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32 Healthy After School Snacks

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These healthy after school snacks are all easy to make and full of fresh ingredients.

From fruit snacks to tasty dips to delicious baked goods, we've got some great, easy recipes your kids will love.

These healthy snacks are great after a long day at school. Most of them keep well in the refrigerator, so they are easy to make ahead of time.

Many of these are great snacks to send in school lunchboxes as well! Hopefully, you'll find some new healthy recipes to try with your kids.

A graphic with healthy after school snacks.

Rainbow Fruit Skewers

This tasty snack of rainbow fruit skewers is so easy to make and a great mix of several types of fruit!

Rainbow fruit skewers on a wooden plate.

Dark Chocolate Watermelon

These tasty watermelon slices dipped in dark chocolate can be topped with nuts or coconut flakes.

A delicious treat for snack time!

Closeup shot of watermelon triangles dipped in dark chocolate.

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

This delightful cream cheese fruit dip is made with only 4 ingredients! It's a healthier, but still sweet, take on traditional fruit dip.

Cream cheese fruit dip in a white bowl on a platter with fruit.

Cheese Monsters

This easy recipe is super simple and quick to make! These fun cheese monsters are one of our favorite after school snack ideas.

Halloween cheese monsters on a white plate.

Frozen Berry Yogurt Bites

These easy frozen blueberry and strawberry yogurt bites are a tasty, healthier treat! They're topped with dark chocolate and chopped peanuts.

Strawberry blueberry yogurt bites topped with chocolate and peanuts.

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

These healthy and delicious peanut butter oatmeal energy balls are the perfect after-school snack.

They’re made with just three simple ingredients, have no refined sugar, and provide sustained energy to fuel your afternoon. Plus, they taste delicious and are so fun to eat!

Three ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls.

Adorable Heart Fruit Skewers

This easy snack of cute heart fruit skewers is a sweet treat! It's made with watermelon, honeydew, strawberries, and whatever other fresh fruit you'd like!

Valentine's fruit skewers on a white plate.

Almond Flour Banana Muffins

These almond flour banana muffins have a fluffy and tender crumb that is moist and delicious. These are paleo, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and are good for you!

Almond flour banana muffins stacked.

Mandarin Orange "Pumpkins"

These cute orange pumpkins are a great option for younger kids! They're super fun but also a healthier option.

Mandarin orange pumpkins on a white plate.

Healthy Edible Cookie Dough

This healthy, edible cookie dough is a great snack and a delicious after-school treat.

Healthy edible cookie dough in a ramekin.

Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip

The best easy Veggie Dip that is healthy and done in under 5 minutes! This Greek yogurt dip is perfect for snacking.

Greek yogurt dip with veggies.

Baked Apple Chips

These baked apple chips made a great afternoon snack or lunchbox treat! They're a healthier, sweet option that kids will love.

Baked apple chips on parchment paper.

Banana Snowmen

You can make these super cute banana snowmen with sliced bananas, grapes, strawberries, slivers of carrots, mini chocolate chips, and small pretzel sticks.

They're the cutest little treats that will delight kids at snack time!

Three banana snowmen on a white plate.

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

A fabulous healthy treat, this chocolate chia seed pudding couldn't be easier to make! They're an easy option to meal prep - make them on the weekend for a week of snacks.

Chocolate chia seed pudding topped with raspberries in a glass.

Chocolate Covered Bananas

These delicious chocolate dipped bananas are a wonderful sweet treat! Frozen bananas and chocolate are a great combination.

Dark chocolate bananas decorated with sprinkles, chopped nuts, and coconut flakes on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Apple Nachos

This delicious apple nachos recipe is a fun way to enjoy fresh fruit! It's a fun snack kids will love.

Apple nachos on a white plate.

Peanut Butter Cup Rice Cake

These giant peanut butter cup rice cakes are the best! You can top them with dark chocolate or milk chocolate.

A hand holding a rice cake peanut butter cup.

Yogurt Covered Strawberries

These pretty strawberries covered with yogurt are super easy to make!

The perfect snack for a tea party or special after school snack.

A closeup of yogurt covered strawberries on a small, white plate.

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups are perfect for when you need an easy, delicious, and healthy snack!

They're a great option for hungry kids who want something more substantial.

Raspberry chocolate chip oatmeal cups.

Green Apple Monsters

These funny green apple monsters are made with green apples, peanut butter (or almond butter), seeds, and cheese.

Your kids will love these silly but nutritious snacks!

A closeup shot of apple monsters.

Healthy Trail Mix

Here's how to make your own healthy trail mix! It has a great balance of savory and sweet - with a delicious mix of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and a little dark chocolate.

Healthy trail mix in a glass cup.

Banana Oat Muffins

These fantastic banana oat muffins are full of whole grains and perfect for hungry kiddos.

They're a great make-ahead option and save well for several days.

Banana oat muffins with chocolate chunks on a small green plate.

Healthy Banana Split

This tasty and healthy banana split recipe is a great little afternoon snack that is easy to pull together.

A healthy banana split on a white plate with a gold fork.

Ants on a Log

Quick snacks that contain veggies and some protein are a winning combination, and these Ants on a Log tick both boxes.

Not only is the snack nutritious, but it is fun and a great way to encourage kids to get involved with preparing food.

Celery sticks with peanut butter and raisins.

Grated Egg Avocado Toast

This delicious avocado toast is topped with a shaved hardboiled egg. It's a savory and filling snack perfect for older kids.

Grated egg avocado toast on a small green plate.

Homemade Granola Bars

These homemade granola bars are much better than any kind you'd buy at the store. They're easy to make and chewy, nutty, and delicious.

Homemade granola bars on parchment paper.

Greek Yogurt Dessert Dip

This Greek yogurt dessert dip is a healthy snack to pair with cut fruit like apples, strawberries, bananas, and grapes.

A small bowl of Greek yogurt dessert dip next to apple slices on a black plate.

Veggie Skeleton

Delight your kiddos with this silly veggie skeleton made with celery sticks, carrot sticks, bell peppers, sliced mushrooms, and sliced cucumbers.

It's a fun way to serve fresh vegetables, and who doesn't like a good ranch dressing dip?

An overhead shot of a skeleton made out of cut vegetables.

Watermelon Blueberry Sparklers

These cute fruit sparklers couldn't be easier to make! They're great for kids who like their food on the go!

strawberry blueberry fruit skewers

Pumpkin Deviled Eggs

These cute pumpkin deviled eggs are full of healthy fats and protein. They are a satiating snack that kids and adults will love.

Pumpkin hardboiled eggs on a white plate.

Strawberry Yogurt Bark Recipe

This refreshing strawberry yogurt bark with a chocolate drizzle is great on a warm day!

Strawberry frozen yogurt bark.
Yield: 15 skewers

Healthy After School Snacks

Rainbow fruit skewers on a wooden platter.

Try one of our favorite healthy after school snacks - these fun rainbow fruit skewers are easy to make!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 cup strawberries, halved or quartered
  • 3 clementines, peeled and segmented
  • 1 cup pineapple, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 cup green grapes
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • 1 cup red grapes


  1. Thoroughly wash and dry all the fruit.
  2. Thread the fruit onto the wooden skewer in rainbow order - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.
  3. Serve immediately or save for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 35Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

Which one of these healthy after-school snacks will you try?

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