Healthy Back to School Lunchbox Snacks

8 January 2019

At Commonsense, we know that you want your children to eat a natural, wholesome diet while still ensuring they eat what’s in their lunchbox. And you might even want to add a little treat for them each day without adding too much sugar or additives to their diet.

We’re sure you know the main staple of what your child will eat, so here’s some extra, simple and wholesome snacks to add to their lunchbox.

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Snack time

Ceres Rice bites – great for dips like hummus and contains only 4 ingredients, so no hidden nasties. 

  • Certified organic
  • Gluten-Free
  • Baked, not fried
  • Contain no MSG or preservatives

Ceres Organic Seaweed contain only seaweed, sunflower oil and natural sea salt.

  • Certified Organic
  • Vegan
  • Sugar-free

Serious popcorn 

  • Certified Organic made using coconut oil, popcorn, raw sugar (no sugar in the Sea Salt flavour) and sea salt – that’s it!
  • Vegan, Gluten-free, non GMO

Zesti Fruit bars are made locally in Nelson and are Certified Organic by BioGro.

Back to school savoury snacks

Little Dippers!

Perfect for lunchboxes - Why not cut up some Carrots, Capsicums and Cucumbers and add a little pot of hummus or veg-dip to their lunchbox. For an extra hit of protein and fibre, add some Superseed Crackers which are high fibre, high protein, low carbs, Gluten-free and are made with some certified organic ingredients.

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Dried Fruit and Nuts

These can be a great source of protein, healthy fats and fibre for your little one. A handful of nuts and raisins can be a convenient and easy snack for them at breaktime and will ensure they have enough energy to get the most out of their playtime!

Ceres banana chips

As an alternative to generic potato chips, these dried banana chips are certified organic and contain only banana, coconut oil, coconut sugar and honey! They’re a sweet treat without any nasty ingredients.

Mac Snack bag

New Zealand macadamia nuts, Certified Organic and contain only nuts and sea salt. They’re rich in Omega 3 and a good source of protein!

Dried fruit and nuts from bulk bin

We have a wide range of dried fruit and nuts, perfect for lunchboxes available in our bulk bin including:

  • Dried Apricots
  • Dried Figs
  • Dried Mango
  • Dried Bananas
  • Dates
  • Dried Apple Rings
  • Raisins
  • Cashews
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Almonds


 Annie’s Wiggles Fruit Leather

  • Contains only two ingredients – Apple and Apricot Puree
  • No added sugar, preservatives,
  • Vegan, Gluten-free

 Snackaballs – Add a couple of these to add protein and fibre while still giving them a treat

  • Vegan, Gluten-free
  • Non-GMO
  • High protein and fibre

 Banjo Carob bars

  • No added sugar
  • Free from palm oil and gluten
  • Made with cocoa butter and pure essential oil

 Primal Strips Vegan Jerky

  • Made with non-gmo soybeans and mushrooms
  • Vegan
  • Contain 10 grams of protein

 Bennetto chocolate bars. These are a real treat food, so should be limited – but as chocolate goes, it’s certainly one of the healthier lunchbox options out there.

  • Organic, Fairtrade and Vegan
  • Flavoured with natural fruits

Back to school treats

Fancy making your own back to school muesli bars with your kids? Check out our easy recipe here