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5 snacks to add to a healthy lunchbox

Jacqueline Alwill

Brown Paper Nutrition

That your kids will *actually* eat! Because let’s face it, there’s no point in going to the effort of making or building a healthy lunchbox if they’re not going to eat it.

Everyone eats differently though so test these out (even a half batch – my favourite way to test new sweet treats) on a weekend and see if they float, if not (more for you to snack on parents / carers!) don’t pack, if they do – what a win!

Need some more ideas for how you can build a lunchbox with good nutrition to support your growing kids? Check out my segment on Morning Show on 7 here. 

HEALTHY LUNCHBOX SNACKS:

Sweet edition (savoury edition to come…)

Black bean brownies 

Olive choc chip sea salt cookies 

Tahini honey pop bars 

Blueberry banana bread 

Nut free chocolate muesli bars 

BONUS EXTRA!!!!  Try my take on a muesli bar with my more wholesome GOLDEN MUESLI BAR than store bought that uses minimal ingredients and has the bonus top up of fibre and healthy fats from linseeds and sunflower seeds!

GOLDEN MUESLI BARS 

Makes 16-20 pieces

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup honey
3 eggs
2 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup coconut
1 tbsp linseeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
3/4 cup sultanas

Whisk together extra virgin olive oil, honey, eggs. Add dry ingredients and mix. Line 20x20cm square baking tin, then pour mix in and spread evenly. Cook in oven at 160C fan forced 35-40 min. Cool completely in tin then slice into 16-20 pieces and enjoy. Store in airtight container up to 1 week.