Once you pick your kids up from school and get them home, you probably go straight into dinner mode. While getting dinner on the table is a must, we’re pretty sure your kids are already hungry right after a long day in the classroom. The good thing is that you don’t have to make them an extravagant meal — just throw together some simple dishes that they can snack on. There are tons of quick and healthy recipes to choose from. Some snack recipes are even make-ahead, so you can just take them out of the fridge when you get home.
Hearty muffins, brownies, and pinwheels are all great make-ahead snacks. The night before a school day, make your kids turkey pinwheels by cutting thin slices of cucumbers lengthwise — you can also use strips of tortilla — and adding turkey, cheese, and mustard before rolling them into wheels. Leave the ready-made pinwheels in an airtight container in the refrigerator, then just take them out to serve the next day. It’s that simple. Find delicious and healthy snacks that only take a few ingredients and your kids will be out of your hair until dinner time.
Need more ideas for the rest of the week? Don’t worry — we have 10 recipes that will make after-school snacking a breeze.
Amazing Black Bean Brownies
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Don't be scared by the black beans — the brownies are delicious even with them. I may never go back to normal brownies again. This recipe uses syrup, but you can also substitute honey.