Inspiration: 40 Snack Ideas for a Healthy Lunchbox

By : | 3 Comments | On : January 16, 2014 | Category : Food Storage, Fussy Eaters, Nutrition, Tips & Tricks

Do you ever get stuck for ideas when you need healthy snacks to fill your child’s daycare, preschool or school lunchbox? So many pre-packaged snacks are loaded with additives, preservatives, salt and sugar so it can be hard to find a healthy alternative that travels well and still tastes delicious. When we get stuck for inspiration, there’s no better inspiration than the community of One Handed Cooks on our Facebook page.

Earlier we asked, “Share your favourite healthy lunchbox snack ideas!”

Here are the fab responses for your own inspiration, and we’ve linked so some of our own recipes that you might like to try.

40 Healthy Lunchbox Snack Ideas

  1. Muffins – 30 sweet and savoury muffin ideas 
  2. Biscuits – 18 healthy biscuit ideas 
  3. Smoothies – 20 healthy smoothie ideas  (best frozen to thaw out by recess time)
  4. Kale chips 
  5. Fruit skewers 
  6. Roast pumpkin loaf
  7. Peanut butter balls (observe all safe allergy precautions and school regulations when including nuts)
  8. Zucchini chips 
  9. Muesli bars (observe all safe allergy precautions and school regulations when including nuts)
  10. Apricot coconut balls 
  11. Vegetable sausage rolls 
  12. Mini spelt pizza 
  13. Chickpeas 
  14. Roast veggie tart
  15. Pick ‘n’ Mix Fritters 
  16. Pick ‘n’ mix triangles 
  17. Oat bars 
  18. Chia squares 
  19. Sulphur free dried fruit mix
  20. 3 bean mix
  21. Vegetable and cheese sticks with dip 
  22. Humus with pita bread
  23. Corn on cob
  24. Piklets/pancakes 
  25. Frozen yoghurt
  26. Fresh fruit cut up – with some lemon brushed over them to stop browning
  27. “shapes” or flat bread and avocado dip
  28. Homemade sushi rolls
  29. Mac and cheese muffins
  30. Vegetable fried rice with a side of omelette
  31. Bread sticks
  32. Popcorn
  33. Vegemite scrolls 
  34. Zucchini Slice 
  35. Cinnamon toasted butternut squash cubes
  36. Grain free banana bread
  37. Chicken noodle soup which they take in a mini flask (Lunchbox doctor)
  38. Fruit bread
  39. Mini quiche
  40. Coleslaw

See more information on packing a nutritious and safe travelling lunch box. Keep an eye out for our ‘Back to School’ Magazine for a whole range of fabulous healthy back-to-school ideas. 

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  1. posted by Priety Maheshwari on July 11, 2014

    is this vegetarian

    • posted by Jess on July 15, 2014

      Hi Priety, it will depend on each individual recipe and the ingredients you choose to use 🙂 Jx


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