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Quick and Healthy After School Snacks

By Tiffany Glenn, M.S., R.D.,L.D. Registered Dietitian

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
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By Tiffany Glenn, M.S., R.D.,L.D. Registered Dietitian
Categories:  Kid's Health & Safety

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Tiffany Glenn, M.S., R.D.,L.D. Registered Dietitian

Tiffany Glenn, M.S., R.D.,L.D. Registered Dietitian

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