Healthier after-school snacks to recharge your kids

Let's face it, after a long day at school, everyone is hungry ... and cranky. A quick pick-me-up snack before dinnertime can help your kids refresh, refocus and knock out all of their homework assignments in record time! Here are some of our favorite healthy and delicious snacks.

Healthy peanut butter chocolate bars

Do you have a chocolate lover in your house? This sweet protein-packed treat will be a hit with your kid.

Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN

Tic-tac-toe

Go ahead and let your kids play with their food to make this healthy whole wheat wrap with creamy peanut butter, crispy apples, crunchy pretzels and Cheerios.

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Mixed berry ice pops

Make them in advance, so when the kids are home from school, all you have to do is pop one out of the freezer!

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Beet brownies

Desperate to get veggies into your little one's diet? Well, we have a solution: Sneak some beets into your next batch of brownies. These brownies are so good, you'll hardly be able to tell a difference. Your beet secret is safe is us... we won't tell if you wont'!

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Avocado dip with crudites

Make guacamole a protein-packed snack with the addition of Greek yogurt. Then swap out the chips for crunchy veggies like carrots.

Lauren Salkeld

Raspberry, banana & cocoa smoothie

Use fresh or frozen fruit to make this easy smoothie that has just a touch of chocolaty flavor.

Secret fruit salad

Sprinkle dry instant vanilla pudding mix over this mix of fresh fruit to amp up the flavor.

Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN

Cheddar bunnies in a veggie field

Feeling creative? These cheddar bunnies roaming around in a cucumber-and-cream-cheese field are almost too cute to eat.

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Gluten-free black bean brownies

These black bean brownies that are full of fiber and macronutrients and taste just like regular chocolate brownies!

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Blueberry, chamomile and mint yogurt popsicles

So healthy that you can even give them to your kids for breakfast, these calming chamomile pops are a great pre-homework snack.

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Berry-nut cookies

Ditch the butter and excessive sugar in favor of these healthier cookies from Hilaria Baldwin.

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