After school snacks are a must-have for children. As soon as they get home from a long day of school, the first thing on their mind is probably eating their favorite snack before doing homework or going outside to play. We know having a full pantry of healthy snack foods can be a challenge. Here are some after-school snacks you can make ahead of time that will be loved by everyone eating them.
Fresh Veggies in Homemade Veggie Dip
Sometimes it can be hard to get your children to eat their vegetables. Pairing carrots, peppers, or celery in a creamy, zesty veggie dip is a great idea if you are looking to add more vegetables to your children’s diet. This veggie dip is simple to make and so delicious!
Homemade Sunflower Butter and Apples
Apples dipped in peanut butter are a classic snack loved by many. The creamy, sweet peanut butter on a crisp crunchy apple is always a great idea. Cinnamon sunflower butter is a great alternative for those who are looking for a healthier spread on their apples. The good thing about sunflower seed butter is that it is rich in protein, fiber, vitamin E, magnesium, and unsaturated fats. Your children will also love the cinnamon taste on their apples.
We love a refreshing smoothie after a long day, and so do kids! Did you know smoothies can be high in sugar? Instead of heading to your smoothie shop, try making one at home! All you will need is some oranges, a banana, milk, Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, spinach, and ice. This recipe will be half the amount of sugar versus the one you will find at the smoothie shop, and just as delicious.
Homemade Goldfish Crackers
Turn this recipe into fun family time in the kitchen. Instead of store-bought goldfish, try creating your own from home. Simply make your whole wheat flower, cut out fun shapes, and bake. It takes no time at all and is a great alternative to pre-packaged goldfish crackers.
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Homemade Chocolate Milk
Can’t get your children to drink their milk? You are not alone. Instead of using chocolate syrup to make a sugary drink, try blending milk with a banana, peanut butter, unsweetened cocoa powder, and vanilla extract. Your kids won’t even know that this isn’t your normal chocolate syrup.