50+ Easy recipes for healthy after school snacks

50+ Easy recipes for healthy after school snacks | Beanstalk Single Mums

If you have a child of school age, you will know how hungry they are at the end of the school day. They would eat ANYTHING.

The worry is that if you don’t have something healthy and yummy ready to fill their little tums, they’ll reach for the junk food. Nooooo.

Instead, get organised with these easy recipes for healthy after school snacks, which can be made in advance or super-fast.

SAVOURY AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

Pizza Toast

Serve up this easy pizza toast after school and watch it disappear. Only five ingredients.

Healthy After School Snacks | Pizza Toast | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Delish

Zucchini Slice

Make zucchini more appetising with bacon and cheese. This comes together in 30 minutes.

Healthy After School Snacks | Zucchini Slice | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Taste

Bread Cup Quiches

Bread cup quiches are perfect when you’re feeling a little fancy but don’t have time to bake. Looks and tastes delicious.

Bread Cup Quiches | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Donna Hay

Zucchini Ham Patties

This a great way to sneak veggies into after school snacks. Your kids will never know there’s zucchini in it.

Healthy After School Snacks | Zucchini and Ham Patties | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Taste

Tortilla Roll Up Lollipops

Rollups are always yummy and fun to make. This one calls for wholemeal tortilla wraps but you can sub wholemeal bread.

Tortilla Rollup Lollipops | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Eats Amazing

Crispy Mac and Cheese Muffins

Here’s a spin on good old mac and cheese that’s perfect for snacking. Make it healthier by using whole wheat pasta and adding veggies.

Healthy After School Snacks | Crispy Mac and Cheese Muffins | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Taste

Cheesy Broccoli Bites

This is a genius way to get kids to eat broccoli. Even veggie haters will beg for more. Plus, they are perfect for the freezer.

Cheesy Broccoli Bites | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Super Healthy Kids

Mini Spinach Pizzas

Pizza is always a hit. Make it healthier with spinach, whole wheat pita and ricotta cheese.

Healthy After School Snacks | Mini Pizzas | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Canadian Family

Parmesan Ranch Mix

This snack mix is so savoury good and ready in just five minutes. We suggest making a big batch ahead of time.

Parmesan Ranch Snack Mix | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Averie Cooks

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Throw some sliced sweet potatoes in the oven with sea salt and olive oil and bake until crispy. It’s way better than store-bought chips.

Healthy After School Snacks | Baked Sweet Potato Chips | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Minimalist Baker

Cauliflower Popcorn

Cauliflower popcorn is yummy with garlic powder and Parmesan cheese. And it tastes like chicken nuggets.

Cauliflower Popcorn | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Good Housekeeping

Pizza Roll Ups

Store bought crescent rolls with spaghetti sauce is ready for snacking in 15 minutes. Used tinned sauce to save time.

Healthy After School Snacks | Pizza Rollups | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Taste of Home

Cheesy Quesadillas

Make these quesadillas healthier with low fat cheese and wholemeal tortillas. Top with a generous helping of salsa for extra nutrients.

Cheesy Quesadillas | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Taste of Home

Roasted Chickpeas

This is def our new favourite healthy snack. Season chickpeas with spices/flavourings and pop in the oven.

Healthy After School Snacks | Roasted Chickpeas | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Super Healthy Kids

Ants on a Log

This savoury variation of ants on a log comes with different toppings: guacamole, black beans, hummus, cheese and chickpeas.

Ants on a Log | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Parents

Kale Chips

Kale is surprisingly edible when made into yummy chips. Top with Parmesan and spices if the kids want more flavour.

Healthy After School Snacks | Kale Chips | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Super Healthy Kids

Baked Zucchini Chips

Here’s another chip recipe that makes for a kid-friendly, healthy after school snack. We recommend hummus for dipping.

Baked Zucchini Chips | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Vittles and Bits

Tomato Basil Pinwheels

Tomato basil pinwheels made with whole wheat tortilla, sun dried tomatoes and low fat cream cheese is ideal for summer snacking.

Healthy After School Snacks | Sun Dried Tomato Pinwheels | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Super Healthy Kids

Loaded Nachos

These nachos are highly customisable based on what you have available. We suggest swapping sweet potatoes for chips if you want a healthier alternative.

Loaded Nachos | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Country Living

Baked Cucumber Chips

Who knew cucumber makes such zesty chips? If you ask us, it’s the apple cider and sea salt combo that makes this one so mouth watering.

Healthy After School Snacks | Baked Cucumber Chips | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe Source: Low Carb Yum

Oven Chicken Fingers

Oven baked chicken trumps fried chicken every time. Use skinless chicken breasts and load up on the spices.

Oven Chicken Fingers | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Country Living

Avocado Sandwich

Avocado sandwiches are so yummy and healthy, even toddlers love them. We like to use whole wheat bread and ghee for toasting.

Healthy After School Snacks | Avocado Sandwich | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: GK Food Diary

Lunch Kebabs

These sandwiches on sticks are portable, healthy and so easy to make. Our fave is the turkey, whole wheat bread and avocado one.

Lunch Kebabs | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Delish

Caprese Sandwich

Another lovely summertime sandwich that’s a hit with kids. You can easily swap whole wheat for French bread.

