After a brutal day of fractions and tetherball, kids need food – preferably healthy food shaped like animals. Here are some after school snacks to fuel both their imaginations and their afternoons. Options range from basically delicious to wildly whimsical so you’ll find something to fit any schedule. If you still find yourself strapped for ideas, you can always consult a professional – trust us, they know what they’re talking about.
Even the pickiest of eaters will flip when presented with an owl in a pretzel tree (above).
Bananapillars are so much more fun than just handing your munchkin the unwrapped fruit – and almost as quick.
Halloween hounds will love these hardboiled spiderweb eggs. Serving a snack that’s both creepy and nutritious is a hallmark of excellent parenting.
If you have time and creative mojo to spare, this lion masterpiece will make any Monday afternoon 100% better. But don’t spend too long staring at the funky lunch gallery because even the most aesthetically dedicated parent may have trouble keeping up.
By 4 p.m., you may want to put them on the bus to another zip code. Try these speedy fruit cars instead. This clever serving of grapes and apple slices will keep them occupied until you find your misplaced sanity.
Do you have a favorite after school snack idea or recipe?