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Top kids' lunch snack ideas for the back-to-school season

Get your school year off to a fun and healthy start with our top lunch ideas from Tori Wesszer of Fraîche Nutrition.

Top kids lunch snack ideas for the back-to-school season

It’s about that time of year when visions of school lunches start popping into mom’s and dad’s head. Of course, gone are the days where you can throw a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the lunch kit and call it a day. In fact, packing lunches can be such a huge source of stress for parents. We all want our families to eat healthy and since time comes at a premium, finding convenient solutions to maintain our sanity is so important.

Snacks in particular can be a challenge. There’s a million pre-packaged options on the market, but many of them are loaded with things that we don’t want to feed our families including extra sugar, preservatives or food coloring, and many contain nuts which automatically cross them off of the acceptable list as far as school lunches are concerned. Which begs the question, what are parents to pack for a kid’s lunch?

SunRype snacks are a great addition to kid (and adult) lunch boxes and are so easy to throw into a backpack or the car making them perfect for after school activities as well. They’re nut free for the classroom (and also happen to be gluten free and vegan) with a wide range of choices.

Here’s a list of my top kids’ lunch snack ideas:

  1. SunRype bars
  2. Strawberry halves with Greek yogurt for dipping
  3. Hummus and whole grain crackers
  4. Mini muffins (try these ricotta blueberry muffins)
  5. Veggies and Dip
  6. Black Bean Brownies
  7. Hardboiled egg
  8. Grapes and cheese
  9. Homemade energy balls
  10. Applesauce in a pouch
  11. Homemade banana bread or granola bars
  12. Leftover mini pancake and fruit kababs (on a toothpick)
  13. Cheesestrings
  14. Pita and tzatziki
  15. Air popped popcorn
  16. Edamame
  17. Tuna salad with whole grain crackers
  18. Apple slices sprinkled with cinnamon
  19. Cucumber ‘sandwiches’ (with sliced turkey and cheese)
  20. Roasted chickpeas

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