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Delilicious: After School Snacks That Won't Spoil Dinner

Aug 27 2009 - 12:00pm

Breakfast was a brain-stimulating balance of eggs, fruit and whole-grain cereal, their lunch bags [1] may have been filled with sandwiches [2] 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.

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

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