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4 Fun Homemade After School Snacks

After a busy day, it’s tempting for you and the kids to grab quick and cheap processed snacks. But what if you could quickly prepare a simple snack that they (and you!) will enjoy – but without loads of sugar or mystery ingredients? Here are a few simple recipes for healthy snacks to keep them full until dinner without ruining their appetite:

 

 

Cinnamon Tostada

This recipe is easy and quick to prep for your little ones. It just involves a few minutes in the broiler and can then be cut into the perfect snack size for your little one(s) to enjoy. They’re sure to love this cinnamon and sugar treat. Cinnamon has several positive health effects and tastes great!

 

Apple Sauce

With a few simple ingredients, you can create your own homemade apple sauce. Once transferred over to airtight containers, this sauce can keep for 5 days in the refrigerator or for up to 2 months in the freezer! Add optional ingredients like brown sugar or cinnamon as you desire, but of course apples do have their own natural sweetness.

 

Banana Oat Smoothie

Some of the simplest recipes involve putting all of your ingredients into a blender.  This healthy banana-oat smoothie recipe will please even those with the pickiest taste buds, while still providing a good source of fiber and protein. You have the option to make it more chilled by using frozen bananas. This snack would be a special treat for breakfast as well.

 

Fruit Roll-Up

You can make your own roll up fruit snack in advance to have ready in time for the after school rush. This recipe takes a while in the oven, but can be stored for several weeks in an air tight container, or frozen as well. The best thing about this recipe is that you can use whatever fruit you like, this includes frozen or canned preserves if you’d like to go a quicker route. This recipe has a lot of helpful tips on how to successfully create your own fruit roll-up snack.

 

 

Of course, store bought snacks are fine and sensible a lot of the time, but these recipes can be a special treat that you can feel good about giving your child. You also get to control the amount of sugar and types of ingredients that go into each snack, so you know exactly what your child is having. These snacks are helpful for any busy time of day when your little ones need a little boost of energy!

 

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