Easy vegan snacks  perfect for after school or any time you need a quick, simple, healthy bite to eat

School is back in swing and, while I don’t have my own school-aged child, I know a thing or two about back to school season from my years as a nanny and my experience as a teacher. 

One thing I learned is that you don’t want to find yourself caught without an answer when the kiddos get off the bus and ask “what’s for our snack today?” I also know it can be tempting to just toss a bag of chips or a candy bar their way when you are feeling overwhelmed. Zero judgment here, I’ve done it. 

Plan ahead, save some time, and offer some healthier options by having one of these delicious snacks available for when those post-school munchies hit. 

First of all, how stinking cute is this idea, especially with those chopsticks? I love how quick and healthy this option is, and also how you can customize this one based on your own preferences.

These mini sliders are made with peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice), are delicious, and can be made extra cute with any cookie cutter shapes you have on hand. 

Pair this healthy oil free hummus with veggies, pita, pretzels, or chips for an easy snack made in minutes with just a few ingredients.

These orange date energy balls are simple, gluten-free, and can be made in advance. They would make a great option for running out the door to soccer practice. 

 I have never known a kid to turn down cookies. These simple, 5-ingredient pumpkin spice cookies make a quick snack full of fall flavor.

I would have LOVED having these waiting for me when I hopped off the bus after a long day of math, science, and PE. If you have just a few minutes to prep these gluten-free cookies before you pick up your kids or before they walk in the door, they will be stoked to smell these in the oven when they arrive home. There’s also an oil-free option if that’s important to you. 

Full of healthy fat from the avocado, these fudge pops are a great brain food for homework sessions and will keep the kids satisfied until dinner rolls around. 

Thumbprint cookies are so fun to make, so I definitely recommend enrolling all of those little thumbs in the house to help with this one. I’d personally choose blackberry jam with peanut butter, but the nut butter and jelly/jam combos are limitless.

These pb&j stuffed dates are a fun twist on a classic and only require three ingredients (and three minutes) to make. 

I am such a fan of these Jolly Llama Co sorbet pops. My two favorites right now are pineapple and strawberry, but you can also find them in raspberry, blackberry, and mango flavors. 


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