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Healthy After School Snacks

September 18, 2019

 

 

 

After School Snacks

 

School is in full swing and every day, I pick my daughter up from the bus, we walk in the door and she turns to me and says “I’m hungry”.  Dinner is hours away and I want them to eat something nutritious yet tasty. Here are some easy, healthy, fiber-rich make ahead snacks that I like to keep on hand to keep my kids’ bellies full until dinner.  

 

Oatmeal Green Smoothie Muffins

 

What’s not to love about these muffins?  They are loaded with spinach, no refined sugar and made completely in the blender.  My kids love to help me put everything into the blender especially peeling bananas. We call them ‘green monster muffins’ in my house.  It’s all about the branding, right?  

 

Oatmeal Green Smoothie Muffins from The Natural Nurturer 

 

No Bake Energy Balls 

 

My kids love these.  The peanut butter provides a plant-based protein and the flaxseeds are a great way to get in those omega-3s.  Have your kids help you mix everything together and roll them into balls. Feel free to sub in any nut butter. 

 

No Bake Energy Balls  from Clean and Delicious 

 

Black Bean Brownies 

 

Yes, black beans in brownies.  I promise you won’t even notice that there are beans in these fudgy delicious treats.  This is a great way to sneak some fiber and iron in your kids’ diet. This can all be made in a blender and because it’s vegan, it’s OK to lick the spatula.  

 

Black Bean Brownies from Chocolate Covered Katie 

 

Flourless Chocolate Protein Waffles 

 

Who says waffles are only for breakfast?  These healthy treats (with hidden veggies) can be halved or quartered and double as a great after school snack.  Just put everything in the blender, pour into a waffle maker and in minutes you have a gluten free, low sugar, protein filled snack.  These also freeze really well!  

 

Flourless Chocolate Protein Waffles from The Natural Nurturer