After-School Snack Inspiration

Last Updated August 17, 2017
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energy bites are great after-school snacks

It never fails: every day, your kids walk in the door hungry after a long day at school. Thankfully, a tasty, healthy snack doesn't take too long to make. Here are some ideas for chips, dips, bites, and bars you can make ahead.

Vegetable Peel Chips

Rock Bottom Ranch's farm dinners and private events yield an abundance of produce peels. These crispy snacks are a tasty way to enjoy them, and adapt to all manner of seasonings.

Brussels Sprouts Chips

Brussels Sprouts Chips
Crispy Brussels Sprouts Chips are delicious fun to cook with your kids.

Black Bean Hummus

Black Bean Hummus
Adapted from Kai Restaurant at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass.
|Wild Horse Pass Resort, Chandler, AZ, us
|602.385.5726

Guacamole Verde with Tomatillo

Guacamole Verde with Tomatillo
It’s pretty hard to get a perfectly ripe avocado at the grocery store. But a trick I learned for speeding up the ripening process is to put them in paper bags with apples or bananas. Those fruits...

Salsa Verde

This is Apolonia’s green salsa recipe. She serves it with broken tostados, along side grilled seafood, pork, chicken or beef. She also likes to serve it with big chunks of queso fresco (fresh cheese...

Crispy Honey Lime Wings

Crispy Honey Lime Wings
We didn’t believe it until we tried it, but tossing wings in baking powder and par-baking them at a low temperature creates a crispy wing without the frying. Part of the trick is switching the...

Baked BBQ Party Sliders with Honey Butter Sauce

Baked BBQ Party Sliders
A great twist for summer grilling! These can be made with sirloin, pork or even chicken! For a vegetarian twist use a Portabella mushroom or tofu.

Mini Green Bean Casseroles in a Muffin Tin

mini green bean casserole in a muffin tin
Green Bean Casserole is a Thanksgiving classic. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be relegated to side dish. Let it shine as an appetizer with this super-quick muffin tin meal.

Peanut Butter Spice Cookies

peanut butter spice cookies from knead bakeshop in jacksonville murray hill
Try this twist on a classic lunchbox favorite. Added bonus? Your kitchen smells great while baking them.

Basic Fruit Protein Bars

Basic Fruit Protein Bars
Raw, Gluten Free (depending on ingredient choice), Vegan (if Almond Milk is used).
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