It's that time of year, mommas... It's time to start shopping for school supplies, time to meet the teacher, and time to plan out all the wonderful, healthy things you're going to pack in lunchboxes this year. Sometimes it's hard to send your child to school, knowing they'll be surrounded every day at lunchtime with unhealthy, packaged, processed foods. Will they feel left out? Will they wish they had the bright-colored fruit snacks, the sugary drinks, and the candy bars? Not with these healthy lunchbox treats! Rest easy, momma. With these 25 healthy lunchbox treats, your kids are sure to be nourishing AND feel special while they're sitting at the lunch table!
Due to the prevalence of nut allergies, many schools are completely nut-free. But that doesn't mean you can't have the convenience of a trail mix for a quick and nourishing lunchbox treat! This Nourishing Tropical Twist Trail Mix
is totally NUT-FREE!
With rich chocolate and sweet goji berries, your kids will feel extra special and nourished with these Goji Berry Granola Bars
! Perfect for picky eaters, too!
Who says treats can only be edible? A special drink is fun, too! An Herbal Hydrating Hibiscus Cooler
satisfies thirst and tastes delicious!
There's no reason for your children to feel left out just because all his friends have packaged gummy treats. Make these Mixed Berry Gummies
for them -- and they don't miss out on any of the fun!
So simple and so yummy, these Raw Coconut Butter Berry Bites
will have your kids excited to open their lunches! Mix it up for them with all sorts of different toppings!
2-Ingredient Berry Fruit Leather is the much healthier, much more frugal rolled up fruit snack that's guaranteed to put a smile on your child's face. (And guaranteed to put one on yours, too, because you know she's eating something that's truly good for her!)
For the kid who likes tangy and sweet, Gluten-Free Blueberry Balsamic Cookies
is one of the finer things at the lunch table. Even the teachers may be intrigued!
Moist, full of antioxidants, and incredibly purple, Gluten-Free Blueberry Almond Cak
e is THE magical unicorn of healthy lunchbox treats!
You're not the kind of momma who sends candy bars in the lunchbox... but your kids don't have to know that. Surprise them with Homemade Almond Joy Bars
that are Paleo and gluten-free!
Rich chocolate, healthy fat, and wholesome sweeteners... a far cry from the peppermint patties in the silver packages -- and, dare we say, much tastier? These Naturally Sweetened Peppermint Patties
are sure to be a hit!
You're just 4 ingredients away from healthy lunchbox treats that are full of flavor and antioxidants! 4-Ingredient Chocolate Pecan Bark
is an easy treat to whip up on Sunday afternoon and give your kids a square in their lunch every day for a week!
These Pressure Cooker Mason Jar Berry Cobblers
are already pre-portioned -- perfect for a special school lunch! Just grab one out of the fridge and throw it in the lunchbox! And they're egg-free, dairy-free, and grain-free!
No, they don't have to be just for Valentine's Day! Surprise your kids with a fun candy treat -- Chocolate Hearts With Tart Cherries
! (Or use any shape mold that you have!)
What kid doesn't love jello?! When you send Raspberry Jello (made with freeze-dried fruit)
to school, you can have the peace of mind that only comes when you know your kid won't struggle through the afternoon with a sugar rush!
Chocolate pudding is ALWAYS a kid-favorite! Sneak some healthy fat into your child's lunch in the form of this Avocado Chocolate Mousse
-- if you don't tell them there are avocados, they'll never know! ;)
The protein and fat in these Sweet 'n Spicy Nuts
will keep your child fueled for a successful afternoon -- IF your school still allows nuts, of course.
Don't let the Christmas-y name throw you off! These easy No-Bake White Christmas Treats
with coconut, pistachios, and cranberries are the perfect sort of treat to send to school!
A fun spin on an old favorite -- Roasted Banana Pudding
! We suggest pre-portioning yours in 4-ounce containers for easy grab-and-go!
With a healthy dose of prebiotic fiber, these Pumpkin Cranberry Cookies
is a special way to celebrate Fall at lunchtime!
Is the PB&J NOT the quintessential lunchbox staple? Make sure your kids get the most nourishment possible at lunch time. Take your jam game up a notch with this homemade Freeze-Dried Raspberry Jam
Enjoy all the wholesome sweetness of chocolate without the powdered milk and soy lecithin found in store-bought chocolate with these Raw Homemade Chocolates
! A sure lunchtime success!
So maybe this isn't something you'd want to send every day, but imagine the look of glee on your kid's face when she opens up her lunch and finds a Salted Caramel Popcorn Ball
These Dark Chocolate Nut Butter Cups
aren't just tasty... they also have maca (the secret superfood)!
Once again, freeze-dried blueberries come to the rescue, bringing us deep purple, naturally flavored Blueberry Muffins
! What a fun and healthy lunchbox treat!
Easy? Check. Allergy-Friendly? Yep. Totally awesome? Of course! These Coconut Mango No-Bake Treats
make a fun and special addition to any healthy school lunch!
Do you like to send special treats in your children's lunches? Tell us their favorites!