Top five: Healthy lunchbox snacks

Get kids excited about unpacking their lunch with these tasty options. Photo / Thinkstock
Get kids excited about unpacking their lunch with these tasty options. Photo / Thinkstock

Eat Your Greens: A pickle looks a whole lot more inviting dressed up in a food pick hat! Make vegetables more appealing with Japanese food accessories or try serving vegetables in new ways, such as cucumber ribbon salads or sweet potato chips.

Cool Kids: Put a popsicle stick into each pottle of petite miam yoghurts then freeze to make frozen yoghurt pops. Frozen sandwiches, oranges and grapes will also keep fresh and bacteria-free until the lunch bell rings.

Sneaky Treats: Baking is the perfect way to sneak goodness into the lunchbox. Add wheatgerm or mashed banana into mini muffins or pikelets and Weetbix into chocolate brownies.

Fancy Fruit: Give the kids variety. If you put an apple in one day, put an orange in the next. Make stars and hearts out of melon or fruit skewers for a fancier fruit option.

Popping Good: For a quick-to-make and nutritious snack, include air-popped popcorn, a good source of dietary fibre.

- Herald on Sunday

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