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5 Healthy After-School Snacks for Kids

I don’t know about yours, but when my kids come home from school, they are ravenous. I try to have something ready for them when they walk in the door; otherwise they tear my kitchen apart in their attempt to satisfy their raging hunger.

Here are some of our favorite after-school snacks. What are yours??

5 Healthy After-School Snacks for Kids

1. The Better Chip

These were sent to me for review, and my kids love them. I like that they have only 5 simple ingredients and they are verified non-GMO. They come in 5 interesting flavors and are available in the deli section—right next to all the dips. They’re fantastic by themselves, but we also like them with my homemade salsa or homemade guacamole.

the-better-chip

2. Sliced Bell Peppers

There’s nothing original here, but if I have them washed and cut up and set out, I’m always amazed at how many of these my kids will eat… especially when they’re hungry. They don’t even care if there’s dip or not, but they will happily dunk them in Ranch salad dressing if I have some around.

3. Apple Sandwiches

My kids love these apple sandwiches a la 100 Days of Real Food. They take apples and peanut butter up a notch or two!

4. Spinach Balls

These are so yummy my kids don’t even notice the spinach.

Spinach-Balls

5. Homemade Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

These have been a longtime favorite. They’re the next best thing to homemade chocolate chip cookies!

Healthy Homemade Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

What do your kids like to snack on after school? I’m always open to new ideas.

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  1. I had seen a couple of kids at my school eating these for lunch so I thought I’d give them a try: http://naturesbakery.com/in-our-pantry
    YUM! (Not gluten-free, though) They are like big fig newtons, but yummier and healthier. I paid $1 each for them at the Old Dutch Cupboard in Telford (http://theolddutchcupboard.com/ – they have bulk foods, organic dairy and eggs, etc. – it’s small but a nice little shop), but found them on Amazon for a better price – I have Prime and their Prime Pantry lets you get a bunch of food for a flat shipping rate of $5.99, so I ended up paying only about 62 cents/pk for a total of 48 packs.

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