Back to School Snacks
September is here, and that means back to school! This year is the first year one of my babies is old enough to attend school and that is definitely an adjustment for me whose used to doing lunches on the fly at home.
I know it can be stressful trying to pack healthy lunches with enough variety to keep your kids interested! So, I'm sharing a couple of my favourite recipes that my daughter has been loving in her lunch box.
Granola is such a great snack to have on hand for yourself or for your kids! You can toss it on top of yogurt, smoothie bowls, or eat it plain with a little coconut milk. This stuff is also great for school snack, full of protein, fibre and essential nutrients. To make this nut free, remove the almonds and walnuts and swap for sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and hemp hearts.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, there is almost always an energy ball of some kind in my fridge. I love them for snacks because they are delicious, but its also so easy to sneak in bonus superfood ingredients, making them extra nutritious. If your child's classroom is nut free, simply swap out the peanut butter for a tahini.
Not only are apples a delicious snack, they're a great source of fibre, antioxidants, vitamins & minerals. Apples also contain pectin which is a type of dietary fibre that acts a prebiotic, important for feeding that good gut bacteria.
Dehydrating fruit while its fresh is a great way to lock in those nutrients, and allows you to enjoy it all year long! Plus, they make a great lunchbox snack!