5 After School Snacks

Do you struggle with a healthy option to feed your kiddos after school? Is it too early for dinner, too late for lunch, and so temping to have an unhealthy snack after a long day? Check out these 5 options for healthy, yummy snacks!


1. A small cup of fruit is the perfect size for a quick, sweet snack.


2. Carrots and celery with peanut butter.


3. String cheese and a hard boiled egg.


4. Apple sauce


5. Fruit yogurt pops! See the recipe below:

Yogurt pop

Fruit Yogurt Pops Makes: 14 servings

These pops are a fun treat that needs only two ingredients. With no cooking, cutting, or special equipment required, kids can learn to make these by themselves.

1 yogurt, vanilla or plain (8 ounces)
2½ cups strawberries (sliced, frozen, thawed)

*You may substitute your favorite fruit or whatever is in season!

1. Combine ingredients. Pour into 3 ounce paper cups.
2. Freeze about 30 minutes; then stick a wooden Popsicle/craft tick in the center of each cup.
3. Freeze overnight until firm. To eat pops, peel off paper cups.
4. For variety, try other fruit flavored yogurts and frozen fruit or fruit juice concentrates.

Nutrition Information: Calories 30; Total fat 0 g; Saturated fat 0 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 10 mg; Total Carbohydrate 7 g; Dietary Fiber 1 g; Total Sugars 5 g; Added Sugars included 2 g; Protein 1 g; Vitamin D 0 IU; Calcium 33 mg; Iron 0 mg; Potassium 92 mg Source: University of California, Cooperative Extension Fresno County, Easy and Nutritious Family Recipes https://whatscooking.fns.usda.gov/recipes