At Chatsworth Hills Academy in Chatsworth, CA, our experienced faculty knows the importance of keeping your child’s mind fueled and nourished with healthy snacks before and after school! As time is of the essence in your busy work schedule, having simple, healthy recipes to prepare in advance is beneficial to your child’s diet and their intellectual well-being.
Unfortunately, not every parent can be home cooking healthy snacks right when their child gets home from private school, which is why our teachers have put together a list of five different snacks that you can prepare ahead of time. With organic ingredients and loads of nutritional value, these recipes are sure to be a hit every day of the school week!
These bite-sized snacks are perfect for hot weather, helping your child stay refreshed and healthy! With organic grapes dipped in yogurt, these frozen sweet treats are easy for your son or daughter to grab out of the freezer and pop them in their mouth. Grapes have loads of beneficial antioxidants such as resveratrol and flavonoids, helping your child maintain healthy eyes and a strong heart.
With a combination of four simple ingredients and no baking required, this snack is a breeze to prepare and store in the refrigerator. When your child comes home from school hungry, this can be the first thing they grab to tide themselves over until dinner is served. Using organic peanut butter, rolled oats, and local honey, these peanut butter balls pack a powerful nutritious punch. Nut butters are a great source of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.
Setting aside time to prep snacks for your child can be difficult, but with these chewy coconut granola bars, your total prep time is only 30 minutes! With whole-grain granola, dried mixed tropical fruit, and sweetened flaked coconut, these easy-to-grab bars are delicious and nutritious!
Using a blender or a food processor, this lemony homemade hummus is as easy as pushing a button! Cheaper than buying store-bought hummus, this easy recipe takes no time at all and has a long shelf-life in your refrigerator. With a 5-minute prep time, this hummus is sure to please with baked pita crackers or cut-up carrots and cucumbers!
Pinwheels are a great alternative to full-sized wraps or sandwiches, as they are easy to store in an airtight container, and even easier for your child to pop one or two in their mouth after school! Using organic turkey, seedless cucumbers, and fresh tomatoes, these turkey pinwheels are perfect for light snacking before supper time.
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Our faculty and staff at Chatsworth Hills Academy are dedicated to ensuring your child gets the best education possible, which is why we want them to eat foods that are both healthy and delicious. We understand that preparing nutritious snacks for your child is time-consuming and difficult, which is why we hope our quick and simple recipes will help both you and your child during your busy work week! For any questions or concerns about healthy snacks to feed your child after school, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We can’t wait to help your young scholar be the best that they can be!