Lunch Box Fillers

When packing lunch boxes in a hurry it helps to have a list you can look at and quickly make choices from.  This also helps during those last minute shopping trips…….what to buy?  I’m a bit of a list freak, a symptom of having six children and lots to do.  I’m guessing you’re busy too, so I am going to start a list of lunch box fillers.  Once you have your main source of protein, carbohydrates, fruit and dairy you need an extra snack in case they get extra hungry during their day.  Each week when I post a lunch box filler I will add it to my list filed in the Finger Foods Section.  If you have any ideas you would like to contribute just let me know.  I’m aiming to keep this list healthy and Diabetic Friendly.

My List So Far:

Fresh fruit/fruit salad/fruit kebabs

Fruit Puree

Fruit, cheese and crackers with Apple and Yoghurt Dip

Crackers with Lite Cream Cheese Spread

Corn Chips and Salsa

Cheese and Carrot Sticks

Ants on a Log – Celery logs spread with Peanut Paste or Cream Cheese, topped with a line of Sultanas (the ants)

Boiled Eggs


Dried Fruit

Muesli or Berry-Topped Yoghurt

Pretzels with Lite Cream Cheese Spread to dip

Pretzel Mix –  Pretzels, Popcorn and Cereal of your choice

Snack Bags – A variety of small snack items such as crackers, cheese sticks, pretzels, popcorn, cereal, corn chips, tiny teddies, muesli bars, dried fruit etc. mixed together in a snap-lock bag.  Great for travelling.

Homemade Munchables/Lunchables – Containers or patty papers containing a variety of snack items like crackers, ham, cheese, dried fruit, carrot sticks etc., and maybe a treat such as M&M’s or Freckles.