Joey Rea - Aug 22, 2018

8 Healthy & Quick After School Snacks


Summer has come and gone and we are all getting back in the swing of things. Life is happening and there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day, right? Well, no fear, we are here to help you get through your days with ease by providing 8 healthy, quick and really tasty snacks that your kids will absolutely love! 

Are your tummies ready? Here are our 8 healthy and quick after school snacks:

1. Hummus and Pita (or Veggies)

This is the ultimate go-to. It is nourishing and filling to give your kiddos the energy they need to keep up with all of their after school activities and extracurriculars! This is a quick recipe that can be done in less than 10 minutes, and the best part is, you can keep it in the fridge for up to 4 days. Get the recipe here. 



2. Peach Balsamic Candied Almonds 

The name pretty much says it all... these almonds are candied with our deliciously sweet and tangy Peach Balsamic Reduction, making this a fantastic choice to get the kids eating something that not only tastes amazing, but is amazing for their health and brains as well! Get the recipe here. 

peach balsamic almonds


3. Green Smoothie with Olive Oil

Speaking of healthy... this green drink will have the kids coming back for more! It is uber tasty and filled with nutrients that will help your kids stay focus on important afternoon tasks such as homework and studying! It is great for these hot afternoons as well, trust us, your kids will be happy about this one! Get the recipe here. 

green smoothie


4. Healthy Jalapeno Poppers

If your family enjoys spicy, this is the perfect snack after a long day at school (or the office). Our Healthy Jalapeno Poppers are just as good as the ones you buy at the store, but, well we don't mean to brag but they are actually better! Homemaking these bad boys will save you from the deep-fried, breaded ingredients and preservatives - once you try these, we are sure you'll never go back to the store-bought ones. Get the recipe here. 



5. Olive Oil Popcorn

Simple, quick and extremely tasty, how could anyone resist the crunch and flavors of homemade, stove top popcorn? We like to get creative with this recipe and use any of the awesome flavored olive oils here at the Olive Mill, to take this popcorn up a notch (or 10!!) Get the recipe here. 



6. Olive Oil Chex Mix

Our version of Chex Mix is sure to please anyone and everyone! The little snack ingredients are perfectly seasoned with garlic, onion and the king of savory: salt. Drizzle your favorite extra virgin olive oil all over it and roast it up in the oven and BAM! You've got your kiddos' new favorite afternoon snack. Get the recipe here. 

Olive Oil Chex Mix


7. Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Sometimes, you just need a little comfort snack - that is why our Baked Sweet Potato Fries made the list! These fries are the best of the best because they have the perfect crunch, yet they are still deliciously moist inside - and the best part about 'em is that they are baked. You really can't beat this! Get the recipe here. 

sweet potato fries


8. Olive Oil Granola

Did someone say granola??
Our Olive Oil Granola is a winner when it comes to afternoon snacks, you can add it to some yogurt and make a little parfait, you could add some milk to it and suddenly it becomes a nutrient-packed cereal, or even just nibble on it plain - it's just THAT good! Get the recipe here. 



We hope these recipes spark the flame on your stove so you can be getting the best tasting and the best quality foods to your families! 

Have your own favorite afternoon snacks? Share with us in the comments below!

Written by Joey Rea