We know that the fall schedule struggle is very real. Now that you’ve had a few weeks to get back in the swing of things, you’re probably wondering how many more days there are until Christmas break. While we applaud your parenting superpowers, we’d also like to help with the whole “keeping the kids fed” thing. Here are a few of our favorite fun, healthy after-school snacks—whip them up on the weekend so you can impress the kiddos by handing them out between Tommy’s football practice and Becky’s ballet rehearsal.
Peanut Butter Granola Balls
Peanut-Butter Granola Balls
These tiny, tasty treats are easy to put together before you head off to the carpool lane. Add in your family’s favorite dried fruit and your kids won’t even remember what french fries taste like. Maybe. Ants on a Log Back 2 School Who doesn’t love this classic kids’ snack? The creamy cream cheese is a sure fire way to curb cravings for sweets, and the crunchy celery will tackle calls for potato chips. Serve empty calories no more! And it’s even a sneaky, sneaky way to get in some vegetables before dinner. Full tummies equal a full night’s sleep. Maple Nut Granola Maple-Nut Granola
Talk about curbing the candy craving. This sweet, filling snack is a serious hunter-buster and some of the best brain food you can find. Sprinkle some over plain greek yogurt (which is naturally very low in sugar) and add a drizzle of honey for a snack that can double as dessert. Top with some fresh fruit, and you may never hear “When’s dinner?” ever again!
Sweet Potato Chips
The 20 Best Snacks for Kids
Have a kid who likes crunch? Opt for a healthier version of potato chips that tastes a whole lot better than the bagged stuff. That way, you’ll know exactly what goes in them and what stays out. Waffle Sticks The 20 Best Snacks for Kids
Think waffles are just for breakfast? Think again! There are probably a million ways to make waffles afternoon-friendly, but we love this cream cheese and jelly combo for homework time. The cream cheese gives your kiddo some healthy fats for a busy brain and the jelly satisfies their sweet tooth. Use whole wheat waffles for some healthy carbs, and your kid might just think you’re cool!