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5 Yummy and Healthy Back To School Snacks for Pin It Party

5 Back To School Snacks for Pin It Party |

When Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean announced her 3rd Pin It Party (if you blog, join in the fun!), I knew I wanted to round up our most popular snack posts. These are the recipes we make again and again for our kids (and ourselves!) With back-to-school time in full swing (and five kids between us) having healthy yet tasty snacks for hungry kids around at all times is a must.

Snacks aren’t a dirty word and while they shouldn’t mean junk food and empty calories, they are absolutely necessary for kids (and adults) to keep them energized from lunch time to dinner (without being crabby. Kids are still growing plus their stomachs are smaller, so a good combo of carbs + protein + yes, even a little of the healthier fats is key to a good snack. Fellow blogger EA @ The Spicy RD explains it well in her recent post of Smart Snacks: 20 Snacks Your Kids Will Love (heck, I’m making some of her recipes for me, too.)

Baked Oatmeal Squares – My #1 go-to afternoon snack for my 6  year old (great for breakfast, too, and you can freeze ’em.)

Baked Oatmeal Squares |

Apple Cornmeal Muffins – A great way to ease into fall with these nutrient packed muffins

Apple Cornmeal Muffins |

Peanut Butter Sandwich Graham Crackers – A cross between peanut butter crackers + graham crackers made mini!

Peanut Butter Sandwich Graham Crackers |

Avocado Vanilla Fruit Dip Avocado in dip = awesomeness. Watch this one disappear!

Avocado Vanilla Fruit Dip |

Apple Blueberry Fruit LeatherHomemade fruit leather made with only four ingredients.

Apple Blueberry Fruit Leather

Bonus pin: How to Make Homemade Greek Yogurt (in your slow cooker!)–  one of our most popular recent posts. Make mini parfaits with fresh fruit and crushed whole grain cereal for the kids after school!

Homemade Greek Yogurt |

And here’s a great list of healthy after school snacks from Cooking Light that are kid and parent approved!

Happy pinning! What’s your favorite afternoon snack? We’d love to hear!

Deb @ Dietitian Debbie Dishes

Thursday 12th of September 2013

Your peanut butter sandwich graham crackers look delish! Just pinned! :-)

Heather @ Better With Veggies

Thursday 12th of September 2013

Love your snacky round-up, so many great ideas!!


Thursday 12th of September 2013

All these snacks look fabulous! You know I have pinned those amazing looking Baked Oatmeal Squares & I just pinned the avocado dip-super yum! Thanks so much for sharing my snack post Deanna!! xo

Eating 4 Balance

Thursday 12th of September 2013

I pinned two of your recipes :) Those peanut butter sandwich snacks are so cute and SUCH a good idea! I am also incredibly excited about that dip recipe. I was worried clicking over that it was going to have a whole bunch of sugary vanilla yogurt or something but that ingredient list is seriously impressive and I think we have everything at home. Now to just convince my parents to ignore the green color... ;)


Thursday 12th of September 2013

I'm so glad you found some pin worthy :) Yes, the green may be off putting to some who aren't very adventurous but oh, does it taste good! Maybe you can tell them it's more like a mint chocolate chip flavor - lol.

Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness

Thursday 12th of September 2013

Happily pinned :)

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