3 Healthy and Easy After School Snack Recipes

by Claire Adornato

When, we come home from school were always tired and hungry—hangry. We just had a super long school day, and just want some quality tasty snacks that won’t take forever to make. So I tested these three easy, fast, and healthy snack recipes to satisfy your cravings.

Granola Bites

  1. Put ½ cup of peanut butter and ¼ cup of honey (maple syrup works too) in a bowl. (You can really just eyeball it. It doesn’t have to be exact at all.)
  2. Stir in 1 ⅓ cups of your dry ingredients like granola, oats, sunflower seeds, coconut flakes, chocolate chips,— really just whatever you want!
  3. Scoop these tasty treats into balls and enjoy!
  4. Store the rest in the refrigerator.

This recipe worked great! I was so hungry when I came home from school, and all I wanted was a healthy snack. This recipe was so easy. It only took me about ten minutes to make this snack. I was able to put as much or as little of everything that I wanted. I included some coconut flakes in mine.It was so tasty, and leftovers are great for breakfast as well. Highly recommend!

Sweet Potato Chips

  1. First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice your sweet potato into thin slices. (The thinner the slices, the faster it’ll bake.)
  3. In a large bowl, toss the the potato slice with small olive oil and salt to lightly coat.
    Lay the slices on a baking sheet that has non-stick cooking spray on it or parchment paper.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes. Then turn the chips over and bake for 5 more minutes or until crispy. Watch to make sure that don’t burn throughout the process!
  5. Take them out and let them cool. Sprinkle with some salt, and enjoy!

At first I was a little skeptical about this snack. Healthy chips that taste good? It seemed to good to be true, but I was definitely wrong. This snack too took minimal effort, and is so simple.The chips didn’t take that long to bake in the oven. Just make sure you are watching the chips because they can burn easily. Also, don’t cut them too thick or they will burn on the outside but won’t be cooked on the inside. However, these chips came out crispy with a nice sweetness from the sweet potato. Definitely a super easy after school recipe that doesn’t call for a lot of ingredients!

Frozen Yogurt Grapes

  1. Before leaving for school, put some grapes in the freezer. It will take a couple of hours for the grapes to freeze all the way.
  2. When you come home from school, take the grapes out. Let the grapes thaw for a few minutes, and then stick a toothpick in them.
  3. Dip your grapes in your favorite yogurt, and then place them on a plate or baking sheet. (You can also roll it in your favorite toppings after dipping it in the yogurt if you want.)
  4. The yogurt will freeze pretty fast since the grapes are frozen. If you want the yogurt harder, you can pop them in the freezer for a few minutes.
  5. Enjoy the tasty snack, and store the rest in a container in the freezer!

Now, this recipe may have been my favorite . I love grapes, but wasn’t sure if I would have liked them dipped in yogurt at first. However, they turned out to be extremely tasty! I put my grapes in the freezer before school and they were frozen by the time I came back. Make sure you let your grapes thaw for a few minutes or they will be too hard. I dipped mine in plain vanilla yogurt, and then dipped them in some coconut shreddings. I put mine back in the freezer for a few minutes because I liked my yogurt harder. You can pop them in the refrigerator too, but I find that the freezer works best. I stored the rest of mine in the freezer too in a container. These grapes were so good, and I really liked how easy they were too make!

All three of these recipes are great for some easy after school snacks! Everyone’s recipes are going to be slightly different from each others because you can adjust these recipes to however you like. It may take some trial and error, but in the end it’s worth it. These recipes are definitely approved in my book!