Are you a busy person, with a lot on your plate at the moment?
And you’d like to make sure your kids have something on their plate after school?
Perhaps you want it to be healthy, but it can’t take too long to make.
‘Is that even possible?’ you ask.
Despite what you may have been told, you don’t have to spend hours upon hours in the kitchen when you’re preparing healthy after school snacks for your little ones.
5 Healthy, easy to make after school snacks
Of course we had to include a few of the Super Cubes products below, our favourite healthy snacks that include the bars and our frozen smoothie cubes.
But what Top 5 list would be complete without them? (and we are a bit bias)
So, without further ado, here's our Super Cubes Top 5 healthy and easy to make after school snacks for kids.
One of the most recent additions to our line of products makes for a fantastic snack for both you and the kids after school.
Our Wholefood Bars have a great balance of all the macronutrients.
The help to keep your little one’s blood sugar stable (ie they’ll be peaceful little angels), their tummy looked after and their tastebuds satisfied without any prep needed from you.
Did we mention they’re all sourced direct from Aussie farmers?
Sounds like a winner!
Looking for an answer to age old question, ‘Can I have my avocado mousse and eat it too?’
Look no further, for the answer is YES.
This will be sure to be another after school treat that stays on the menu.
This mousse is a simple recipe that's easy to prepare, with minimal clean up, only requiring one bowl and one fork.
It’s a delicious dessert, though can also be eaten as a stand-alone, and full of beneficial nutrients.
Be sure to save some for yourself, it’ll be gone before you know it.
Here's how you make the avocado mousse, simply mix and mash together the following ingredients:
- 1 avocado
- 3 tablespoons cacao/cocoa powder (unsweetened)
- A pinch of sea salt
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of raw honey if you want some sweetness
- Plant milk to reach your desired consistency
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Another quick, easy and healthy kid friendly recipe to make and customise as needed.
Simply start with a base of the yoghurt of your choice, depending on your dietary needs.
Then add some extras like;
- A crushed up Wholefoods bar
- A little powdered cinnamon
- Crushed nuts
- Whole berries
- Cacao nibs or a couple of squares of dark chocolate
- Chopped fruits
- Whatever else that tickles your fancy from your fridge or pantry
Super Cubes Smoothies
This is such an easy way to ensure your kids get in all the fruits and veggies you want them too.
Don’t be surprised if they’re begging for more.
Just add the liquid of your choice and blend away.
Feel free to also add some nibbles on top like coconut flakes, cacao nibs or some extra sliced fruit.
If you need some extra inspiration, you can look for more great smoothie recipes here.
As the name suggest, these bring both you and the kids into a state of meditative bliss for hours upon hours.
Ok, maybe they’re not that good, but they sure are something you and the kids will love.
Bliss balls can take a little longer to prepare compared to some of the other options, but it’s very easy to batch prepare these for the entire week.
Here’s a sample recipe for you to try and play around with.
- 6 pitted Medjool dates
- 1 tsp raw honey or maple syrup (or more to taste)
- 1 tsp of grated orange zest (fresh or powdered)
- 4 tablespoons nut butter of your choice
- ¼ cup nuts (chunky)
- ¼ cup cacao powder
- Melted coconut oil to reach the desired texture
Simply put all the ingredients in a food processor and start to mix (a bowl and hands works fine too).
Roll into about 10 balls and set in the fridge in an airtight container
Double or triple the recipe as needed to make more balls, so no one at home misses out.
Is it possible to eat healthy, easy to make foods?
While it may sometimes feel impossible to do, we hope this article has given you some ideas on how to look after your kid’s nutritional needs without having to spend hours in the kitchen.
There are certainly plenty of options you can play with above too, in regards to ingredients.
As everybody has different likes and dislikes, so don't be afraid to play around and experiment a little.
And let us know if its any of the above healthy after school snacks!