After-School Snacks That Won't Spoil Dinner

Food Network Kitchen’s healthy snacks cinnamon raisin soft pretzels as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Stephen Johnson, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Kick off the new school year with a strong afternoon snack game. These wholesome treats are all easy to make ahead, so you can get the kids involved as a fun weekend project. During the week, they’ll be even more excited to dig into snacks they helped make.

Plump, chewy and a little bit sweet and salty, these healthy pretzels have it all. Try using white whole-wheat flour; it has a more kid-friendly taste than its cousin, regular whole wheat, and more fiber than all-purpose flour.

Photo by: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All rights Reserved

Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All rights Reserved

These whole-wheat pockets are super kid friendly and great to keep on hand in the freezer. Just pop them into a preheated oven — no parbaking or defrosting necessary.

A better-for-you pick for little ones with a sweet tooth, these delightful treats have a soft, tender crumb that harks back to old-fashioned snack cakes from the grocery store.

These healthier versions of rice cereal marshmallow treats make perfect car snacks or post-sports practice munchies.

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Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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We cracked the boxed-cheese-cracker code with this super simple recipe. The dough comes together quickly in a food processor.

Food Network Kitchen’s Healthy snacks secret strawberry chocolate chip muffins as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Stephen Johnson, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

These muffins have a strawberry surprise baked in the center. Let the kids help with lining the baking pan, measuring and scooping. Big kids can place the strawberries in the batter; little kids can sprinkle the chocolate chips.

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