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Delilicious: After School Snacks That Won't Spoil Dinner

Breakfast was a brain-stimulating balance of eggs, fruit and whole-grain cereal, their lunch bags may have been filled with sandwiches cut into fun shapes. But once the children walk in the door from school, all they can think about is their growling stomachs.

Satisfy your hungry students with after-school snacks that provide nourishment without killing their dinner appetite. Skip the cartoon character decorated, pre-packaged snacks and give them something inspiring. The key to keeping it healthy and exciting is having fresh ingredients on hand – be it leftovers or an assortment of fruit and vegetables that are already washed, cut and ready to go. Try some of these ideas.

  • Ants on a Log mixes protein and vegetables and look fun on a plate.
  • A brown paper bag filled with air popped corn is healthy and reminiscent of a trip to the theater.
  • Left over sloppy joes can be added to small whole wheat rolls for some fun-to-eat sliders.
  • Rachael Ray's Banana-sicles are as fun to make, as they are to eat.
  • Homemade smoothies can be made with frozen fruit, making them a perfect treat year round.
  • Open the freezer and have your children munch on frozen grapes or yogurt tubes.

What is your child's favorite after-school snack?

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