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It’s back-to-routine time for many of us, so a handful of make-ahead or quick-to-assemble snacks are in order. These have the added benefit of being healthful. So find your favorite, whip up a batch and send someone off to school or work knowing they won’t be feeling those mid-afternoon hunger pangs. (These are perfect after-school snack options, too.)

Fruit Salsa, pictured above. Sweet and savory, with a little extra boost from chia seeds.


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Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip. The classic football-watching fare, but tweaked to be healthful.


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Baba Ghanouj. A rich and creamy eggplant dip.


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Cauliflower and Apples With Thai Almond Butter Sauce. Curry paste adds a kick. If you don’t have coconut aminos, use soy sauce.


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Chewy Cranberry, Millet and Pistachio Bars. Bound together with a mix of brown rice syrup (or honey), tahini and coconut oil. Use other dried fruit like sliced apricot or cherries if you like.


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Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Bars. An easy homemade version of the popular Kind bars.


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Zucchini Oat Muffins. Tender, fragrant and wholesome.


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Date-Coconut Energy Balls. No nuts here (just sunflower seeds), which means they’re school lunchbox friendly.


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Fig Bars. Vegan, gluten-free and, dare we say, better than the store-bought kind.