Packing lunches and easy to eat snacks for kids does not need to be difficult. As someone who has a preschooler this year, I am trying my best to stay creative with her snacks and what I pack for her. But as a health conscious mom who is very picky about what her kids eat, they need to also be healthy. I complied a list of eight different back to school snacks that you can make at home in no time!
#1 Lemon Poppyseed Energy Bites
Lemon Poppyseed Energy Bites are the perfect on-the-go snack. What I love about these energy bites besides that they require no baking and only contain 7 ingredients is the refreshing lemon flavor. They taste just like a lemon poppyseed muffin! Packed with nutrient dense ingredients like coconut and turmeric, I bet you can’t eat just one! Get the recipe here!
#2 Cherry Pie Laura Bars
Cherry Pie Laura Bars are simply my version of the amazing Larabar. The bars contain only three ingredients and are ready in about 15 minutes. To keep these bars easy to handle I like to belly wrap each bar for easy snacking at school or whenever you need a healthy and quick bite to hold you over. Get the recipe here!
#3 Cocoa Dusted Pecan Date Balls
Cocoa Dusted Pecan Date Balls is a recipe created by my good foodie friend Laura over at Sprinkles & Sea Salt. These date balls are made of pecans, dates, unsweetened cocoa and sea salt. That's it! As a very health conscious mom, I would have no problem giving my three year old these as a little treat. Get the recipe here!
#4 Grain-free Banana Muffins
Grain-free Banana Muffins are so easy to make, they require one bowl and only ten ingredients. They are the perfect easy breakfast or snack or to send in a lunch for your kiddo. I have been making these banana muffins for years and they are a big hit in our family. They don’t last much more than a day after coming out of the oven! They come together in one bowl and are the absolute perfect snack to pack for school. Get the recipe here!
#5 Breakfast Seed Cookies
If an energy bite and an oatmeal cookie had a baby, it would be these cookies! Breakfast Seed Cookies have all the nutrient dense ingredients that you would find in an all-natural energy bar and with the cinnamon flavor of an oatmeal cookie. They contain no added sugar and are naturally sweetened with medjool dates. Get the recipe here!
#6 Blueberry Chia Seed Fruit Roll Ups
This Blueberry Chia Seed Fruit Roll Up recipe is from Cooking with Janica. It is a great fruit roll up alternative so your youngster isn't eating all the unnecessary artificial food dyes and fake sugars. Get the recipe here!
#7 Vegan Garlic Herb Almond Crackers
These Vegan Garlic Herb Almond Crackers are made from almond flour and flaxseed along with a few spices you most likely already have in your pantry! One way to get my daughter to eat the foods I make is to get her involved. Have her help you cut these crackers with a butter knife. Then the next day at school, she'll be showing off her (healthy!) creation to all her friends. This recipe was created by Alexa over at Fooduzzi. Get the recipe here!
#8 Paleo Puppy Chow
Paleo Puppychow or also known as Muddy Buddies, are crunchy and chooclately. I always loved eating puppy chow when I was growing up. Unfortunately, the next natural step is to have a massive sugar crash. I prefer to give my kids snacks that can sustain them but can still be exciting and fun to them. This recipe was created by Jessica at Real Food By Jessica. Get the recipe here!