If you follow me on Social Media, you’ll already know the types of lunches that I prepare for Scarlett when she’s at school. A lot of what I pack for her to eat as a snack though, I also eat myself and so I wanted to share a few of my favourite healthy options to help you the next time you find yourself staring blankly into the fridge.

POPCORN – I just make my own and add a little Himalayan Sea Salt. This is really cheap and easy!

VEGGIE STICKS & HOMMUS – I use Carrot, Celery, Green Beans or Cucumber and add a good dollop of Hommus on the side. You could also serve with Seed Crackers. We love the Pepita & Poppy Seed Grain Crackers by Carman’s.

GREEK SALAD – Combine Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, Capsicum & Goats Feta. If making this for the kids, I’ll swap Feta for Cheddar Cheese. You could also serve with a Toasted Wholegrain Tortilla.

DRY CEREAL – Often my kids just love snacking on a good handful of dry cereal. I go for the less-known and often healthier brands such as the Corn Flakes or Rice Puffs by Freedom Foods.

FRUIT SALAD – Add any fruits and drizzle with Passionfruit. Also, add a squeeze of lime juice to stop it from oxidizing and going brown.

BOILED EGGS – A great source of protein and healthy fats!

RICE CAKES – Spread rice cakes with Almond Butter or Hommus.

BLISS BALLS – There are plenty of nut-free bliss ball recipes online. Try and find one though that doesn’t include too many dates as the sugar content can get quite high. We like the Nut Free Chocolate Crackle Bliss Balls by Wholefood Simply. I also like to add protein powder to these.

BANANA BREAD – Our favourite recipe is this Gluten-Free Banana Bread by Teresa Cutter.

YOGHURT – We eat the Tamar Valley Dairy brand. I buy the plain Natural Yogurt for me, add frozen fruit and blitz with a stick blender. It tastes just like ice-cream.

HOMEMADE TRAIL MIX – I make a batch on the weekend and include anything from Nuts, Seeds, Toasted Coconut Flakes, Goji Berries, Dark Chocolate, Tamari Almonds, Sultanas etc. If making for school lunches, I’ll leave out the nuts as our school is ‘Nut Free’.

ROASTED CHICKPEAS – We buy the Roasted Chickpeas by The Happy Snack Co. which I get from Woolworths.

MUESLI BARS – We love the Original Fruit Free Muesli Bars by Carman’s.

HOMEMADE MUFFINS – You can’t go wrong with the Muesli Muffins by Teresa Cutter.

COOKIES – We love the Banana & Oatmeal Cookies by Teresa Cutter or JS Health also has a stack of healthy cookie recipes.

CHIA SEED PUDDING – I must admit, my kids love these but I’m not a huge fan – it’s a texture thing for me. I buy The Chia Pods by The Chia Co brand which I get from Woolworths.

GRILLED CORN COB – I love grilled corn and will often eat a charred corn cob as a snack. I’ll usually smother it with homemade guacamole too.

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