Top 5 After-School Snacks

Chris LoRang Your Best Life

Check out these easy-to-prepare snack options for your kids!

We know that keeping healthy food around for after school snacking can be difficult – try these 5 delicious combinations for easy to prepare options. Making healthful food options readily available instead of less healthy options can have a dramatic effect on your child’s food choices. Make it easy!

As a rule, fats and proteins are good and added sugars and highly processed foods are to be avoided.

Almonds and an Apple

Prepare zip-lock bags, each with a 1/4 cup of of almonds in them and place them directly next to an apple in the fridge. Your kids can open the fridge, grab the two items and head outside.

Bananas with Greek Yogurt (no added sugar, full fat)

Prepare small Tupperware containers, each with a serving of no-sugar-added, full-fat Greek Yogurt and chop up the banana on top the night before. Place a spoon on top of it in the fridge and it’s ready to go.

Local Grassfed Beef Jerky – Try Nick’s Sticks

Check out the link above for local grocery stores that carry Nick’s Sticks, grassfed beef jerky from an Iowa farm!

Larabars

While dried fruit isn’t always the best option, it can be a great choice over other processed foods. Larabars are clean and delicious and readily available at most grocery stores.

Baby Carrots and Hummus

Put a couple handfuls of carrots in a zip-lock bag next to a small container of hummus and it’s ready for a fast snack. Stay tuned for our favorite hummus recipe next week!

Here’s to a happy and healthy school year!

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