It’s the dreaded after school hunger! Your kids get home from school and they’re starving – like they haven’t eaten in days. You feel as though you’ve maybe exhausted all your after school snack ideas, so here is a list of easy after school snacks for you to try.
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Full day kindergarten was a game changer for us. My oldest needed it so badly and so did I. We needed to get away from each other and he needed to be soaking up new information and getting to know new people. It was great sending him on the bus for the day!
However, my only complaint about it is that he would get home and be starving. He ate lunch at 11:30 and didn’t get off the bus until 3:30. When he’s at home, he gets another snack around 1:00, so this was all new to us. I was needing to have a big snack for him ready to go as soon as he got off the bus.
We use this rolling cart pictured below for snacks. I keep it stocked so when he is hungry, he can hop over and just grab what he needs because most of the time when he gets home, I’m busy with the twins.
What are good after school snacks?
We like to choose anything the kids can grab themselves because I’m usually busy with work or little siblings when my oldest gets off the bus. You want to pick things that will fill them up and things that are not filled with empty calories! So, high in fiber and protein.
Easy after school snacks
- Apples and peanut butter
- Crackers and peanut butter
- Beef sticks
- Cheese sticks
- Meat and cheese roll ups
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Banana and peanut butter roll up
- Greek yogurt with granola or fruit
- Hummus and chips/veggies
- Fruit cup with cottage cheese
- Chex Mix
- Fruit Snacks
- Goldfish crackers
- Cut up fruit
- Teddy graham crackers
- Granola and snack bars
- Fruit salad
- Toast with peanut butter
- Hard boiled eggs
- Trail mix
- Cheez-it crackers
If you meal plan with my notebook, there is a spot in each week with snack ideas and ours always has a bunch of snacks in it to add to our cart.
Did your favorites make the list? Tell me in the comments!