10 Healthy After-School Snack Ideas
When your kids burst through the door after totally ravenous (hey, we've all been there), give them something healthy AND tasty that will keep them satisfied 'til dinner. Who's the best mom ever? You are!
1. Baked Veggie Chips
Turn sweet potatoes, parsnips, celery root, and beets into crunchy, salty snacks that give regular ol' potato chips a run for their money. Make sure to make a double-batch so you can have your own stash!
Recipe: Try our Baked Veggie Chips
2. Guacamole with Cilantro, Bell Pepper & Tomato
If you've got kiddos who can taste an onion from a mile away ("No onions!") this recipe is going to be your new go-to. Sweet red bell peppers give it that classic guacamole texture with a little more Vitamin C to boot.
Recipe: Try our Guacamole with Cilantro, Bell Pepper & Tomato
3. Edamame Hummus
Pick up some frozen edamame at the grocery store and whiz up this good-for-you snack in your food processor.
Recipe: Try our Edamame Hummus
4. Yogurt & Blueberry Parfaits
This two-ingredient snack couldn't be easier. This would also make a great breakfast!
Recipe: Try our Yogurt & Blueberry Parfaits
5. Tomato, Pineapple & Carrot Muffins
Up to you whether you tell your kids just how many fruits and veggies are packed into these delicious muffins. It can be our secret!
Recipe: Try our Tomato, Pineapple & Carrot Muffins
6. Creamy Fruit Dip
When I dip, you dip, we dip.
Recipe: Try our Creamy Fruit Dip
7. Snack Skewers
How cute are these?! Use cocktail skewers or coffee stirrers to make these easy snacks. You can customize it however you'd like!
Recipe: Try our Snack Skewers
8. Tomato-Yogurt Dip with Baked Pita Chips
This recipe includes DIY pita chips, but if you've got a baguette instead, this would make a great topper for crusty bread.
Recipe: Try our Tomato-Yogurt Dip with Baked Pita Chips
9. Zesty Sweet Potato Hummus
This fun twist on hummus will give you yet another reason to love sweet potatoes.
Recipe: Try our Zesty Sweet Potato Hummus
10. Zucchini-Carrot Mini Muffins
These itty-bitty muffins are jam-packed with carrots and zucchini.
Recipe: Try our Zucchini-Carrot Mini Muffins