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Snack Time: Afternoon Snack Ideas


My kids are big fans of snack time staples like Goldfish and pretzels but I like to keep things interesting (and of course, healthy).

Satisfying snacks have a combo of healthy carbs for immediate energy, plus protein and/or fiber to keep little fingers from endlessly shoveling. Here are my top 10 ideas.

  1. Mini muffins – make ahead and keep in the freezer
  2. Fruit skewers – choose high fiber fruits like pears, strawberries, bananas, oranges, raspberries
  3. Cheese & whole grain crackers – I like Baby Bell or Trader Joe’s string cheese
  4. Peanut butter (or soynut butter) with sliced apple
  5. Greek yogurt and granola
  6. Hummus and carrot sticks
  7. Homemade fruit leather (pictured above)
  8. Cherry tomatoes + dressing for dipping
  9. Smoothies
  10. Homemade granola bars

What’s your go-to afternoon snack?