Healthy After-School Snack Ideas
After school is a kid’s favorite time of day—they get to go home, play with friends or relax with their favorite form of entertainment and, of course, eat snacks! Absopure Packables pair perfectly with any after-school snack, helping your child stay healthy and hydrated after a long day of learning. Below are five after-school snacks we believe go great with Absopure Packables.
Homemade fruit cups are an excellent snack because they’re not only delicious but also packed with vitamins E, C, K and essential nutrients. Peaches, pears and oranges are always a good start since they can help boost your immune system and even lower stress levels. Take your little one’s taste buds on a sweet adventure with the recipe below:
- 2 cups of your kid’s favorite fresh fruit (washed and diced)
- 6 ounces of Honest Kids Berry Berry Good Lemonade
- Divide the fruit into four water-tight, lidded lunch containers.
- Fill each container with enough lemonade to almost cover the fruit. You might need more liquid depending on container size, or add Absopure Water to limit sugar.
- Close the lid, and give it a quick shake to coat all the fruit with lemonade.
Three easy steps, and you have a sweet grab-and-go snack. Plus, if you’re looking to make fruit even more fun, these can be turned into popsicles! Just divide the fruit into popsicle molds and stick them in the freezer for roughly six hours or overnight.
We all know fried foods taste better, and that includes this recipe. Air Fryer Apple Chips taste amazing without the oil from traditional frying methods, and they take less than 30 minutes to make! Here’s an easy way to make apple chips so your little ones can get that perfect crunch:
- Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees
- Rinse and dry apples with paper towel
- Core apples (remove center)
- Slice apples into thin slices
- Remove apple seeds and pat dry again
- Put apple slices in the air fryer for 8 – 10 minutes (check often)
- Let cool for 10 – 20 seconds
Pinwheel sandwiches are cute, versatile and delicious. With so many different ways to mix and match meats, cheeses and veggies, this snack is perfect for those super picky eaters. Check out these fun, creative pinwheel sandwich ideas that your children can help you make:
Start with your choice of wrap: whole wheat, white or a tortilla
- Choose your spread: apple/pear butter, tomato sauce, hummus or pesto
- Choose your meat/protein: ham, turkey, roast beef, beans, cheese or chicken
- Choose your fruits/veggies: avocado, cabbage, kale, spinach or zucchini
Have your little one pick their favorites to make a specially tailored sandwich, or if you’re looking to follow a recipe, click the link in the header!
Yogurt bars are another healthy way to get creative with after-school snacking. They are sweet, like store-bought snacks but contain less sugar. Whether your child leans more toward fruit or granola, combining them with yogurt is filling and an excellent source of fiber and protein.
- 1 cup of greek yogurt
- 1 cup of toppings of your choice
- Wax paper
- Cookie Sheet
- Spread a thick layer of yogurt on the wax paper
- Sprinkle granola, fruit and extras on top
- Freeze overnight
This yogurt bar recipe brings boring foods to the next level. Pair this snack with Packables and create the perfect on-the-go snack and hydration duo.
The apple sandwich is a quick, low-maintenance snack that you can easily put together if you’re short on time. Not only will your little ones love how fun this sandwich is, but these ooey gooey yet healthy treats pack a protein-rich punch that will keep their bellies full until it’s time for dinner.
- Almond Butter
- Generously spread almond butter on one apple slice
- Sprinkle granola over almond butter and top with another apple slice
- Repeat using remaining ingredients
Little ones craving ice cream before dinner? Serve up the next best thing with this after-school snack—a mouthwatering smoothie bowl! Combine your little one’s favorite flavors with their favorite toppings and enjoy this popular, healthy snack.
- Choose your bowl flavor: strawberry, blueberry, mango, pear or a green bowl
- Choose your protein: Greek yogurt, protein powder, chia seeds or nut butter
- Add your toppings: berries, sliced fruit, granola, chopped nuts, seeds or honey
There are many variations of smoothie bowls, so the sky’s the limit on this healthy snack. Since substitutions are easy to make, this dish is great for those who like to switch it up.
Break out the fruit and get ready to make snacks everyone is sure to enjoy. Now that you’ve learned these six new recipes try one before the kiddos get home, and don’t forget to pair these tasty snacks with Absopure!