Snack Attack: 15 Powerful Munchies for the Afternoon Hangries

Snack Attack

When you feel the mid-afternoon slump approaching, give your body a delicious dose of energy with one of these easy eats - great for kids and grown-up kids alike!

Peanut Butter Dip
1. Nut butter to the rescue

Our hands-down favorite for a mid-afternoon energy boost without the sugar crash … dip it, spread it, or eat it straight off the spoon (we won’t tell). Try an apple sandwich! Or try this dip recipe, which builds on the creaminess of nut butter with greek yogurt, cocoa powder and honey.

YES bars
2. YES bars

Born out of a need to accommodate her son’s food sensitivities, Katie Brown’s YES bars are a clean treat you can feel good about saying “YES!” to. They’re grain-free and paleo friendly - and every single ingredient is REAL FOOD, with no fillers or preservatives of any kind. Oh, and they taste amazing, too!

Roasted Chickpeas
3. Roasted Chickpeas

If you’re craving something crunchy and addictive, try these forgiving (read: you can’t screw it up) recipes for Roasted Chickpeas Two Ways: Creamy Ranch and Cinnamon Sugar. They’re low in fat and calories and high in protein and fiber, so go ahead and eat the whole batch!

Mexican Pizza
4. Mexican Pizza

Super simple to throw together and real kid pleaser, these Mexican Pizzas are the savory afternoon kick you need to make it through evening commitments to dinnertime.

Ants on a Log
5. Next level Ants On A Log

They’re just too adorable NOT to make. Take this classic snack up a notch with apples for snail shells and cashews for heads! You can easily make these nut-free by using sunflower seed butter, dark chocolate chips, roasted sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds.

Banana Roll
6. Banana roll

It doesn't get any easier than this: Spread nut butter over a tortilla and roll it up with a banana. Slice and serve. Win.

Cauliflower Popcorn
7. Cauliflower Popcorn

Thirty minutes and six ingredients are all that stand between you and this flavorful snack.

PBJ bites
8. PBJ bites

Nut butter: The gift that keeps on giving. These substantial bites are salty meets sweet, soft meets crunchy.

Yuca Root Chips
9. Yuca root: the healthy chip!

Cassava, aka yuca root, has been enjoyed for centuries from South America to Africa to Asia. Naturally gluten-free and vegan, they're a favorite paleo-friendly snack. Dip into salsa, eat with cheese or layer with sliced meat or fish.

Bitchin' Sauce
10. Speaking of dip …

From yummy Hope Hummus (Original and Spicy Avocado!) to Hale’s Hot Salsa, Roasted Chipotle Bean Dip and Bitchin’ Bombay Sauce - we have every dip your heart desires.

Fennel Salami
11. Cured meats

A high-protein punch for the after-school dip … Just unwrap and enjoy! Check out our selection of Meatcrafters salamis, including Pork Skinny Salami with Truffles and On Wild Fennel Salami.

Trail Mix
12. DIY trail mix

The combinations are limitless! Create your own special blend or try one of these 21 trail mix ideas.

Michele's Granola
13. No-fail granola

Enjoy it with milk, mixed into yogurt, atop a smoothie or right out of your hand ... Granola never fails, and Michele’s is the best!

Hummus Stuffed Peppers
14. Hummus Stuffed Peppers

Your favorite hummus mingles with sweet peppers. feta cheese, red onion and grape tomatoes in this bite-sized snack for veggie lovers.

Fruit Leather
15. Fruit Leather

OK, OK, let’s be real: It’s a Fruit Roll-Up, clean and healthified!