I gathered up these Lunch Box Snack Ideas in honor of back to school. Today is the first day back in our district and one of the challenges I had when the kids were younger, was finding reasonably healthy snacks for the kids to enjoy. I really felt better when I could make my own lunch box snacks because I knew exactly what was in them.
From muffins to granola bars, These also make great after school snack ideas as well. To save time, I usually made the snacks on Sunday, and then kept them in the refrigerator or cool storage area so that they would be easy to grab the rest of the week.
Now once in a while I did by the little snack sized crackers or cookies, but I found that those came out to be really expensive when you priced them out by the ounce.
Time saving Tip: Sort crackers and snacks into individual baggies so that they are quick to grab and go. I did this for snacks in the refrigerator as well (theirs and mine). Really makes for streamlining the process and I found it helped be eat better too!
Other snack ideas that I felt good about putting in a lunch box include:
- Pumpkin seeds
- celery/carrot sticks
- string cheese
- orange slices
- nuts (cashews, peanuts)
- dried fruit
I hope you enjoyed this round-up of lunch box snack ideas. If you found it helpful, please consider sharing it somehow.