School is back in session!! I LOVED every bit of my summer with my 3 boys. But the routine I was craving could not have come soon enough. Getting back into the swing of things includes homework, sports practices, making lunches, and of course, feeding those hungry kiddos after school.
Making sure they have a healthy after school snack is important for a few reasons. They are coming off of a long day, and need to refuel. You also want to make sure they are not bouncing off the walls before dinner. So what can you make them that is healthy, but fun? Satisfying, but appealing?
1. Create your healthy after school snack list together. I had my kids give me their favorite foods in a list. They could pick a few treats and then their favorite healthy foods.
So, we compromise. We look at our activities for the day, and fuel for what is ahead. Some of our healthy after school snacks include:
2. We also look at our activities that day, and fuel around that. If we have a practice or game, we make sure our snack is full of nutrients, but we also need to leave room for dinner. Every family is different with their schedules, so plan accordingly to what works for you.
3. On the Go? Pre-planning is your key. Yogurt cups, an apple and nuts or homemade granola bars travel well. And don't forget their water bottles!
Together with your kiddos you can create a fun and healthy after school snack list! Include your children in these decisions, and you may be surprised on what they want.
LS-Fitness Homemade Frozen Yogurt Treats
Plain Greek Yogurt (I use 2% Fage)
Fruit Of Your Choice
Spoon the yogurt into your blender, add some honey to taste, and fruit. Blend until smooth. Pour your mixture into a glass pan, or ice pop trays. Freeze and enjoy!! Involve your kids with making these and create fun pops you can enjoy all year round.
Some fruit ideas are: blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, cherries and bananas