Quick and easy after-school snacks

Child getting after-school snacks out of the fridge

You know the drill – back from school, straight to the fridge. If you're looking to fill it with healthy snacks (RIP Curly Wurlies) here are 10 delicious recipes your kids will love. On top of that, they're quick and easy to whip up, so you won't shed a tear when they disappear in seconds.

1. Courgette muffins

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1. Courgette muffins

Top tip: this is a sticky mixture, so silicon muffin cases are your new BFF.

2. Savoury popcorn

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2. Savoury popcorn

Top tip: pre-mix the spices to save time (and adapt according to your children's tastes).

3. Cheese and sweetcorn pancakes

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3. Cheese and sweetcorn pancakes

Top tip: make up the batter in the morning (or the night before) and then keep in the fridge until you're ready to cook them.

4. Simple onion bhajis

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4. Simple onion bhajis

Top tip: if you want a healthier version, bake the bhajis in an oven at 200°C for around 15 minutes instead of frying them.

5. Sweet potato wedges

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5. Sweet potato wedges

Top tip: let the kids help with tossing the wedges in oil if they (and you) don't mind getting their hands dirty.

6. Easy garlic bread

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6. Easy garlic bread

Top tip: prepare this up to the baking stage and then wrap in foil and chill until you're ready to cook.

7. Quesadillas

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7. Quesadillas

Top tip: if you have fussy eaters, the jalapeno pepper is definitely optional.

8. Muffin pizzas

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8. Muffin pizzas

Top tip: turn making these into a fun activity by roping in the kids to help.

9. Carrot cookies

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9. Carrot cookies

Top tip: tell yourself they count as part of your five a day…

10. Hidden veg rarebit

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10. Hidden veg rarebit

Top tip: save the leftover sauce for more rarebits during the week.

Oh, and while we're at it, these macaroni cheese recipes are to di(n)e for.