It’s finally fall, and for kids, that means back to school! For moms and dads, it means back to packing lunches and getting your children up early. And, of course, they’ll be returning home with empty stomachs and in need of something to keep them satisfied until dinner. For some after school snack ideas that will keep kids both happy and healthy, we’re sharing a collection of nutritious treats with unique twists!


Substitute peanut butter with almond butter in these Almond Butter and Banana Open Sandwiches. This snack only takes a few minutes to be prepared and can be ready before your kids walk in the door. (via Takes of a Kitchen)


Your kids will want to help make these Apple Stacks. With just four ingredients, you can create a fun and tasty snack. (via Pinterest)


These Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips are a healthy alternative to potato chips. Mix together red and green apples for a beautiful snack! (via Sally’s Baking Addiction)


Creamy avocado goes well with crispy Spelt bread in this Avocado Toast recipe. With just a few ingredients, you can create a delicious snack. (via Annie’s Hungry)


For a snack that’s sweet and healthy, try these Cinnamon and Sugar Roasted Chickpeas. This unique combination will give you bite-sized treats that are easy to pack and store for later. (via Paint and Tofu)


Your kids will love dunking fruit into this Cinnamon Yogurt Fruit Dip. It’s a nutrient-rich snack that will satisfy any after school sweet tooth. (via A Couple Cooks)


Who said salsa has to mean tomatoes and peppers? Dip sweet cinnamon chips into this colorful Fruit Salsa. (via The Girl Who Ate Everything)


These Skinny Tropical Muffins combine bananas and pineapples for a sweet and tangy taste! (via Sally’s Baking Addiction)


Peanut butter lovers will go wild for this Homemade Peanut Butter recipe! Making it yourself lets you decide how creamy or chunky you want it. (via Inspired Taste)


Pumpkin flavor adds a twist in taste to these Low Fat Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies. The best part about these cookies is that you can eat more than one without guilt! (Via Skinny Taste)


Instead of spending money on store-bought trail mix, make your own with this Lunch Box Trail Mix recipe. Add your child’s favorite nuts and candy for a more personalized snack. (via The Wannabe Chef)


The classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich can easily be transformed into a cool, iced drink! Your children will love sipping on this Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie. (via Peanut Butter and Peppers)


The naturally vibrant colors of pineapples, strawberries, grapes, oranges, and raspberries are on display in these Rainbow Fruit Kabobs. (via Hi Sugarplum!)


Granola bars have always been a favorite for kids, and now you can make them yourself with this Soft and Chewy Granola Bar recipe. (via Inspired Taste)


This Veggie Flower adds some art to a child’s afternoon snack. Inspire your kid to eat vegetables with this playful treat. (via Those Young Moms)

What do your kids love to snack on after school?

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