So you decided to start fitClub – great! Now the real question is what snacks do you serve when you start an after-school program? Making group snacks can be hard, especially with picky eaters and special dietary considerations. We’ve got you covered! Our favorite snack options are nutritious, great for groups, and are easily adjusted to fit nearly any dietary need or taste preference you could come across!
Ants on a Log – All you need is celery, nut butter, and a food that will be the “ants” on top of your celery log. Topping ideas include raisins, blueberries, banana slices, pretzel pieces, and more! Ants on a log is an easy way to make healthy choices fun for kids to enjoy, and it can be adjusted to suit any taste preference or dietary needs.
Cheese Sticks – Cheese sticks are quick and simple, they just need to stay chilled. They pair well with any other snack and are a great alternative for kids with nut allergies. Some brands even offer a dairy-free option for any kids that are dairy sensitive.
Fruit – Fruit is a great option that’s simple and delicious. Buy apples, bananas, or oranges and leave them whole for easy grab-and-go choices. Slice up some apples and pears, bring some strawberries and blueberries, and add some melon for a refreshing fruit tray! Put them all in the same bowl and give it a stir for a fresh fruit salad. If you aren’t able to serve fresh fruit, try applesauce or dried apple chips! Pre-packaged options are just as delicious, and a little bit easier if you don’t have access to a cooler or refrigerator.
Veggie Sticks and Dip – Whole foods like carrots, celery, or bell peppers make great, healthy options to dip into ranch, or dips like our Creamy Cucumber Dill Dip. Slice them up and serve for a perfect snack.
Whole-grain Crackers and Nut Butter – Choose crackers with 100% whole grains and seeds, and spread a little nut butter on them to make your own sandwich crackers! If you’re looking for something other than nut butter, try pretzels and hummus or popcorn! This provides a great balance of protein and carbs and will sustain your kids’ energy when it’s time for activities!
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