Lunchbox snacks that your children will actually eat
Not even two more weeks and the children will go back to school. Definitely time to think about lunchboxes and good foods to put in their bags each morning.
We all dream about the ultimate, super healthy lunchbox full of wonders. But lets be realistic, super food probably means super returns. That is why we came up with some ideas for lunchbox snacks that your children will actually eat!
Snacks that are nutritious, delicious and enjoyed by children! Because next to the main meal snacks will bring your kiddo through the day. Keeping energy levels up and will make your children happy when opening their box.
A few things to keep in mind before you start packing:
+ Most schools are nut free these days, please consider this when making and baking snacks.
+ Try to stay away from store bought snacks, they often include ingredients that do the opposite of a nutritious snack and have wasteful packaging.
+ Buy some cute snack boxes and little skewers. Unusual utensils make eating much more fun! Look at shops that carry japanese products – they have the best stuff for bento boxes. Single silikon muffin forms are perfect to add a little compartment to a bigger box.
+ Of course you can send a banana, raisins or apple to school as well. Easy and healthy! We just want to inspire you when you want to change things up a bit or your child declares that bananas are boring.
+ Involve your kids! Asking your kids what they will actually eat, will naturally increase the success of your lunchbox.
+ Remember that everything you put into the box should be good for a few hours and without cooling of course, so your child could also eat it later in the day.
Lunchbox snack ideas
Rich in vitamin A, B-complex vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants, dried mango is a wonderful healthy snack.
Kids love them and one cup of blueberries provides 24 percent of a person recommended daily allowance of vitamin C.
A mild cheese cut up in little cube are a perfect salty addition in your kid’s lunchbox. Cheese contains many Vitamins, especially vitamin B2, which converts food into energy, vitamin B12 against stress and fatigue (perfect for school, right??). It also contains many minerals, such as calcium.
Make a big batch of fig bars (or any other healthy bar you like) and you are covered for a few days, depending on how many children you need to supply with snacks.
Healthy baked goods
Baked goods with little to no sugar are a perfect snack that you can make in advance. Look for recipes for toddlers or babies, they are often sweetend with (dried) fruit and are also perfect for older kids! Try these healthy cookies for example.
Oatmeal to go
Love oatmeal? Here is a great recipe for a portable oatmeal. Great snack when your child is not a big breakfast eater.
Veggies & Dip
Cut up some carrots or red pepper, and fill a small container with a bit of (store bought) hummus or any other healthy dip your child will like – cream cheese plus sun dried tomatoes for example.
Thin pancakes or crepes make a perfect alternative to bread in a lunchbox. Spread them with cream cheese and / or mashed berries, roll up and cut into bite-sized pieces. Tipp: Leave out the sugar in the pancake batter, and use oatmilk instead of milk. This makes for sweet enough crepes.
Add a few bits of frozen fruit into your child’s water bottle. This adds a little flavour and keeps it cool for longer.
Also, make sure to check our Back to School round up to start the new year in style and with some fun accessories.