Snacks are a high point of the day for many, giving you the chance to create a boost of energy that will get you through the worst part of your afternoon or evening.  Unfortunately, we can get stuck in our ruts and might find ourselves reaching for a candy bar or a bag of chips instead of something healthier and more interesting to eat.

These are some of the best snacks for people of every age group, and how to make them! 

Make Snacks With People You Love

Whether you’re making these for now or later, if you’re making them for your family- consider asking for their help!  Not only will it give you a chance to bond and make something together, but it will also give you the chance to help them see what kinds of snacks they can make for themselves. Everyone enjoys something more if they have a hand in creating it, so make sure to give them that opportunity.

Pepper Sandwich Bites

Sandwich bites can be delicious, but pinwheels are played out and boring.  Instead, consider mixing things up with pepper bites!  To make these, cut off the step of mini peppers and remove the seeds before rinsing thoroughly.  Drain them, and then roll cheese, meat, and a squeeze of brown mustard together into small compact rolls, one for each mini pepper.  Enjoy now, or save for up to two days in your fridge; they make for a fantastic boost of protein, dairy, and veggies! 

Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Peanutbutter is an awesome way to boost protein and grab some extra energy throughout the day.  An awesome option for anyone needing this is peanut butter energy bites!  Made with oats, peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips, and granola, you can make a protein-packed delicious ball of energy that can be enjoyed at any time: with no baking.  There are tons of variations on this recipe, so look for one that suits you! 

Apple Sandwiches

If you think you need bread to make a sandwich, this one will prove you wrong!  Instead, cut half-inch discs out of apples and sprinkle with lemon juice to keep them from browning.  Pat dry, and then spread on peanut butter, granola, and whatever other toppings you like.  If you want to make things extra fun, you can buy pepper jelly online and use it as a topping!  This adds some sweet heat that boosts the sandwich even further.  

Cinnamon Apple Chips

Apple chips can be just as delicious and crispy as potato chips but will be far healthier for you.  To make these, slice your apple slices thin, and then dip them into a bowl of ice water with a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice.  Spread out on a sheet, sprinkle with cinnamon, and bake at your lowest temperature until crispy.  

Every Snack Offers a Boost of Energy and Happiness

Whether you’re making snacks for a study group or for an afternoon at home with your kids, it’s a good idea to create something tasty that will boost energy throughout the day!  Consider trying some of these delicious snacks, and you’ll be ready to take on the afternoon.