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15 simple and healthy snacks for kids lunch boxes

If you’ve ever felt like you would rather stick needles in your eyes than pack another uneaten lunch box then this round up of 15 simple and healthy snacks for kids lunch boxes will have your mouth watering and keep even the most critical kid happy!

If you are looking for a lunch box for your kids check out one of these options:

  • Lime Tree Kids – a wide range of bento style lunch boxes
  • The Stork Nest – super cute Skip Hop and Trunki lunch bags and boxes
  • Pottery Barn Kids – amazing if you are looking for a licensed character lunch box (Star Wars, Marvel, Thomas) plus other trendy prints and styles
  • Zanui – classic designs with matching water bottles and thermos jars

Onto the recipes…

Apple pikelet recipe

Apple pikelets

Once you start making these apple pikelets, they will be on high rotation in your kitchen. They freeze really well so you can make a double or triple batch to see you through a few weeks.

no-bake chocolate muesli bars

No-bake chocolate muesli bars

Stacey Clare shared these with us. They are packed with goodness and so easy to make.

ham and egg pies

Easy peasy ham & egg snack pies

The kids will love to help make this one. With these ones it is really simple to change up the flavours by adding in different herbs, spices and vegetables.

Strawberry roll ups

2 ingredient healthy strawberry roll up

Roll-ups were a staple of 90s lunch boxes. If you want to reminisce with a healthier option, this strawberry roll up from The Healthy Mummy is a great option. It’s also worth checking out their Healthy Kids Lunch Boxes Cookbook. There are 120+ healthy ideas for the kids lunch boxes!

cheesy mountain bread chips

Cheesy mountain bread chips

Healthy lunch box snacks don’t get much simpler than this. They are a great alternative to chips or other salty snacks in the lunch box and you can serve them with guacamole for an extra serve of veggies.

chicken rice paper rolls recipe

Easy chicken rice paper rolls

These could be sent to school as a snack or for lunch. If you have some leftover roast chicken, use that in these along with some vegetables for a healthy snack.

apricot balls recipe

Apricot balls

Do you remember when you would buy these in the school canteen as a kid? This is a modern version with none of that sugar coating!

lamb sausage roll recipe

Lamb & mint sausage rolls

These bite-sized sausage rolls are a good savoury snack option that taste just as good hot as they do cold.

nutella muffin recipe

Peanut butter and nutella muffins

Ok so maybe these ones aren’t super healthy, and if your kids can’t take anything with nuts to school they are a no-no, but they are too delicious to not include in this round up. Such an easy muffin recipe!
Banana oat mini loaves

Healthy banana oat mini loaves

These little loaves from Kidgredients have no added sugar and look absolutely delicious! They have lots of good stuff inside them and Kylie has also given ideas for making them dairy free plus tips for freezing.

Healthier BBQ shapes recipe - bbq crackers

BBQ Crackers

This cracker recipe from Goodie Goodie Lunchbox is a healthier take on BBQ shapes. The recipe makes 75 crackers so you could bake a batch on the weekend and make up your own little “packets” for the lunch boxes.

Orange kombucha gelatin gummies

Orange & kombucha gelatin gummies

The kids think they are lollies but they are actually packed with so many good things and they will never know. This recipe is from Stacey Clare and her kids absolutely love them!

Baked blueberry yoghurt donuts

Baked blueberry yoghurt donuts

Another recipe from Kidgredients (Kylie has sooo many amazing recipes for the kids!) for a no added sugar baked donut. A healthy donut? What?! Safe to say the kids will love these.

Pear chips

Pear chips

Yum! So simple and delicious. This is a recipe from The Healthy Mummy. Make sure you make enough for yourself as they look super moreish!

Really easy pizza swirls

Really easy pizza swirls

And last but not least, these super simple pizza swirls from Sneaky Veg. You could also make these with vegemite instead of a tomato or veggie sauce.

Do you have any great healthy snacks for kids lunch boxes?

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15 simple and healthy kids lunch box snacks