What is the Perfect After-School Snack?

An after-school snack is a much-loved tradition in many homes. Something small to hold your kids over until dinner, but not too much to spoil their appetites. Here are a few ideas of what you can add to your rotation. 

Dip and Veggie Sticks

Cut up some carrots, cucumbers, bell papers, or any other veggies you have on hand with a simple dip. A great idea can be to prepare a couple of dips at the beginning of the week and bring them out so that your kids have a few options (maybe hummus, ranch, garlic, eggplant dip, or sundried tomato dip). 

Trail Mix

This is something you can buy pre-packaged or make at home. Combine your favorite nuts, dried fruits, and chocolate chips. You can also experiment with adding honey or other sweeteners to a mixture of oats and nuts. 

Peanut Butter and Jelly

This is an all-time favorite. And before you disregard PB&J-s as unhealthy, think about ways you can upgrade this classic snack. Buy some sourdough bread, try different nut butter like sunflower or almond, and play around with the jam.