5 Yummy After-School Snacks That Are Actually Healthy

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Prepping a nutritious packed after-school snack is a great way to ensure your children are getting a healthy meal before dinner time. Intrigued? Read on for ideas on how to assemble healthy and yummy after-school snacks.

1. Yogurt parfait

Three reasons why you should opt for this snack option:

  • easy to prepare - simply layer full-fat yogurt with berries or any fruit your child prefers and top with granola
  • healthy because of the antioxidants from the berries
  • filling because of the protein so it will keep your children full until dinner

Note: Make sure to choose real, full-fat yogurt because many of the yogurts found on store shelves are low in fat, but loaded with added sugar instead.

2. Fruit kabobs

Fruit kabobs is a great idea for after-school snack because you can offer the assembling as a fun activity for your children.

3. Carrots and dip

This is a snack that your child will have fun with because let’s be real who doesn’t love dipping carrots. Not only is it quick to prepare, this snack offers a host of health benefits because:

  • Carrots are high in vitamin A, a nutrient essential for good vision. 
  • Yogurt dip (👆remember full-fat yogurt) is loaded with probiotic bacteria, that can have powerful effects on the digestive health.

4. Homemade trail mix

When preparing homemade trail mixes keep it mind two things:

  • choose whole grain cereal
  • include some type of dried fruit to ensure the snack contains ample fiber

5. Peppers

Crunchy and colorful, bell peppers are bursting with antioxidants. They are a great snack paired with hummus or a bean dip.