Best After School Snacks
This post is sponsored by fairlife. I only work with brands I love, so thank you for helping me to support them.
It’s FINALLY Back to School! Whew I feel like it was a long summer. I’m not complaining, I’m just saying I am really glad we’re back into the schedule of things. As many of you know, we decided to put Hudson in Kindergarten this year, even though he’s a young 5. We plan on letting him redo Kindergarten next year if he needs to, or he’ll take Pre-1st next year. Pre-1st is another year of school for kids who aren’t technically ready for first grade yet.
Best After School Snacks
That being said, I am trying to give him all the brain food I can to help him this year. Here are some of the foods that have benefits for your brain that can be incorporated after school snacks:
- fairlife ultra-filtered milk with DHA
- Smoothies with spinach/kale or other greens and turmeric- antioxidants and vitamin K
- Oranges- vitamin C
- Banana muffins with dark chocolate chips- antioxidants
- Fish Tenders- fatty acids
fairlife ultra-filtered milk is a staple in our house and has been for quite some time. If you haven’t read why yet, go to this post. The kids love the fairlife ultra-filtered milk with DHA and drink both the chocolate milk and the 2% reduced fat milk. However, when the kids head back to school, I always make sure I have extra bottles of fairlife Chocolate ultra-filtered milk with DHA at home. fairlife offers perfect after school snacks that my kids love, and it has the nutrition I want for them!
I just found out it also comes in whole milk too. All varieties have 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk. That’s 13 grams of protein per serving. But the best part? It contains 125 mg of DHA, which is more than 3 times the amount found in other leading brands. DHA is a very important fatty acid that helps the brain build and maintain nerve tissue. It has also been found to lower heart disease because it aids in the building of healthy triglycerides. So not only are my kids getting the protein and calcium that they need, they are also receiving fatty acids that will help them live longer, healthier lives.
You can find more about the DHA fairlife here.
The right foods are crucial for a growing child aren’t they – my daughter drinks milk (or chocolate milk) in the morning and at night.
I have to buy milk and chocolate milk today and I’m going to pick up some fairlife for the first time! I hope we all love it!
We must provide our children the best nutritional support for them to reach their maximum growth potential – physically, mentally and emotionally. Milk is very good source of protein. I have not tried this brand yet, but I will look for it the next time I shop.
My oldest just started kindergarten and he comes home so hungry every day despite a big lunch and snack. He would love some banana muffins with chocolate chips, what a great idea! My boys both have milk at least with breakfast and dinner.
Back to school is an exciting time of the year. I agree with the fact of how important milk is in dietary – this was a great post!
I’m suddenly craving banana muffins with chocolate chips and a glass of milk! Thanks for sharing.
Nowadays so many snacks contain unhealthy additives so it is better to give our children healthy snacks. My son likes to have milk in the morning during breakfast.
I love fairlife milk! The chocolate is delicious when I want something sweet and fast and I use the whole fat for making cold-start yogurt in my Instant Pot . . . and to dunk Oreos too.
I have a favorite brand of milk as well! It makes a huge difference getting that brand vs others, mostly because of the stuff that gets put it in. Nothing beats a good glass of milk with cookies though!
My younger daughter probably read your post before me, since last month, she adopted the Fairlife brand.
This is so important. A child needs the right foods to grow correctly and be strong, so this is a fab post x
It’s so important to get the kids the right nutrition! Mine don’t drink much milk, only my eldest drinks a small glass some days. They never liked it, so I’m forced to get them nutritional replacements.
I am always looking for amazing after school snacks for my kids. I love that there are things like this that offer good nutrition!
Looks yummy! I agree about the importance of making sure that your kids get the nutrition they need to grow healthy. I’ve seen this milk brand in stores but have never tried it. I am sure my daughter would love the chocolate one!
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