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After School Snacks

When kids get home from school, they're usually ravenous. Before they can reach for a bag of chips, have the ingredients on hand for these easy-to-make snacks. If you're home when the kids arrive, perhaps you can have them ready; if not, older kids can make these snacks themselves.


Berries 'n' Banana Cream

Berries 'n' Banana Cream

Enjoy this cool, no-fuss dessert on a hot summer day. It capitalizes on the fresh flavors of strawberries and bananas and has a smooth, pudding-like texture.

Eileen's Jumbo Blueberry Muffins

M & M Cookies

Small shaped balls of this cookie dough can be frozen, then thawed and baked as needed.
Chicken, lime and coriander nachos

Chicken, lime and coriander nachos

This is a great after school snack to bridge the gap between lunch and dinner! You can even serve it as a starter or side dish. The lime zest and coriander adds a really...

Trail Mix

When stored airtight, this Trail Mix lasts for week. It can be made without peanuts and/or tree nuts for those with food allergies.
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

We’ve been cooking up makeover recipes for well over a decade, and this recipe is by far the most popular with our families and our online community to date. All of our...
Nutella Wafflewich

Nutella Wafflewich

Breakfasts can be simple, tasty, and even fun. The morning meal can be made more interesting by giving traditional items a tasty twist.
Incredible White Bean Pizza

Incredible White Bean Pizza

This recipe for Incredible White Bean Pizza is quick and simple to make, and the pizza is delicious to eat!
Grab-and-Go Granola Bars

Grab-and-Go Granola Bars

The nutritional merits (or demerits) of store-bought granola bars can vary considerably, so we decided to create our own. The nutrition in these bars is through the roof—we’re...

Peanut Butter and Jelly Toaster Tarts

These delectable treats are simple to make, and they contain two ingredients most kids love—peanut butter and jelly!
Cutie Quiche Cakes

Cutie Quiche Cakes

If your children’s repertoire of vegetables includes mostly carrots, corn, and peas, here’s an easy way to expand it at dinner or breakfast. These healthy little quiche...
GoodNCrazy Sunday Afternoon German Pancakes

GoodNCrazy Sunday Afternoon German Pancakes

This recipe comes from SchoolFamily.com's GoodNCrazy Mom, aka blogger Carissa Rogers. Rogers writes in this blog post about the role these pancakes play in her busy household,...
Lightened-Up Seven Layer Bars

Lightened-Up Seven Layer Bars

Seven Layer Bars (aka Magic Bars) get a magical makeover with old-fashioned oats, walnuts, a handful of mini chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and low-fat sweetened condensed...
Butterfly Fruit Snacks

Butterfly Fruit Snacks

One day I asked my very 2-year-old daughter what she'd like to have for a snack. She looked at me with an impish grin on her face and said, "Butterflies!" Just as I was about...
Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzels

On first glance it may seem like there are a lot of steps to this recipe, but don't let that scare you off. Each one is so easy that even a kid can do them. In fact, stirring,...
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