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It’s that time again, where parents are trying to figure out what on earth they’re going to pack in their fussy kids’ lunchboxes this year.

It’s important that kids are consuming nutritious foods at lunch breaks because they will be using their brain all day to think and retain knowledge. School lunches could even be seen as an advantage because in hindsight, parents can pack whatever they want their kids to eat and they won’t have a choice but to eat it (hopefully)!

We have compiled some nutritionally delicious snacks and meal ideas below for kid’s lunch boxes…

Veggie Falafels
These veggie falafels are a fantastic idea for the kid’s lunchboxes because they’re quick and easy to make and can be made in advance. They’re also a great source of protein and contain healthy fats, which will keep kids satisfied and provide them with energy throughout the school day.

You can find the full recipe here: www.woolworths.com.au

Chicken Sausage Rolls
These chicken sausage rolls take a little longer to prep, but they’re worth it because they can be frozen for later and the recipe makes enough for parents to take them to work too! They’re a healthier alternative to the regular sausage rolls at the tuckshop and taste even better, so it’s a win win!

You can find the full recipe here: www.taste.com.au

Banana & Carrot Muffins
A sweet treat is a must in a kid’s lunchbox and fortunately these muffins are both sweet and healthy. The sweetness from the banana and organic honey takes away the taste from the grated carrot, so kids won’t even realise they’re eating veggies in their muffin. You could also add some grated zucchini to increase the veggie intake.

You can find the full recipe here: www.woolworths.com.au

No Cook Strawberry Bars
Muesli and granola bars are a popular go-to choice for lunchbox snacks because they are easy and can sometimes contain a good source of fibre. However, they are usually riddled with hidden sugars. These strawberry bars are great because the only sugar in them is from natural sources such as the strawberries, dried apricots and vanilla extract. They also contain fibre from the rolled oats and chia seeds.

You can find the full recipe here: www.woolworths.com.au

Roasted Chickpeas
Roasted chickpeas are a delicious and healthy alternative to a packet of chips. What makes them great is you can keep them interesting for the kids by changing up the seasoning every time you make them. Chickpeas are also high in protein and a good source of fibre.

You can find a recipe here: www.kidspot.com.au

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