The Afternoon Snack

I have reoriented the way I view the afternoon snack and have begun to think of snack as the first course of dinner.  When my kids come home from school, the first thing they want to do is have something to eat, preferably carb-filled or sweet.  I have been trying to have a couple of options that satisfy both of us.

  • Great healthy Snacks that kids and adults love
  • Green beans sprayed with olive oil and lightly salted
  • Apples and peanut butter or Greek yogurt
  • Rolled up turkey breast (real, not processed), maybe even rolled up w lettuce and hummus
  • Sushi: tuna rolls, cucumber rolls, salmon rolls, California rolls
  • The seaweed strips Connor likes
  • Edamames
  • Clementines
  • PBJ sandwich cut into fingers
  • Microwave popcorn, lightly salted, no butter- Orville Redenbacher’s All Natural, lightly salted
  • Fresh fruit
  • Baby carrots and peanut butter, yogurt, or low fat ranch dressing
  • Sugar snap peas dipped in hummus, salsa, or guacamole

Once in a while, not too unhealthy, snacks kids love

  • Bagels with peanut butter or cream cheese
  • Whole wheat toast
  • Pasta