Wholesome Snack Ideas for the lunch box and afterschool
September is a good time to restock the cookie jar. Now that we’re back into the routine of school we need goodies to pack in lunches and wholesome snacks on hand for the kids when they arrive home from school starving.
My kids aren’t the only ones in need of healthy things to nibble through the day. My husband and I brown-bag our lunches to work so we like to have appealing snacks to pack in our lunches too.
One of the benefits of homemade snacks is that you can stuff a little nutrition into sweet treats.
When you’re in charge you can add nuts and seeds to cookies, use whole grain flour, add a little ground flax or reduce the sugar. And you can change up recipes as required to make them nut-free and school-friendly. Some of the recipes below are gluten-free as well so you’re covered on that front too.
Another great thing about making your own snacks is that you can always double the batch and freeze the extras.
10 Wholesome Snack Ideas
Here’s a collection of my (and my kids’) favourite muffins, cookies and bars that are wholesome and hit the spot, at recess, lunchtime or afterschool.
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