When my kids were little, my favorite time of day was after school. I loved being there when they got off the bus and hearing every detail of their day over a snack. I wanted to find out about the academics, their friends, the best parts, the worst parts… I wanted to know all the stuff that was going on in their world. We would have these talks over fresh baked cookies and over April Fool’s Day pranks. Seriously… these times are some of my absolute best memories!
Now that my kids are both in college, I still try to make time for these talks. When they get home from classes or working a long shift, I like to have something to eat waiting and shut off any distractions so I can hear about their day. I know that I don’t have too many more seasons of this and I’m savoring every conversation.
There’s something so bonding about sitting down to eat and sharing about your day. With back to school just around the corner, I’ve asked some of my blogging friends to share their quick and easy after school snacks that kids love.
10 Quick and Easy After School Snacks Kids Will Love
With 10 different ideas you can try one out each month and discover which is your favorite. I’m thinking it will be very hard to choose.
Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread
You had me at chocolate chunk! Carissa with Creative Green Living takes zucchini bread to a whole new level with this chocolate chunk version. Plus if you think your garden grows big zucchinis, wait ’til you see Carissa’s.
Orange and Shredded Beet Muffins
Carissa is the queen of sneaking in healthy ingredients into her recipes! Orange and shredded beet muffins sound like a tasty way to add those fruits and veggies into your family’s diet.
PB&J Protein Balls
My favorite snack of this summer has been peanut butter so when Emily of Is This Really My Life shared her recipe for PB&J Protein Balls I was all over them. These definitely wouldn’t last long in our house.
Easy Homemade Hummus
My family loves hummus so I can’t wait to try out this healthy homemade hummus recipe by Emily of That’s What I Eat. Add some fresh veggies and you are ready to catch-up on the day.
Fruit Juice Lego Jello
While making the stained glass cake and cutting up the cubes, I was thinking that Jello is perfect for making Lego blocks. Emily from Life Sew Savory came up with a healthy twist on this idea with Fruit Juice Lego Jello Snacks.
After School Bento Box
Who says lunch should have all the Bento Box fun? 1 Cooking Chick serves up an easy after school variety.
Mini Southwestern Style Frittatas
Frittatas are so easy to whip up and our family enjoys them for snacks or a quick grab and go meal. I can’t wait to try Holly from Pinkfortitude’s version of southwestern style frittatas!
Double Chocolate Granola Balls
Monster Cookie Bites
Gina from Kleinworth & Co. grew-up in a bakery so you know these Monster Cookie Bites are going to be beyond good! Plus no more worrying about your kids sneaking the cookie dough… these are safe and healthy too.
Gluten Free Apple Pie Smoothie
If there’s one recipe that I can’t wait to add to this fall’s recipe arsenal, it’s this Apple Pie Smoothie. Carissa packs all the autumn goodness into one delicious after school snack!
Be sure to visit each of these talented bloggers for more inspiring ideas!
What is your favorite back to school tradition? Which of these recipes are you looking forward to trying? Do you have a quick and easy after school snack that your kids just love? Let me know what it is in the comments below.