It’s back-to-school season, and that means it’s time for shopping, planning, and revamping your kid’s lunchbox ideas.
While we love a classic PB&J as much as the next person, there are also plenty of school-friendly snacks that are sure to put a smile on your kid’s face while giving them all the energy they need to get through the day.
Here are some of the best kid-friendly snacks you can add to your child’s lunchbox this school year.
Creative Fruits and Veggies
Fruits and veggies are the ultimate school-friendly snacks. They pair with everything from sandwiches and wraps to crackers and grains. However, we all know how difficult it can be to ensure your kid eats them. Try cutting fresh fruit and veggies into fun shapes throughout the week to inspire your child to eat them.
And while you can’t go wrong with bananas and strawberries, try to branch out and have your child involved in the food shopping process to pick out new healthy fruits and veggies to try at school.
Breakfast for lunch is a special treat. Get inspired by your kid’s favorite morning snacks to add them to their lunchbox. Consider adding bagel chips with a cream cheese dip or french toast fingers with a bit of maple syrup. These snacks inspired by breakfast are a great way to surprise your child and switch up the typical savory lunch routine.
Who doesn’t love dip? Creative sauces and dips are a great way to add a snack packed with protein and encourage kids to eat their fruits and veggies. Hummus is a go-to, but other dips your kid may enjoy snacking on include guacamole, bean dip, or even an olive oil spread. Cream cheese, as we already mentioned, can also make a great base.
If you enjoy meal prepping your kid’s lunch for the week, have them get involved in brainstorming a kind of dip they can make and eat for lunch.
The best snacks for kids are tasty, nutritious, and easy to eat (without making a major mess). Smoothie packs for kids happen to be all three!
Fuel For Fire smoothie pouches for kids are the perfect snack for school or even an after-school program or sports practice. With the right amount of fruit, veggies, and proteins, these smoothies taste great and will give your kid the nutrients they need during or after the school day. And best yet, they’re super easy to eat and no clean-up or utensils are needed!
While not entirely allergen-free, these smoothies are safe for kids with peanut allergies.
Look through our wide selection of smoothie pouches for kids online or use our store locator to find your child’s favorite flavor near you.