Can you suggest some after school snacks for my 12 yr old son?

Question by orchidmg: Can you suggest some after school snacks for my 12 yr old son?
My son has recently become “always hungry”. He isn’t a fruit and vege lover. I’d need some ideas of healhty snacks. Either already store made foods or snacks I can mix together. Any crackers or cookies that are low fat yet tasty. Somthing I can through together fast. Or put together and put in my purse if I have to pick him at up at school and go somewhere for awhile.

I’ll looking not just for the usual snack ideas but for some unusual ones. Are there things that your children like to nibble on that other kids don’t like?

Thanks for your suggestions!

Best answer:

Answer by Jimmy14
pie lots and lots of pie however not cheese dont let him get drunk on cheese, beleive me ive been there

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  1. Bella says:

    I have a 13 yr old girl and a 9 yr old boy, and they both like to eat ramen noodles straight outta the package. They sprinkle the seasoning pack on the raw noodles and eat em like chips! I think its kinda foul myself, but they enjoy it! The easy mac is great if he is gonna be home…its quick, easy and tastes good!

  2. Klaatu verata nichto says:

    When my son went through this phase, we started getting bi-weekly deliveries from Schwan’s (the ice cream people). They have a huge assortment of after school, nuke ‘em yourself, some healthy, others not healthy, foods that saved us a huge headache.

  3. deeshair says:

    Caramel Snack Mix
    INGREDIENTS
    1/2 cup butter
    3/4 cup white corn syrup
    1 cup packed brown sugar
    1 cup chopped pecans
    1 cup almonds
    1 (12 ounce) package crispy corn and rice cereal
    DIRECTIONS
    Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Spray a large roasting pan with non-stick cooking spray.
    In a medium-size microwave safe bowl, mix butter, white corn syrup and brown sugar. Place the mixture in the microwave and cook 2 minutes, or until butter melts.
    Place the cereal, pecans and almonds into the prepared roasting pan. Pour the melted butter mixture over the cereal and nuts and mix gently until the cereal and nuts are coated.
    Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
    As the snack mix is cooling, be sure to continue to stir so that the mix will not harden in one big lump.

    Guilt-Free Snack Mix
    INGREDIENTS
    4 cups crispy corn cereal squares
    1 cup dried mixed fruit, chopped
    1/4 cup yogurt covered raisins
    1/3 cup chopped mixed nuts
    2/3 cup banana chips
    DIRECTIONS
    In a medium bowl, mix together crispy corn cereal squares, dried fruit mix, yogurt covered raisins, mixed nuts and banana chips. Store in sealed, airtight containers.

    Study Snacks
    INGREDIENTS
    3 bananas, mashed
    3/4 cup butter
    1 egg
    1 cup white sugar
    1/4 cup packed brown sugar
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 1/2 cups rolled oats
    3/4 cup chopped walnuts
    1/2 cup raisins (optional)
    DIRECTIONS
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    Mix together in order given, making sure that butter or margarine is well beaten in. You can add up to 1/2 teaspoon more of cinnamon if you like spice. More flour may be added if batter is runny.
    Drop by tablespoonfuls on greased baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are slightly brown. Cookies with be soft.

    Hope these help!

  4. apy s says:

    Preparation Time : 5 mins.
    Baking Temperature : 180°C (350°F).
    Baking Time : 5 mins.
    Cooking Time : 5 mins.
    Makes 4 toasts.
    Ingredients
    4 slices brown bread, lightly buttered
    ½ cup processed cheese, cut into 1 cm (10 mm) cubes
    4 lettuce leaves
    1 small can (225 grams) baked beans
    ½ teaspoon dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
    1 tablespoon butter
    Method
    1. Melt half the butter in a pan and add the dry red chilli flakes.
    2. Add the baked beans and stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the cheese, mix well and keep aside.
    3. Bake the bread slices in a pre-heated oven at 180°C (350°F) for 2 minutes till each is lightly toasted.
    4. Place a lettuce leaf on each slice.
    5. Spread a generous portion of the baked beans and cheese mixture on it.
    6. Serve immediately.

  5. Rae says:

    I’m a little older than your son, and my mom suggested one day to try putting peanut butter and jelly on crackers. She said it tasted good on Saltines, but I used Ritz.. They were pretty good- a nice combo of sweet and salty.

    Since your son isn’t a big fruit fan, maybe this will change his mind- try getting some bamboo skewers (you should be able to find them at the grocery store) and putting small pieces of fruit on them- grapes, strawberries, pineapple, cherries, etc. They’re a lot of fun to make and eat.

    If you’d like any more suggestions, feel free to email me!

  6. Monai says:

    the big one is quit spoiling him . Try granola bars real granola bars, salad cut up bits of apple in it and put ranch all over it , oh and QUAKER has a lot of good snake alternatives that are healthy and tastes good and if thats all you buy he will eat it if hes truly gets hungry enough and lets hope he doesn’t just have the munchies if you know what i mean

  7. FLAVOR FLAV says:

    koolaid jammer, capri sun, pretzels, cheeze its, gold fish, Mr. Peanut trail mix that ha m&m’s in them…there’s lots of little thing you could get….=]

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