Healthy after school snacks for your kids!

Healthy after school snacks will soon come in handy as many schools will be reopening! As the school gets over kids are so exhausted and tired on their way home. Like all parents, you must be wondering about what to cook or which snack is healthy and delicious that your child will love! There are many delicious healthy snacks that your kids will eat and at the same time it will give your child's energy a boost, rekindling their enthusiasm and recharging their batteries. 

We are here to help all the beautiful parents out there with a few snack ideas which are healthy and filled with power-packed proteins, vitamins, and minerals. Your kids won’t even realize that their junk food is actually a healthy after school snack. 

Without further ado let’s get started!

List of Healthy after school snacks

  1. Winter Bites

Healthy, quick, and easy to make these are winter bites or you can even say energy bites or protein bites. It takes 15 minutes to make with just a few ingredients which are available at home. 

Simple ingredients required for these tasty winter bites are almonds, walnuts, dates, coconut flakes to enhance the taste, cocoa powder, flax seeds & chia seeds. 

Take almonds, walnuts, and any other dry fruit of your choice and grind them together along with flax seeds and chia seeds. Once this mixture is coarsely ground, add dates and cocoa powder to it with 1 spoon of protein powder (Protein Powder is optional and you can skip it if you wish to) and grind them together. Now your mixture is ready, with the help of an ice cream scoop, take a small portion of the mixture and make it into a ball shape and roll it on the coconut flakes. Your Winter bites are ready to serve.

  • Chocolate Avocado Pudding

  • To make a deceptively healthy chocolate pudding, which is rich and silky smooth that your child can't even say that there's an avocado in it.

    For rich, silky smooth chocolate pudding, you will need to have avocado, without it our chocolate pudding is incomplete then banana, peanut butter, cocoa powder for chocolate flavor with vanilla extract, maple syrup or honey as a sweetener, almond milk, and nuts or chocolate chips which will give a crispy texture to your chocolate avocado pudding and can be used as a topping as well.

    Firstly, take 2 Avocados and peel its skin completely. Then take a blender and put all your ingredients in the jar- peeled avocados, one banana, 2 spoons of peanut butter, 6-8 spoons of cocoa powder, 1 spoon of vanilla extract or vanilla essence with 5 spoons of almond milk, and 6 spoons of maple syrup or honey. Blend all this together and your chocolate avocado pudding is ready. Serve it with nuts like almonds or walnuts or even chocolate chips on top.

    1. Apple Sandwiches

    A great source of carbs, protein, and healthy fats in the form of bite-size sandwiches to keep the kids satisfied until dinner.

    Ingredients required: 

    1. a) Apples
      b) Almond/ Peanut Butter
      Recipe: Take 2 apples and cut them into a circular, apply your child’s favorite butter whether it is almond or peanut or even both and put a few crushed nuts inside, and then make it like a sandwich.
      It’s easy and quick to make if your kid loves almond butter or peanut butter and is in the mood to eat sandwiches.

    1. Chickpea salad

    A simple autumn treat for the kids, seasoned with salt, pepper, oregano, and vinegar or lime juice.

    Ingredients required:
    a) Cucumber
    b) Cherry tomatoes or regular tomatoes
    c) Onion
    d) Salt
    e) Pepper
    f) Lime Juice
    g) Chickpeas
    h) Fresh Coriander
    i) Roasted cumin powder
    j) Chaat Masala

    Recipe: Soak chickpeas overnight and then the next day boil them into the pressure cooker. Dry them out and allow them to cool. While your chickpeas are getting cool, take a bowl and cut cucumber, tomatoes, and onion. Then take a pan and add a few drops of Olive oil if you have which will make it even more delicious but you can even use your cooking oil and saute the chickpeas on medium-high flame with salt and chili powder (Chilli powder is optional) for 2-3 mins and then remove it on a separate bowl and allow it to cool. Add chickpeas then add fresh coriander leaves, roasted cumin powder, chaat masala, pepper, squeeze lime juice and give it a nice mix and your tasty, healthy Chickpea salad is ready to serve.

    1. Smoothie
      i) Green Smoothie

    They are high in nutrients and contain naturally sweet ingredients. Colorful straws and special kiddie cups add a splash of color. 

    Ingredients required:
    a) Cucumber
    b) Mint Leaves
    c) Green apples
    d) Honey
    e) Avocado

    Recipe: Chop all the ingredients into big pieces and blend them into the grinder. It will become like a thick paste then add a few ice cubes and blend it again and your smoothie is ready to serve.

    1. ii) Strawberry Smoothie / Pink Smoothie

    Ingredients required:
    a) Banana
    b) Strawberry
    c) Milk
    d) Greek Yogurt

    Recipe: Add 1½ cups of milk into the blending jar along with 2 chopped bananas and 7-8 strawberries along with greek yogurt and give it a mix. Your Pink Smoothie or Strawberry smoothie is ready to serve.

    iii) Chocolate Smoothie

    Ingredients required:
    a) Milk
    b) Peanut Butter
    c) Chocolate protein powder
    d) Dark Cocoa powder
    e) Banana

    Recipe: Take a blending jar, add some water, milk, then add 2-3 spoons of peanut butter along with 1 spoon of chocolate protein powder, dark cocoa powder, and 1 frozen banana and give it a nice mix and your Chocolate smoothie is ready to serve.

    Why is Fitco considered the best healthy after school snack?

    If you don't have enough time to prepare these after school snacks for your kids, nephews, etc, then you should look for other alternatives to fuel their energy. One such alternative is Fitco Foods 15g protein puffs which come in 4 delicious flavours. Fitco is India’s 1st 15g Protein based snack with 0g guilt and aims at keeping people fit with healthy snacking. Fitco aspires to unravel the unhealthy secrets of your tasty junk snacks and replace them with nutritiously delicious snacks.

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