When your kids tumble into the house after school, it’s best to feed them. FAST.
But finding that magic combination of quick + delicious + nutritious can be a little tricky, right?
Luckily, my years with a kitchen full of boys have taught me a thing or two about fueling kids. So let me put my experience to work and share some of our favorite go-to after school snacks.
It’s not just for the movies anymore, friends! Naturally gluten free and totally delicious, popcorn is the ultimate after school snack. Air pop your own or find a microwave brand that has ingredients you trust. And if you’ve never tried popcorn with a sprinkle of Tajin seasoning, you’re in for a treat!
2. Sliced Fruit
Always simple, always a hit. I like to slice up several apples at the beginning of the week and store in a bit of orange juice to keep them from browning. Add a little nut butter of your choice for an extra kick of delicious protein.
3. Kale Chips
Trust me on this one. Try it once, and you’ll be hooked. Massage a small amount of olive oil into torn pieces of kale, season to taste, then bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 10-15 minutes at 350. Crispy, salty… and full of nutrients!
4. Chocolate PB Crunch Bites
I'm sure this Warrior Mix Recipe will be a new favorite at your house! They store beautifully in the fridge or freezer, making them easy to make ahead for a grab-and-go snack.
5. Cheese and Crackers
A little bit of protein can go a long way fueling kids after school. We love the convenience of Babybel cheese… and did you know they now have a plant-based variety?
6. Hard Boiled Eggs
Store a dozen in your fridge for the week, and they’ll be gone before you know it. A sprinkle of salt or Trader Joe’s Everything Bagel Seasoning is all you need to take it up a notch from bland and boring to amazingly delicious!
7. Chips and Guac
This snack feels totally indulgent, but is packed full of nutrients! I like to add a little plain Greek yogurt to our guacamole for a little creamy protein.
8. Seaweed Snacks
Look for these snack packs in the Asian aisle of your grocery store; my kids love them!
9. Chocolate Nut Trail Bars
This Warrior Mix recipe will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth. It tastes so indulgent, but is full of good-for-you ingredients!
10. Warrior Mix
Good straight out of the bag, with a dash of milk, or as a topping on your favorite yogurt, our Warrior Mixes are the ultimate after school fuel. Plant based and gluten free with no refined sugar, it’s definitely a snack you can feel good about!