Quick and Healthy After School Snacks


It is hard to believe that school has started, and with that, comes all the extracurriculars and after-school activities. Busy moms and kids, alike, need full stomachs to keep up with the routines and schedules that the school year brings. Some days there just isn’t enough time for a full meal in between all the drop-offs and pick-ups, and these snacks are quick, delicious, and easy. Try these healthy after-school snacks with your kids.

This first recipe is something I eat two to three times a week, and my little ones usually eat most of it. It’s easy to dress it up with a bit of salsa or sour cream on the side. Cut them into triangles or strips and it’s perfect for a quick bite on the go.

Quinoa & Black Bean Quesadilla

A filling lunch or snack for on the go.
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 1


  • Quesadilla Maker If you own one. Otherwise, just cook in skillet on medium-heat.


  • 1 Probiotic Whole Grain & Flax Tortilla
  • 1/3 Cup Black Beans Low Sodium
  • 1/3 Cup Quinoa Cooked
  • 1/4 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese


  • Place tortilla on heated surface for 1-2 minutes to heat up.
  • Add the following ingredients on one half of the tortilla: cheese, quinoa, beans, cheese. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  • Fold over the tortilla to make a half circle and heat on both sides until cheese is melted.

Smoothies are always a great afternoon snack. They contain fruit and, this specific recipe, is super filling. Plus, smoothies are always great for taking in the car.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

A delicious & sweet smoothie for on the go.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1


  • Blender


  • 1/4 Cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1 Banana
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Cup Natural Creamy Peanut Butter


  • Pour old fashioned rolled oats into the bottom of the blender and pulse for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender.
  • Blend until smooth.

These little energy bites are basically no-bake cookies, just packed with some extra protein. My kids love these for a quick morning bite, after school, or for dessert.

Peanut Butter Energy Bites

A sweet treat that is packed with protein and energy for you little ones.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Servings 6


  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Measuring Cups


  • 1 Cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Flaxseed
  • 1/3 Cup Honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips


  • Pour all ingredients into a bowl and stir together.
  • Once combined, cover the bowl and put the mixture into the fridge to chill for 1-2 hours.
  • Once chilled, roll into balls - as small or large as you like.
  • Eat immediately or store in an airtight container up to a week.

Do you have a quick and filling recipe that you use for on-the-go? Share your favorite snacks and tag us @centralmassmom on Instagram.


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