It’s common knowledge that the second your kids get in the car from school they are STARVING! Call it a refusal to eat their lunch, growth spurts, boredom or just plain ole hunger, your kids need an after school snack. You can google and find all sorts of elaborate, albeit healthy, snacks that end up propelling you straight down the snack aisle at your local grocer out of desperation. Who has time to whip up healthy and fancy snacks when you will be starting on dinner a mere 2 hours later? Well fear not, because it turns out you can keep healthy and easy snacks on hand without a ton of work. Check out our list of 10 simple snacks that will make both you and your hangry kids happy!
1. Cinnamon & Honey Banana Slices
This healthy and filling after school snack is probably the easiest thing I’ve ever seen. Most all of us keep honey and cinnamon in the pantry, and quickly browning bananas on the counter. Slice up those bananas, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon! It’s a great way to serve fruit and not waste those nanners.
Check out ParentSociety.com for 14 more easy peasy snack ideas!
2. Frozen Peanut Butter Snack Squares
This recipe is simple and a quick fix when your kids are hungry. You will be making delicious and refreshing peanut butter sandwiches, using Cool Whip, milk, vanilla pudding, peanut butter and some tasty graham crackers. Once you’ve put everything together, you’ll put the squares in the freezer until ready to eat. This is a great way to keep them on hand when you’re in a snack pinch!
Head over to ReneesKitchenAdventures.com for the entire recipe and tons of other great recipes that are healthy.
3. Apple “Cookies”
For some reason, sweet treats always sound the best, especially for kids after school. But if you’re not interested in loading them up with cookies then check out this healthy version. Slice apples so they are flat like a cookie. Top them with peanut butter and then add toppings like oats, chocolate or peanut butter chips and coconut. Your kids can even help make their own.
AlmostSupermom.com has this recipe and 2 other great cookie alternatives for your snack arsenal.