Back to School: 5 Healthy After School Snacks

Blog blog-back-to-school-5-healthy-after-school-snacks-09282015

When your kids come home from school, it is likely that they will be hungry. If dinner isn’t going to be ready for a while, they may want a snack. It’s important to keep your home stocked with healthy treats to help your children keep their energy up throughout the day. Here are five healthy after school snacks that are easy to prepare and are sure to keep your kids happy until dinnertime.

  1. Apple slices. Cutting apples into slices and dusting them lightly with cinnamon creates a delicious treat. Any kind of fruit makes a great afternoon snack, but apples tend to be a crowd pleaser with kids.
  2. Yogurt and granola. Plain yogurt mixed with honey, berries and granola provides a snack that is loaded with protein and fiber. This snack will keep your kids going through afternoon activities, homework and anything else that they may need to do.
  3. Trail mix. For a healthy, balanced snack; mix nuts, raisins and a little chocolate. Kids will love the salty sweet combo so much that they may not even realize that what they’re eating is good for them.
  4. Pineapple skewers. Take the skewers that you’d normally use for grilled kebabs, add a few pineapple chunks on the skewers and you have a fruity snack that’s perfect for kids.
  5. Hummus and sliced vegetables. Slice up carrots, celery and bell peppers, and open a package of hummus for your kids. Hummus is another protein rich snack, and vegetables are one of the healthiest snacks you can eat.

In addition, make sure your kids drink a glass of water with their snack to stay hydrated throughout the afternoon.

Viewing all posts in …

Other Blog Posts That May Interest You

Blog Eating Pizza Web

Breaking News: New Study Shows Kids’ Salt Intake is Skyrocketing

Everyday Wellness

Research reveals American children are now consuming sodium levels well beyond the recommended daily limit. And salt shakers aren’t the culprits.

Continue reading
Blog Vegetarian Child Web

Raising Vegetarian Kids? What You Need to Know About This Decision

Everyday Wellness

Are these diets safe for kids? Here’s what you need to know.

Continue reading
Blog blog-how-to-be-the-best-health-role-model-for-your-children-09282015

How to Be the Best Health Role Model for your Children

Everyday Wellness

Children absorb knowledge and behavior like a sponge. With this in mind, its important for you as a...

Continue reading

Viewing all posts in …