We’ve previously discussed a range of healthy sandwich ideas and alternatives for you little one’s school lunch boxes, but what about lunch box snacks? We know that it is sometimes hard to get your children to eat more healthily, but with these healthy lunch box snack ideas they will soon be eating a wide range of fruit and vegetables and other healthy snack alternatives.
These cheese biscuits are a perfect healthy lunch box snack substitute for crisps. This recipe from Sainsbury’s makes about 30 biscuits, keeping your child’s school lunch box filled for weeks. And the best part of it is the ingredients can be found round the house. All you will need for this healthy lunch box snack is flour, butter, cheese, and an egg. Why not make these that bit healthier and try using whole wheat flour.
Banana Oat Bars
We all know our little ones love having something sweet in their lunch box, but who says it can’t be healthy? This simple, 4 ingredient, Banana Oat Bars make a perfect healthy lunch box snack. All you will need for this recipe is 2 large bananas, 2 cups of oats, ¼ cup of dried dates, and ¼ cup of chopped nuts. Here’s a tip, why not add other ingredients such as raisins and other dried fruits to give your kids a variety?
Sometimes trying to get our children to eat new and different fruits can become a bit tedious some times so why not make it more interesting for them by creating fruit kebabs? For this healthy lunch box snack simply take a range of fruits from oranges and apples to watermelon and grapes and place them on either a lollypop stick or a kebab skewer. Why not make it more interesting and cut the fruit into different shapes?
Spiced Carrot Oat Breakfast Cookies
Even though these healthy cookies are nick named “breakfast cookies” they still make a perfect addition to your kids school lunch boxes in form of a healthy snack. Made from whole wheat flour, oats, coconut, carrots and some other ingredients, you children will love see these in their lunch boxes every day.
Apples and Peanut Butter
Everybody loves a doughnut, especially kids, but have you ever thought of making a healthy alternative? This apple and peanut butter recipe is the perfect healthy lunch box snack and substitute for a doughnut. All you will need for this recipe is apples, peanut butter, and your kids favourite toppings. Simply core an apple and cut it into rings, spread on some healthy peanut butter, then sprinkle on some healthy toppings such as nuts or dried fruit. If you want to get super healthy you could use almond or cashew butter instead.
Carrot and Pineapple Muffins
These carrot and pineapple muffins make a perfect healthy lunch box snack. Made from wholemeal flour, carrots, and pineapple, these muffins are extremely healthy compared the standard chocolate muffin, and better yet kids love them!
Bacon & Rosemary Popcorn
Popcorn is a great healthy alternative to crisps, and children love it, so why not pack it in their school lunch boxes? Straying away from the standard salt and sweet flavours, why not try something different with this bacon and rosemary popcorn recipe.
We hope you have found new and exciting healthy snack ideas for your children’s school lunch boxes. If you have any of your own healthy snacks recipes, which your children love, send us a tweet to @AmeyOnline, we’d love to hear from you.