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What do you serve to your kids when they come home after school?

You probably have an entire pantry full of packaged snacks that are ready to eat — because what parent doesn’t? But those snacks not only are not the healthiest stuff on the planet but also cost you quite a lot of money in the long run.  Coming up with ideas on health after school snacks that won’t ruin their appetite for dinner is tricky – but we got you!

50 Healthy After School Snacks | Stay at Home Mum

If nutrition and budget are your concerns too, why not start making snacks from scratch? Trust me, you do not need to be a chef to do this. Here are 46 healthy after-school snack ideas that will change your afternoons forever (and I’m just mildly exaggerating).

Remember! Serve a Snack – Not a Meal

Remember that you don’t want to spoil your child’s appetite for dinner – so a snack is all that is required! If you fill them up now, you really can’t expect them to eat all of their dinner.

What is a Good After School Snack That is Healthy?

In these recipes, we have tried to include fruit and vegetables as a component in every snack.  Most kids aren’t getting their daily serves of fruit and vegetables in their diet – but because most kids are ‘Simply Starving’ when they come home from school, they are less likely to be so fussy about what’s in their snack.

Quite a few of our recipes have ‘hidden veggies’ too for those that can’t find their lunchbox but can find a tiny piece of onion in the spaghetti bolognaise.

Some quick ideas include:

  • A piece of fruit
  • A tub of low-fat low-sugar yoghurt
  • A stick of cheese
  • Plain popcorn
  • Guacamole and plain corn chips
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Celery Sticks

What is the Healthiest Fruit?

Some fruits are healthier than others.  According to Healthline.com – the 10 healthiest fruits nutrient wise include:

  • Grapefruit
  • Pineapple
  • Avocado
  • Blueberries
  • Apples
  • Pomegranate
  • Mango
  • Strawberries
  • Cranberries
  • Lemons

So try and include some of these fruits in the after school snacks – if you can!

Healthy After School Snacks | Stay at Home Mum

Fruit and Nut Snack Balls

Full of healthy ingredients perfect for growing bodies – these Fruit and Nut Snack Balls can be made in bulk and frozen – so they can be grabbed out as a snack anytime – especially after school.  These are great in the school lunch box too!

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Amazing Fruit and Nut Snack Balls | Stay At Home Mum

A Ham & Vegetable Muffin

I’m a big fan of muffins for kids – especially as an after school snack.  It’s because you can sneak loads of veggies in there without them knowing.  The ham makes these muffins just so tasty and delicious! Serve it plain, or warm, or with a slathering of butter!

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Ham and Vegetable Muffins | Stay At Home Mum

Broccoli and Garlic Quesadillas

These are easily made in a sandwich press – and they are super yummy!

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Broccoli and Garlic Quesadillas | Stay at Home Mum

Frozen Yoghurt Bites

These are particularly good during the hotter months – as they are like a mini ice-block.  You can use any flavoured yoghurt you like, but for the healthiest option, use something like the Chobani 0.5% fat.

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Frozen Yoghurt Bites | Stay at Home Mum

Tuna Stuffed Avocado Boats

This is so yummy – kinda like Tuna Salad Sushi – but served in half of an avocado!

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Tuna Stuffed Avocado Boats | Stay at Home Mum

Sweet Potato and Lentil Sausage Rolls

Delicious meat-free sausage rolls that can be made in bulk and frozen!

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Sweet Potato & Lentil Sausage Rolls | Stay at Home Mum

 

Easy Veggie Stuffed Apple Muffins

Apple Muffins with a secret – they are full of veggies that kids can’t even taste!

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Easy Veggie Stuffed Apple Muffins | Stay at Home Mum

 

Homemade Chicken and Apple Croquettes

These little fingers are made with chicken mince and are yummy both hot or cold (I make a heap of them and put them in the fridge so the boys can just help themselves).  The apple makes the croquettes nice and sweet.

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Home Made Chicken and Apple Croquettes | Stay at Home Mum

Banana Split Bites

Make them beg for more with these lovely banana split bites!

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Banana Split Bites | Stay at Home Mum


Cucumber Bites

Your kids won’t even realise they’re eating veggies with this scrumptious treat!

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via eatingonadime.com

Rainbow Smoothies

For healthy on-the-go snacks, these colourful rainbow smoothies will get your kids going.

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via sheknows.com

 

Gluten-Free No Bake Energy Balls

Up your kids’ energy (and yours too because this is so easy to make) with these no-bake energy balls that they will never grow tired of.

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via 5dollardinners.com

Spinach Muffins

These fluffy spinach muffins are not only soft and delicious, it’s healthy too!

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via messforless.net

 

Mini Spinach-and-Cheese Pizzas

Mums know that everything with cheese becomes perfect in their kids’ taste buds and this mini spinach-and-cheese pizza will definitely not disappoint.

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via marthastewart.com

Fruit and Cracker Pizzas

Perhaps every kid loves mini pizzas and this easy fruit and cracker pizzas will be one they’ll ask for every day.

