As the summer is coming to an end – school season is slowly starting. Wanting to provide kids with the best, parents certainly have to worry about a lot. Sometimes it all can be way too overwhelming not only for the little ones but for parents as well.
When it comes to school lunch and snacks, parents always try to supply their kids with the healthiest options. But sometimes all the planning and prepping can be a little too much and too time-consuming. That’s where we come to help with our pick of 9 healthy school lunch snack ideas!
1. Fresh Veggies
Yes, as simple as that. Fresh veggies like carrots, broccoli, zucchini and cherry tomatoes are not only easy to prepare but will give your kids some extra vitamins during the day. Growing kids need to consume different veggies and fruits every day and giving them vibant veggies as a snack is the perfect opportunity.
2. Fruits And Berries
Just like veggies, fruits and berries also have a lot of vitamins and minerals. Fruits and berries are a lot sweeter than veggies and are perfect for kids with a sweet tooth. It’s a simple snack but will fill the little tummy up until the next meal.
3. Whole-Grain Sandwiches
School hours are long and when it comes to lunch kids not only need vitamins and minerals but something that fills them up and keep satisfied as well. Small whole-grain sandwiches are perfect for picky eaters because you can fill them up with anything your kids like – hummus, avocado, cheese, tofu, veggies or salad. Sandwiches are a perfect snack for protein and fiber.
4. Protein-Chocolate Bliss Balls
During school breaks, kids are mostly active – running around and playing different games. That's why they need protein – to keep their bones and muscles strong. This vegan & gluten-free bliss ball recipe is our absolute favorite and your kids will love it too!
5. Nuts And Dried Fruit
Nuts and dried fruits are an amazing source of healthy fats and fiber. Healthy fats are vitally important for brain function and nerve system. Although nuts and dried fruits are healthy and important, you should be careful with the amount. Too much of everything is never good.
6. The Beginnings Healthy Bars
The Beginning healthy bars are a great option if you don’t have time to prepare snacks. They are 100% natural without any added preservatives, artificial colors or flavors. The healthy bars are filling and super tasty. They are loved not only by kids but by grownups as well.
7. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate seems like a treat but is also an amazing antioxidant, source of vitamins and minerals. Dark chocolate, if it’s made of cacao and not cocoa, is harmless and actually should be consumed daily. Cacao or dark chocolate (at least 70% cacao) is a real superfood and is beneficial especially for the ones growing up. If you want to make dark chocolate more interesting check out our post about protein-rich chocolatey snack recipes!
8. Banana And Blueberry Muffins
Yes, muffins! These banana and blueberry muffins are a great snack for kids. While they are super tasty and look amazing they are also vegan and won’t do any harm to your kid's health. These muffins sound like the perfect after-lunch snack your kid deserves once in a while.
9. The Beginnings Cookies
Photo credit: Kristīne Bertuka
The Beginnings cookies are another great snack for kids at school. The cookies come in different flavors, are gluten-free, additive-free and 100% natural. The Beginnings cookies are shareable and a great way for kids to make new friends.
This is the list of our favorite healthy snacks. We love snacks full of nutrients and vitamins and we think your kids will love them too. If you have an amazing snack idea you love – you're welcome to leave a comment below and share it!
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