Here are 18 Healthy Snacks For After School that you can make in advance, including healthy fruit snacks, savory snacks, and make-ahead snack ideas. Simple to make and kid-approved these easy after school snacks will simplify your week day snack time.
Anyone else have little monsters who come home from school all hangry and snackish? ????????
After school snacks can be tough, ammiright? It's a fine balance because you want to give them something to bridge the gap until dinner time, but not anything that will fill them up so much that they won't eat their evening meal.
You want something healthy, but something that they'll actually eat. And I'm sure you'll want healthy after school snacks that you can make in advance. What's a busy parent to do?!
Worry not, my friends, because I've rounded up a whole bunch of Healthy Snacks For After School for you today! I've got sweet snacks and savory snacks, healthy fruit snacks and some more substantial snacks as well.
Trust me, you'll want to bookmark this page so whenever you need after school snack ideas, you know where to go!
18 Healthy Snacks for After School
1. Chocolate Energy Bites
If you're looking for a bite of something sweet that's still on the healthy side, try these Chocolate Energy Bites. They're sweetened only with dates, and a batch will last for ages in your fridge.
2. Lemon Bliss Balls
3. Fruit On The Bottom Yogurt Cups
If you're looking for healthy fruit snacks, give these DIY Fruit On The Bottom Yogurt Cups a try! They take practically no time to put together and you can prep a batch for the week to stash in the fridge.
4. Frozen Yogurt Fruit Bark
Speaking of yogurt, I love the idea for this Frozen Yogurt Fruit Bark from Courtney's Sweets. It's sweet, it's got fruit, and it's super fun to eat. That ticks all the boxes for healthy fruit snacks if you ask me!
5. Chia Pudding
Not just for breakfast! Chia Pudding makes an excellent after school snack. Make up a big batch to keep in the fridge for the week and this easy after school snack will be at your finger tips!
6. Whole Wheat Muffins
7. Mini Apple Pizzas
8. Adzuki Bean Brownies
Ordinarily I wouldn't include brownies in a healthy snack roundup, but since these Fudgy Adzuki Bean Brownies are sweetened only with dates, I'm going to make an exception.
9. Homemade Fruit Leather
10. Black Bean Fudge Pops
Fudgesicles might not be at the top of your after school snack ideas, but maybe they should be. These Black Bean Fudge Pops are a healthy fudgesicle recipe that's loaded with plant-based protein thanks to the beans!
11. Peanut Butter Oat Bars
Chocolate and Peanut Butter are a match made in heaven, and these Peanut Butter Oat Bars are no exception! This recipe is low in sugar, easily vegan, and freezer-friendly, so it's a perfect after school snack!
12. Broccoli Nuggets
These Cheesy Quinoa and Broccoli Nuggets are great as part of a main meal or a snack! They're freezer-friendly, so it's simple to make up a big batch and pull out just a few as needed.
13. Roasted Garbanzo Beans
These Roasted Garbanzo Beans are crispy, crunchy, and totally snackable! You can pop 'em by the handful and know you're getting lots of plant-based protein and dietary fiber while you snack.
14. Wholegrain Chex Mix
For a healthier riff on Chex Mix that you can feel good about giving your kids, try out this Wholegrain Chex Mix from Rachel Hartley Nutrition. It's one of those after school snack ideas your kids will definitely love!
15. Savory Cottage Cheese Muffins
Sweet isn't the only taste that makes a great muffin! These Savory Cottage Cheese Muffins are packed with protein and vegetables, and are delicious to boot! They're perfect healthy snacks for after school.
16. Air Fryer Kale Chips
If you're not on the bandwagon with kale chips already, it's time to hop on board! These Air Fryer Kale Chips take just 10 minutes and are crispy, crunchy, and delicious!
17. Spicy Garlic Edamame
Are my kids the only weirdos who love popping edamame as an after school snack? Protein-packed edamame pods are tossed in spicy garlic butter for this Spicy Garlic Edamame. It's a next-level snack!
Smoothies make great healthy snacks for after school, and since they're liquid they clear the stomach quickly and don't take up valuable real estate from dinner time. This Almond Butter Date Smoothie is one of my kids' favourites, but I've listed a bunch more below.
Looking for more?
If you're looking for lunch packing inspiration, be sure to check out my top 10 Lunch Packing Tips for easy, healthy, and budget friendly lunches! That post has everything you need, from the best lunch packing containers bulk packing your lunches for the entire week.
This post was first published September 7, 2019. It was updated, edited, and re-published on September 10, 2021.