After School Cheese Board

5 from 14 votes

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Bridge the gap between lunch and dinner with this healthy and colorful after school cheese board! Filled with fruits, veggies, meats, and cheeses, your kids will be happy campers after school!

If kids are really hungry, then they’ll eat what is put in front of them. So, if they are ravenous beasts at 3:30 pm when we walk through the door (ahem…my kids!), I’ll serve this kid-friendly Cheese Board covered in fruits, vegetables, crackers, meats, and an array of cheeses. It’s easy to throw together in a pinch, can be changed based on what you have in the fridge, and is completely nutritious.

Snack Board

Kid-Friendly Cheese Board

Back to school is upon us! The school supplies are bought, new school clothes are all hung in the closet and we (mainly me!) are raring to go! Along with new school lunch ideas and the structured yet busy schedule is figuring out how to get kids from the school pickup line to dinner time without getting hangry, killing each other, or spoiling their appetites completely before dinner hits. That is why something like an After School Cheese Board is the ticket to healthy snacking to keep big appetites at bay, while still offering lots of nutritious options to choose from.

Use What You Have

For this specific cheese board, I used what I had on hand (carrots, tomatoes, salami, grapes, etc..) and then opened up several cheese snack bars to slice in half to fit better on the plantain chips and crackers. It isn’t a recipe per say, but more of an idea you can use this school year to bridge the gap between lunch and dinner.

Here are some other ideas :

  • berries
  • kiwi
  • banana slices
  • celery
  • a small bowl of hummus for dipping
  • trail mix
  • zucchini
  • oranges
Snack Board

More Snack Ideas for your Kids!

Below is a printable guide on how to make your own After School Cheese Board.

Have a great day, friends!

5 from 14 votes

After School Cheese Board

Bridge the gap between lunch and dinner with this healthy and colorful after school snack board! Filled with fruits, veggies, meats and cheeses, your kids will be happy campers after school!
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 8 Borden® Cheese Snack bars in any preferred flavor
  • 1 sliced salami salami sticks, pepperoni, ham, turkey, any other meats
  • 1 plantain chips goldfish crackers, water crackers, soda crackers, pita chips, baguette, etc..
  • 1 apple slices
  • 1 grapes
  • 8 strawberries
  • 2 mandarin oranges
  • 1 cucumber
  • 24 carrots
  • 1 peppers
  • 3 celery
  • 24 grape tomatoes

Instructions

  • Line a cookie sheet, cutting board or serving platter with parchment paper.
  • Unwrap Borden® Cheese Snack Bars and slice in half. Place in the middle of the board.
  • Arrange the remaining ingredients around the cheese and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 998mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 10271IU | Vitamin C: 79mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese Board
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21 Responses
  1. Jerissa Clifton

    5 stars
    I love a good snack board! Can’t wait to do this with my son- he’s only 19 months old and eats everything in sight. Can’t imagine what it will be like when he is school age. Gotta keep that hanger at bay 🙂

  2. Karrie Kosch

    5 stars
    Yum! This looks amazing! My kiddos are always hungry after school and to be honest so am I. This is a snack I wouldn’t feel bad about giving them. Plus the leftovers could last for a couple of days. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Brittany agar

    5 stars
    Love this because I feel like I get like this int afternoon sense I really don’t eat such a big lunch. This is going to be great for ya toddler sense he is a snacked.

  4. Lisa

    This looks so satisfying. I am not a mom I just love following you, your family, and your recipes. But I am going to make this for myself and my friends. You’re awesome.

  5. K Whidby

    5 stars
    This now a staple in my home everyone loves it. The kids love to snack. It saves me time since it’s always available and stocked and I don’t feel guilty about them snacking, since the snacks are healthy

  6. Stephanie

    5 stars
    I love these simple ideas for after school snacks…these look delicious and cant hurt they are healthy too 🙂
    Thank you for all that you do!

  7. Becky Smith

    5 stars
    I love this idea! With the age range of my kiddos (18-8) this would be a great help (and would work great on Sundays for a pre-church or post-church snack too!!)

  8. Stephanie

    5 stars
    Looks so good! I could eat this everyday! We do this probably once a week for lunch or a snack. But there are some delicious things are here that I will need to try!

  9. Julie Jorgensen

    5 stars
    I love this idea! I’ve started doing this for my daughter and she eats it up! My high school son also grazes on it. Big hit!

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