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
[wpcol_1third id=”” class=”” style=””]Fruits/Veggies
Broccoli florets (raw)
Carrot sticks or baby carrots
Dates (dried or fresh)
Zucchini sticks (raw or baked)
[/wpcol_1third] [wpcol_1third id=”” class=”” style=””]Grains
Bread (whole grain)
Cereal (whole grain)
[/wpcol_1third] [wpcol_1third_end id=”” class=”” style=””]Proteins
Hummus (Try my black bean hummus.)
Nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, etc.)
Seeds (pumpkin,sesame, sunflower)
Yogurt (Make your own!)
Homemade Chicken-Spinach Hot Pockets
Chocolate Almond Fudge Snack Squares
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Coconut Oat Bars
Chocolate Peanut Butter Milk
Coconut Curry Zucchini Muffins
Nut Butter Snack Balls
Roasted Carrot Hummus
Stovetop pizza (cooks quickly and so much better than processed frozen stuff!)
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.
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.