Sep 25, 2015

Back to School: After School Snacks You’ll Feel Good Giving to Your Kids

Now that everyone stateside is back to school, we at NAPCP would like to help you with a handful of after school snack ideas. These ‘goodies’ are on the healthier side of food, and should still leave plenty of room in tummies of all sizes for dinner.


Fruit and Cheese Kabobs with Yogurt and Honey Dip have only 5 ingredients. Minimal prep, virtually no cleanup, and the possibilities are endless. Pair seasonally appropriate fruit with its complementary cheese and you have a completely new snack! Remember to trim the ends of pointy skewers before giving to younger children.

We don’t think this Trail Mix Popcorn snack requires the homemade seasoning mix at all, but add it on on Fridays, or for a special reward! Cranberries and raisins are full of naturally occurring antioxidants, while popcorn (popped from plain kernels) provides whole grains and fiber. Yum!

This recipe for Mini Spinach-and-Cheese Pizzas comes from Martha herself. Especially when served on fiber-rich whole wheat pitas, the health benefits are self-explanatory, but it’s the creamy, savory flavor that will have your kids begging you to make these again and again! If green makes them scream, hide the spinach under part-skim ricotta, or pre-blend the iron-loaded greens in a tablespoon of olive oil before spreading on your pita pizzas.

Throw all of the ingredients for these Peanut Butter Energy Bites into one bowl, stir, roll, and chill. Easy! Chock full of oats, coconut, and ground flax seeds with honey, these bites are a favorite of NAPCP moms, too! So good. Head over to Crunchy Creamy Sweet for substitutions, and variations on this scrumptious snack.


What are your favorite snacks to serve your kids on busy days, or to tide them over until dinner? Chime in, in the comments, and be sure to follow NAPCP on Pinterest for more yummy recipes!


share this post:

TweetShare on FacebookEmail

About the Contributor: Katie, our Editorial Manager, is our wordsmith and communications extraordinaire!  After college and graduate school, she worked in the nonprofit world, and briefly in politics. She realized she'd be quickly burned out, and started writing for various lifestyle websites. Before landing at NAPCP, Katie shot product photography for Etsy shops and other small business owners. Katie also works with Pinterest, as a member of their Pinfluencer team. She is passionate about making the world a happier, more beautiful place! Katie lives for her husband and two children, updating their totally 90's home, and finding joy in the small things. Even washing dishes.


comment on this post

Leave comment

No comments have been added yet

liked this post? img you might also like...
  • A Beautiful, Blooming Newborn Session
    Rya Duncklee is an award-winning children’s portrait artist based in Jacksonville, Florida who specializes in first year milestones and video storytelling. She has been recently awarded as one of the Top 20 Newborn Portrait Artists in Jacksonville, and has been the recipient of ten NAPCP International Image Competition Awards. Rya graduated from the University of […]
  • A Rainbow Baby Maternity Event
    I’m so excited to share with you about the Rainbow Baby Maternity Event I hosted in Louisville, KY. I collaborated with The Wave Salon and Spa of Shepherdsville, KY for this event. We both donated our services to 7 lucky Rainbow Baby mommies that were pregnant with their Rainbow! A Rainbow Baby is the pregnancy […]
  • Why Focus on Photographing Motherhood?
    Focus on Photographing Motherhood : Why? According to, the key to survival is understanding your passion, your drive, and your raison d’etre, or reason for being. Forbes is not the only website out there encouraging business owners to stop and look a little bit deeper while developing their business plan. Simon Sinek gave an […]
  • September Printable Menu and Calendar
    Although we are sad that summer is coming to a close, we couldn’t be more excited to share the latest FREE printable menu and calendar with you. Celebrate the beginning of the new school year and organize all of your after school activities in style. Download the printable menu template here, and the printable September […]
img find a photographer
in your area

We are so delighted that you are here. The National Association of Professional Child Photographers is an association whose mission is to promote and support the artistry and integrity of professional child photographers. To accomplish this mission, NAPCP provides the most comprehensive resources for its members, bringing together a community of passionate artists committed to growth in their skills, their artistry, and their businesses. (formally pronounced "NAP-C-P") is a place where professional child photographers can come and connect, learn, teach, aspire and grow. It is also a valuable resource for parents who are looking for a professional child photographer in their area, and want to be inspired and educated about our specialized industry.

img award winning photos click here to view

img most recent issue
img vendors we love
napcp supporters

img helpful articles napcp resources
  • August Inspired Magazine: Featuring Amy Tripple!

    Click here to read our August magazine featuring Amy Tripple! Don’t forget, Inspired is now printable! Print your copy straight from MagCloud, and share your favorite pieces with friends, family and clients. Save Save

  • Free Custom Wallpaper: Shoot. Edit. Share. Repeat.

    Free Custom Wallpaper — Competition season is here and today we want to share this free custom wallpaper with you, to download! Download and use this wallpaper for your own personal use. Set it as your device wallpaper or share it via social media. Scroll down for clickable download buttons at the bottom of this […]

  • July Inspired Magazine: Featuring Ute-Christin Cowan!

    Click here to read our July magazine featuring Ute-Christin Cowan! Don’t forget, Inspired is now printable! Print your copy straight from MagCloud, and share your favorite pieces with friends, family and clients. Save Save Save

  • June Inspired Magazine: Featuring the First Half 2017 Image Competition Winners!

    Click here to read our June magazine featuring the winners of our First Half 2017 Image Competition as well as the 25 semifinalists for the 2017 Best New Emerging Child Photographer Contest! Don’t forget, Inspired is now printable! Print your copy straight from MagCloud, and share your favorite pieces with friends, family and clients.   […]