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After School Healthy Snack Ideas For Your Kids

By the time the kids get home from school, half of them are starving since the last meal of theirs has been lunch. Then some do not even consume the lunch properly as they do not want to compromise on their playtime. So, to make use of their hunger sprang, slipping something healthy on their plate is a great idea. 

Kids love to eat food which tastes good and looks delicious, and as mothers, we always strive to serve them those which are best for their health. These can either create a tussle of need or make food time strenuous. To avoid it, you can get some ideas for healthy snacks for teens.

After School Snacks

Cheesy muffins

To prepare the after-school healthy cheesy muffins, preheat oven to 220°C and grease the muffin tin with some cooking spray. Mix half cup raisin flour and salt as per taste in a large mixing bowl. Add ½ cup grated cheese, four to five slices of ham, one small zucchini grated (try to dry out the moisture for better taste) and 2bblsp of garlic chives to the bowl and mix well. Pour in a quarter cup of milk to it and mix it through. No lumps should be formed while combining. Put the mixture in the muffin tin until it is 3/4 full. Put it in the preheated oven, and bake for 12-15 minutes. Insert a thin knife to check they are cooked – the muffins should turn golden. Let the tin cool down for 5 minutes before you turn out onto a wire rack.

These muffins are healthy and can be stored for a few days. Serve it with a glass of milk once the kids are back home from school.

Fruit dippers

We all know smoothies are high protein snacks Australia. But, some kids get too tired with it. So, for them, you can prepare fruit dippers. They are easy to make and also add some variation to their menu. 

To prepare fruit dippers, you will need low-fat with yogurt and fresh fruit of your kid’s choice. It can be any fruit such as apple, strawberry, orange wedges, bananas, blueberries, or grapes. Cut them into small pieces, and serve with a tub of yogurt. You can also use flavored yogurt.

Use fruit cutter to get some variety in the shapes of fruits and use a fun cup to serve the dish.

Quesadilla

Quesadilla is easy to prepare a dish in which you can serve with different fillings. Your kid might be eating the same thing every day, and still, they will get a different taste because of the filling.

You will need to burrito or tortillas and nutrient-packed food for the filling. It can either ham, or chicken, or tuna, or any poultry product that your kid enjoys along with the choice of veggies and cheese. You can also add canned corn, pineapple, finely chopped green onion, or backed black beans. 

Place the assortment of mixture between the two burritos or tortilla and toast it in a sandwich press until cooked. Cut them into pieces and serve hot. 

Pancakes

In a bowl, mix two cups of self-raising flour, and 1/3 cup caster sugar. Prepare a well in the middle of the mixture, and whisk in one egg, 2tblsp butter, and 1blsp vanilla extract into it. Slowly add milk to it and keep stirring it to avoid forming any lumps. Add milk till the time consistency is received. Put a non-stick frying pan and heat it. Once it is hot, brush the pan with a little bit of butter. Put 1/3 cup batter in the pan (the amount depends on the size of the container, but it shouldn’t be full till the brim), to make a circle. Cook till you get to see bubbles appearing on the surface of the pan. Turn it and cook another one minute. Once the pancake turn golden, simmer the flame and cover the pan. Keep it covered for a minute and serve with a scoop of ice-cream or maple syrup. Repeat the process with the remaining batter.

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