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After School Snack Board

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Keep kids fueled with this easy to make after school snack board. Ready in just 10 minutes and filled with healthy snacks for kids.

Snack board filled with healthy items

If your kids are hungry when they get home from school or between classes while distance learning, this easy-to-assemble kids snack board will help keep hunger at bay! This healthy after school snack idea can be made in under 10 minutes and the kids will love it!

My girls just finished week 2 of at-home learning, which will be our reality for at least the first quarter of this new school year. My oldest started high school this year and has back-to-back classes pretty much all day, while my youngest has morning and afternoon blocks for learning.

Kids eating snack board

After school ends, and before we jet off to their socially-distanced tennis lessons, a hearty snack is always needed to help fuel them through practice and hold them over until dinner.

I’m known on our team as queen of the snack boards, and they’re usually my go-to for the girls. We’re not talking about anything complicated, things don’t need to be perfect.

Key Ingredients for your after school snack board

  • Fresh Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Sliced cheese
  • Meats
  • Crackers

Why we love making after school snack boards

  • They are easy! As a parent, it makes my afternoons a bit easier when I can have a healthy snack ready for the kids in minutes.
  • Kids love them! Actually, us adults do too. So, if mom and dad need a healthy snack idea, it’s never a bad idea to make a quick snack board filled with your healthy favorites.
  • You can easily customize them with your favorite healthy after-school snacks.

For this board, we have a few of these Chickpea Salad Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers, veggies (celery, tomatoes and carrots) with Ranch for dipping, SunGold kiwi, mandarins, apple slices, granola and chocolate chips (Charli’s favorite).

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After School Snack Board

After School Snack Board

If your kids are hungry between classes while distance learning or when they get home from school, this easy-to-assemble snack board will help keep hunger at bay!

Yield: 2-4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 chickpea salad stuffed mini sweet peppers
  • 1 mandarin, peeled, segmented
  • 1 SunGold™ kiwi, peeled, sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 Granny Smith apple, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup baby carrots
  • 1/4 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup granola
  • 2 Tbsp. chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Assemble all ingredients on snack board or large plate.

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Amanda Keefer

About the Author

Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

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