More often than not, my middle schooler comes home hangry. Here’s my go-to list of snacks to calm the beast before homework or after school sports.
My daughter started middle school this year and while at back-to-school night one of her teachers told us that when the kids reach her 5th period class they are usually starving. The problem is too much socializing and too little time to eat. When she climbs into my car after school she is less than pleasant. Here’s my go-to list of after school snacks for hungry kids.
Favorite Fruit Snacks
- Strawberry and Peanut Butter Quesadillas from Texanerin Baking
- Apple Sandwiches from Thrifty Jinxy
- Apple Nachos from Made to Be a Momma
- Watermelon Pizza from Yummly
- Apple Donuts from Laura Fuentes
- Jerky, Cracker, Cheese board from Laura Fuentes
- Peanut Butter Fruit Dip from Cooking Classy
- Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Bark from Hello, Wonderful
Favorite Trader Joe’s Snacks
- Trader Joe’s Strawberry Yogurt Squishers
- Clif Kid Organic Z Bar
- Trader Joe’s Silver Dollar Pancakes
- Trader Joe’s Tortilla Chips, Cheese and Beans
- TJ’s Frozen Naan Bread with Hummus
- Trader Joe’s Joe’s O’s Cereal
- Trader Joe’s Turkey Corn Dogs
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Homemade Snacks Kids Can Make
- Mini Pizza Bagels from Mother of Everything
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Pull Apart Bread from Hello, Yummy
- Crescent Pizza Rolls from The Food Cafe
- Pizza Bread from Mother of Everything
- Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls from Recipes Simple
- Copy Cat Taco Bell Bean and Cheese Burrito from The Measured Mom
Here are my thoughts on after school snacks: they don’t have to be perfect or perfectly healthy. I used to come home and eat microwaved taquitos and drink grape soda while watching Pauly Shore and I came out just fine. Your kids will too.