Enjoy Some Afterschool Snacks

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. We participate in other affiliate programs as well. For more details, please see our disclosure policy.

Make some homemade snacks for an afternoon pick-me-up. So much better than the packaged variety!

spiced carrot bread

We try to round up our homeschool day by 3:30 each day. Hubs usually cruises in at about 4. Everyone is ready for a little snack. Whether your kids school at home or away, an afterschool snack is a great pick-me-up or hold over until dinner.

Try one of these on for size:

Grapefruit Sections

Lemon Blueberry Scones

Double Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Super Easy Veggie Tray

Cheddar Coins (aka Healthy Cheez-Its)

Apples and Maple Whipped Cream


About Jessica Fisher

I believe great meals don't have to be complicated or expensive. There's a better way, and it won't take all afternoon.

Subscribe to Good Cheap Eats
Read Newer Post
Read Older Post


  1. Noreen says:

    Those all look delicious! Thank you for the great ideas! 🙂

  2. Love these ideas. We tend to graze all day, but having a planned snack would be fantastic. As an afternoon pick-me up, we really enjoy Smoothies or Peanut Butter Banana Shakes

  3. Making our afternoon snack instead of buying crackers or cookies has saved us a ton of money! Thanks for all the awesome ideas.

  4. Stacy says:

    Thanks for the ideas. I love making peanut butter & yogurt dip. I think you mix them up in a 1:2 ratio–like 1 tbsp. peanut butter to 2 tbsp flavored yogurt. I’ve done all sorts of ratios though and they were good too. Great with apples and such.

  5. P Reis says:

    These are seriously great ideas. I JUST realized how many veggies my girls will eat if they’re on a pretty tray served with ranch dressing, so I will definitely be utilizing the veggie platter, especially over the summer. Snacks have been a weak point for us (my girls like those cereal bars which are so.not.good for them) so thank you for these more healthful ideas!

    • P Reis says:

      P.S. You get huge bonus points for making a way more healthful than usual dessert topping with the maple whipped cream! Even if served with something other than apples it’s a win. Maple syrup = less processed than normal sugar. Yay!

      • Jessica says:

        @P Reis, Love it! Thanks for the props! You could use honey, too.

Share Your Thoughts