What better time to start cleaning up your families diet and add some ‘made from scratch’ items into the lunchbox? Even if you can only manage one from scratch item a week – every little bit helps! I have some great back to school snack ideas here to inspire you.
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Back to School Snacks
With three kids in care, ranging from daycare to preschool to first grade, I understand the importance of having great snacks on hand for hungry little bellies (I mean seriously, do they ever stop eating???).
So I have put together this super handy round-up of back to school snack ideas to get your creative juices flowing while packing those little lunchboxes every day.
Before we start, if you are looking for a great lunch box for your littles, this is the one I use. You can switch up the inside layer, and the kids just love guessing what color they are going to get that day 🙂 It’s affordable too!
Back to School Snack Ideas
Loaded Fruit and Nut Mix with Dark Chocolate Studs
Don't feel like you need to stick to the exact ingredients and measurements. Make this your own and have fun with it. Get the kids to make it themselves, set out all of the ingredients and let them create their own special trail mix. Customizable for allergies and nut-free schools.
Freezer Friendly Apple Vanilla and Blueberry Mini Muffins
These blueberry mini muffins are freezer friendly and kid-approved. A great little grab and go snack in the summer months.
Grab and Go Coconut and Blueberry Oatmeal Bars
Healthy, filling and delicious, these Coconut and Blueberry Oatmeal Bars tick all the boxes for a great grab-n-go breakfast, a lunch box snack or an afternoon pick me up. They are a whiz to put together and make your kitchen smell amazing too.
Easy No Bake Cashew and Coconut Date Balls
Cashew and Coconut Date Balls are a great grab-n-go snack to have in the fridge. Combine raw cashews with sticky dates, throw in some brown rice puffs for a bit of crunch, some coconut for texture, and you have a satisfying little snack that comes together in a jiffy. Make it fun and get the kids together to help whip them up.
Keto Mini Apple Cinnamon Grain Free Muffins
These Mini Apple Cinnamon Grain-Free Muffins are the perfect addition to school or work lunchboxes. Gluten-free and sugar-free muffins also make a perfect little afternoon snack with a cup of tea or coffee. They are also keto-friendly and freeze well to make meal prep during a busy week easy and delicious.
Healthy Homemade Nut Free Granola Bars :: Nut Free School Zone Safe and Naturally Refined Sugar Free!
Nut school free approved and naturally sweetened!
Clove and Cranberry Apple Sauce in the Instant Pot
This makes a fun and flavourful addition to little lunches. Pair with some yogurt and you are good to go.
The Easiest Zucchini and Sweet Corn Fritters Recipe
This Zucchini and Sweet Corn Fritters Recipe is a super quick snack to put together, using only 5 ingredients. Have them as is, with some tomato ketchup, or dress them up with some creme fraiche, chives and salmon.
Feta and Broccoli Fritters
For something a bit different from the normal sandwich, why don’t you try some of my Broccoli and Feta. This is another one where I make a big batch and freeze – this is a great way to meal prep and definitely takes some of the hassle out of deciding what to send with them.
5 Ingredient Cheddar and Riced Broccoli Fritters
5 Ingredient Cheddar and Riced Broccoli Fritters make a great little afternoon snack for hungry bellies. They pack a whole lot of broccoli into each fritter, making it an easy way to sneak some extra greens into your diet. These are low carb, vegetarian and easily made gluten-free. A great way to use up leftover broccoli rice or broccoli from dinner the night before.
Ricotta and Cauliflower Tater Tots
Put that leftover cauliflower rice to good use with these incredibly moreish Ricotta and Cauliflower Tater Tots. Just a handful of ingredients and a little bit of time will give you a snack that is perfect as a side on your dinner table or tucked away into a little ones lunch box with a side of organic ketchup.
Homemade Gluten-Free Pizza Lunchables (Vegan, Allergy-Free, Grain-Free)
Lunchables without the scary ingredients! Homemade Gluten-Free Pizza Lunchables that are vegan, allergy-free, & grain-free too! This healthy, kid-loved, and mom-approved make-ahead lunch recipe will make the school year a bit more fun!
Recipe ReDux #17 Garlic Kale Hummus
There are so many ways to use hummus, it’s not just a dip! This Garlic Kale Hummus is the perfect healthy flavor enhancer for any dish! Gluten-free, vegan, and packed with nutrition and flavor, the perfect addition to sandwiches.
Do you have any favorite back to school snacks you like to include in your kid’s lunchbox? I would love to hear about them! Be sure to check out the second installment of my back to school snacks round ups for even more inspiration 🙂 Have a great week.
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