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91 NUTRITIOUS SNACK IDEAS FOR KIDS LUNCH BOXES

By our Brown Paper Community (@brownpapernutrition)… A while back I ran a back to school promo and asked you what your fave snack ideas for lunch boxes were. We had such an incredible number of entries and so many requests to pop them all into a blog for reference so here are 91 nutritious lunch box snack ideas for you:

  1. Chicken and corn meatballs
  2. zucchini fritters; spanakopita (spinach pie) – my kids love them!
  3. Homemade granola clusters;
  4. oven baked pita bread with dips;
  5. fruit skewers rolled in desiccated coconut with yoghurt dip
  6. Edamame
  7. mixed fruit
  8. homemade pizza.
  9. Chocolate “seedy balls” (blissballs)
  10. green hummous (with spinach or coriander blended through)
  11. frittata cups!
  12. Date bliss balls
  13. boiled eggs
  14. carrot and capsicum sticks with hummus
  15. Dates, Spinach, salmon and haloumi salad
  16. fresh pineapple chunks
  17. ricotta with rice cakes
  18. fresh dates
  19.  carrots and cucumber sticks
  20. Banana muffins.
  21. rainbow smoothie (where we try to fit in as many different coloured fruits and veg as we can and still make it tasty!)
  22. Apple, tahini and cinnamon sandwiches
  23. black olives
  24. strawberries
  25. cheese 🙂
  26. fritters (made with chickpea flour,zucchini and corn)
  27. beetroot hummus with veg
  28. Medjool dates stuffed with soft blue cheese
  29. Rainbow “sushi” (wraps with all coloured fillings)
  30. cucumber & olives
  31. traditional homemade hummus
  32. Homemade Nutella Scrolls
  33. Peanut Butter Popcorn Slice
  34. Homemade Pikelets
  35. White bean dip and veggies
  36. Greek yoghurt with frozen fruit
  37.  KimBab (rice seasoned with a bit of salt and sesame oil, boiled spinach, lightly stir fried shredded carrots, egg, pickled radish, seafood highlighter, pickled burdock if you have one +/-cheese, chopped/minced marinated beef or mayo tuna, etc. Rolled with dry seaweed)
  38. Triangle KimBab (rice with anything at the centre, wapped with seaweed, shaped triangle) -> kids love the way they have to unwrap and eat
  39. Boiled quail egg (SIMPLE but we can decorate to the shape of chickens with corn and black sesame seed, etc)
  40. Vegetable fritters
  41. fruit and oat slice
  42. Fruit salad cut into cute shapes,
  43. frozen smoothies in the thermos
  44. home made veg lasagne
  45. homemade fruit roll ups (dehydrated fruit purée).
  46. Mini cheese platter: cheese, crackers, dried fruit and olives.
  47. Vita-weats with vegemite (so you can squeeze together and get worms)
  48. flavoured popcorn (pop the kernels and shake over cinnamon or paprika etc
  49. grapes or cherry tomatoes
  50. pesto pasta
  51. celery and nut butter
  52. Quinoa sushi,
  53. gummies
  54. kale chips
  55. oat/date/protein bliss balls;
  56. tamar valley sugar free yoghurt pouches
  57. carob banjo bear
  58. homemade and GF banana bread slices ,
  59. homemade hummus with carrots sticks and seed crackers
  60.  mini curried egg sandwiches in animal shapes
  61. crunchy Lebanese bread with zatar, you break up into bite size pieces and kids eat them like chips- delish.
  62. guacamole and cheese pinwheel sandwiches
  63. Eggy pie (zucchini slice)
  64. Buckwheat pancakes
  65. Chia pudding
  66. Homemade seedy crackers & dips,
  67. zucchini & haloumi fritters
  68. muesli bliss balls
  69. mezze style snack of vegetable sticks, hummus dip, cheese squares and berries
  70. cut up apple quarters with a bit of shaken cinnamon on top
  71. Homemade kombucha gummies
  72. Mountain bread roll ups
  73.  sushi sandwich with hummus, grated carrot, cucumber and cheese with rolled up bread.
  74. Ants on a stick is the favourite!!
  75. Homemade baked sweat potato crisps
  76. Tahini treats
  77. fruit stars
  78. sushi wraps
  79. Banana and cinnamon mini pancakes
  80. Home-made nut free trail mix with cocoa nibs
  81. Tuna and Avo sushi
  82. veggie rice paper rolls
  83. choc peppermint bliss balls
  84. dried apricots w nut paste in the middle (cashew or macadamia),
  85. nori sheets w nut paste and salad,
  86. good old cut up carrot- mix it up w sticks, rounds and spirals
  87. Cacao, chia and coconut balls
  88. spinach cheese quesadillas.
  89. Mini breakfast quiches cooked in muffin trays with chives, goats cheese and leg ham.
  90. Medjool dates with almonds inside
  91. Black sesame paste energy bars
Jacqueline Alwill

Jacqueline Alwill, is an accredited nutritionist, author, founder of Brown Paper Nutrition and recently launched vegetarian meal delivery service Brown Paper Eats She is passionately committed to improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and families. Jacqueline is mum to her 8 year old boy - Jet.

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