It’s nearly back to school time, and I have been scouring the internet looking for nutritious snacks and lunch ideas for my kids. There are so many amazing recipes out there, so I though I’d do a post with loads of links, so you can bookmark this post and come back to it for easy access to heaps of good recipes!
A few things to remember when preparing snacks for school lunches – be mindful of allergy restrictions. Nuts are the most common food restriction at schools due to anaphylaxis, and something I mentioned on my facebook page, is that LSA is made from linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds, which are obviously nuts. If you have a great recipe that calls for LSA, just buy sunflower seeds and linseeds and pulse them in your food processor, and use this mix as a substitute. You can still make snacks and treats using nut products but save these for after school snacks, I have included recipes with and without nuts so that you have options of both.
Now, on to the recipes…
I’ve tried to list a range of recipes, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free and wheat free, as well as standard recipes containing all of these. If you have a recipe your kids love, feel free to link it up in the comments below 🙂
Chocolate Paleo Cupcakes from Superfood Kitchen (grain free, gluten free, nut free, dairy free and refined sugar free)
Banana Maple Muffins from Mamacino (grain free, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. Contains nuts)
Coconut Cupcakes from Alexx Stuart (grain free, gluten free, fructose free, and dairy free)
Banana Bread from Mamacino (wheat free option)
Beetroot Chocolate and Chia Cake from Foodness for Goodness Sake (gluten free, sugar free, grain free and flour free. Contains nuts)
Banana and Coconut Protein cake from Food ness for Goodness Sake (gluten free, sugar free, dairy free. Contains nuts)
Protein Packed Banana Bread from Wholefood Simply (gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free, dairy free)
Gluten Free Honey Banana Muffins from Me 🙂 (gluten free)
Pumpkin Chocolate Cake from Me 🙂 (dairy free, egg free)
Spinach Shrek Cakes from Me again (gluten free option containing nuts)
Apple and Carrot Loaf from Cut out the Crap (dairy free, gluten free. Contains nuts)
Healthy Blueberry Muffins from Chocolate Covered Katie (wheat free with Gluten free option, egg free, dairy free option, sugar free option)
Choc Chip Zucchini Muffins from Chocolate Covered Katie (wheat free with gluten free option, egg free, dairy free, sugar free option)
Cauliflower Chocolate Cake from Chocolate Covered Katie (wheat free with gf option, egg free, sugar free, dairy free, egg free)
Healthy Anzac Cookies from Brenda Janschek (egg free, wheat free)
Back to School Muesli Bars from Healed Nutrition (Gluten free, nut free, low fructose, egg free)
Anti-LCM bars from Naughty Naturopath Mum (dairy free, gluten free, egg free)
Tiny Teds from Wholefood Simply (gluten free, dairy free option, grain free, egg free)
Chickpea Choc Chip cookie from Me (gluten free, dairy free, grain free, egg free, refined sugar free)
Savory crackers from Natural New Age Mum (GF, Grain Free, Vegan)
Spiced Chickpeas from Cooking for Busy Mums (gluten free, vegan, grain free)
Chickpea Crackers with Chives (gluten free, egg free, dairy free)
Of course there are also things like yoghurt, fruit, veggie sticks, cheese pieces and popcorn. Which are easy things to have on hand. When I do bake, I try to put a few things into the freezer so that I always have something on hand for those days that I haven’t got anything else prepared.
Feel free to add any other recipes you think are awesome in the comments below!!
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