10 Healthy After School Snacks for Hangry Kids
Gluten-Free Banana Muffins
Muffins are a perfectly packaged snack option—easy to eat on the go or at home with homework—with little or no cleanup. Store bought muffins can be high in sugar and preservatives, however, which means they’re likely not a healthy after school snack option. Keep your kiddo happy after school with our gluten-free muffins, that get a nutritional boost from Healthy Height Shake Mix.
Healthy Height Protein Date Balls
Make a kid-friendly version of your favorite energy balls with this fun after school snack recipe. The sweetness in this snack comes from dates, while the protein comes from Healthy Height and walnuts. These balls are not only packed with protein, but healthy nutrients like healthy fats, vitamin A, vitamin D, zinc, calcium and more.
Popcorn Trail Mix
Popcorn is light, healthy and has that satisfying crunch. Instead of serving another plain bowl of popcorn, turn it into trail mix with this recipe. All you need are walnuts, sunflower seeds and dried strawberries. You can also add in fun ingredients like mini-marshmallows, chocolate chips, craisins, pretzels, pistachios or any other dried fruit.
Oatmeal Snack Bars
If your hangry kid loves to munch on granola bars, this is a healthier afternoon snack that will still quench their craving for a bar. Created by Kathlena, The Allergy Chef, it is: wheat/gluten free, egg free, soy free, nut free, peanut free, yeast free, sesame free, legume free, nightshade free, allium free, and diabetic friendly—which means nearly every child can enjoy them.
Veggie Loaded Vanilla Cinnamon Smoothie
If your kiddo is a picky eater, this after school snack ensure that he or she gets an extra serving of veggies without any pushback. The zucchini and spinach are mixed in with your nut milk of choice and vanilla Healthy Height Shake Mix, along with banana and peanut butter. It’s so tasty, your picky eater may even be asking for seconds.
Chocolate Banana and Oat Cookies
The cookie-loving child will be over the moon when you serve these healthy treats as an afternoon snack. The recipe calls for rolled oats, coconut oil, and ground flaxseed, but with two bananas mashed in, along with cacao powder and vanilla extract, it will taste as good as every other chocolate cookie—except healthier. Give your kiddo a boost of fiber, potassium and healthy fat with this tasty recipe.
Vanilla Cake Balls
Cake for an after school snack? Yes, your child love noshing on this finger food while he or she unwinds from school or does homework. These cake balls are made with all the tastiest healthy ingredients, including rolled oats, almond butter, coconut shreds, maple syrup and vanilla Healthy Height, so you can be confident your little one will get plenty of nutrition with each bite.
Dark Chocolate Mixed Nut Butter
Your hangry kiddo will will want this delicious, healthy nutella alternative every day. Toss mixed nuts and dark chocolate in a food processor. Simply blend until the mixture becomes smooth and store in an airtight container, like a small mason jar. Spread it on toast, apples, celery, muffins—anything your child is craving for an after school snack.
Protein-Powered Strawberry Banana Smoothie
This simple smoothie is easy to make, with minimal clean up and only the healthiest ingredients for your hangry kiddo. With just five ingredients, including Healthy Height Shake Mix, all you have to do is toss everything into a blender, blend and serve. To make it even easier, you can cut and prep the fruit on Sundays and freeze them—when it’s time to make the smoothie, just grab the frozen fruit and go.
Nutrition to Help Kids Grow - and Sleep!
Every year our team of Pediatricians at Schneider Children's Medical Center have 20,000 visits from children with issues relating to growth. Our doctors wanted to find a non-invasive way to help children grow and the nutrition in our shake mix is the result of their efforts. The nutrition in our shake mix was shown in a clinical study to promote growth in 6 months, as well as improve sleep patterns in kids who take at least 1 serving per day.