Healthy After-School Snacks

Healthy snacks Keep these delicious, nutritious foods in the house to avoid processed foods.An after-school snack will keep the blood sugar even and help keep kids and parents calm until dinnertime.
SWEET

  • A handful of almonds, cashews and pecans with a pear
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, raspberries
  • 1/2 sliced banana, 6 almonds
  • 3 Tbs almond butter and an apple
  • 5 Tbs peanut butter hummus and an apple
  • A bowl of berries
  • Fruit at anytime
  • Yogurt with granola or dry cereal and chopped fruit.
  • Plain non-fat yogurt with fruit
  • Fruit juice popsicles
  • Ants on a log: Spread peanut butter on celery stalks and top with raisins
  • Peanut Butter and Crackers
  • Rice cakes spread with almond butter
  • A handful of whole-wheat pretzels dipped in cashew butter
  • 1/2 whole-wheat bagel with non-fat Cream Cheese
  • Cream cheese on celery or cucumber
  • Cheese and Crackers
  • Cucumber Bagels: Spread a bagel with cream cheese and top with cucumber slices.
  • Muffins: Make a batch of healthy muffins at the beginning of the week
SAVOURY

  • 1/2 an avocado spread over 1 rice cake with 12 cashews
  • Mash 1 avocado with a dash lemon juice, hot sauce & 2 tsp minced garlic serve with corn chips & cucumbers
  • Popcorn: Choose air popped or low-fat microwave popcorn
  • 1 hard-boiled egg with carrots and celery
  • 2 baby dill pickles, 3 small cubes of
  • cheddar cheese and 8 cashews
  • 1 small cucumber cut in slices
  • 2 pcs sodium-free turkey breast
  • honey mustard and 5 rice crackers
  • Meat, hard-boiled eggs, dill pickles
  • Italian sausage with hot mustard
  • 1/4 cup hummus with cleaned raw vegetables

Hummus

  • 14-oz can of chick peas
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cumin (opt)
  • Pinch of cayenne & salt
  • Purée in food processor or blender.

Crudités: Choose a dip and serve with raw vegetables, any raw vegetable!

Feta cheese dip:
Mix 1 cup sour cream and 6 oz crumbled feta cheese, 1 tsp minced garlic and 1 tsp dried basil in a bowl & chill.

Lemon Vinaigrette: Whisk together: 2 Tbsp lemon juice, 1/4 olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.

Download Healthy Snacks pdf here: Healthy School Snacks

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