Healthy snacks and zero waste are two big goals around here.  We have a loooong way to go to get to the zero waste part, but we do try to avoid buying pre-packaged snacks whenever possible.

One of my favorite snacks, especially for kids after school is a yogurt parfait bar.  I will also eat one for lunch sometimes, using Bulgarian yogurt, fresh fruit, and flax seeds.  My kids prefer toasted coconut, mini dark chocolate chips, fresh fruit, and finely chopped almonds.

Here is a round-up of my favorite snacks to pack or serve in the afternoon between lunch and dinner.

Key Lime Date Almond Bites(similar to Lara Bars)


Butternut Squash Wontons


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Big Sur Power Bars


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Chocolate Avocado Smoothie


Seaweed Sugar Snaps

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Seaweed Sugar Snaps adapted from the Malibu Farm Cookbook