30 After-School Snack Ideas


With the start of the new school year approaching, I know many of you might be thinking about what to have on hand for the ever important after-school snack!

When the school bell rings it’s been a few hours since lunch, yet dinner is still an hour or two away. The kids (and maybe even mom!) need a little something to tide them over and stop them from getting hangry!

All of these ideas are easy and can be made ahead of time or quickly made once the kids hop off the bus! I hope this list inspires you with some fun ideas for your children and help make the time between school and dinner a little bit tastier!

healthy snacks

Healthy Snack Ideas

  1. Apple Slices with Peanut Butter
  2. Cut up Veggies with Hummus
  3. Slice of Avocado Toast
  4. String Cheese
  5. Fruit Smoothies
  6. Whole Wheat Crackers with Cheese
  7. Yogurt with Fruit and Granola
  8. Sticky Honey Nut Bars
  9. Hard Boiled Eggs
  10. Cottage Cheese (with Fruit, Optional)
  11. No-Bake Pumpkin Energy Bites
  12. Cut up Veggies with Guacamole
  13. Green Grape “Snakes” 
  14. Celery with Veggie Cream Cheese
  15. Owl Rice Cakes
  16. Whole Wheat Tortilla Chips with Salsa
  17. Berry Frozen Yogurt Bites
  18. Popcorn
  19. Cat in The Hat Fruit Skewers
  20. Whole Grain Goldfish Crackers
  21. Whole Wheat Crackers with Peanut Butter
  22. Shamrock Pudding 
  23. Cut up Veggies with Ranch or Dill Dip
  24. Chocolate Squash Muffins 
  25. Fruit and Nut Trail Mix
  26. Applesauce
  27. Celery with Peanut Butter and Raisins
  28. Pumpkin Pudding
  29. Veggie Chips
  30. Handful of Nuts

Do you have a favorite after-school snack for you or your children?  If so, I’d love to hear your suggestions below!