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5 After-School Snack Ideas for Busy Parents

As a busy parent, finding it easy to make snacks for the kids is essential. After a long day, the last thing you want to do is bake cookies. When the kids get home from school, they're usually hungry and exhausted. You need healthy snack options you can have ready for them. When they run through the door, kicking off their shoes and dropping their school bags on the way to the kitchen, you should have something ready. You don’t want to be dealing with cranky kids at the end of a busy day. 

Kids need healthy food in their system so they can fully concentrate on their homework. Finding the right after-school snacks can be a challenge because it needs to be something to sustain them to dinner without having them skiving the last meal of the day. 

Even though you should strive for something healthy, don't expect your kids to eat vegetables when they're feeling snackish. Also, remember that your kids are always going to need help with homework, even if they don't ask you. Make sure you supervise them to ensure they’re doing the right thing. 

Here are five after-school healthy snack ideas you can easily make in advance.

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  • Chocolate Energy Bites

As you know, your kids need the energy to complete their daily assignments. Chocolate energy bites are the perfect after-school snack because they're not only healthy; they're sweet snacks that your kids will enjoy eating.

These snacks are sweetened with dates that have many health benefits. The best thing is they have a long shelf life, which means they'll last for a while.  Your kids will benefit from the fats and proteins these snacks have.

  • Lemon Bliss Balls

If your kids are not fans of chocolate, you should try these lemony delicacies that guarantee to satisfy your kids’ cravings for snacks. They are vegan snacks bound to quench the kids’ hunger without having them too full to have their evening meal. They come with an easy to follow the recipe that ensures you have the snacks ready before the kids get home. 

These snacks are kid-friendly, and they're made from wholesome ingredients. You'll appreciate that they are gluten-free, in case you're feeding your kids gluten-free foods.

  • Fruit on the Bottom of Yogurt Cups

No snack is as easy to prepare as having fruits at the bottom of a yogurt cup. All you'll need is yogurt, fruits, and cups, of course. If your kids love yogurt, they'll love the twist you give this snack. It's always a good thing to throw in fruits because they’re quite healthy. 

Consider preparing a batch with disposable cups and stacking them in the fridge. This way, your kids can have something to snack on even while you’re away. After all, you cannot always guarantee that you'll b’ home when your kids get there from school.

  • Frozen Yogurt Fruit Bark

Still, on the yogurt, frozen yogurt fruit bark is the perfect after-school snack. It's healthy, it's sweet, and it's fun to eat.

  • Chia Pudding

Chia seeds have a long list of health benefits. Chia pudding is the perfect after-school snack because it provides your kids with the nutrients they need to develop.

  • Conclusion 

These snack ideas ensure your kids have the energy to complete their homework. No one wants to deal with cranky kids at the end of a long day. 

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