11 Smart After-School Snacks for Kids

August 18, 2016

Once school’s back in session, it can feel like a whirlwind to keep track of homework, team schedules, extracurricular activities and more. But here’s one thing you shouldn’t have to worry about: Making sure your kids can grab a nutritious, delicious snack after school. Here are some of our favorite ideas from our friends at National Dairy Council - odds are you already have many of these items on hand. 

Rise and Shine – Get a mid-morning boost with a glass of fat-free milk and sliced peaches. 

Go Nuts – Top low-fat yogurt with a few crushed pecans and cinnamon.

Honey Fruit Dip – Mix fat-free yogurt with a dollop of honey for a sweet fruit dip.

Choco-Raspberry Chug – Blend a cup of fat-free milk with frozen raspberries and sweetened cocoa.

Graham Dunk – Dip a few graham crackers into a cold glass of low-fat milk.

Salsa Roll-Up – Roll low-fat Monterey Jack cheese into a whole-wheat tortilla and dip in salsa.

Cheddar Crunch – Mix ½ cup low-fat Cheddar cheese shreds with popcorn and pretzels.

Cherry Tomato Crunchers – Top wheat crackers with low-fat mozzarella cheese and cherry tomatoes.

Tropical Smoothie – Blend fresh orange slices with low-fat strawberry yogurt and ice.

Mango Mixer – Enjoy a tropical treat by blending mango, plain fat-free yogurt and a splash of pineapple juice. 

Berry Blast – Mix fat-free blueberry yogurt with fresh blueberries or raspberries.


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