10 (Mostly) Healthy After School Snacks

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Carrot Quinoa Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies


It’s been awhile since I’ve been to school, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate a good 3pm snack. Here are some of my favorite fall treats – for little kids and big kids alike. (Click on the recipe name or the photo itself to go to each recipe)

Carrot Quinoa Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies (pictured above)

A reader favorite – these cookies are packed with so many wholesome ingredients that it’s ok to eat for breakfast… or as a snack any time of the day. Tip: they also freeze well.



Vegan Soft Baked Pretzels


Vegan Soft Baked Pretzels

What kid wouldn’t love coming home to homemade soft baked pretzels? This recipe is also husband approved because, well, my husband Jack was the one who came up with it.



White Bean Dill Dip & Spinach Hemp Seed Pesto


White Bean Dill Dip & Spinach Hemp Seed Pesto

Two of my favorite veggie dips – these are also wonderful as sandwich spreads.


Healthy Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Healthy Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Everyone loves pumpkin in the fall, but these warm cinnamon-spiced muffins filled with big apple chunks are my personal favorite. One (or two) of these with a chai latte = fall afternoon perfection.


No-Bake Almond Butter Oatmeal Bites

No-Bake Almond Butter Oatmeal Bites

These are my go-to snack anytime of the year because they’re quick, easy, and I usually have the ingredients on hand in my pantry.



Fig, Feta & Mint Crostini


Fig, Feta & Mint Crostini

Crostini sounds fancy for a kid’s treat, but figs are in season and these are so easy to put together. For the big (adult-age) kids, serve these with wine.


Vegan Raspberry Coconut Scones

Vegan Raspberry Coconut Scones

These little guys are not only vegan, but they’re gluten free using oats and coconut flour. Last spring we first made these with raspberries, but for fall I’m going to try a version with currants and dried figs.


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Rainbow Smoothies

Any time is a good time for a smoothie. Here are combinations for every color – let your kid pick their favorite!



Vegan Pumpkin Bread


Vegan Pumpkin Bread

It’s that time of the year! Break out your cans of pumpkin and make everything pumpkin, starting with this sweet, soft pumpkin loaf.



Pumpkin Spiced Corn Muffins


Pumpkin Spiced Corn Muffins

I love this version of corn muffins that uses pumpkin in the batter. These are lightly sweet, moist and fluffy – perfect with a bowl of butternut squash chili.

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