Finger food lunches for babies

Best Early Finger Foods for Baby (With Tips, Visuals, and Recipes)

Use this list of safe, nutritious, and easy to eat finger foods for baby to help you know exactly what (and how) to offer at meals and snacks. Plus, find the best first finger foods, troubleshooting tips, and visuals of foods broken down by food group to keep things easy!

Finger Foods for Baby

After baby starts solids and is ready to move onto finger foods, you may feel a little confused by exactly what to serve and how to serve it. Which is totally normal because it can be scary to let baby feed themselves this way and we may not have any experience doing this—or we may have totally forgotten from our last kiddo!

This list of finger foods for baby will cover some great first finger foods to start with, then set you up with plenty of healthy options from each food group.

TIP: Find more info on starting solids here and the best foods to start with if doing baby led weaning or purees with baby.

Healthy Baby Food

I love sharing these ideas for baby food since they are easy to prepare and serve and because I know how hard it can be to continue to come up with flavorful and healthy meals and snacks for our little ones. Let me tell you, I’m on my third kiddo and it can be such a challenge to feed him during the chaos of parenting the rest of my crew! These foods are wholesome and nutritious—perfect for your baby.

TIP: I’m a big fan of SpoonfulONE, a company that offers the most complete way to introduce food allergens to our kids. They make mix-ins, puffs, and crackers that are yummy and easy for babies and toddlers to eat. Learn more about their pediatrician-approved baby foods here. (sponsored link)

Best First Finger Foods

When baby is around 9 months, you’ll notice that they’re able to pick up smaller pieces of food with two fingers. This is known as the “pincer grasp” and is a sign that they’re ready to start finger foods. To be clear, when I say “finger foods” I mean small pieces of food that a baby (or toddler) can feed themselves.

Here are some of my favorite ones to start with that are all super soft, safe to eat, and easy to pick up.

  • Scrambled egg, broken up into small pieces
  • Roasted sweet potato mashed and broken up into small pieces
  • Fresh raspberries, broken up into smaller pieces
  • Oatmeal, cooked according to package directions and allowed to cool
  • Tofu, diced and sauteed lightly or steamed
  • Ground beef, chicken, or turkey, broken up into small pieces or lightly mashed meatballs
  • Shredded cheese or crumbled goat cheese
  • Mashed sweet potato, in little pieces
  • Peanut butter puffs

TIP: You can serve the tofu, ground meat, or meatballs in veggie puree from a pouch or a simple marinara sauce for extra moisture and flavor. Learn more about how and why to introduce peanut butter.

Finger Foods for Baby: Fruits and Veggies

Some of my favorite early fruits and veggies to serve babies are:

  • Mashed roasted sweet potato, broken up into small pieces
  • Warmed frozen peas, slightly mashed if desired
  • Roasted Zucchini
  • Diced Roasted Sweet Potato or Butternut Squash
  • Fresh blueberries, cut in half or quarters
  • Fresh raspberries, broken into small pieces
  • Banana, broken into small segments (they are less slippery this way versus slicing them)
  • Avocado, diced and mashed slightly (be sure it’s ripe and very soft)

TIP: A good rule of thumb is to serve pieces of food that are about the size of a pea to start and soft enough that they are easy to squish between your fingers. This will be easy for baby to pick up and eat and will also reduce chances of choking.

Finger Food Ideas: Carbohydrates

Offering complex carbohydrates can provide fiber, a variety of textures, B vitamins, and more. Try these with your baby.

  • Spinach pancakes (moisten with applesauce or plain yogurt if needed; this recipe is particularly moist and great for babies)
  • Oatmeal, cooked according to package directions and allowed to cool
  • Baby Puffs
  • Peanut Butter Puffs
  • Rice (it’s easiest if it’s in little clumps so baby can pick it up; this Coconut Rice or this Cheesy Rice are both good options)
  • Baby Banana Muffin
  • O cereal (soften in nondairy unsweetened milk or yogurt as needed)
  • Baked Oatmeal, diced

Finger Food Ideas: Proteins

Offering proteins will continue to expose baby to a range of nutrients. These are my go-tos for babies newer to finger foods—and toddlers too.

