10 Unique After School Snack Ideas

With my oldest child starting school this year, this is my first experience with after school snacks. In the few short weeks that he’s been going to school, I’ve realized that when I take the time to prepare a delicious, nutritious, and unique after school snacks, it helps set the tone for the entire rest of our afternoon; he more openly talks about his day, and willingly begins his homework. Make every afternoon the best part of the day with these Unique After School Snack Ideas!

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10 Unique After School Snack Ideas


1. Pinwheel Sandwiches – Such a fun and delicious blend of lunchmeat, veggies, and cheese.


2. Chef Salad Dip – YUM! The possibilities for dipping are endless.


3. Frozen Yogurt Cereal Pops – Make these with your child’s favorite fruit and yogurt.


4. Pretzels & Hazelnut Spread – My kids love dipping pretzels into hazelnut spread. The perfect blend of sweet and salty. Not to mention, not prep is required!

5. Peanut Butter Dip – Talk about a sweet blend of goodness! If your child likes peanut butter and oreos, you can’t go wrong.


6. Cream Cheese & Lunchmeat – Lay out a piece of lunchmeat, spread some cream cheese on it, roll it up, and enjoy!

7. Granola and Yogurt – My kids ask for yogurt at least 2 times a day. Adding Barbara’s Better Than Granola to your yogurt provides a delicious and hearty snack.


8. Baked Apple Chips – If your child is like mine and gets tired of eating traditional fruits and veggies, these are a great alternative.


9. Fruit Pizza – Top with your child’s favorite fruit!


10. A bowl of cold cereal – At least once a day, my kids request cold cereal for a snack. Trust me, sometimes the simpler the snack, the better. At our house, Barbara’s cereal is a must (Puffins original tastes delightful with almond milk). Packed full of nutrients, and low in sugar, Barbara’s cereal is the perfect after school snack. Not to mention, you’ve got to try Barbara’s Pumpkin Puffins – just in time for fall!


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What after school snack would you add to the list?

About Meagan

My name is Meagan and I adore being a mother to a Ninja Turtle obsessed 4-year-old and a very sweet (but mostly sassy) one-year-old. Before working from home, I enjoyed my time as a Behavioral Health Nurse. When I get a moment to myself, nothing makes me happier than eating cookie dough ice-cream, going shopping (kidless), catching up on my favorite Netflix shows, or soaking in a nice warm bubble bath. My family and I recently relocated to Idaho where we love living the simple life.


10 Unique After School Snack Ideas — 28 Comments

  1. We pick our granddaughter up from school at least twice a week, so having something tasty & healthy on hand for her is a must. Thanks for some great ideas!

  2. Yum these are all such fun ideas. My girls love the homemade popsicle smoothies, so easy and delicious!

  3. Oh these are all such great ideas! The apple chips look fun! Our little one loves cereal too for snack…or actually anytime of day! We have never tried the Puffins! We have to give them a try!

  4. I have to prepare three after school snacks each day so I was glad to see this post and get some great ideas for my family. There are two weeks of snacks here – what a great find.

  5. These are all such great ideas. My girls would love any of them. I’ll have to try some of them out soon for my girls.

  6. My kids love Frozen Yogurt Cereal Pops. We make some every weekend for the week. I will have to try some of these recipes this week.

  7. These are great after school snack ideas. I will have to try making some Frozen Yogurt Cereal Pops this week.

  8. These are all such great ideas. We love ham and cream cheese roll ups and who doesn’t love cereal?

  9. My kids would love all of these as after school snack alternatives. I am looking forward to introducing some of these.

  10. Oh my, I have to say that I love them all. My kids love after-school snacks so each of them would be perfect. I really try to make sure that their after-school snack is filling as they tend to be STARVING… lol