20 clean eating after school snack ideas that kids won't hate

20 clean eating after school snacks that kids won't hate

You know how I said September always feel like January to me? Well it’s not just clean notebooks and cute office supplies that I’m looking for. I’m also looking to break any bad habits we’ve slipped into over the course of the summer—like over indulging in deliciousness.

At the start of the summer I was all gung ho about getting into a healthy eating routine for both myself and the girls. Well, a few too many lunches out and froyo treats side railed that just a teeeeeny bit (and by teeny bit I mean a lot).

I really want to flush the processed foods out of our lives. At least mostly. Mac and cheese is probably here to stay, no matter how hard I try. But if I can start by offering them after school snacks that are clean and healthy, I’m hoping it will slowly bleed into other mealtimes.

Here are twenty clean eating after school snacks that are totally doable with a little bit of preparation.

  1. hummus with carrots or homemade tortillas
  2. apples with peanut butter and shredded coconut (optional melted dark chocolate)
  3. trail mix or granola
  4. banana with peanut butter and Rice Krispies
  5. smoothies
  6. popcorn (we air pop ours and sprinkle it with salt and coconut oil)
  7. veggies with homemade ranch dip
  8. frozen grapes
  9. banana coconut cookies (only two ingredients!)
  10. Greek yogurt with fruit and honey
  11. turkey roll ups
  12. peanut butter apple dip
  13. sweet potato chips
  14. baked carrot fries
  15. roasted chickpeas
  16. homemade peanut butter cups (layer melted chocolate with peanut butter)
  17. quinoa protein bars
  18. frozen banana dipped in chocolate with crushed nuts
  19. cereal bars (this chocolate cherry one sounds delicious)
  20. banana chips

Looking for more ideas? Check out my Clean Eating Snack Ideas post.

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Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.