Preloading
O
Print
After-School Snack Ideas
Edamame
  • Edamame: Heat frozen edamame in a microwave for two to three minutes, then sprinkle lightly with coarse salt.
  • Frothy milkshake:  In a blender, blend low-fat 1 percent (or fat-free) milk, chocolate powder, 1 teaspoon of flax seed or wheat germ with ice cubes.
Bagel and juice
  • Pizza bagels: Coat a mini bagel with tomato sauce, shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese and a sprinkling of garlic powder and oregano.
  • Fizzy drink: Combine seltzer with splash of juice of your choice.
Yogurt sundae
  • Yogurt sundae: In a parfait glass, layer several times low-fat vanilla yogurt, berries (in season or defrosted) and a sprinkling of low-fat granola.
Fruit smoothie
 
  • Fruit smoothie: Blend low-fat vanilla yogurt, cut-up fruit of your choice and ice cubes. You can also use plain yogurt and add a little pure vanilla extract.
  • A handful of whole wheat crackers or pretzels    
Tortilla chips and salsa
  • Low-fat tortilla chips with salsa and/or bean dip
  • Sparkling water with fruit ice cubes: Freeze pure fruit juice of your choice in an ice cube tray and add a few cubes to sparkling water.
Peanut butter
  • Frozen banana with whole grain crackers and a little bit of peanut butter
  • Glass of low-fat or skim milk    
Trail mix
  • Homemade trail mix: Mix a medley of raisins, nuts, dried cranberries and semisweet dark chocolate chips (try not to go too heavy with the chocolate chips).
  • Milk shake: Blend low-fat milk with cut up fruit (try strawberry or banana and ice cubes and a teaspoon of sugar, if needed). This is also great when you use vanilla soy milk or plain soy milk; add a little bit of honey or agave nectar when using plain soy, which you can find at stores that sell health food.
Popcorn
  • Low-fat popcorn: If your children are over the age of 3, a fun activity is to pop popcorn the old-fashioned way—with a little oil and whole kernels in a pot. Sprinkle the popcorn lightly with salt or Parmesan cheese.
  • Sparkling juice mix: Combine 1/2 cup of pure fruit juice with 1/2 cup of sparkling water.
Graham crackers and milk
  • Honey graham crackers with a heaping tablespoon of peanut butter (try stirring in a dash of cinnamon)
  • Cup of low-fat or fat-free milk  
Frozen grapes
  • String cheese and frozen grapes
  • Sparkling water with fruit ice cubes: Freeze pure fruit juice of your choice in an ice cube tray and add a few cubes to sparkling water.