School lunchtime is the opportunity for most kids to try to pawn off their carrot sticks in exchange for a pudding cup or some cookies. To circumvent the Pack your kid’s lunch box with these healthy, tasty treats. Sure not to be traded etc etc
Chocolate chip oatmeal raisin no-bake treats. Mix up the dried fruit and spices you put in these snack balls from week-to-week to add some variety and keep the kids from getting bored. In fact, get them involved in picking new flavors for some hands-on cooking time together.
Nutella energy bites. These chocolate hazelnut treats are fun-sized. With their oats, flax and chia seeds, they make for a healthier sweet end to lunch than a candy bar or cookie.
Toasted coconut popcorn. This popcorn is popped in coconut oil instead of the usual vegetable oil to accentuate the flavor of the toasted coconut mix-in. Make sure you send it to school in an airtight container so that it doesn't get chewy and stale.
Cherry pretzel energy bars. These bars are super nutty and seedy, with plenty of dried fruit, brown rice syrup and maple syrup to add some sweetness. Plus, they require no baking beyond the few minutes it takes to toast the nuts, making this a great option to make on the hot end-of-summer days.