There are plenty of ideas for after school snacks out there, some are really creative and exciting, and some very involved and pricey. What about the everyday typical after school snack, although there is nothing wrong with being creative, typical snacks are going to be the norm most often. There are several things to consider when choosing after school snacks these things are cost, healthiness, and convenience.
One of the most inexpensive, yet still healthy after school snack is popcorn. Microwave popcorn typically costs about four dollars for 10 bags. For three children this snack could be used three times a week. The reason I choose three times is that you should vary your snacks so that your children do not get bored with one snack.
Another quick, easy, healthy, and inexpensive snack is fresh fruit. A three to five pound bag of apples, for example, may cost from about $1.99 to $4.00. A bag of apples can last a family of five for about one week and that makes fresh fruit a value. Apples can easily be added to other snack items to make a variety of snacks, for example, apple slices and peanut butter.
Peanut butter, and a loaf of bread can cost as little as $2. These two items can be mixed with other snack items to create variety in snacks but at the same time keeping your costs low. The bread can be used for several types of sandwiches. Peanut butter can also be a snack on its own.
Oven baked French fries can be used for a snack as well. A small bag of frozen fries is the best for this. You can get a bag of frozen fries for as little as $1. Fries are much healthier baked, versus fried, which makes oven baked French fries an easy favorite snack for your children.
There are many choices when it comes to after school snacks that are inexpensive, and healthy. The best thing to do is set a snack budget, and try to get as many things as you can, the examples provided above would cost between $9 and $11 would make multiple snacks in one week.