Healthier After-School Snacks

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Healthier After-School Snacks
Check out a wonderful list of healthy snacks you can eat at anytime of the day!
  • 1-2 tablespoons hummus or bean dip
  • Nut butters: almond, peanut, sunflower seed, or cashew
  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • Pea soup
  • A few slices lean turkey or ham
  • Small handful of nuts: almonds (calcium rich), pistachios, walnuts, or cashews
  • Small handful of sunflower seeds

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Put It All Together

Now you can have fun making some balanced snacking combinations.  Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Ants on a log: spread nut butter on celery stick then top with raisins
  • Corn tortilla with black bean dip or avocado

  • Frozen whole-grain waffle topped with banana or berries
  • Hummus on a rice cake, slice of bread, or crackers topped with cucumber or tomato slices

  • Apple slices dipped in nut butter
  • Spread nut butter on banana, and roll in mashed  cereal or granola

  • Fruit kebabs: use a kabob stick and fill with chunks of fresh fruit
  • Raw veggie slices in plain yogurt, bean dip, or hummus

  • Pineapple chunks and cottage cheese
  • Roll up slices of turkey or ham in leaf lettuce

  • Trail mix with dried fruit, nuts, and cereal
  • String cheese and cherry tomatoes

  • Pea soup and crackers

 

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