Tasty Items to Pack in Your Kids’ School Snack box
Packing lunches for the kids aren’t always easy when time is short and palates are picky. By cracking the picky eater code, you’ll find you can unlock dozens of fun recipes. Here are some that are guaranteed to impress.
Peanut Anything Sandwich
Allow your kid to unleash their inner chef with their spin on the classic PB&J sandwich. Try substituting peanut butter for other kinds of butter and adding fresh fruits like strawberries and bananas.
Hummus & Vegetables
Hummus is a nice plain dip rich in protein. You can trick your little one into thinking they’re eating something fancy by flavouring your hummus with seasoning. Give them plenty of stick-like veggies on the side for dipping.
Leftovers from a big weekend breakfast? They’re bound to love miniature versions of waffles, parfaits, muffins and anything else breakfast!
Quesadillas with Fruit
Quesadillas lend themselves to many variations and are good cold as well as hot. Add their desired ingredients to the classic flour tortilla, chicken, cheese and avocado.
No-Bake Granola Bites
Combine cooking oats, rice cereal and chocolate chips you have on hand with optional ingredients like honey, peanut butter and coconut oil.
Combine flavoured yoghurt and any milk with stirred in oats. For extra fibre, protein and antioxidants add in chia seeds. Stir in favourite fruit and refrigerate overnight.
Crepes are a flat pancake that welcomes all sorts of flavour combinations. Make a wrap with your favourite spread (for example peanut butter or Nutella) and add in your favourite fruits, nuts and anything else!
Combine nuts such as cashews, almonds and walnuts with dried fruits like cranberries, raisins and goji berries. For a sweet edge, mix in chocolate chips.
Potato Chip Alternatives
Thinly slice, oil and bake your leftover vegetables like sweet potato and beet for a healthy alternative to potato chips. Hard to tell the difference!
With these thoughtful items and snacks, you can say goodbye to being lost on what to pack for lunch.
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