After School Snacks For Kids

After School Snacks for Kids

Are your kids suffering from the after school munchies? Here are 3 tasty snacks for kids!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

Energy Bites

  • 1 cup of dry oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup of ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter (or almond butter, sunflower seed butter, etc.)
  • 1/3 cup of agave nectar (can be substituted with honey or maple syrup)
  • 1/3 cup of chocolate chips

Check out some other energy bite recipes here!

After you have chosen your energy bite variation simply mix all the ingredients in a medium size bowl. Once mixed, place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Then, take the mix out and begin rolling into small bite sized balls. The recipe should yield 16-18 energy bites!

Coconut Oil Popcorn

Popcorn

  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • ¼ cup of unpopped  popcorn
  • Sea salt to taste

Place popcorn and oil in a 3-quart pot over medium heat. You may want to cover them with a lid so that popcorn doesn’t fly everywhere! Shake the pot as the popcorn begins popping. This will help stop the popped corn from burning while the rest of the kernels cook. Listen for the pops when the popping begins to slow. Wait until there are about 5 seconds between pops before taking off the heat. Season with sea salt for taste and enjoy!

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas

  • 12 oz. chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt to taste (optional)
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Garlic salt (optional)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Blot chickpeas with a paper towel to dry them. In a large bowl toss together the olive oil the chickpeas. You can also add in some other spices depending on the taste you are going for! Spread on a baking sheet, and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until browned and crunchy! Roasted chickpeas? Yes, please!

Go and try these awesome snacks for your children!

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