I try to have an after school snack ready for my kids each day when they get home from school each day. I’m not perfect at this, but I try!
After school snack time is one of my favorite parts of the day because it is a time for my kids to sit down, refill their bellies, and talk to ME (if I’m lucky tbh)! 😉
I will admit, a big reason I make the after school snack a priority is for selfish reasons. My goal is that as they eat their snack they will tell me all the highs and lows of their day. It doesn’t always happen this way, but sometimes I see success. There have been amazing days when they have sat down and poured their hearts out to me over the snack. And those days make it all worthwhile!
The after school snack is a slightly chaotic time in our household, but one I have come to cherish and look forward to.
I spent the past month taking a daily picture of our after school snacks. A “pinterest mom” I am not; my parenting thrives on simple and cheap. If you are looking for the healthiest, fanciest snacks…..this is NOT that type of blog. However, if you are looking for a few easy snack ideas then keep reading, you just might find one here!
Day 1: Peanut butter cookie, raisins
Day 2: Cinnamon sugar tortilla, grapes
Day 3: Whole wheat banana chocolate chip muffin, strawberries
Day 4: Bagel with cream cheese, strawberries
Day 5: Applesauce
Day 1: Peanut butter cookie, dried apples
Day 2: Peanut butter crackers for running errands
Day 3: String cheese, orange
Day 4: Animal crackers, celery with peanut butter
Day 5: Fruit leather and dried apples
Day 1: Animal crackers, grapes for running errands
Day 2: Homemade Graham Crackers, grapes
Day 3: Apple slices with peanut butter and chocolate chips (I use this mandoline slicer for the apples)
Day 4: Monster Rice Krispie Treats
Day 5: Frozen Blueberries
Day 1: Oil popped popcorn
Day 2: Muffin Tin Snack of carrots, animal crackers, cheerios, raisins and string cheese
Day 3: Pumpkin muffin and raisins
Day 4: String cheese and carrots
Day 5: Cheerios and raisins
It was actually so fun to look back and see all of the different snacks we had over the past month! I hope that you found them helpful!
What are some of your favorite after school snacks? Share with me in the comments, I’m always needing new ideas!