10 After-School Snacks That Travel Well and Keep Kids Full

Skip the drive-through window, and pack these good-to-go snacks for kids after school.
By: Foodlets
Chocolate Chip-Cranberry Oat Cups

Gulp. It’s finally happening. Our kids are starting dance lessons and after-school basketball this year. That means shuttling kids — hungry kids — every which way. That’s where these super satisfying snacks come in. Basically, they're saving us. Each of these bites is low in sugar, high on taste and aimed at keeping kids fueled until dinner.

If you’re looking for healthy snacks that just happen to be delicious too, consider these oat cups.

Popcorn with Herbs de Provence and Asiago Cheees


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Marshall Troy, 2012,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Topped with herbs de Provence and asiago cheese, this crunchy popcorn will satisfy salty cravings in an easy way.

Mac 'n Cheese Bites

Food Network Kitchen's Kids Can Make: Mac 'n' Cheese Bites for Food Network

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Alice Gao, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

What’s better than a bowl of mac and cheese? Portable mac and cheese, of course.

Cinnamon Pumpkin Muffins

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Canned pumpkin can be used for more than just pumpkin pie! Here it's transformed into the tastiest snack of the season.

Sweet or Savory Sheet-Pan Pancakes To-Go

Not only are these not-just-for-breakfast treats made in a simple sheet pan, but they can also be flavored with sweet peaches or savory bacon and cheese.

Chocolate Graham Crackers

Trust me: These are easier than they look. And, yes, you can cut them out into whatever shape you'd like.

Strawberry-Pretzel Snack Mix

Yogurt-covered pretzels, freeze-dried strawberries, pretzel sticks and cereal swirl together with a coating of butter and brown sugar for a grab-and-go option.

Chocolate Fruit & Nut Balls

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The perfect after-school snack, these balls travel beautifully, and, bonus, they take only 10 minutes to make.

Granola Bars


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Hearst Communications Inc., 2010

These are so much fresher than anything you’ll find at the store.

Healthy Apple Spice Quick Bread

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Packed with fresh apples and all the warmth of cinnamon, this quick bread is always a hit.

Charity Curley Mathews is a mom of four small kids who blogs at Foodlets.com about simple recipes full of fresh ingredients for busy families and beginner cooks. She lives in North Carolina with her family, two naughty puppies and 60,000 bees. You can follow her on Facebook.

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