It’s that time of year again! The little kiddies are back to school and it is time to get organized. When your kids come home from school, they may be tired from their long day or even energized and excited from being with their friends- but most of all, they will be hungry. They will want to eat right away and will dig into any unhealthy box of cookies or cartons of ice cream. However, I have some quick, easy and healthy snacks that are great to prepare for kids. They will love these after school snacks, and you will be able to play around with the ingredients to find your favorite combinations.
Peanut Butter Fruit Pizza
- Peanut Butter (or Almond Butter)
- Fruit of Choice (Apples, Bananas, etc.)
- Spread peanut butter onto tortillas and cut into slices
- Cut pieces of fruit into small pieces
- Place the fruit on the tortilla
This is such a simple snack that makes eating healthy fun! Eating fruit in the shape/form of pizza will encourage kids to eat healthier.
Apple Slice Sandwiches
- 2 Apples
- 2-3 tbsp Peanut Butter (or Almond Butter)
- 3 tbsp granola
- Handful of raisins or dark choc. chips
- Remove cores from apples (with knife or Apple Corer)
- Cut into 1/4-1/2” slices
- Spread apple slice with peanut putter
- Top with granola & raisins (or dark choc. chips)
- Place another apple slice on top to make a sandwich
Just the act of eating something in the form of a sandwich will encourage your kids to eat fruit- they will have more fun eating it! They will love the combination with granola and peanut butter and will be asking for it every day.
If you do not have time or are not home after school to prepare these snacks for your kids, there are options listed below that are perfect for kids to grab easily for themselves.
-apple slices (in bags- preserved by adding some lemon juice)
-cut up vegetables or finger veggies (baby carrots or cherry tomatoes)
It is easy to put all of these snacks in one drawer so the kids can always know where their snacks are- easily accessible. Small snack bags are the perfect size to fill with fruits and vegetables for kids to grab after school. This is easily done on any Sunday night before their school week starts.