50 After-School Snack Ideas + Back to School Printable

The back-to-school bustle and return to routines can be a tough transition from the free-spiritedness of summer. Today’s post is all about easing your mind when it comes to food & school.

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Below are 50 After-School Snack Ideas separated by fruits/veggies, grains, and proteins. Take your pick! Combine one or more from each column to make a hearty, well-balanced snack or a complete lunch.
Speaking of lunch, did you know that you could easily have every day’s school lunch (and snacks!) PLANNED for you? I’ve written about my love of eMeals before, and it’s no secret that it’s one of my favorite meal-planning services. Not only does eMeals provide healthy suggestions, but their lunch menus make getting kiddos well-fed a snap. Add in the fact that you’ll have a menu, recipes, and a shopping list each week delivered to your email and/or your iPhone and, well, how can you argue with that? And starting August 1st, eMeals is providing members with a 31-Day Healthy Snack Calendar. BAM! Your school year just got easier. Scroll to the bottom of this post for a discount code from eMeals and a free printable back-to-school checklist and one-week lunch calendar with shopping list. (By the way, freebies like this aren’t out of the ordinary. eMeals provides its members with exclusive extras each month.) See why I just love eMeals?


50 After-School Snack Ideas

Apple slices
Avocado, sliced
Broccoli florets (raw)
Carrot sticks or baby carrots
Celery sticks
Cherry tomatoes
Cranberries (dried)
Dates (dried or fresh)
Kale chips
Watermelon triangles
Zucchini sticks (raw or baked)

Bread (whole grain)
Cereal (whole grain)
Granola bars
Pasta noodles(cooked)
Rice cakes
Tortilla chips

Hard-boiled eggs
Hummus (Try my black bean hummus.)
Nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, etc.)
Nut butter
Seeds (pumpkin,sesame, sunflower)
Yogurt (Make your own!)

Homemade Yogurt result

Other ideas:

Chicken and Spinach Hot-PocketsHomemade Chicken-Spinach Hot Pockets
Chocolate Almond Fudge Snack Squares
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Coconut Oat Bars
Chocolate Peanut Butter Milk
Coconut Curry Zucchini Muffins
Homemade bread
Nut Butter Snack Balls
Roasted Carrot Hummus
Stovetop pizza (cooks quickly and so much better than processed frozen stuff!)
Trail Mix

Get more snack ideas and school lunches PLANNED for you!

Sign up with eMeals and get exclusive access to the 31 Snack Ideas Calendar (Available August 1st). Use code SCHOOL15 at checkout for 15% off any new subscription.


Even More!

This PDF from eMeals includes a Back to School Checklist, Lunch Notes, and a FREE week of an eMeals lunch meal plan with a shopping list. CLICK HERE to access the PDF.

What are some of your favorite snacks for kiddos?

This post is also a part of the Back to School blog carnival at Retro Housewife Goes Green.


6 Responses to 50 After-School Snack Ideas + Back to School Printable

  1. Chrystal @ Happy Mothering August 26, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    Thanks for the ideas! My daughter just stated Kindergarten today!

  2. TJ August 27, 2013 at 12:50 am #

    Great ideas, always looking for inspiration. :-)

  3. Brittany @ The Pistachio Project August 28, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    I’m always in need of snack ideas. Love that it’s broken down into food groups

  4. CelloMom On Cars August 29, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    Great list! I try to have the healthy options on the counter (zero barrier) so they reach for it. On very hot days, I blend frozen raspberries with milk / almond milk to make a quick, no-sugar sorbet.

  5. Amanda McMahon September 1, 2013 at 4:01 am #

    thanks for the ideas. i need to start “planning” these – therwise my kids choose nutella on bread every day :)

  6. Yasmin @ healthy snacks for kids December 10, 2013 at 12:49 am #

    I really like all of your above snacks idea. Because as a mother it’s really difficult for me to choose perfect snacks for my kids.I confuse about which snacks are healthy for my kids. That’s why your above article help me for providing healthy snacks to my kids. Thanks for your really informative article.

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