Back to school season is here! That means many of you will be looking for healthy snack ideas to send with children to school. I always recommend packing homemade snacks as many store-bought snacks can be filled with sugar and many other processed ingredients. This is the top reason why making your own snacks can be a great way to insure that your kids are getting a tasty and healthy snack in their lunchbox!
If you are looking for healthy snack recipes to make for your children, then this is the post for you! Below is a list of 9 simple, healthy, and delicious snack ideas that you can prepare and send with your kids to school.
These delicious snack bars are the perfect chocolatey treat to send with your kids to school! They are packed with nutritious ingredients such as chickpeas and sunflower seeds. These bars are also gluten free and vegan.
Roasted chickpeas can be a great substitute for oily snacks such as chips. They are packed with protein and fiber and can be seasoned in many different ways. This recipe shows you how to make roasted chickpeas and provides you with 5 different flavour ideas.
These lentil based muffins are a great alternative to regular store bought muffins. They contain no flour and no added sugar and are packed with various different nutrients. Oh and they are also super delicious!
This homemade granola bar recipe is great for school snacks and can even be great as a breakfast on the go. This granola bar has no added sugar and contains oats and seeds which are great sources of healthy fats and various other vitamins.
This is another recipe that can work as a great substitute for chocolate filled processed treats. Dates and black beans are the main ingredients in this recipe. The dates act as a natural sweetener to the power bites, while also providing many nutrients such as iron and magnesium. The black beans are a great source of protein and fibre. Overall, this delicious recipe is filled with various different nutrients.
This is another super healthy and delicious muffin recipe that you can make as a substitute for store bought muffins. Oats are the main ingredient in this recipe, and they contain lots of fibre and omega 3 fatty acids. This recipe also allows you to get as creative as you want, as you can add whatever healthy toppings that your heart desires!
Popcorn is a favourite treat of many children. If your child is a popcorn lover, than this recipe is definitely for you! This recipe combines popcorn, seeds, edamame, chocolate chips, raisins, and seasonings to create the perfect sweet and salty snack for your kids to enjoy! This recipe is not only packed with flavour, but is also packed with vitamins and minerals such as vitamins C, E and K and iron.
These delicious muffins can work great as an on the go breakfast or a midday snack. They contain various different nutritious ingredients. These muffins are definitely a great alternative to muffins bought at cafes or grocery stores.
These carrot cake energy bites contain dates, oats, carrots and hemp seeds. These are all very healthy ingredients that contain fibre, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin B, and fibre. This recipe contains no added sugar, which makes it the perfect healthy treat for adults and children alike!
If you are still wondering why snacks are important check out this article about how snacks can power your child’s day!
Let me know what your favourite snack was as a kid in the comments below!
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