Simple After-School Snacks

By Sarah Sepe

The period after school is a tricky one when it comes to feeding your kids. It’s probably around 3 p.m. when you get home, and the first thing that comes out of their mouths is, “I’m hungry.” 

It’s tricky because since it’s so close to dinner time, you don’t want to feed them an entire meal, but at the same time a handful of Goldfish crackers or a simple yogurt cup isn’t going to do the trick. This means you must come up with a healthy, yummy, filling (but not too filling) snack for them to enjoy.

But, have no fear, Giggle is here! Below are three easy recipes you can make for your little ones that won’t spoil their appetite for dinner.

Yogurt Bowls

Healthy fats, fresh fruit, good grains, and lots of deliciousness. That is what these customizable yogurt snack bowls contain. Not only is this a balanced snack, but it’s incredibly easy to make as well.

You’ll need one cup of yogurt of your choosing (I like vanilla Greek yogurt), a handful of blueberries and strawberries, 1/3 cup of granola and a drizzle of honey.

To assemble, take a bowl and put your yogurt in – this will be the base for your bowl. Next, grab your granola and cover the yogurt in it. Then, rinse your strawberries and blueberries. Drizzle some honey atop it all, and voila! Your children have a yummy after-school snack.

Apple Nachos

A personal favorite of mine is apple nachos. All that’s needed is one whole apple (sliced), 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/3 cup granola, a drizzle of honey.

This healthy twist on the football-favorite cheese nachos is a snack that not only is fun to eat, but it’s fun to make. Begin by taking your sliced apple and placing it on a plate. Then, grab your granola and sprinkle that on top, along with your drizzle of honey. Next, take your tablespoon of peanut butter and place it in the microwave for about 30 seconds, and pour it on top. Add a dash of cinnamon for a warm-comforting taste. 

Deli Meat Roll-Ups

Got some sliced turkey in your fridge? Use that. Have ham? Throw it in there; this snack is super flexible. For the recipe’s sake, I’m going to use turkey. These roll-ups will leave your kids satisfied until dinner.

Simply take four slices of turkey, spread one teaspoon of whipped cream cheese onto each slice, place a strip of cucumber inside and roll it up. If your kids like spice, this is an optional step: Add a drizzle of sriracha. It gives the rolls a nice contrast between the heat of the sriracha and the coolness from the cucumber.

We hope you enjoy!


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