After School Quick Snacks

healthy snacksCreate a snack shelf for your child/children. They can reach it, and eat what is there until a time you set before meals. Ours closes two hours before dinner.

  • Apples, carrot and celery sticks and nut butter – you can make your nut butters if you have a food processor, it is a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen.
  • Dates ripped and rolled in coconut
  • Dates with toasted almonds inside
  • Store bought tofu salad on crackers
  • Carrot/Raisin salad with OJ concentrate, lime juice and sesame oil
  • Hummus with whole grain crackers or celery sticks
  • Guacamole with unsalted pretzels

5 Responses to “After School Quick Snacks”

  1. Marty Davey
    Marty Davey, MS, RD, LDN

    We make a really simple dip or sandwich spread with garbanzo beans, onion, celery, tamari, sweet relish [1/2 teaspoon], dulse, sunflower seeds and silken tofu to increase spreadability. I spread this on bell pepper “boats”, zucchini rounds or stuff tomatoes with it. You could also add roasted red pepper, garlic or grated carrots to it to punch up the flavor. Even kids with fast food palates seem to really like it. It’s a good way to introduce veggies instead of chips or pretzels for dips.

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Marty Davey

Marty Davey is a Registered Dietitian and has a Masters degree in Food and Nutrition from Marywood University. She became a vegetarian in 1980 when she discovered that the French didn't want our meat products due to factory farming methods. She began studying nutrition while cleansing her diet to a totally plant-based lifestyle. She has a private practice specializing in assisting clients transitioning from the conventional Western foods to a plant-based regime.

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