At Parkland Children’s Academy, we understand that snack time is one of the most important times of the day! Coming up with recipe ideas for snack time that are both healthy and exciting, can be a challenging task for any parent. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of easy snack ideas to satisfy even the most difficult eaters. What’s even more great about these recipe ideas for snack time is that your kids can help you make them. One of the best ways to get your kids to appreciate their food more is to involve them in the food making process.
Our Preschool in Parkland takes snack time seriously. Healthy snacks will help ensure your kids are energized for their fun activities after school!
10 Recipe Ideas for Snack Time at Home
Try out these kid-friendly and healthy snack time ideas for after school. These recipe ideas are healthy, fun to make, and taste delicious for kids of all ages!
1. Apple & Peanut Butter Crunch
It’s not always easy to get your kids to eat their fruit and vegetables. As parents, we need to be creative when it comes to getting your kids to start enjoying fruits at snack time. Apples are the perfect healthy snack as they provide your kids with excellent nutritional ingredients. Combine your apple slices with some crunchy peanut butter and you’ve got a snack to die for! Create this snack in two easy steps:
Step 1: Cut an apple into half-moon slices.
Step 2: Spread on an even layer of crunchy peanut butter onto each apple slice and serve.
2. Chocolate & Banana Nice Cream
I know what you’re thinking – how can ice cream be a healthy snack? Well, this version of banana “nice” cream doesn’t use any added sugar or cream at all! All you need is some frozen bananas, a blender, and a few extra healthy ingredients to make a delicious ice cream-like snack!
- 1 frozen banana
- Unsweetened almond milk (or any type of milk)
- Unsweetened cocoa powder or hot chocolate powder
Blend all the ingredients together to make a delicious, creamy, frozen snack your kids will love!
3. Cinnamon & Sugar Popcorn
Popcorn is a surprisingly healthy snack with it being low in calories and high in fiber. A fun way to spice up this snack idea is to add in a little bit of sugar and spice. Make this delicious snack for your kids in three easy steps.
Step 1: Heat up a bag of microwave popcorn and follow the instructions on the bag.
Step 2: Once the popcorn is ready, open the bag and sprinkle on some cinnamon and sugar over the popcorn.
Step 3: Shake up the bag to mix in the sugar and spice and serve!
4. Protein Flapjacks
All kids love flapjacks but it’s not always the healthiest option. These protein pancakes are easy to make, healthy and delicious. Make these for snack time and you’ll be your kids’ new hero!
- 1 banana
- 75g oats
- 3 eggs
- 2 tbsp milk (any type of milk works)
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- Dash of cinnamon
- 2 tbsp protein powder
Step 1: Combine all these ingredients in a blender until smooth to make the pancake mix.
Step 2: Heat some butter or oil onto a pan and pour the batter into the pan.
Step 2: Cook the flapjacks until bubbles form on the top and flip them until each side is golden brown.
Step 3: Transfer the flapjacks to a plate and serve with some cut strawberries and drizzled honey.
5. Rainbow Fruit Skewers
Rainbow fruit skewers are a simple, fun, and colorful way to get your kids to eat their fruits at snack time. Fruits are packed with vitamins and fiber to keep your kids energized until dinner time. These are also a great snack idea to have the kids help you make. Combine different types of fruits like pineapple, strawberries and grapes onto a skewer and serve.
6. Pizza Bagels
Everyone loves pizza and pizza bagels are a fun and easy snack to make for after school. All you need to do is spread a thin layer of ketchup onto the bagel, sprinkle on some cheese, herbs, a protein (optional) and place them into the oven for 5 minutes. They’ll come out looking like a delicious pizza snack.
7. Fro-Yo Strawberry Bites
These delicious frozen yogurt fruit bites make the perfect healthy snack for kids of all ages. And they’re super simple to make and are ready straight from the freezer.
Step 1: Combine yogurt, milk, vanilla extract and honey in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
Step 2: Cut strawberries in half and place them into an ice cube mold.
Step 3: Pour a bit of the yogurt mixture over the strawberry, filling the ice cube mold completely.
Step 4: Place the ice tray into the freezer for about 5 hours.
8. Fruit Smoothie
A fruit smoothie is a great way to get your kids to eat their nutrients while making it delicious. If you’ve got a blender and some fruit, it’s easy to do! Our favorite fruit smoothie recipe combines frozen banana, pineapple, spinach leaves, vanilla protein powder and water. It takes 5 minutes and is a very tasty treat.
9. Veggies & Hummus
Hummus is a delicious and healthy dip that is paired well with sliced cucumbers, carrots, or peppers! Hummus is easy to make or can be bought at the store! Simply slice up your raw vegetables and serve.
10. Air Fryer Apple Crisps
Throw out your chip packets and try these air fryer apple crisps instead! All you need to do is to slice a few apples into thin slices. You can use a knife, but a mandolin gives the best results. Sprinkle on some cinnamon and sugar and cook them in the air fryer for about 12 minutes. Serve them all at once or store some in an airtight container to enjoy the next day.
Join Us for Snack Time at Our Preschool in Parkland
At Parkland Children’s Academy, snack time for your kids is taken care of. If you’re looking for a preschool that provides your child with a well-rounded education and time for fun, then you’ve come to the right place. Learn about our after school program or give us a call today at 954-688-5877 to find out more.