It’s back to school, and new supplies, homework, and class schedules get a lot of attention!
It’s important to plan for what happens after school, too. Healthy midday snacks can provide your kids with essential nutrition and improve their focus during homework time without spoiling their dinner.
If your family travels straight from school to activities like dance or sports, plenty of after school snack ideas can be made car-friendly.
The snacks below can be prepped ahead of time and will work great whether you’re gathered around the kitchen table or on the go. If you’re already out and about, or if you forget the snacks at home, you can pick up some nut-based trail mix, string cheese, or fresh fruit:
Mini Ham Wraps
Cut deli-sliced ham in half. Add an apple slice and a piece of cheddar on top. Wrap the ham around the other ingredients and hold close with a toothpick. Try experimenting with other meat, fruit, and cheese combinations.
Peanut Butter Pretzels – and Variations!
Dip pretzels in peanut butter and then press chopped nuts, coconut flakes, or dried fruit on top. This snack also works great with crackers.
Raw Veggies and Hummus
Baby carrots, sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers cut into rounds are just a few kinds of raw veggies that pair great with hummus. And since hummus isn’t pourable like Ranch dressing, your car will stay clean if your kids are eating en route.
Spread cream cheese down the middle of a tortilla and top with jam or preserves. Roll or fold the burrito so that the toppings are enclosed. Using whole wheat tortillas will add even more nutrition.
Need more Snack Recipes? Visit our Back to School Pinterest Board for a bus load of ideas!