5 healthy after school snacks

As a mum of two, I am always on the lookout for healthy snacks that my girls will love, that will keep them going until dinner, but be light enough not to spoil their appetite.

The problem for me though, is that my girls are aged 4 and 14… so unless I want to be preparing food for a solid 2 hours every afternoon, I needed to find snacks that they will both enjoy.

I spent some time trawling through internet and have decided on these 5 delicious, fun and healthy after school snacks.



1. This is my eldest’s favourite, it’s simple, tasty easy to prepare

Hummus and veggies


I’ve used a shop bought, reduced fat Hummus here, with baby cucumber, red pepper, coloured carrots & baby corn

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2. This one is also simple and great if you want something quick

Mixed fruit bowl


Blue fruit bowl – grapes, blueberries & blackberries

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3. The next one is a little more time-consuming, but definitely worth it

Cinnamon & maple syrup apple chips


Slice thinly, lie flat on a baking sheet, brush with a little maple syrup and sprinkle cinnamon – bake at 90* C for 1 hour 30 minutes



4. These are simple and so yummy, a definite fave for my youngest

Roasted paprika chickpeas

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I use tinned chickpeas – drain, pat dry, put on a lined baking sheet, drizzle a tiny bit of oil over the top, sprinkle over paprika and a little salt, roll until covered – bake on 180*C for 10 minutes.


5. The final snack can also be used as a grab and go breakfast, they are packed full of greatness, and taste fantastic.

Homemade granola bars


feel free to visit my instagram for this recipe  – litolmae_and_lolly



None of these are difficult to prepare, and I like this selection as It gives me choices to suit the amount of time I have, and all of them can be made ahead of time, which, if your children are as ravenous as mine after school, will be a godsend.


I hope you like these snack ideas, feel free to share your go to recipes, I am always looking for new ideas.

T xx






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