posted Wednesday, October 28, 2015 by Lindsay Smith

After a long day in the classroom, nothing is more important for growing bodies than a sensible, yet satisfying snack. Not only are after school snacks considered a “treat” by children, but they can also provide nutrients and energy needed to hold them over until dinner. Here’s a roundup of our favorite homemade snack recipes that will be sure to satisfy your family’s after-school cravings.

MODERN TABLE MEALS – Sneak a serving of veggies into snack time with Modern Table's Bean Pasta + Veggie Kits. A complete bean-based pasta meal, Modern Table is delicious, nutritious, and ready in 15 minutes. Not to mention, a serving delivers 24 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fiber. Modern Table is as healthy as it is tasty.

Cup4Cup’s Zucchini and Banana Muffins offer a sweet, nutritious after school treat with an added boost of omega -fatty acids and fiber from flaxseed, plus a hidden serving of fruit and veggies. Featuring Cup4Cup’s Original Flour Blend, the muffins can be enjoyed by the whole family, even those who need to eat gluten-free.

Danielle Walker’s Not-a-Grain Bars are a homemade version of the snack bars we grew up with, but with a feel-good, taste-good, grain-free twist. By using only whole ingredients, she proves that families can avoid processed foods without sacrificing taste. Even better? These bars are kid-approved and full of heart healthy fats and fiber

Planning ahead is the best way to make sure that healthy snacks are always available after school, work or for a quick bite on-the-go. Check out Modern Table, Cup4Cup and Danielle Walker’s websites for more delicious and nutritious snack-time inspiration. Warning: your mouth will water.