If your children come home from school ravenous, seize the opportunity to offer them something healthy to eat. These Cucumber Egg Salad Bites are high in protein and good fats as well as low in carbs, making them one of our Best After School Snacks. The trick is to have them ready when they walk in the door BEFORE they can go for the bag of chips!
Cucumber Egg Salad Bites for After School Snacks
At the end of the school day it can feel sometimes like the work is just beginning. Our bodies tend to crave sugar around this time of day but if you don’t want your child to crash and burn during homework, think high protein and low carb when preparing after school snacks. These Cucumber Egg Salad Bites are designed to satisfy little tummies and taste buds while avoiding a spike in blood sugar. Because what goes up can only come down. Hard. Homework time is hard enough. Let’s save the sugar for dessert time when we can give our brains a much-deserved break.
And let’s not forget the adults. Big kids need snacks, too.
So, let’s say, purely hypothetically that you overdid it in the sugar and caffeine department at lunchtime. Maybe that last double triple cream mocha caramel frappamachiaspresso is seeming like a mistake? Because you still have half a work day stretching out in front of you?
You need protein. Stat. These Cucumber Egg Salad Bites get all the protein two eggs have to offer plus a protein boost from plain greek yogurt. Then there’s the salty crunch of the gherkins. And the cool, crispy slice of cucumber. What’s not to love?
If you keep a little stash of this egg salad in your workplace refrigerator, you can whip up these cucumber bites in no time, and get your brain back on track.
This is the kind of snack kids will devour and adults will appreciate.
While these cucumber bites require a touch more effort than opening a bag of chips, its rewards make that little bit of prep time well worthwhile.
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Think you can't get veggies and protein into your child after a long day at school? Think again. These Cucumber Egg Salad Bites make it a cinch.
- 2 Hard Boiled Eggs
- 1 Tablespoon Plain Greek Yogurt
- 4 Gherkins, diced
- pinch of salt
- 5 to 6 1/4-inch slices of cucumber
Peel eggs and, in a small bowl, break them up using a fork.
Add yogurt, gherkins and salt to eggs and combine well with the fork.
Using a melon baller (or spoon) scoop egg salad onto cucumber slices and serve.
Cooking time includes hard boiling the eggs.
I like to leave the skin on the cucumber so I use those long, wrapped hothouse cucumbers. I like the texture of the skin and they aren't too seedy. But any cucumber works.