  • Shredded cheese (thicker cuts are a little easier to pick up)
  • Tofu, diced and sauteed lightly or steamed
  • Flaked cooked wild salmon
  • Lightly mashed meatballs
  • Shredded chicken, cut up finely (we love this Butter Chicken to share with baby)
  • Ground beef, turkey, or chicken, broken into smaller pieces
  • Lightly mashed beans
  • Scrambled eggs, broken up into small pieces
  • Diced egg muffins

I’d love to hear any questions you may have, or if you have foods that your babies enjoy that I didn’t include here.

Chime in below in the comments!

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 5 minutes

Total Time 10 minutes

Author Amy Palanjian

Cuisine American

Course Baby Food

Calories 124kcal

Servings 1

First Finger Foods (choose 1-3 per meal)
  • ▢ 1 Scrambled egg (broken up into small pieces)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Roasted sweet potato, mashed and broken up into small pieces
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Fresh raspberries (broken up into smaller pieces)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Oatmeal (cooked according to package directions and allowed to cool)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp Tofu (diced and sauteed lightly or steamed)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp ground beef, chicken, or turkey, broken up into small pieces or lightly mashed meatballs
  • ▢ 2 tbsp shredded cheese or crumbled goat cheese
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Mashed sweet potato (broken into little pieces)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Peanut butter puffs
Fruits and Veggies
  • ▢ 1/4 cup mashed roasted sweet potato (broken up into small pieces)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup warmed frozen peas
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Roasted Zucchini
  • ▢ 1/4 cup diced Roasted Sweet Potato or Butternut Squash
  • ▢ 1/4 cup blueberries (cut in half or quarters)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup raspberries (broken into small pieces)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup banana slices (broken into small segments—they are less slippery this way versus slicing them)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp avocado (diced and mashed slightly—be sure it's ripe and very soft)
Whole Grains and Carbohydrates
  • ▢ 1 Spinach pancakes (moisten with applesauce or plain yogurt if needed; this recipe is particularly moist and great for babies)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Oatmeal (cooked according to package directions and allowed to cool)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Baby Puffs
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Peanut Butter Puffs
  • ▢ 1/4 cup fully cooked rice (it's easiest if it's in little clumps so baby can pick it up; this Coconut Rice or this Cheesy Rice are both good options)
  • ▢ 1 Baby Banana Muffin
  • ▢ 1/4 cup O cereal (soften in nondairy unsweetened milk or yogurt as needed)
  • ▢ 1/4 cup Baked Oatmeal (diced or regular oatmeal broken into little pieces)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp Shredded cheese (such as mozzarella)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp Tofu (diced and sauteed lightly or steamed)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp flaked cooked wild salmon
  • ▢ 1 lightly mashed meatballs
  • ▢ 2 tbsp finely shredded chicken (we love this Butter Chicken to share with baby)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp ground beef, turkey, or chicken (broken into smaller pieces)
  • ▢ 2 tbsp lightly mashed beans
  • ▢ 1 Scrambled egg (broken up into small pieces)
  • ▢ 1 Diced Egg muffins
  • For each meal or snack, choose 2-3 foods from a mix of food groups. Aim to include some fat in most meals and protein in many too.

  • Prepare the food, cutting into small pieces and/or mashing as needed to make the food easy to eat.

  • Start with small portions and allow more as baby indicates according to their hunger.

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for 3-5 days in the fridge.
  • Many foods you cook for your family will work as baby finger foods—just be sure they are easy to squish between your fingers and the pieces are small and easy to chew.
  • Babies very normally make a lot of faces when they eat, so don't assume they don't like something just because they scrunch their nose!
  • Flavors and textures can take time to learn to eat, so continue offering foods in small portions even if baby hasn't liked them in the past—and make sure they taste good to you!

Calories: 124kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 164mg, Sodium: 81mg, Potassium: 344mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 9857IU, Vitamin C: 18mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 1mg

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15 Nutritious Finger Food Recipes for Your Baby

This post is long overdue because so many of you have asked me for more recipes of finger foods for babies. But with this blog and my work gradually moving into a more consulting/counseling space, I just do not have a lot of time to test recipes and take pretty pictures anymore! 

Luckily, I can still curate a selection of safe, balanced and nutritious finger food recipes for your little ones.

