With another round of school holidays nearly over, it’s time to think about school lunches and how we can keep things exciting yet healthy for the kids. Not to mention, making sure they have enough brain power for those busy days without sugar overloads (closely followed by crashes).
We’ve whipped up some snacking ideas to complement a hearty sandwich, wrap or even sushi roll for lunch.
OWN Blue Corn Chips with smashed avo (still in its skin, saves washing up!)
OWN Tamari Almonds – a good gluten free option for something salty, but with the added benefits of vitamins and antioxidants.
Fresh seasonal fruit
Medjool date stuffed with nut butter of choice – be mindful if your school has restrictions on nut allergens, but dates are the perfect bite-sized sweet snack with added fibre and magnesium. Keep a batch of these frozen in the freezer ready to go.
Cobs Organic Popcorn – our favourite is Sweet N Salty flavour, an easy gluten-free snacking option
Boulder Canyon Coconut Oil Chips – cooked in coconut oil, these chips are a low-sodium choice that you can feel good about, whilst satisfying that ‘crunch’ craving.
Hummus with vege dippers – this can be easy to mix and match each day, try different dips and dippers! Cashew cheese and cauliflower? Avocado and broccoli?
Honest Sea Seaweed Snack – Seaweed has many benefits, most of which help support the thyroid – controlling energy production and metabolism amongst other things.
Fresh seasonal fruit – Kiwifruit is one of the highest sources of Vitamin C, necessary for strong immune systems and iron absorption.
Vego Hazelnut Bar – This is one of the yummiest treats we could find! Not only is it delicious, it’s also vegan and organic, did we mention delicious?