9 Easy Packed Lunches & Snacks for Kids

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9 Easy Packed Lunches & Snacks for Kids

July 23, 2019
posted by Matt Young

Summer is all about spending time outdoors, playing in the yard, and enjoying fun adventures with your family. Whether you’re trekking to the zoo or riding your bikes to the park, it’s always a good idea to pack a snack. We love using a wagon with our cooler caddy so drinks and snacks stay cool – even on a hot summer day.

Summer snacks should be quick to assemble so you have more time to get out and play with your kids! It's even better when you can turn snack prepping into family time, so I’ve included our favorite kid-friendly snacks for you to try.

Check out these 9 easy recipes for the summertime so you can get out and play!


Our Favorite Make-Ahead Lunches

1. Mini pizza muffins were a staple in my household growing up. We always picked our favorite toppings and watched the cheese melt in the microwave.

2. Baked mozzarella bites are a fun alternative to frying. They’re quick and easy to assemble!

3. Lunch kebabs are a fun way to mix up your basic deli sandwich. Kids will love eating their sandwich ingredients in a new, fun way!

4. Breakfast burritos are the perfect prep-and-freeze breakfast. Wrap them up for later and pop them in the microwave for a convenient meal before you head out the door.


On-the-Go Snacks

5. You can never go wrong with a chocolate-covered snack. These chocolate dipped almond butter banana bites are sure to be a delicious treat (and new family favorite!).

6. PB&J Sushi – use this one as a snack or a lunch on-the-go. Eating PB&J has never been so fun!

7. Watermelon popsicles could not be easier. They’re the perfect treat for a hot summer day.

8. Backyard bug snacks – These little cuties are a great way to incorporate multiple food groups into snack time. Plus, your little ones will have a blast helping you make them!

9. Chocolate granola apple wedges are just one of many creative ways to include apples in your snack time rotation!


What’s your favorite on-the-go snack? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to tag us on social media using #radioflyer and #enjoythesummer.