Getting kids to eat a healthy lunch can often prove to be a difficult task, so we’ve come up with our top list of easy, nutritious and yummy lunchbox ideas that won’t be left in their bag until the end of term!
Goodness Tip: Spend a weekend in the kitchen and make a few batches of goodies in advance. Portion out and store in airtight containers in the freezer, and simply grab when you need – these items will defrost in your little one’s bag by lunchtime and you’ll never be stuck for healthy lunchbox items again!
EGG & VEGGIE MUFFINS
These savoury muffins are the perfect way to sneak vegetables into your children’s lunchboxes. They are gluten-free and could even be used as an on-the-go breakfast for those rushed mornings!
DATE-FREE BLISS BALLS
Bliss balls are a fun, bite-sized snack that is packed full of goodness - you can even get the kids to help create them with you! It’s super easy to swap out ingredients to create new and interesting flavours.
ROASTED SEAWEED SNACKS
A crispy, nutrient-rich, flavoursome snack, that will be a lunchbox hit! A great alternative to processed chip options.
This homemade hummus can be sent to school with an array of veggie sticks and seeded crackers. A hummus dip is a great and tasty way to make kids enjoy eating fresh vegetables. Mix it up by adding different flavours such as pesto, beetroot, turmeric or garlic. These are easy additions and help to keep things interesting!
SAVOURY HEMP POPCORN
A much healthier and nutritious alternative to potato chips! This crunchy snack has a tasty savoury flavour which is a great addition to the lunchbox. Head to our blog Healthy Popcorn Recipe: 12 Simple Ways to Add Flavour for more popcorn inspiration.
NUT FREE SNACK BARS
Many supermarket muesli bars are packed full of added sugars and preservatives, giving your child a much-dreaded sugar rush (followed by sugar slump)! Instead, try this homemade snack bar, that's full of nutritious seeds and dried fruit (no nuts!) for a wholesome, tummy-filling snack.
GLUTEN FREE SEED CRACKERS
Create a batch of homemade nutritious and delicious Gluten Free Seed Crackers to pair with a healthy spread or hummus.
ORGANIC SPELT BANANA BREAD
Who doesn’t love banana bread?! This delicious treat is a simple and wholesome way to incorporate a little bit of sweet into the lunchbox
APPLE & BUCKWHEAT MUFFINS
These Apple & Buckwheat Muffins are a yummy, healthy snack that is also very easy to make! They may have no wheat, dairy, nuts or refined sugar, but they are packed full of natural apple goodness and flavour - yum!
HOMEMADE TRAIL MIX
It takes just minutes to throw together a tasty trail mix that is full of nutrition and can be eaten on the run. Simply add whatever you have in the pantry!
Some of our favourite trail mix goodies include:
Organic Sunflower Seeds
Organic Raw Almonds
Organic Raw Cashews
Organic Brazil Nuts
Organic Coconut Flakes
Organic Shredded Coconut
Organic Dark Chocolate Drops
Organic Dried Cranberries
Organic Dried Apple Wedges
Organic Dried Apricots
Organic Dried Banana Coins
+ Much more!