15 Healthy After School Snack Ideas

Here are 13 Healthy After School Snack Ideas 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.

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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 easy after school snacks 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! 

Pssst – if you suffer from IBS or FODMAP sensitivity, be sure to check out this post with 10 Low FODMAP Snacks.

15 Healthy After School Snack Ideas

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. 

chocolate energy bites on a sheet pan

Chocolate Energy Balls
These Chocolate Energy Bites are naturally sweetened with dates for a healthy snack. They've got lots of protein and healthy fats thanks to almonds, use only 4 ingredients (plus spices), and are incredibly easy to make! 
Check out this recipe
A large blue bowl filled with chocolate energy balls with dates

2. Lemon Bliss Balls

If chocolate isn’t your thing, give these Lemon Bliss Balls from Sustainable Cooks a try. They’re lemony, delicious, and are guaranteed to make you happy! 

lemon bliss balls on a wooden tray

Lemon Bliss Balls
Incredibly addicting, these Vegan Lemon Bliss Balls are a healthy and poppable snack. Made with all wholesome ingredients, you’ll love that these energy bites are kid-friendly, vegan, paleo, gluten, and dairy-free.
Check out this recipe
lemon bliss balls on a wooden tray

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. 

three glass jars with berries and yogurt on a grey background

Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt Cups
DIY Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt Cups are a convenient grab and go breakfast or snack. Easy to make and delicious to eat, this make-ahead breakfast recipe is made with Greek yogurt and frozen berries. Combine yogurt and granola for satisfying crunch, or top with quinoa to add even more protein. 
Check out this recipe
homemade fruit on the bottom yogurt cups in glass jars

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! 

frozen yogurt fruit bark on a parchment lined cookie sheet

Frozen Yogurt Fruit Bark
Looking for a fun and delicious frozen yogurt fruit bark recipe? You’re going to love our Frozen Fruit Yogurt Bark! It’s filled with fruit throughout the frozen yogurt. Easy to pick up and nosh.
Check out this recipe

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!

Three glass jars of chia pudding topped with berries on a marble background

How to make Chia Pudding
How to make Chia Pudding - this easy make-ahead recipe soaks overnight in the fridge for a gut-friendly breakfast. Easily made vegan, this simple chia pudding is for everyone to enjoy!
Check out this recipe
three jars of berry-topped chia pudding on a marble background

6. Whole Wheat Muffins 

I’ve got lots of healthy muffin recipes to choose from on my Muffins page, but these Whole Wheat Muffins with Cinnamon Roasted Apples are one of my favourites for easy after school snacks. 

overhead photo of whole wheat muffins with roasted apples, with apple chunks and cinnamon sticks scattered on a grey background

Whole Wheat Muffins with Cinnamon Roasted Apples
Healthy Whole Wheat Muffins with Cinnamon Roasted Apples! These muffins are super easy to make and are perfect for breakfast or a snack. A simple recipe with ingredients you probably already have at home.
Check out this recipe
a whole wheat muffin broken open in front of a tray of baked muffins with roasted apples

7. Mini Apple Pizzas

These Mini Apple Pizzas from Veggie Desserts are almost too cute to deal with. With so many ways to customize them, I think these are one of the best after school snack ideas out there!

mini apple pizzas on a marble slab

Mini Apple Pizzas
Apple pizzas are a fun and tasty treat. They’re a great healthy kids recipe for breakfast, lunch, dessert or a snack. Endlessly customisable, this healthy snack for kids will definitely delight children (and grown ups!).
Check out this recipe
mini apple pizzas on a marble slab

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. 

overhead photo of sliced sugar free brownies on a marble surface

Fudgy Adzuki Bean Brownies
These gluten free brownies have no sugar other than from dates, and are incredibly easy to make. Made with coconut oil, cocoa powder, and dark chocolate chunks, just whiz them together in your food processor and you'll have drool-worthy healthy brownies ready in no time at all!
Check out this recipe
adzuki bean brownies with dates and beans scattered around them

9. Homemade Fruit Leather

Making your own fruit leather might just be the queen of after school snack ideas! This recipe for Homemade Fruit Leather from My Kitchen Love is simple to make and delicious to eat!

homemade fruit leather on a marble background

Homemade Fruit Leather
Healthy, homemade Apple and Raspberry Fruit Leather. The tastiest homemade school snack for kids!
Check out this recipe
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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! 

chocolate fudge pops on an old cookie sheet

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!

peanut butter oat bars drizzled with dark chocolate on a sheet of parchment paper

Peanut Butter Oat Bars
These Peanut Butter Oat Bars make a great snack or after school treat! Made with healthy ingredients, low in sugar, and vegan friendly, these are sure to hit the spot. 
Check out this recipe
peanut butter oat bars sliced and drizzled with dark chocolate

12. Flatbread Pizza

If you’re looking for easy after school snacks that are a little more substantial, consider this Flatbread Pizza from Little Sunny Kitchen. You can try her recipe for homemade flatbreads, but you should also know I totally cheat and use pita or naan all the time. 

flatbread pizza on a marble background

Flatbread Pizza
Easy 5-minute flatbread pizza that your kids will love! This pizza makes a wonderful summer meal when you don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen.
Check out this recipe

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.

roasted garbanzo beans on a sheet pan with a small bowl of paprika and a wooden spoon on top

Roasted Garbanzo Beans
You're going to love these Crispy Roasted Garbanzo Beans! They're crunchy, salty, and a little bit spicy. Totally vegan and gluten-free, these oven-baked chickpeas make a great snack and they're a perfect topping for salads. 
Check out this recipe
roasted garbanzo beans in a white bowl with a white tea towel and some herbs in the background

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! 

wholegrain chex mix on a sheet pan

Wholegrain Chex Mix
Try this healthier version of everyone's favorite snack! Made with whole grains and an addictive blend of spices!
Check out this recipe
wholegrain chex mix on a sheet pan

15. Vegetable Savoury Muffins

Sweet isn’t the only taste that makes a great muffin! These Vegetable Savoury Muffins from Healthy Little Foodies are loaded with veggies, making them a great healthy after school snack!

savory muffins in a lunch tray with veggies and dip

Vegetable Savoury Muffins
These Savoury Muffins are packed with four different vegetables and they are easy to adapt. Use the same base recipe but customise you own vegetable muffins to suit your child’s taste.
Check out this recipe
savory muffins in a lunch tray with veggies and dip

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. 

I’ve also got 22 Vegetarian Lunch Ideas with Buddha bowls, grain salads, and more tasty vegetarian and vegan lunches, and 22 Vegetarian and Vegan Sandwiches to get you inspired for lunch packing! 

 



 

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