10 Budget Friendly After School Snacks

10 Budget Friendly After School Snacks

We all know that when a kid gets home from school they are just starving!  It’s like they haven’t eaten in days. When you have growing children, they can easily break the bank with the grocery expenses that they rack up.  That is why I am all about finding the yummiest and budget friendly after school snacks that I can find for them.  


I like for them to eat healthy when they get home from school (although sometimes I like to get them sweet treats too). That’s why I put together this list of budget friendly after school snacks and included all kinds of recipes to keep the kiddos (and our wallets) happy.

Budget Friendly After School Snacks

Vegetable Quesadilla

Do you ever think of making quesadillas for an after school snacks?  It doesn’t usually come to my mind, but it’s a great way to get a little more vegetables into the bellies of your picky eaters.   Who can resist a crispy, cheesy, warm quesadilla?  I know that everyone in my family loves when I fire up a skillet and whip up these deliciously crunchy Vegetable Quesadillas.

Ham & Egg Cups

Eggs cups aren’t just for breakfast.  They are easy to make ahead and keep in the fridge to help your family have a high protein snack that will keep them full until dinner.   This way they stay out of the kitchen so that you can cook in peace.

Garlic Potato Wedges

I love potato wedges and I find that eating a snack with potatoes in it seems to be more filling and stays with me longer than just grabbing something with sugar in it.   These Garlic Potato Wedges are bursting with garlic flavor and have the just amount of crunch to satisfy that snack cravings.

Oatmeal Energy Balls

Have you ever tried these energy balls? They are one of my daughter’s favorite after school snacks.  Not only are these Oatmeal Energy Balls delicious they are also simple to throw together.  You don’t even have to bake them.  They just need sometime to chill in the fridge after you mix them up and then they are ready to feed your hungry family.   These Oatmeal Energy Balls will keep them full and coming back for more.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

My household is full of cookie lovers.  Do you have some in your house also?  These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are a cookie that you do not have to feel guilty about feeding your family.   You only need a few ingredients to whip up these cookies that can be baked and on the table in less than a half an hour. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Lemon Date Balls

These Lemon Date Balls are no bake, delicious. and simple to throw together for your family.  They are healthy and full of protein they are the best mix of sweet and tangy to please the whole family.  You will want to keep these in the fridge but you can make them ahead and let me hang out in the fridge all day.

Single Serve Banana Bread

Does your family love Banana bread?  Or do you have a single banana left that’s a little more brown than your family likes?  This Single Serve Banana Bread is the perfect snack for these cases!  It’s easy to whip up and only takes a few minutes.   Just the smell of it cooking will have your family flocking to the kitchen in hopes to get some of their own.

Peanut Butter Toast with Honey and Cocoa Nibs

You cannot find a simpler and tastier snack than this Peanut Butter Toast with Honey and Cocoa Nibs.   This is perfect for after school snack so that you can eat quickly and get on to that homework.   In our house we always try to get homework done right away so that we can enjoy the rest of our evening together.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

These Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are easy and perfect to bake with the children.  You can add so many different things to these, like nuts, M&M’s, or Reese’s Pieces.  You name it and you could add it.  These are sure to be a hit with your family.  The members of your family will have a blast coming up with their own combinations for these.


Gluten Free Applesauce Muffins

These applesauce muffins are healthy and delicious and ready for your family to snack on.  They are easy to make and they are freezer friendly so you can even make a large batch of them and pull them out of the freezer as your family needs them.

2 thoughts on “10 Budget Friendly After School Snacks

  1. Great collection. Very useful for all the mothers who struggle to decide what new and nutritious to make for kids as after school snacks. Bookmarking your page for my reference.

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