Easy and Healthy After School Snacks

September 15, 2017

Whole Foods after school snacks

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Whole Foods Market.

Kids running for the fridge as soon as their backpacks are off? These tasty after-school snacks are not only easy to prepare, they’re delicious and kid-approved!

Busy school days mean busy brains need a refresh. What better way than with a wholesome after-school snack? These snack recipes use familiar flavors (PB&J anyone?) prepared in new ways. From poppable bites to savory spreads, these snacks will satisfy any kid — or kid at heart.

Looking to avoid peanuts? While many of our recipes use peanut butter, feel free to use your favorite alternative — we like sunflower seed butter. If your kids are a bit more adventurous, try adding spices like cardamom or flavored extracts to boost flavor without adding fat, sugar or calories.

Kids can help make these recipes, too. It’s been proven that having kids help out in the kitchen increases their interest in food, so be prepared for lots of happy snacking ahead!

For other snack options, check out our healthy snack collection.

Sunny fig bars

Sunny Fig Bars

PB&J bites 

PB&J Bites

Chewy Coconut Granola Bars

Chewy Coconut Granola Bars

Banana Oatmeal Snack Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Snack Cookies

Peanut Butter and Jelly Snack Muffins

Peanut Butter and Jelly Snack Muffins

Apple Sandwiches with Granola and Peanut Butter

Apple Sandwiches with Granola and Peanut Butter

Carrot Cashew Spread    

Carrot Cashew Spread

Carrot Cashew Spread

Dried Apple Slices