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Easy After School Snack Ideas (that won't ruin dinner)

Whether your kids are attending school virtually or the school itself, snacks are a must. As a mom to a toddler, I know the importance of a good snack. And an easy one. Let's take a look at some easy and yummy snack ideas for our kiddos this year!

First off, when it comes to preparing any snack, whether it is for an adult or kid it's important to create one that is nutritionally balanced. One that will hold us over until the next meal. My rule of thumb is to always include some sort of protein. Protein keeps our brains going and keeps us fuller longer. Therefore, the ideas I include offer a good balance for our growing littles (or bigs).

The best part is a lot of these options can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator or freezer for easy access. There is nothing better than something quick and easy for those busy days. Especially now that all of us are trying to get back into the routine of pre-pandemic. Let's try to do what we can to make our lives a little less complicated!

Easy Snack Ideas:

Blender Spinach Banana Muffins (recipe here)

Chunky Monkey Muffins (recipe here)

Apple with Nut Butter

Frozen Sliced Bananas with Nut Butter

Roasted Chickpeas (can be made salty or sweet)

Chia Pudding (recipe options here)

Avocado Toast with Spike Seasoning or Everything Bagel Seasoning

Yogurt (Plain Greek or Plant Based) with Raw Honey and Fruit


- 1 frozen Banana

- 1/2 Avocado

- 1 cup frozen Spinach/Kale

- 1/2 cup unsweetened plant based Milk

- 1 tbs Cacao Powder

- 1 tbs Nut Butter

- 1 tsp Ground Flax or Chia Seeds

Cheese Stick with Fruit

Fruit with Nuts

Veggie Chips with Hummus/White Bean Hummus

Toast with melted cheese

Steamed Edamame

Sliced Peaches with Yogurt (unsweetened Plain Greek or Plant Based) topped with Chia Seeds

Fruit Salad with Walnuts and Raw Honey

No Bake Granola Bar (recipe here)

Broccoli Quinoa Tots (recipe here)

About Alexa

As a Holistic Nutrition & Wellness Coach, I LOVE sharing healthy tips in order to show others how to live their best version of themselves. I help individuals learn to prioritize themselves in order to live their full potential and a more fulfilling and energizing life. Whether it's for healthy tips or a read, thanks for stopping by!

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