SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -

It’s back to school time for students, and that means having good food to eat before, during, and after school to make sure their brains are ready to learn.

The FitChic, Annie Mello from CPMFITness, shared some recipes for healthy and tasty snack ideas.

Strawberry Smoothie

  • handful of strawberries
  • 1-2 scoops protein whey powder
  • half can of coconut milk
  • half cup Greek yogurt
  • handful of ice

Blend well and eat as a breakfast or snack to prepare for after-school sports.

Cucumber Bites

  • cucumber slices
  • chicken salad or egg salad, prepared
  • hummus

Spread hummus on cucumber rounds and top with chicken or egg salad. Eat as a sandwich or topless.

Chocolate Protein Balls

  • chocolate protein powder
  • mini chocolate chips

Full recipes for various protein balls can be found on Annie's blog.

Banana Bites

  • sliced banana
  • nut butter
  • melted chocolate
  • coconut flakes

Spread nut butter on sliced bananas. Top with melted chocolate, coconut flakes, or whatever you'd like!

More recipes can be found on Annie's blog, FitChicLA.