooth cinnamon cream cheese dip and get lots of love from your kids.
These are perfect for on-the-go breakfast, but who says you can’t have this as an after school snack? I’d want one if I were a kid.
31. Mini Pot Pies
Pot pies can come in miniature sizes and this mini pot pies is perfect for your kids’ tiny hands and hungry mouths.
Just looking at these mountains of chocolate oatmeal no bake cookies just makes us drool…sure your kids will do too!
Potato chips never tasted this good and healthy. Sprikle them with a little sea salt or some dry vegetable stock for a flavour punch!
34. DIY Frushi
Make sushi using your kids’ favourite fruits and this DIY Frushi will be their next favourite after school snack.
For healthy potato chips, using natural ingredients, just pop it in the microwave and surprise your kids when they get home with this super crunchy microwave potato chips.
Candy corns are not just perfect Halloween treats, they’re lovely after school snacks too! Just add in some fruits and whipped cream and voila!
Add some protein into your kids’ smoothie with this banana with peanut butter, honey and yoghurt protein smoothie for a wonderful after school treat!
Your kids will definitely roar with delight in this delicious waffles shaped like dinosaurs.
You’ll never go wrong with these lovely oatmeal banana bites.
Complete your kids’ day with this fun Cat in the Hat snacks.
Get your kids to eat healthy but yummy with these mini spinach frittatas.
There’s no stopping them once they have a taste of these granola and coconut yoghurt banana pops.
Serve their fruits in a fun and unique way with these cute fruit pizzas.
Make your quesadillas more exciting by adding avocado and hummus.
Fully loaded almond butter and banana open sandwich is just what your kids need to boost their energy.
Mac and cheese is every kid’s favourite and this beautiful butternut squash mac and cheese will never fail you.