50 Healthy After School Snack Ideas

6:00 AM

If your children are anything like my four boys, they are always asking about food. What's for dinner, what's for breakfast, can we have a snack? I commonly hear this last statement right around the time traditional school is ending. You know, that awkward time between lunch and dinner when your children claim they might actually starve to death! I often have a hard time coming up with new ideas for after school snacks though, so I thought I would make myself a big ol' honking list, and share them with you all.

  1. Fruit
  2. Chopped veggies with dip
  3. Hummus and crackers
  4. Pita chips
  5. Ham slice roll-ups
  6. Cheese squares
  7. Whole grain muffin
  8. Veggie chips
  9. Nuts
  10. Trail mix
  11. Homemade granola
  12. Bagel chips 
  13. Oatmeal blueberry bars
  14. Sweet potato fried
  15. Kale chips
  16. Baked chickpeas
  17. English muffin pizza
  18. Graham cracker sandwiches
  19. Yogurt
  20. Almond milk milkshake
  21. Peanut butter banana sandwich
  22. Popcorn
  23. Pretzels
  24. Homemade fruit popsicles
  25. Applesauce
  26. Jello
  27. Pudding
  28. Hard boiled eggs
  29. Homemade fruit leather
  30. Fruit and Veggie muffins
  31. Smoothies
  32. Banana Bread
  33. Whole wheat bagel
  34. Parmesan cheese straws
  35. Rice cakes
  36. Sushi sandwiches
  37. Beef jerky
  38. Dried fruit
  39. Animal crackers
  40. Goldfish crackers
  41. Granola bars
  42. Fruit and peanut butter quessadilla
  43. Creamsicle Smoothie
  44. Pear boats
  45. Yogurt covered raisins
  46. Seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, etc.)
  47. Fruit chips
  48. No-bake energy bites
  49. Olives or pickles
  50. Healthy candy bracelets
What is your favorite healthy after school snack?

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  1. Great list! Our favorites are bananas, clementines, and yogurt.

  2. These are great suggestions! I especially love the English Muffin pizza and kale chips ideas.

  3. Wow, you have it all on that list. I really, really, REALLY love pretzels!!!!

  4. Great snack ideas. I always run out of things to give my kids.

  5. Fantastic ideas. I'm planning to use several of them when school starts next week!

  6. We really like Pretzels around our home. Twists, sticks, fat, thin, braided, crips, chocoalte covered, you name it we like them!

  7. Ok all my kids do is snack. That's their meals! Thanks for the ideas.

  8. What an extensive list! Thank you for sharing these!

  9. I snacked all the time when I was younger. My favorite was clementines!

  10. Mine gets home from school & makes a rapid beeline to the fridge for snacks. She likes a lot of the things on your list too.

  11. That is one great list of snacks. I'm sure to have some of these on my list when I'm shopping.

  12. Those sound like good "anytime" snacks.

  13. Thank you so much for posting these great snack ideas. My kids come home from school famished and I always seem to run out of snack ideas.

  14. Great ideas! Definitely going to try some of these, like the healthy candy bracelet.

  15. What a fantastic list! I'm definitely bookmarking it to reference later!

  16. These are great snacks for after school or (during work LOL)

  17. This.list.is.awesome! Saving so I can pour through all of these weekly.

  18. That's a wonderful list of snacks! I'm definitely bookmarking as I'm adding some of these to my shopping list!

  19. Thanks for this! This is the first year I'll need to make after school snacks!

  20. Great ideas, my kids love a few of these so gonna try a few more I haven't even thought of.

  21. What a great list! My son usually has yogurt after school.

  22. It's good to have a list like this to come to for inspiration.

  23. Oh my boys always ask that! our favorites are: Fruit, Yogurt, Bread and Veggies (together those make a meal :))

  24. My daughter eats a lot of those yogurt sticks.

  25. I need to try the energy bites -- those haven't made it into my kitchen yet.

  26. We eat a lot of those. Thanks for sharing!



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