Please note: none of the recipes below contain salt, sugar or commercial sauces. So many “baby friendly” or BLW recipes available online are not suitable for babies at all because they have salt, sugar, salty seasoning and even mayonnaise.

So while you are in good hands on this page, be aware of these age-inappropriate additions when you look for recipes on your own.

Read: Seven things you need to know before giving your baby family food

Read: How much salt is safe for babies?

Also, although I am all for trying new recipes with your baby, try to make minimally processed one-two ingredient finger foods the bulk of their diet, especially in the first few weeks of starting solids. This way, your baby will get to learn to appreciate the flavor and texture of whole foods and you will save plenty of time and energy in the kitchen. 

If you need some inspiration, make sure to download my selection of 65 whole finger food ideas that require no or minimal cooking.

Finally, if you need a whole step-by-step plan on how to start your baby on solids using the mixed approach (finger foods+purees), check my online program with videos, handouts, recipes, sample meal plans, videos of babies eating, photos of finger foods from all food groups, schedules and more.

Ready for the recipes? Scroll below to find your pediatric dietitian-curated selection of sweet and savory finger foods for your baby.


Sweet finger foods

1. Basic banana oat cookies

Source: My Kids Lick the Bowl


A great treat for the whole family, created by My Kids Lick the Bowl. This nutrition writer and mom of 3 has lots of recipes for babies and toddlers on her website, so make sure to check it out.

2. Banana toast for babies

Source: One Handed Cooks

A very simple variation of a regular toast, slightly sweet and perfectly nutritious. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or snack, created by One Handed Cooks.

3. Apple and oat pancakes

Source: My Kids Lick the Bowl

Another great recipe from My Kids Eat the Bowl. Everyone’s favorite that takes minutes to make and can feed the whole family.

4. Baby cereal pancakes

Source: Wholesome BabyFood

Love this quick way to use the leftovers of any type of iron-rich baby cereal, by Wholesome Baby Food.

5. Three ingredient muffins

Source: WINKGO

The easiest muffin recipe that are perfect for little hands.

6. Porridge fingers

Source: Healthy Little Foodies 

Just a few wholesome ingredients and a few minutes in the microwave is all you need to make this delicious breakfast or snack for your baby. Genius idea from Healthy Little Foodies.

Savory finger foods

Broccoli potato bites 

Created by your truly, this recipe is one of the most popular articles on my website. I had to tweak the recipe a little to make sure the bites hold their shape better and it look like now it works like a charm.

8. Tuna and sweet corn mini quiches

Source: Little Grazers

Rich in protein from cottage cheese and Omega 3 from tuna – a nutritional powerhouse for babies, kids and adults alike, by Little Grazers.

9. Sweet potato frittata slices

Source: My Fussy Eater

I really like this protein rich and fast way to reuse leftover cooked sweet potato from My Fussy Eater – we get a lot of that in our house.

10. Sweet potato hash

Source: Bethany King

Sweet potato recipes are very popular with babies because, well, they taste sweet! But make sure to try a version with a regular potato – it is also very nutritious and tasty. Recipe credit – BLW ideas.

11. Turkey-ricotta meatballs

I created this recipe because my kids found the texture of regular meatballs quite tough and chewy. Ricotta works as a magic ingredient here, keeping them moist and very tender.

12. Sweet potato quinoa bites

Another hit that I hope you try. The texture and flavor are absolutely wonderful, if I may say so about my own creation :).

13. Pea fritters

Source: Healthy Little Foodies

These fritters by Healthy Little Foodies can be whipped in a food processor in minutes and are perfect for little hands.

14. Chicken veggie patties

Source: Charisse Yu

Easy to make and you can use as many veggies as you wish (really helps when you need to clear out your fridge!) Lovely idea by Charisse Yu.

15. Baby’s first Greek yogurt pizza

And a final Feeding Bytes recipe to round up this selection. This pizza dough has only 2 ingredients and the toppings are all baby-friendly. My whole family loves it!

More on safety and finger food ideas for babies: 

Iron rich finger foods

Breakfast finger food ideas

Nutritious toppings for toast

The difference between gagging and choking

If you would like to get the whole framework and all the steps to start your baby on solids using the mixed approach, check my Stress Free Solids program – it’s completely online and has videos of babies eating both finger foods and purees, in addition to recipes, schedules and the latest scientific advice on introducing allergens.  You will also learn how to progress between textures on time, so your baby learn to self feed and eat table foods fast!

5 Perfect Lunch Options for Your Child

By the start of the school year, Mel is working with The Challenger to help you choose the contents of your child's lunch box. You no longer have to worry that during the day he will eat only sandwiches from the school cafeteria. Nutritionist Anna Ivashkevich tells about what should be in a school lunch box for a child to be full, healthy and study successfully.

The school year has begun, parents again need to take care of what their children will eat at school every day. This age is characterized by excessive mental and physical activity, intensive metabolism, physical and puberty. In order for the school period to pass painlessly, the student must eat right during the day.

Proteins, fats and carbohydrates should be balanced according to the age of the child. In children, the processes of growth of muscle activity are actively going on, this contributes to an increase in basal metabolism and an increase in the overall energy consumption of the body.

The average energy expenditure of schoolchildren is 70-80 calories per kilogram of body weight. Children need to consume a certain amount of proteins, fats and carbohydrates - how much, you can see in the picture below.

Complex carbohydrates should be 2/3 of the diet, and fast sugars, monosaccharides and disaccharides from fruits, berries, milk, confectionery - 1/3. It is important to remember: excesses of easily digestible sugars adversely affect the condition of the child. Appetite decreases, allergies develop, the excitability of the central nervous system increases, caries occurs. Fats are necessary for the body in the same way as proteins and carbohydrates - they bring vitamin A, D, E and other important substances. But excess fat reduces appetite and inhibits the secretory function of the digestive glands.

The child can eat five to six times a day: breakfast, light snack, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner. But breakfast, lunch and dinner should account for about three-quarters of the total diet.

Excess nutrition, as well as insufficient nutrition, can adversely affect the development of the body and the psychological attitude to food. Remember: for dinner and evening snacks, sweets should not be given to children.

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  • To improve brain function and memory - walnuts and pine nuts, almonds, cashews;
  • Sources of vitamins C, PP, B6 - blueberries, lingonberries, raspberries, cranberries, blueberries;
  • Source of protein, phosphorus and iodine - fish and seafood.
  • Sources of calcium - dairy products (cottage cheese, yogurt, cheese). Calcium is essential for the growth and strengthening of bones. It is important that the shelf life of dairy products does not exceed 5-7 days.

Now we will tell you how to fill a child's lunch box to school so as not to worry about what he eats before coming home. We got five options for the content of the school lunch.

1. Vegetable spring rolls, cheese and dark chocolate

Lunch box contents: Two vegetable spring rolls, 6-8 cubes of semi-hard cheese, one small red pepper straw, a couple of squares of dark chocolate, ½ cup blueberries.

Recipe for vegetable Spring Rolls

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Number of servings: 10

rice paper -10 sheets

Oguret - 1 pc.

Avocado — 1 pc.

Carrot - 1 pc.

Red cabbage - 50 g

Basil, cilantro, mint - to taste

1. Prepare vegetables: carrots, cucumber and avocados cut into strips, rinse the cabbage and dry.

2. Pour warm water into a large plate or bowl. Dip one sheet of rice paper in water for a few seconds to make it soft. Place the sheet on a plate or cutting board.

3. Put vegetables and herbs on the edge of the sheet. Roll the roll away from you, compacting it in the process. Roll up to half the sheet, then fold the sides inward and roll up to the end. Do the same process with the remaining sheets of rice paper.

2. Spinach turkey rolls, apple and coconut biscuits

Lunch box contents: 5-8 spinach turkey rolls, 2 stalks of celery, 1 apple slices with cinnamon, 1-2 homemade coconut biscuits .

Recipe from turkey

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Number of servings: 1

Smicked turkey - 30 g

- ¼ cup SMO . l.

Black pepper, green onion, garlic, salt - to taste

1. Chop spinach, add pepper, salt, onion, garlic (or any other seasonings) and mix everything with sour cream.

2. Take a thin piece of turkey, put spinach salad on it and roll it up.

Coconut Cookie Recipe

Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 8

2 Egg White

Lemon juice - ½ tsp.

