5 Creative Ways To Make Healthy After School Snacks

By March 26, 2017Nutrition

This is a guest post by, Ursula Herrera, a mom blogger who loves to share creative and healthy fun food ideas that the entire family will love! Ursula believes that kids deserve to eat REAL FOOD and that by creating healthy food habits early on, we can set them up for a lifetime of wellness. Best of all, her specialty is getting picky eaters to eat healthy snacks and meals!

5 Creative Ways To Make Healthy After School Snacks

Have fun with your kids while enjoying delicious homemade healthy foods.

I have two kids and when I pick them up from school, they are usually very hungry. When we come back home, they always ask for a snack the minute I step in the front door. They don’t even let me sit down to relax for a few minutes…..no way….they are hungry and they want a snack right away.

It will be easy for me to just grab a bag of chips or a snack bar, but I know it is my responsibility to offer them healthy choices. Offering fruits or nuts is always a good healthy idea, but sometimes they want something different. They don’t want plain “stuff”. They want something creative, fun, and exciting.

So I decided to get some inspiration from the internet and my own previous recipes, and came up with this 5 Creative Ways To Make Healthy After School Snacks list. Preparation and creativity are key for making sure the snacks I feed them are all healthy choices. It doesn’t have to be complicated or take a lot of your time.

We all enjoy these 5 Creative Ways To Make Healthy After School Snacks at home. They are all super easy to make, healthy, fun, and so delicious. I hope I inspire you to try them too.

Remember healthy eating habits are important and they start at home. If you are interested, check out my 5 Tips for Raising Healthy Non-Picky Eaters. It really works for us and my kids eat a great variety of foods.

5 Creative Ways To Make Healthy After School Snacks

1) EASY HOMEMADE NOURISHING BLUEBERRY GELATIN

Jello is fun and exciting. This easy recipe is lightly sweet, delicious, and the kids will absolutely love it. Use plain Gelatin and make a super creative and healthy after school snack.

Ditch commercial jello containing insane amounts of sugar, aspartame (sugar-free versions), artificial flavors, and preservatives. Make your own and make it healthy.

2) HEALTHY BANANA SUSHI ROLLS

I cannot think of an easier way to make a healthy snack at home. It only takes a few minutes and you can use your favorite nut butter and toppings. You can even get your kids super excited to make their own sushi. Hint: a few minutes to relax while they make this yummy snack.

3) EASY SUPER HEALTHY CAULIFLOWER POPCORN

Yes, a snack that it actually a vegetable. Use fun popcorn Popcorn Containers and  your kids will be so excited. This recipe is so tasty and so easy to make. Just bake the cauliflower florets and you are done. No mess involved and a great snack for the entire family.

4) FUN FRUIT POP IDEAS

If your kids want a little bit more than plain fruit for an after school snack, make fruit pops! You can use different fruits and toppings.  Bananas, strawberries and kiwis are our favorite fruits for pops. Cover them in yogurt and chopped nuts, sprinkles, toasted coconut or granola.

5)  AMAZING FLOURLESS SWEET POTATO HEALTHY BROWNIES

Ok yes, kids love cupcakes, brownies and chocolate. This recipe is just perfect for the entire family to enjoy.  Guess what? These brownies are made with sweet potato! My kids love these little brownies and they are just perfect for a healthy after school snack.

I really hope you like these 5 Creative Ways To Make Healthy After School Snacks. Teaching our kids to eat real food is the most important thing we can do for their future health.

If you are interested in reading more about my blog, please take a look at my latest articles. I am a mom blogger who loves to share creative and healthy fun food ideas, family activities, natural remedies, parenting advice, and tips for living a healthy lifestyle.

I also believe kids deserve to eat real food. If you are interested, please check out my recipes for easy to make, healthy, and homemade family meals. I am not a chef or have many years of experience cooking. So most of my recipes are very easy to prepare. I believe in cooking with fresh ingredients and try to avoid cans and boxes as much as possible.

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I’m so excited that Ursula Herrera allowed us to share these healthy tips on our blog. Eating a real food diet requires some planning but it can also be fun! For more ideas, check out Ursula’s easy, healthy and kid friendly recipes!  

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