Looking to be a lunchtime hero with your kids? Check out these yummy Lunch Box Snacks!
This post was sponsored by Sabra as part of an Influencer Activation. All opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Y’all…I am dying over here.
How is it even possible that my tiny baby girl is going into Kindergarten?! (And the boys…middle school.)
Wasn’t it just last week that I was sharing the news of her birth?
The last five years have flown, and I’ve loved every delicious second of her being tiny.
Yesterday I asked her very seriously if she thought that she could stay little for her mom for just a little longer.
She replied, just as seriously,
No, Mom. I am sorry. I have to grow up. But you are going to be just fine, I promise.”
She then proceeded to pat my hand, hug me, and ask me if a snack would help.
Well, at least I got a snack out of this whole deal.
Speaking of snacks, I know all of you are needing a little inspiration for lunch box snacks right about now.
Because if they have to go to school, they need to be well-fed.
And, those snacks better be good!
I don’t know about your kids, but my kids are so picky that the whole they will eat it if they get hungry enough doesn’t work. My kids are more like if they get hungry, they will get cranky and make me wish I’d given them something that they liked because I will PAY.
So here are the top lunch box snack heroes, from a mom of three super-picky kids.
Sabra Hummus Singles Roasted Red Pepper, Vegetables and / or Crackers
You guys, it doesn’t get much easier – or tastier – than this.
Trust me – stock up on these because they will save you time and again.
I picked up these Sabra Hummus Singles up at Walmart, and the kids love them. You know I’m pretty passionate about my hummus and Sabra has always been my go-to brand.
Sabra Hummus Dip starts with fresh chickpeas, – which some of you may know as garbanzo beans – tahini and just enough garlic. They add in bold (but still kid-friendly) flavors and then blend it smooth.
I love to cook with it (hello, hummus pasta), but for the kids, it is the perfect lunch box snack. I love that it is non-GMO Project verified and a wholesome snack I feel good about serving. The kids love the taste.
Add carrots, celery, cauliflower, red pepper, broccoli or crackers and you’ve got a fabulous snack that won’t make its way back to your kitchen counter.
Chocolate, Almonds & Strawberries
Put 1/2 cup sliced strawberries in a small dish. Top with 2 tablespoons of almonds, chopped and 1 tablespoon semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Fruity Nut Butter Toast – Or Sunflower Butter for a Nut-Free Classroom
Lightly toast a slice of bread. (Gluten-Free if necessary.) Spread with nut butter. Top with slices of fruit and sprinkle with chia seeds. If you want to get creative for little ones, make a smiley face and use a raisin for the nose.
Sunflower Cottage Cheese
Put a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese in a small container. Top with sunflower seeds and a dash of ground cinnamon.
Mini Zucchini Sandwiches
Slice a large zucchini into 1/4 inch rounds. Spread a teaspoon of Sabra Hummus on each side. Add cheese and tomatoes and top with another zucchini slice.
Kiwi and Nuts
I learned this trick from a magazine a few years back and can’t believe I had never heard of it before. Cut a kiwi in half and pack it with a spoon. Your kids can eat the kiwi straight from the skin. Add in some nuts for some protein.
Turkey Rice Cakes
Top a plain rice cake with one slice of roasted turkey and two slices tomato.
Ants on a Log
Cut celery into sticks. Spread the inside of each celery piece with nut butter, sunflower butter or cream cheese. Top with raisins.
Chocolate Nut Butter Toast
This is one of my oldest sons favorite lunch box snacks.Toast a slice of bread and top with chocolate nut butter. Top with sliced fruit.
Place a piece of turkey on a small tortilla. Squeeze a little mustard over it and tip with a pickle spear. Roll up and secure it with a toothpick.
Crackers and Cheese
Spread whole-grain or gluten-free crackers with spreadable cheese rounds.
Cheese and Olive Skewers
Cut cheese into cubes. Add an olive to a small skewer and then add the cheese cube. Follow by a cherry tomato and another olive.
Mini Pita Sandwich
Top a mini pita bread with Sabra hummus. Top with basil or spinach and a slice of tomato. Not only is this one of my kids favorite lunch box snacks, it is one of my favorite snacks as well!
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