cant have nuts
fussy is being nice
school starts next year and im freaking over food
how do i keep it fresh?

Best healthy school snacks that stay fresh for a fussy 5 year old?

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  • Zucchini slice (with or without chicken or bacon), savory muffins, and scrolls are all filling, healthy, and can be made in a variety of ways.

  • Veggie chips (chick pea chips, lentil chips, quinoa chips, beetroot chips, sweet potato chips, kale chips etc) , roast chick peas, roast flava beans, boiled egg, cheese strips, cut up sausage (meat or tofu), yoghurt, muesli, brown rice crackers, savoury muffins, zucchinni / sweet corn fritters, banana pancakes, Nudie smoothie, wraps, bagels, fruits

  • Goghurt, veggie sticks & dip, crackers and cheese, hidden veggie scrolls!! Mini quiche and lots of fruit!

  • You will probably benefit from a cooler bag . Snacks can be soft fruit pieces, sultanas, yoghurt, tetra juice , vegie chips . check the heath food isles

  • A variety of fruit cut into small pieces, or perhaps even french toast cut into small pieces.

  • I just finished reading this MoM article on healthy lunches for kids: “Simple, healthy lunchbox idea #3″. The food looks delicious and they recommend using an insulated lunch box with an ice brick in it.
    Good luck with it.

  • Most kids love fruit. You can use small cookie cutters and press out some shapes and put them in a small container in a kids cooler bag. You could also try getting your kid involved with making dried fruit and oat bars or cutting out shaped fruit

  • keep the serves small. Little kids feel overwhelmed when they open a lunchbox with too much in it when they just want to go play. simple fingerfood pieces of whatever she does like will get off to a good start at school.

  • You can out whatever your little one can have into those wonderful lunch containers that have a lid that freezes, and the contents will remain fresh. Some class rooms have a fridge to keep lunches in. The main concern is that your child not to swap lunches as this can have serious consequences because of allergies
    Fruit, cheese and crackers yoghurt, sandwiches, veggie sticks. Juice.

    I hope this helps

  • I have brought the smash containers and ice packs to keep food cold.
    Cut up carrot and celery and put in to tubs.
    Also some plain crackers and in a small 50ml container (can buy 6 for $2 at Woolworths in glad wrap Isle) add cream cheese or Nutella for dip.
    Also can do fruit salad just put container in freezer night before and in morning add fruit and will stay cold until morning snack.
    Also freeze your water at night fill drink bottle 1/2 full of water lay on side but not to straight and in morning top up with water and will keep lunch cold all day. Also have a nice cold drink for the hotter days

  • I put a cooler in there with a cooler bag as the lunch box also. Nibble food is great cut cheese and ham etc

  • Great answers as usual by the moms..
    I also suggest Quiche and savoury and sweet pikelets ..there are some great recipes on here. :-)

  • Fresh fruits, home made muffins

  • I find lots of fruit works well. My son is a fussy eater, but there are always a few different fruits he likes, so I stock up on those. He uses a lunchbox with several compartments and I put a little freezer block inside. He has a sandwich, a cheese stick, sometimes some crackers or vegie sticks, and fruit (blueberries, grapes, mandarin, apple, pear, rockmelon, watermelon are some that he is keen on). Another option is dried fruit. A handful of frozen corn kernells is something my other son will accept as a vegie option!
    Good luck.

  • What about hommus with celery and carrot sticks? Or some other kind of dip in a little tub.

  • Grapes, strawberries, blueberries, roasted chickpeas, coconut chips…

  • My daughter was fussy too. I have a small ice-brick in my children’s lunchboxes and find the Smash insulated range are great with little containers that I bought separately.

    -A favourite sandwich or roll (a favourite here is ham and cheese)
    -Fruit – a small apple, banana, mandarin or grapes (cherry tomatoes if he’ll eat them!)
    -Cheese pieces (cut from a family sized block) and crackers in separate tubs so the crackers don’t get soggy
    -home made mini muffins or banana cake (I also sometimes buy the $3 Coles brand banana cake – it’s one all the kids like, slices easily, and can be frozen)
    – sultanas or other dried fruits for variation.

    Most schools will outline the types of things they prefer you to send too, and often have some great ideas. There are lots of great recipes here on MoM too and I make something with the kids most weekends that they then take to school all week (like the muffins, banana cake etc)

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