Simple after school snacks kids will love

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Last year took a toll on everyone, but we’re getting a little normalcy again with kids going back to school.  It isn’t always easy for parents making sure their children have a hearty breakfast before school and a delicious snack while in school, but another thing the child needs is to be refueled once the school day is over.  It’s hard enough picking out what to eat for breakfast and lunch, the last thing parents want to do is prepare a snack.  Here is a list of perfect after-school snacks.

Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars

A delicious bar packed with real fruit! Emphasis on the real.  Nature’s Bakery uses real ingredients like whole grains and sun-ripened fruit in their baked goods.  Delicious and healthy, the bars are plant-based, dairy-free, nut-free, and non-GMO.  Gluten free options are also available. The company prides itself on keeping its snacks healthy especially for kids.  They’ve partnered with registered dietician Sammi Haber Brondo to help raise awareness around creating healthy snack habits to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into our diets.

Chloe’s Pops

Being a parent and trying to find a snack for your child to enjoy, that’s also healthy isn’t easy.  Thankfully a mother of three figured out how to make some. After becoming pregnant with her first child Chloe Epstein knew something had to be done about her intense sweet tooth so she created Chloe’s Pops.  Chloe’s Pops only uses fruit, water, and cane sugar in their pops.  Today the fruit pops come in nine different flavors.  There are also four other varieties to try: Oat milk, dipped, Marvel, And Zumba.  No matter which variety you get, it makes a great after-school snack for kids.

Off the Eaten Path

A crispy snack without the oil!  Off the Eaten Path has been around for quite some time, but it’s never too late to add into your daily snacks. Good for kids and adults, these vegetable chips are made with real veggies and are packaged in compostable bags.  Some of their flavors include chickpea veggie crisps, sea salt and black pepper, jalapeno veggie crisps, and more.  With many more flavors to choose from, these are a great after-school snack.

PopCorners Popped Corn Snacks

PopCorners Popped Corn Snacks take the popcorn chip to new heights!  What is a popcorn chip exactly? Popcorn chips are snacks made from corn but shaped like regular potato chips.  PopCorners made it their mission to make their chips delicious and healthy.  The kosher, and never fried crunchy goodness


PepsiCo launched its hydrating juice water Frutly in February 2021.  What exactly is juice water? Designed with teens in mind, but can be enjoyed by everyone! Frutly juice waters are a mix of water, fruit juice, and electrolytes.  Flavors are strawberry kiwi, fruit punch, and apple grape.  Who wouldn’t want to rehydrate after a long day at school? Not only that these beverages are a good source of vitamins C & E with no added sugar or artificial sweeteners.