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via sunshineandhurricanes.com

 

Gluten-Free Healthy Trail Mix Cookies

Your kids will definitely always want you to make this healthy vegan and gluten-free trail mix cookies.

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Healthy After School Snack Ideas | Stay At Home Mum
via chocolatesalad.com

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Dip

This juicy sweet fruit salsa with cinnamon dip is just super delish.

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum
via ohsweetbasil.com

 

Frozen Banana Yoghurt Bites

Make your kids the happiest with these lovely frozen banana yoghurt bites.

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum
via eatsamazing.co.uk

Healthy Owl Crackers

Get your decorating skills to work and brighten up your kid’s day with this creative owl crackers.

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum
via parents.com

Banana Dolphins

Make their snack time an ultimate fun time with these playful banana dolphins fruity snack.

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum

Cheesy Broccoli Bites

Does your kid hate broccoli? Try adding cheese and flour to make yummy pancakes for this incredibly tasty cheesy broccoli bites.

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum
via superhealthykids.com

 

Baked Whole Wheat Raspberry Doughnuts

Doughnuts are simply irresistible especially if it’s these whole wheat raspberry doughnuts.

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum
via popsugar.com

Kids Power Smoothie

Get your kids’ power up with this amazing smoothie.

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum
via katymcarter.com

15-Minute Zucchini Chips

You can also dig in this perfect healthy after school snack.

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via recipes.sparkpeople.com

Peanut Butter Fluff Dip

If you’re in a hurry, just whip up this peanut butter fluff dip that’s a perfect after school snack.

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum
via menumusings.blogspot.com

Gluten-Free Banana Snack Cake

This lovely twist to a banana cake with cream cheese and Greek yoghurt is so divine!

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum

 

Kitty Cat Rice Cakes

Your kids can even join in the fun of creating this super cute kitty cat rice cakes.

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum
via sunrice.com.au

Ham and Cheese Roll-Ups

These ham and cheese roll-ups are so simple but the delight these give to your kids is huge!

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum
via thegraciouswife.com

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Dip

Make this smooth cinnamon cream cheese dip and get lots of love from your kids.

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www.5minutesformom.com

Breakfast Banana Pops

These are perfect for on-the-go breakfast, but who says you can’t have this as an after school snack? I’d want one if I were a kid.

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum
via chocolatecoveredkatie.com

Mini Pot Pies

Pot pies can come in miniature sizes and these mini pot pies are perfect for your kids’ tiny hands and hungry mouths.

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum
via bettycrocker.com

Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookies

Just looking at these mountains of chocolate oatmeal no-bake cookies just makes us drool…sure your kids will do too!

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www.5minutesformom.com

Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

Potato chips never tasted this good and healthy.  Sprinkle them with a little sea salt or some dry vegetable stock for a flavour punch!

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum
via howsweeteats.com

DIY Frushi

Make sushi using your kids’ favourite fruits and this DIY Frushi will be their next favourite after school snack.

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum
via themaven.net

Microwave Potato Chips

For healthy potato chips, using natural ingredients, just pop it in the microwave and surprise your kids when they get home with this super crunchy microwave potato chips.

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum
via gluesticksblog.com

Candy Corn Fruit Cocktail

Candy corns are not just perfect Halloween treats, they’re lovely after school snacks too! Just add in some fruits and whipped cream and voila!

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via familyfreshmeals.com

Nutty Monkey Protein Smoothie

Add some protein into your kids’ smoothie with this banana with peanut butter, honey and yoghurt protein smoothie for a wonderful after school treat!

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum
via mommyandthings.blogspot.com

Wafflesaurus Waffles

Your kids will definitely roar with delight in this delicious waffles shaped like dinosaurs.

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum
via momontimeout.com

Oatmeal Banana Bites

You’ll never go wrong with these lovely oatmeal banana bites.

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum
via 4hatsandfrugal.com

 

Cat in the Hat Snacks

Complete your kids’ day with this fun Cat in the Hat snacks.

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www.amomstake.com

 

Mini Spinach Frittatas

Get your kids to eat healthy but yummy with these mini spinach frittatas.

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum
via kimscravings.com

 

Granola & Coconut Yoghurt Banana Pops

There’s no stopping them once they have a taste of these granola and coconut yoghurt banana pops.

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www.coconutandberries.com

No Bake Fruit Pizzas

Serve their fruits in a fun and unique way with these cute fruit pizzas.

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum
via twohealthykitchens.com

 

Mini Avocado & Hummus Quesadilla

Make your quesadillas more exciting by adding avocado and hummus.

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum
via cookincanuck.com

Almond Butter and Banana Open Sandwich

Fully loaded almond butter and banana open sandwich are just what your kids need to boost their energy.

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Deliciously Healthy Snacks For Kids | Stay At Home Mum
via talesofakitchen.com

Butternut Squash ‘Mac and Cheese’

Mac and cheese is every kid’s favourite and this beautiful butternut squash mac and cheese will never fail you.

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via babyfoode.com

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