After School Snacks to Buy for Back to School

Back to school season is upon us and between early mornings at the bus stop, after school activities, and homework, kids need all the energy they can get! Whether they’re heading home right after school or taking the bus to an away game in another district, a great snack can keep them full, nourished, and satisfied until dinner. Foodtown supermarkets know that your schedule is just as hectic, meaning simple recipes are crucial. Check out some of our favorite after school snacks to buy and make, offering pre-packaged options or simple recipes that can be made in just a few minutes.

Simple Snack Ideas for After School

Packaged Grab n’ Go Snacks

Thankfully, there are plenty of grab n’ go snack options that are perfect for the most hectic of afternoons. During a visit to your local Foodtown supermarket, stock up on the following items from our pantry aisles and dairy department

  • Granola Bars
  • Toaster Pastries
  • Single Portion Packets of Chips or Pretzels
  • Mixed Nut Packets
  • Apple Sauce Cups or Pouches
  • String Cheese
  • Sandwich Cracker Packs
  • Yogurt Tubes
  • Cottage Cheese and Fruit Combo Packs

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Easy Healthy Snacks

Easy to make with three ingredients or less, these after school snacks are fueling and tasty, incorporating plenty of fresh produce. They’re so tasty, in fact, kids won’t realize just how healthy they are!

  • Grapes – freeze them for a refreshing treat
  • Apple Slices and Peanut Butter
  • Carrot Sticks, Bell Pepper Slices, and Hummus
  • Celery, Peanut Butter, and Raisins
  • Cucumber Slices Spread with Cream Cheese
  • Frozen Yogurt-Covered Blueberries
  • Watermelon Pizza – top a slice of watermelon with yogurt and sprinkle with granola
  • Rice Cake Topped with Peanut Butter and Strawberries

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Snacks for a Sweet Tooth

Even sweets can be a great afternoon snack! Here are some simple ideas that are easy to make and packed with sweet flavor.

  • Graham Crackers and Nutella
  • Frozen Chocolate Covered Banana Slices
  • Chocolate Covered Almonds
  • Flavored Yogurt with Granola
  • Graham Crackers Dipped in Apple Sauce
  • Chocolate Milk and Wafer Cookies
  • Strawberries topped with Whipped Cream and Sliced Almonds

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Simple Savory Snacks

Not only are these savory snacks easy to make, but they are extra filling without ruining their appetite for dinner.

  • English Muffin Mini Pizzas – top toasted muffin with pizza sauce and shredded cheese
  • Pita Chips with Hummus
  • Crackers with Cheese – pop in the microwave for an extra special melty touch
  • Deli Meat and Cheese Roll Ups
  • Cheese Quesadilla – use mini flour tortillas for just the right portion
  • Roasted Chickpeas –toss chickpeas with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, bake at 450 for 15 minutes
  • Cheese and Cracker Plate
  • Scrambled Egg with Salsa

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Refuel for Back to School with Foodtown Grocery Stores

Preparing for back to school can be chaotic, but after school snacking doesn’t have to be! Foodtown makes it easy and affordable to provide your family everything they need to remain energized. Visit your local Foodtown grocery store for a variety of afterschool snacks to buy and make, perfect for kids of all ages.

Be sure to browse our weekly circular for great savings on top of every day low prices. For those extra-hectic weeks, take advantage of Foodtown On the Go for home grocery delivery or in-store pickup!