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6 After-School Snacks the Kiddos Will Love

Originally published on mindbodygreen.

The ideal after-school snack is satisfying enough to keep kiddos going until dinner but also feels like a treat. Turn everyday ingredients into a build-your-own-snack adventure with a few different toppings. Simply prep the base, then let the kids do the topping themselves. Check out the combinations below for ideas.

1. Base: 365 Everyday Value® Steel-Cut Oat Bread, toasted

Photo: Lauren Volo

Toppings:

  • Mashed avocado
  • 365 Everyday Value® Organic Large Brown Eggs, hard-boiled and sliced (optional)
  • 365 Everyday Value® Organic Mild Cheddar Cheese, broiled until melted (optional)

2. Base: Organic Brown Unsalted Rice Cakes

Photo: Lauren Volo

Toppings:

  • 365 Everyday Value® Organic Almond Butter or Sunflower Butter
  • Blueberries
  • 365 Everyday Value® Organic Mountain Forest Honey (optional)

3. Base: Cucumber slices

Photo: Lauren Volo

Toppings:

  • Whole Foods Market™ Original Hummus
  • Radishes, sliced (optional)
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved (optional)

4. Base: Apple slices

Photo: Lauren Volo

Toppings:

  • 365 Everyday Value® Organic Peanut Butter
  • 365 Everyday Value® Organic Peanuts Roasted & Salted, chopped
  • 365 Everyday Value® Organic Raisins (optional)
  • Whole Foods Market™ Apple Juice–Infused Dried Cranberries (optional)

5. Base: Bell-pepper halves (cut lengthwise, stem and seed)

Photo: Lauren Volo

Toppings:

  • 365 Everyday Value® Fresh Mozzarella, sliced
  • Basil Pesto
  • 365 Everyday Value® Organic Pine Nuts, toasted

6. Base: Pear halves (cut lengthwise, seeds and some extra flesh scooped out to make a boat)

Photo: Lauren Volo

Toppings:

  • 365 Everyday Value® Organic Plain Cottage Cheese
  • 365 Everyday Value® Organic Ground Cinnamon

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