Keeping healthy after school snacks on hand is a good way to preemptively prevent you from mindlessly reaching for red light options. Sweet after school snacks can be healthy and still feel rich and indulgent– just check out the green light recipes below for proof! Keeping fruit and your favorite spices around will assure that you always have the means to put together a tasty and healthy after school snack. 

Baked Pears

Serves 2

½ pear= 1 green light


2 large Bartlett pears

¼ cup unsweetened apple juice

1 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the pear in half lengthwise. Scoop out the core. Arrange pears in a shallow baking dish. Pour juice over pears and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake until fork tender about 30 minutes.


Vanilla Cinnamon Shake

1 Serving

1 fist= 1 green light, 1 yellow light


1 frozen banana

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Combine all in a blender and blend until smooth. Add 1/4 cup extra almond milk if it’s too thick.


Baked Blueberry Donuts

6 servings

1 palm= 1 yellow light


2/3 cup oat flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Pinch salt

3 egg whites

1 very ripe mashed banana

2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a non-stick donut pan or muffin tin. Mix all ingredients except for blueberries in a large bowl until well combined, careful not to over mix. Fold in blueberries. Spoon dough into pan about 2/3rds full. Bake for 8 -10 minutes. Save in an airtight container up to 1 week in the refrigerator.


Apple Chips

Serves 2

1 fist= 1 yellow light


2 apples cored and sliced crosswise ⅛ inch

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Heat oven to 225 degrees. Arrange apples in a single layer on 2 non-stick baking sheets. Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Flip and bake until crisps, about another 1 hour. Can make on the weekend, let cool completely and store in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 week.


Check out more easy, kid-friendly recipes in the Kurbo Back to School Cookbook! (PS – you can download it for free!)