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After school snack guide

If you’re out of ideas for healthy snacks to provide the kids after school, you are not alone! This is a common challenge parents and carers have brought to our attention. Whether you are run-off-your-feet-busy or a keen baker, we have some ideas for you to try…
Category 1: Minimal effort healthy snacks
These ideas are for the super busy parents and carers who want to provide their kids healthy snacks, without the fuss.
  • Whole fruit (obvious I know, but so easy and nutritious)
  • Pre-cut fruit or vegetables (you can buy these from the supermarket)
  • Plain rice crackers and hummus or vegetable dip
  • Reduced fat yoghurt with dried fruit or nuts
  • Air popped popcorn
  • Reduced salt pretzels
  • Corn thins with 100% peanut butter
  • Cans of tuna
  • Canned fruit in natural juices
  • Avocado on toast
Category 2: Quick and simple healthy snacks
These ideas take a small amount of effort and prep-time, but are still fabulously simple and delicious.
  • Fruit salad
  • Smoothies made from frozen fruit and reduced fat milk
  • Wholemeal toasties with tomato and reduced-fat cheese
  • Boiled eggs
  • Baked beans on toast
  • Chopped up vegetable sticks (carrot, celery, cucumber, tomato) with tzatziki
  • Air fried vegetable cubes –potato, pumpkin, zucchini, eggplant.. you name it!
  • Bircher muesli pots
Category 3: Meal prep champion healthy snacks If you love being creative in the kitchen, these ideas are for you. You might like to start by checking out our previous post “Healthy slice and all things nice” for our go-to recipe healthy slice recipe. Below are some other healthy recipes for you meal prep lovers.
  • Homemade banana bread
  • Homemade muesli bars
  • Mini frittatas
  • Vegetable fritters
  • Zucchini slice
  • Whole meal pancakes topped with fruit
  • Homemade yoghurt and fruit popsicles
  • Pumpkin scones made with wholemeal flour
For more simple and healthy recipes to support your meal-prepping goals, check out Live Lighter or Healthy Lunch Box.

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