Over the seven plus years of blogging at Luci’s Morsels, I’ve realized a few themes – namely denim, leather jackets, sangria recipes, and charcuterie boards. I felt as though I’d done what I could on the latter (see this inexpensive charcuterie board and this brunch charcuterie). But obviously I was living in a silly charcuterie hole because there are so, so many more ways to enjoy the basic snack board setup like this after school snack idea that’s tasty for kids but honestly delicious enough that I may or may not have versions of it for lunch all the time…
After School Snack Ideas
I have a number of years before our little guy is in need of some after school snacks, but the idea of healthy afternoon snacks for kiddos and adults is always in need! Usually snack boards are thought of as only fitting for a party and usually only for adults, but why not take the fun of arranging tasty foods together and mix it with some healthy fruits and veggies and some tasty dips.
Adult + Kid Snack Board
So, I was exaggerating when I said my lunch may or may not look like this quite frequently. I often do sliced apple with nut butter, carrots and hummus, and a slice of cheese for my lunch. I always have all of the ingredients; it’s healthy; and it isn’t too heavy!
Same goes for this great snack board. Sliced apples and pears join carrot sticks for the healthy crunch. And the nut butter mixed with cinnamon as well as the ricotta and honey….well, I told you the adults would love this snack board as much as the kids!
And the entertainer in me is loving this healthy snack board as a great appetizer idea that works for kids and adults. As more of our friends have kids getting older, we want to offer options for everyone. And this may seem silly, but this whole setup would go great with juice or wine depending on who’s coming over!
AFTER SCHOOL SNACK IDEAS | KID SNACK BOARD
Fancy looking charcuterie boards aren't just for the adults any more! This kid snack board is the perfect after school snack idea or perfect kid appetizer idea. It's healthy, beautiful, and even the adults will be digging in!
- 15 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 cup natural crunchy almond butter
- ½ to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- honey for garnish
- chopped almonds for garnish
- 2 cups carrot sticks
- 2 small apples cored and sliced
- 1 large pear cored and sliced
Stir together the ricotta and honey in a medium bowl until smooth. Transfer to a serving dish. Drizzle honey over the ricotta dip.
Stir together the almond butter and cinnamon in a medium bowl until the cinnamon is fully incorporated. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle the chopped almonds over the almond butter.
Arrange the carrot sticks, apple slices, and pear slices on a serving board with the two dips. Serve right away.