Healthy After School Snacks | Caprese Sandwich | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Active Kids

Easy Snack Wraps

Wraps are versatile snacks that let you use any combination of protein and veggies. We love low fat cream cheese with olives and turkey.

Easy Snack Wraps | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: All Recipes

SWEET AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

Pumpkin Oat Cookies

Pumpkin oat cookies are not just for Halloween. They’re great healthy after school snacks year round.

Pumpkin Oat Cookies | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Kid Spot

Chocolate Banana Snack Bars

Apricots, shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds and rolled outs make for some tasty and healthy snack bars.

Healthy After School Snacks | Chocolate Banana Snack Bars | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Kid Spot

Smoothie Bowls

These smoothie bowls are heaven. You can use any fruit, just add Greek yogurt and mix in a blender.

Smoothie Bowls | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Woman’s Day

Banana Bread

Don’t throw away over ripe bananas, they’re perfect for making this scrumptious banana bread.

Healthy After School Snacks | Banana Bread | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Donna Hay

Rainbow Fruit Skewers

Colourful party food or just for snacking, these rainbow fruit kebabs are packed with vitamins and antioxidants.

Rainbow Fruit Skewers | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: BBC Good Food

Baked Apple Chips

Apple chips take an hour to make but are so worth it. It’s the perfect snack to satisfy sweet cravings.

Healthy After School Snacks | Baked Apple Chips | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: The Viet Vegan

Blueberry Yogurt Bites

Trust us, make a large batch of these yogurt bites ahead of time so you won’t run out. They’re that delicious.

Blueberry Yogurt Bites | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Kristen Duke

Banana Yogurt Bites

If your kids love bananas, here’s something super easy that they can make themselves.

Healthy After School Snacks | Banana Yogurt Bites | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Eats Amazing

Fruit Cracker Pizzas

Spice up boring old crackers with cream cheese and your favourite fruits. Another child-friendly recipe that anyone can make.

Fruit Cracker Pizzas | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Sunshine and Hurricanes

Loaded Apple Nachos

Here’s a hearty recipe when the kids want something filling. You can swap nuts and berries for chocolate chips to make it healthier.

Healthy After School Snacks | Loaded Apple Nachos | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Julie’s Eats and Treats

Apple Salsa

A salsa of apples, strawberries, kiwi and orange is amazing to eat with chips or crackers.

Apple Salsa | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Taste of Home

Choco Banana Energy Balls

These choco banana energy balls are filled with nutrition and healthy sweetness. Great for snacking at home or outside.

Choco Banana Energy Balls | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Julie’s Eats and Treats

Dark Chocolate Almonds

Craving something decadent but still healthy? Dark chocolate almonds are the answer. You can store this in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.

Healthy After School Snacks | Dark Chocolate Almonds | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Sally’s Baking Addiction

Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Peanut butter and rolled oats are a classic energy combo. One bar can tide a child over until dinner time.

Healthy After School Snacks | Peanut Butter Granola Bars | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Julie’s Eats and Treats

Strawberry Energy Balls

Strawberries, peanut butter, seeds and rolled oats make for a great low calorie and low sugar snack. No need to bake!

Strawberry Energy Balls | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Brendid

Fruit and Nut Bars

Here’s an easy to make trail mix that’s tasty and keeps for a long time. Go crazy with your favourite nuts and dried fruits.

Healthy After School Snacks | Fruit and Nut Bars | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Snack Girl

Avocado Truffles

Truffles made from avocado? Even little kids will devour them. This one is dairy free and gluten free.

Avocado Truffles | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: What the Fork

Banana Sushi

Here’s a fun recipe for kids and kids at heart. Dark chocolate and bananas are so yummy together.

Healthy After School Snacks | Banana Sushi | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Fit Foodie Finds

Banana Blueberry Cookies

Swap these banana blueberry cookies for your usual chocolate chip. It’s just as sweet but way healthier.

Banana Blueberry Cookies | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Tasting Page

Frozen Yogurt Bark

This berry yogurt bark tastes as scrumptious as it looks. Perfect for holiday snacking.

Healthy After School Snacks | Frozen Yogurt Bark | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Celebrating Sweets

Baked Banana Chips

More snacks for banana lovers! Simple baked banana chips are great eaten alone or with overnight oats.

Baked Banana Chips | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Diet Hood

Tropical Orange Fruit Snacks

Aren’t fruit snacks divine? This vitamin packed recipe uses natural fruit juice and honey.

Healthy After School Snacks | Tropical Orange Fruit Snacks | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Allergy Free Alaska

Honey Roasted Nuts and Fruit

Fruit and nuts are even better roasted with honey. A healthy after school snack that’s cheap and takes no time make.

Honey Roasted Nuts and Fruit | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: Food.com

Fruit and Nut Yogurt

Adding yogurt to fruit and nuts kicks up the health bar a notch. Plus its tastier that way.

Healthy After School Snacks | Fruit and Nut Yogurt | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: BBC Good Food

Instant Berry Yogurt

Last but definitely not least on our list of after school snacks: If your kids are craving ice cream, give them a bowl of berry yogurt. It’s sweet, filling and full of fibre.

Instant Berry Yogurt | Beanstalk Mums

Recipe source: BBC Good Food

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