Quick Homemade is Better—Afterschool Snack

I know many of you out there have little one’s running around at home, and some may even have school aged children.  A few weeks ago, my youngest and I were playing around and came up with a super simple after school snack.  Sometimes the simplest snacks are the best.  They’re quick, you can fancy them up a little, and the dishes are minimal.  This one literally takes three minutes to make and it can be a base or the entire snack. It also hits a few nutrient bases.  Protein in the peanut butter, some carbohydrate in the cracker, potassium in the banana, and a little tease of superfood in the craisin.  It’s that simple, and this recipe is easy.

The Chuck


1 banana
Peanut butter (or no-nut peanut butter substitute)

  • Cut your banana into thick slices, maybe about ½ inch.
  • On a large plate, spread out as many crackers as needed to use all the banana.
  • Spread a good amount of peanut butter on each cracker.
  • Place a banana on each peanut buttered cracker.
  • Top is a craisin.

That’s it.  You’re done and eating.  I hope you and your little ones enjoy.