With the end of long, summer days and weekends away, kids are back in school. After arriving home, they may poke around the kitchen cabinets for a quick fix—one that could be unhealthy. You don’t have to sacrifice nutrition, provide everyone with delicious yet nutritious snack.
Check out these healthy after school snacks that both you and the kids may enjoy before dinner is ready:
When you’re tempted to grab a cookie or take slice of leftover pizza, stop yourself with a filling Mexican-style smoothie that will satisfy you until dinner. With only 5 minutes of prep time, you’ll have a glass of green goodness. The Gazpacho Smoothie has 9.3 grams of fiber, 9.2 grams of protein and is suitable for all phases of the Atkins program.
Sometimes something sweet is just what you need. Try a Cinnamon Churrito to treat a sweet tooth. The almond flour gives this recipe a kick of flavor and will definitely make the kids happy. These churritos contain 6.3 grams of fiber, 2.6 grams of protein and is approved for all phases of the Atkins program.
Get rid of the last of your tortilla chips with a zesty guac dip. In just 15 minutes, your family can dip into a bowl bursting with flavor and just 72 calories per serving. The Guacamole has 3 grams of fiber, 1.3 grams of protein and is suitable for all phases of the Atkins program.
Baked Brie with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts
If you’re craving cheese, try this simple baked brie. With a prep time of 5 minutes and 10 minutes of cooking, you’ll have a delicious snack quickly. This recipe has 8.1 grams of protein and is approved for phases 2, 3 and 4 of the Atkins program.
Prepare these delicious muffins in 35 minutes. You can make ahead and have these ready for your kids right when they get home. Spread cream cheese over the top for a delicious twist.
When it’s your job to whip up something to hold everyone over until dinner, stay committed to your diet while preparing after school snacks for kids and yourself!