After school is busy enough, juggling activities and shuffling the kids to and from them. Parents need an easy way to appease hungry athletes and dancers on their way to afternoon extracurriculars and snacks should be tasty and ready in a matter of minutes. Enter these grocery store snacks and freezer staples fit for the elementary school crowd, high school athletes and hangry adults.
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You can keep these snacks in the car, or pop some of these treats in the microwave and in just a few minutes you’ll have some satisfied kids. Choose from pizza bites, black bean burritos and yogurt and hummus snack packs and the best part is, most are allergen-friendly as they’re free of soy and tree nuts. There are also gluten-free options available to meet dietary needs. Bonus for parents? Once your hungry snack seekers are old enough to use the microwave they can make these themselves!
: Bite-sized pizza snacks are perfect for the after-school munchies and healthy, too, considering Amy’s uses homemade pizza sauce made with organic tomatoes and a soft wheat crust. These are easy for little hands to hold and are soy and tree nut-free.
: You can’t go wrong with the combination of cheddar and crackers! Annie’s has recently upgraded their classic Cheddar Bunnies to an all-new certified organic recipe. All bunny crackers are better (and healthier) than ever, with even more cheese flavor.
Stonyfield Organic String Cheese: Kids love string cheese and Stonyfield has a new organic whole milk mozzarella version that you can feel good about them eating on the way to soccer practice or dance class. Keep a pack (or two) of these sticks on hand in the activity bag for when the hunger pains strike after school.
Amy’s Cheese & Bean Nacho Snacks: These crispy pockets are filled with cheese, organic pinto beans, jalapeño peppers and olives for big flavor in a bite-sized snack. Beans are a good source of fiber and protein made super tasty with melted cheese. Put these on a platter with a spoonful of your favorite Amy’s Salsa and watch them disappear!
Stonyfield Yogurt & Hummus Snack Packs: Crispy tortilla chips (or pretzels) and creamy hummus is a snack combo everyone can enjoy. Multigrain tortilla chips and pretzels are paired with hummus mixed with low-fat yogurt in a package with an easy peel-back lid. Choose from flavors like classic, garlic, and roasted red pepper. We guarantee this crunchy and creamy snack pack will be a hit with the whole family.
Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks: When the kids want to get a boost of fruit flavor, Annie’s organic Bunny Fruit Snacks are just what is needed. These flavorful bunnies are made with no gelatin, so they’re vegan-friendly and each pack is made with real fruit juice and a healthy dose of vitamin C for healthy snacking.
: This burrito is a quick, but filling, after-school bite. Organic flour tortillas are wrapped around a combination of organic black beans and veggies in a mild Mexican sauce to add just the right amount of a kick. Keep plenty on hand for when friends are over and kids are hungry.