12 Quick Ideas For After School Snacks

Want some new ideas for after school snacks? Try these 12 Quick Ideas for After School Snacks all supplied by Mykidstime Parents: 

12 Quick Ideas For After School Snacks#1. Crustless Quiches

Small crustless quiches made up with veggies are easy to make and easy to freeze.

“Crustless quiches with zucchini broccoli corn & cheese. I cook them in batch & freeze them.” Babina B

#2. Cheese Quesadilla

Making cheese quesadillas is another quick snack. Grate some cheese then pop a drizzle of oil and a tortilla into a frying pan over a medium heat. When the tortilla starts bubbling up sprinkle the cheese over and fold in half press down, then fold in half again and flip over for a final quick fry on the other side.

“Small quesadillas always a hit in our house”,  Nakishna T

#3. Fun Fruity Ideas

“We like making fruit people on a stick. A grape as the face then maybe a strawberry hat with a pineapple neck. Be creative. Use tooth picks for minis or skewers for kabob like fruit people.  At Christmas time we make the Grinch a lot with a green grape and a strawberry hat with just a tad of cool whip to make the white on the santa hat.” Michelle M

“Dried mangoes and fresh fruit salad with yoghurt or snack packs (cranberries, pumpkin seeds etc)”, Estie van Z

“Fruit kebabs – strawberries, green grapes, melon”, Ann M

“Strawberries and yogurt, segmented mandarin pieces (tinned, in natural juice)”, Ann Marie B

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#4. Peanut Butter

“We melt peanut butter and dip apples and bananas”, Lisa B

“Peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a glass of milk”, Beverly W

“Peanut butter on toast, topped with sliced banana”,  Michelle H

“My kids eat peanut butter on a wheat tortilla, celery with peanut butter, apples with peanut butter… it is a great source of protein for kids!”, Sara D

#5. Berry Delicious

angrybirdBlueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries are all great for vitamins and a quick after school snack served with yoghurt. Your child might enjoy making berry faces before they have a nibble too. Check out this fun Angry Bird made out of berries:

“Berries (defrosted frozen), natural yogurt, low sugar granola” Helen C

More great ideas in 15 Guilt Free Healthy Party Food Ideas for Kids

#6. Smoothies

Smoothies are quick and easy to whip up in the blender:

  • low fat milk
  • frozen banana (great way to use up those squishy ones just cut up in chunks and freeze ready to pop into a smoothie)
  • fresh or frozen berries
  • any other fruit you want to add e.g. mango, peach, pear.

#7. Cheese Kabobs

“Fruit and cheese kabobs on pretzel stick skewers. Usually green or red seedless grapes, cubed cheddar cheese and pineapple chunks . They love it. And love making it themselves.”, Darlene D

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#8. Eggy Fun

“Boiled egg.” Margaret B

Or whip up a quick omelet with cheese, ham and/or veggies.

#9. Brain Food Tuna

Tuna is a good source of omega oils and can be served on a wholewheat bread slice or on a baked potato.

“Tuna salad on cucumber slices” Cyndi C

#10. Pizza

pizza margharitaHome made pizza slices from last night’s dinner always go down well the next day as an after school snack.

Or make a quick mini grilled version of pizza from pitta bread sliced in half, topped with tomato sauce and grated cheddar or mozzarella and grilled quickly.

Related: Neapolitan Pizza Recipe

#11. Veggies

Make up a veggie plate with lots of finger sized veggie pieces to nibble on: cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, cucumber spears or slices, yellow and red pepper slices.

“My 4 yr old daughter loves cut up cucumbers, is always asking for them after school.” Lori L

#11. Hummus

Hummus is a good source of protein from the chickpeas as well as being high in iron and vitamin C.

“We love hummus and pita chips”, Clara S

#12. Go Crackers

How about trying some of these options with crackers:

  • cream cheese and sliced red grapes
  • tuna salad
  • roast chicken
  • peanut or almond butter

Do you have any more after school snack suggestions? Add them to the comments below.

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls