Man is it tough to find nut-free school lunch options, especially when nut butters are such an easy lunch box solution, or simply when you have kids who are obsessed with nuts and nut butters!
I've been making these Fruit and Seed Bars for my family for years and they're one of the snack and school lunch treats my kids request most.
Filled with oats, a mixture of seeds, naturally sweet honey, dried fruits and coconut, these bars have a nutty texture and sweet flavor that send jolts of happiness to your mouth with every bite. And they're nutritious too. You can look forward Omega-3 fatty acids (perfect for growing brains), protein (perfect for growing bones), Vitamin E, magnesium and much more good stuff.
Bonus tip: After you bake and cut the bars, freeze them in a labeled zipper bag so you can pop out a few for school lunch anytime you need them. They'll defrost by lunch time and be the perfect sweet treat to round off the midday meal!
Image by Maren Caruso