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5 Quick After School Snacks

5 Quick After School Snacks

After school can be a stressful and uncertain time, while there is a decent amount of time until dinner; often our little ones are too hungry to wait. I mean, I can’t really blame them. I have put together my top 5 favorite after school snacks for the kids (and you).

  • Fruit Smoothie-Blend 1 cup vanilla yogurt, 1 cup (frozen) strawberries, 1 (frozen) banana, and 1/4 cup orange juice in a until smooth.

  • Apple Quesadillas-Melt butter in a skillet, place a flour tortilla and top with grated cheddar and thinly sliced apple on one side. Fold the tortilla in half and cook until golden on both sides. Cut into wedges.
  • Sweet Bagel Chips-Slice cinnamon-raisin bagel(s) crosswise into rounds. Brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake 10 minutes at 325 degrees F, flip and brush with more butter, sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar and bake 10 more minutes.

  • Cheesy Chex Mix-Toss 3 cups Chex cereal, 2 cups mini pretzels, and 1 cup cheese crackers with 3/4 cup grated parmesan, 1/2 stick melted butter and a pinch of garlic powder. Spread on a baking sheet and bake 15 minutes at 325 degrees F, stirring.

  • Sesame Potato Chips-Preheat 2 baking sheets in a 425 degrees F oven. Toss thinly sliced russet potatoes with olive oil and salt. Spread on the hot baking sheets, sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake 10 minutes.

What’s your favorite after school snack?

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