Going back to school can be hard for busy families to make and prepare healthy lunches. Usually parents will just run out of time and energy and resort to buying unhealthy processed snacks labelled as ‘healthy.’ If you’re finding it hard to find snacks to eat for school it is quite easy to whip something up on a Sunday night. Here are some easy go to’s for you:
Not only is popcorn delicious but it is very easy to make. Just add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or butter to a saucepan with half a cup of popcorn kernels. Make sure not to buy the microwaveable popcorn as it has added preservatives and flavours.
- Veggies and Dip
Veggies and dip are a great way to add extra veggies into your lunchbox. Chop up some carrots or cucumber or whatever you want with homemade hummus or another dip if you prefer.
- Yoghurt Trifle
Yoghurt is a probiotic which is great for the stomach and digestion. Add some plain full-fat greek yoghurt in a container with some berries, rolled oats, shredded coconut and cinnamon.
- Homemade LCM Bar
This I Quit Sugar recipe is completely sugar-free and tastes better than the store-bought ones. If your school has a no nuts policy replace the macadamias for sesame seeds.
- Hard Boiled Eggs
Boiled eggs are full of good fats and protein and are an easy snack to take on the go. Boiled eggs last up to a week in the fridge, so if you cook up enough on a Sunday you’ll be set. You can also add them to a sandwich if you would rather something a bit more substantial.