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Quick and Healthy After School Snacks

Posted by: NJ Kids Team - March 23, 2012

If your family is anything like mine, after school is a bit crazy!  We often have very little time once the kids get home before we head out to a football game, track meet, dance class, volleyball practice, music lesson, etc.  It’s important that your child gets a good, healthy snack to keep them fueled until dinnertime.  Here are some quick, easy, healthy, and often, on the go snacks.

  • Low fat mozzarella cheese sticks
  • Peanut butter (calorie dense, so watch the portion size)
  • Fresh fruit
  • Dried fruit
  • ½ sandwich on whole grain bread
  • Quesadilla – low fat cheese on whole grain tortilla
  • Yogurt – low fat without added sugar
  • Hummus – with raw veggies or pita
  • Smoothies – low fat yogurt and fruit without added sugar
  • Low fat popcorn
  • Lean turkey/ham and low fat cheese roll ups
  • Whole grain waffles – with yogurt, peanut butter and a hint of syrup
  • Mini pizza – English muffin or pita with sauce and low fat mozzarella cheese
  • Carnation instant breakfast with skim milk
  • Graham crackers or vanilla wafers – with skim milk or a bit of peanut butter
  • Nuts
  • Granola bars – watch for added sugar or fat
  • Whole grain crackers with low fat cheese or peanut butter
  • Trail mix
 
Good health is important from the inside out. Learn more about how Tiffany nourishes her body from the outside by checking out her website at www.tiffanyglenn.com
 
Written by Tiffany Glenn, M.S., R.D.,L.D. Registered Dietitian
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Posted by: NJ Kids Team| March 23, 2012
Subcategories:  Snack Recipes | Kids Health
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