5 Easy After-School Snacks

Getting children ready for anything should be considered a high-intensity workout. The day is busy enough without searching for healthy foods that the kids will voluntarily eat. Take a moment to rest! To help with the daily hassle of finding yummy and healthy foods, below are 5 easy-to-make after-school snacks. 

Grand Slam Snack Mix 

If the kids are indecisive about a sweet or salty snack, a snack mix is ideal. Mix together cereal, pretzels, dried fruits, and honey. Add in some protein-filled cheese cubes and you have a snack ready for that confusing afternoon hunger. 

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Mac and Cheese Casserole Cups 

Who doesn’t consider Mac and Cheese a comfort food? Making a mealtime favorite into a snack is easy and genius! Simply make a thick, cheesy sauce, add your macaroni, and then bake it all together in a muffin tin. 

Creamy Avocado Hummus 

Guacamole with Greek yogurt, this dip has half the calories of hummus. Refrigerate until the afternoon and then add chips or sliced veggies while the kids unpack. 

Southeast Dairy Association - Ham and Cheese Pops

Ham & Cheese Pops 

Go ahead, take off the pretzels or cucumbers for the picky eaters. The great taste comes from the delicious ham and cheese pop itself. Simply mix together ham, cheese, crackers, cream cheese, and spices the kids will enjoy. They won’t notice if some are missing. Place the remaining pops in the fridge until snack time.  

Peanut Butter Whip with Apples 

Greek yogurt and peanut butter? Yes, please! Add together some peanut butter, honey, and Greek yogurt to serve with apples for a quickly prepared snack.  

Tasty doesn’t require hours of work. Mix dairy and some snacking staples to get your kids eating healthy. With a little prep, these 5 snacks are great for kids—and parents, too! Check out more The Dairy Alliance recipes

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