“Don’t forget your snack!” is something I yell to my daughter after school 4 out of 7 days a week.
She takes multiple dance classes a day, several days a week and she needs those quick snack breaks to keep her going strong like the energizer bunny that she is.
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Admittedly, sometimes we are in a hurry and haven’t been grocery shopping in a minute so it ends up being a bag of chips or something else that isn’t the most nutritious item…eek.
So lately we’ve been making a more conscious effort to keep healthy snacks and ingredients on hand so that my daughter has the right fuel to keep her shaking it for a few hours!
I originally wanted to find a small handful of quick recipes to share with y’all so I reached out to some of my blogger friends to ask for their favorites and I was blown away by the amount of amazing HOMEMADE snack recipes they threw at me.
So what originally was a short list is now a plethora of snacks that your dancer (or other athlete, or yourself) can munch on to keep that energy flowing and those tummies satisfied.
Here are 15 amazing HOMEMADE & HEALTHY snacks to send to class with your dancer!
Are your kids cheese-a-holics? Mine are. Anything cheese flavored or containing cheese in the name and they are typically sold. This delicious snack is from realfoodrn.com and only has 5 ingredients (and one of them is water!). Super easy, super perfect.
Ohhh this homemade granola bar snack from happykitchen.rocks is picture perfect and tastes amazing, Seeds, oats, nuts are the staples of this recipe that will fuel your athlete and satisfy their tummies.
Not only do these energy balls have peanut butter and chocolate, 2 of our favorite ingredients, they only take 10 minutes to make and that’s the kind of timeframe we typically have. Win. This awesome recipe is brought to you by servedfromscratch.com
My kids LOVE making these almost as much as eating them. This 4 ingredient snack from thriftyjinxy.com hits the spot and is good for your dancer/child/self! Tip – because these can be a teensy bit messy (not enough to stop us from devouring them!) we transport them to dance in a small Tupperware container as opposed to a ziploc bag.
This is actually a 4-for-1 recipe! In addition to the mouthwatering blueberry peanut butter yougurt combo wereparents.com includes the how-to you need to make a s’mores, peanut butter banana chocolate, and a banana peanut butter and jelly version of this quesadilla. Yum!
This no-bake snack recipe from foodmeanderings.com had us at “Rocky Road” but once we actually made it we were hooked for life. It is sooo good! I didn’t know I needed butterscotch chips in my life until these came around.
It sounds like a delicious breakfast cereal but its acually a perfectly shaped and sized snack that you can send with your kid to keep them fueled all afternoon long. They are seriously the easiest thing to make and my kids eat them faster than I can whip them up. This snack is straight from balancingmotherhood.com
This is just one of SEVERAL awesome energy ball recipes and more from natalieshealth.com and they are all equally worthy so we had a very hard time choosing one to feature! After you make and fall in love with these Carrot Cake energy balls, we HIGHLY recommend browsing the other recipes offered, you wont be disappointed!
caseythecollegeceliac.blogspot.com is another great site with several snack recipe options! We are big fans of Casey’s homemade trail mix. Just the right amount of sweet and salty and healthy for your kid at the same time. We’re for it.
My kid loves turkey wraps. These are the perfect size for her to pop in some protein between dance classes to keep her tapping all the way until ballet. joyfilledeats.com throws in bacon and cheese and the rest is deliciousness.
aroundmyfamilytable.com has perfected this easy recipe for a delicious Italian snack mix. No bake, 5 min, budget friendly and it isn’t full of junk or ingredients that will weight your kid down when they are trying to move. Honestly, this is the snack we’d probably try to sneak into the movie theater.
Everyone already knows and loves apple and banana chips….but have y’all tried BEET chips?! Do it. STAT. It is the surprise you and your children are waiting for and don’t even know about yet. Head over to pinkfortitude.com for all the details on how to make these happen!
OMG these roasted chili chickpeas are like a small piece of heaven. And they are the perfect size for little fingers trying to refuel in a hurry. Brought to you from swirlsofflavor.com this recipe will quickly become one of your go-to’s!
Easy – CHECK. Healthy – CHECK. Tastes great – CHECK! Seriously you can’t go wrong with that. These blueberry bars from allergyyummy.com are the perfect treat to send to afterschool sports.
We know. This is not the typical “send with your kid to sports/dance/whatever” snack. But it was a surprise hit in our house! At first my daughter was like “umm pickles what? no.” and refused to try them. She finally did and now suddenly I have to make these at least once a week and throw some in a ziplock to send for dance. She’s hooked. This deliciousness can be found at blisshealthcoaching.com
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