12 After-Camp Snacks Your Kids Can Make Themselves from 12 After-Camp Snacks Your Kids Can Make Themselves

12 After-Camp Snacks Your Kids Can Make Themselves

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12 After-Camp Snacks Your Kids Can Make Themselves

It is never too soon to introduce your kids to cooking. Research shows that teaching kids to cook from a young age can positively affect their health when they are grown. Knowing how to prepare a snack means your children might reach for a few simple and healthy ingredients to make an after-camp treat rather than something pre-packaged and full of sugar.  

Strawberry Cheesecake Pops

These frozen strawberry cheesecake pops are a refreshing way to cool down after a long day in the sun. Plus, you can change up the fruit or add yogurt to create your own favorite flavor.


Apple Turtles

Let your kids play with their food.  Part art project, part after-camp snack, these apple turtles will keep them entertained and full until dinner.



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Gone Fishin’ Snack Mix

Kids will love the addition of gummy worms and Goldfish, and parents will love the fiber-rich oat cereal snuck into this simple-to-make trail mix.



All Veggie Nachos

Try sneaking more vegetables into your kids’ diets with these colorful nachos that are fun to eat and make.



Banana ‘Sushi’

This is an easy-to-make sushi snack that, well, isn’t sushi at all.  This quick snack combines fresh bananas and peanut butter, neatly rolled in the topping of your choice to mimic a cute sushi roll that is a little easier for tiny hands to craft.



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Grape Cheddar and Jicama Skewers

For the adventurous kid, add some flavor to a plain cheese-and-grape skewer with the addition of crunchy jicama and a zesty cilantro-lime dipping sauce.



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Mousse au Chocolove

This chocolate mousse is kid-friendly, replacing the dangerous process of cooking sugar with a food processor and rich avocado for a light and creamy treat.



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Frozen Grape and Banana Skewers with Chocolate Drizzle

Kids love chocolate.  Combine that with frozen fruit and you have an easy-to-make after-school snack that your kids will love.  Once the chocolate is melted, let them tap into their inner Pollock to drizzle and splash the chocolate into a work of edible art.



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Chocolate-Almond Smoothie

Sometimes you just need some chocolateThis chocolate-almond smoothie has the taste of a candy bar without a lot of sugar.  Your kids will love the taste, and you will love the diminished sugar high. 



Grape and Ricotta Pita Pizza

This fun no-bake pizza lets your kids pile on the toppings without worrying about the oven.  Add more fruit or vegetables for a different taste.



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Fruit Salsa

Kids love salsa, but switch it up by replacing the usual tomatoes with a mix of your child’s favorite fruits. Garnish with some chips and you have the perfect after-camp snack to share with the whole family.


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Turkey Meatballs on a Stick

These might require a little parental help with the oven, but kids will love getting their hands dirty while mixing up the meatballs


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