When Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean announced her 3rd Pin It Party (if you blog, join in the fun!), I knew I wanted to round up our most popular snack posts. These are the recipes we make again and again for our kids (and ourselves!) With back-to-school time in full swing (and five kids between us) having healthy yet tasty snacks for hungry kids around at all times is a must.
Snacks aren’t a dirty word and while they shouldn’t mean junk food and empty calories, they are absolutely necessary for kids (and adults) to keep them energized from lunch time to dinner (without being crabby. Kids are still growing plus their stomachs are smaller, so a good combo of carbs + protein + yes, even a little of the healthier fats is key to a good snack. Fellow blogger EA @ The Spicy RD explains it well in her recent post of Smart Snacks: 20 Snacks Your Kids Will Love (heck, I’m making some of her recipes for me, too.)
Baked Oatmeal Squares – My #1 go-to afternoon snack for my 6 year old (great for breakfast, too, and you can freeze ‘em.)
Apple Cornmeal Muffins – A great way to ease into fall with these nutrient packed muffins
Peanut Butter Sandwich Graham Crackers - A cross between peanut butter crackers + graham crackers made mini!
Avocado Vanilla Fruit Dip - Avocado in dip = awesomeness. Watch this one disappear!
Apple Blueberry Fruit Leather – Homemade fruit leather made with only four ingredients.
Bonus pin: How to Make Homemade Greek Yogurt (in your slow cooker!)- one of our most popular recent posts. Make mini parfaits with fresh fruit and crushed whole grain cereal for the kids after school!
And here’s a great list of healthy after school snacks from Cooking Light that are kid and parent approved!
Happy pinning! What’s your favorite afternoon snack? We’d love to hear!