Have fun after school with these easy and affordable after-school snacks for your kids
There’s no question about it, kids come home hungry after school. And let’s face it, after a long day of work, you want to make something easy and delicious. Today I’m sharing four of my favorite easy and affordable after school snacks.
Fruit and Yogurt Wraps
This something you can prepare the night before to make sure it’s done by the time the kids get home from school, or you can whip it up as soon as you get home. This wrap is adapted by Tidy Mom.
- Ten flour tortillas
- 1-½ cups Vanilla Yogurt
- Frozen Berries
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 Tbs. cinnamon
- Spray Butter
On a large plate, mix cinnamon and sugar together. Take a flour tortilla and spray one side with butter, completely covering the whole tortilla. Take the side that has the butter and place it faced down on the cinnamon and sugar mix covering the entire area. The butter will help make it stick to the tortilla.
Place tortilla on another plate with the sugar and cinnamon facing the plate. Spread yogurt in a strip form in the center of the tortilla. Add frozen berries, or any other fruit you desire over the yogurt. Roll the tortilla and place on a cookie sheet. Repeat this step with all other tortillas.
Once you have made the amount desired place the cookie sheet in a freezer for about two hours or until hardened. Once they are done, take out and cut each tortilla in half, and bon appetit!
Chips and Salsa
When we go to restaurants, it’s hard to stop eating the chips and salsa because they are so addicting! Well, you can bring the restaurant experience home by making a fresh salsa dip! I adapted this recipe from Kim’s Healthy Eats. (You will need a food processor for this)
- 3-4 pounds tomatoes
- 1/2 of a small red onion, peeled
- 2 or 3 small jalapeño peppers
- One clove garlic, minced
- Large handful of cilantro
- Two splashes of red wine vinegar (about a 1/2 teaspoon)
- 1/2 of a lemon or lime, juiced
- Salt and pepper to taste
Chop tomatoes, onions, and jalapeno peppers. Add all ingredients to a food processor and mix until desired thickness. Once the consistency is to your liking, dip into a bowl and serve with chips. Your kids will love it!
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Smoothies are so easy to make, and your kids will see it as an after school treat! This recipe comes from the one and only Rachel Ray.
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- Drizzle of honey
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until combined and frothy. Serve immediately.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Fruit Dip
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches go in the hall of fame of best snacks invented. But to spruce up the concept Carissa Shaw showed us how to make peanut butter and jelly fruit dip.
- 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- One tablespoon brown sugar, packed
- ¼ seedless raspberry jam
Mix the cream cheese, peanut butter, and brown sugar together. On another small bowl mix melt 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam on high in the microwave for about 30 seconds until completely melted. Stir the melted jam into the peanut butter mixture. Serve with sliced apples and graham crackers.
I hope you enjoyed these fun recipes! Let me know if you have any fun creative after school snacks for your kiddos.