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