Sugar - 100 g

Chopped almonds - 30 g

Salt - pinch

Vanillin - a pinch

Coconut flakes - 250 g

1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees.

2. Whisk the egg whites until frothy, add the lemon juice and beat until soft peaks form. Continue beating while adding a teaspoon of sugar. Then repeat. Ideally, proteins should be glossy and strong.

3. Stir almonds, salt, vanilla and coconut into the dough. Stir gently with a silicone spatula.

4. Place baking paper on a baking sheet. Form eight cookies (6-7 cm in diameter). Don't make them very flat.

5. Bake for 20 minutes until the top is golden brown.

3. Tuna Sandwich, Mini Carrots & Crackers

Lunch Box Contents: Tuna Sandwich, 10 mini carrots, one plum, ¼ cup whole grain or flax crackers.

Tuna sandwich recipe

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Number of servings: 1

whole-grain bread -2 slices

Tuna in its own juice -50-80 g

LUK -¼ pcs.

Bell pepper - ½ pcs.

Lettuce - 1-2 leaves

Salt, pepper - to taste , and squeeze the fish several times - as little juice as possible should remain in it.

2. Finely chop the onion and scald it with boiling water. Press.

3. Cut the bell pepper into small cubes. Mix with onion and tuna. Salt and pepper.

4. If you have fun shapes (such as fish) for sandwiches, trim the bread at the very beginning of cooking.

4. Pasta with vegetables, green salad and watermelon

Lunch box contents: One cup of pasta with vegetables, one cup of green salad with olive oil and lemon dressing, ¾ cup of diced watermelon.

Macaron recipe with vegetables

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 1-2

Macarone Bantics -100 g

Tomato -1 pc.

Bell pepper - ½ pcs.

Parmesan cheese - 15 g

Pine nuts - 10 g

Olive oil - ½ tbsp. l.

Oregano or Provence herbs (dried) - 1/3 tsp

Salt to taste

1. Cut the tomatoes into wedges and the peppers into strips. Pour olive oil into a frying pan, put in the nuts and fry them until golden brown. Then add tomatoes and peppers, salt, sprinkle with dried herbs and simmer over low heat for 3-5 minutes.

2. Cook pasta until al dente. To do this, boil a liter of salted water, dip the pasta into it, mix and cook for 7-12 minutes. Try pasta "to the tooth", if the middle is a little hard - the pasta is ready. Drain the water.

3. Toss pasta with vegetables and sprinkle grated cheese on top.

5. Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich, Cherry Tomatoes and Oatmeal Cookies

Lunch Box Contents: Whole Grain Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich, 10 cherry tomatoes, 1/2 cup homemade diced pineapple, 2 oatmeal cookies.

Oatmeal cookie recipe

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Ripe bananas — 3 pcs.

Vanilla pod - 1/3 pc.

Oatmeal - 2 cups

Almonds - ½ cup

Coconut flakes - 1/3 cup

9002 tsp.

Salt - ½ tsp.

Baking powder - 1 tsp.

Dark chocolate - 50 g

Coconut or olive oil - ¼ cup

Raisins - 2 tbsp. l.

1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees.

2. Put the peeled bananas in a large bowl and crush them with a fork. Add the vanilla pod pulp (to extract it, cut the pod in half lengthwise and scrape the pulp with the sharp tip of a knife) and butter. Mix and set aside.

3. Pour boiling water over the raisins, leave for ten minutes.

4. Grind the nuts in a food processor, coffee grinder or with a knife. You should get a flour-like mixture.

5. Combine cereal, almond flour, coconut flakes, cinnamon, salt, raisins and baking powder. Pour dry ingredients to bananas and butter, mix everything well.

6. Finely chop the chocolate and add to the batter, mix it again.

7. Place baking paper on a baking sheet and place the biscuits formed from the dough. Place the tray in the oven and bake for 12-14 minutes.

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What to put in a school lunch box: 7 ideas that will make life easier for parents - magazine

A lunch box is a great way to show your care and love. After all, the health and well-being of our children is the most important thing,” says star nutritionist Maria Fedorenko. Stanford Medicine School (USA) pediatric and family nutrition consultant, blogger and healthy nutrition coach shared with Osvitoria easy-to-prepare, healthy and, most importantly, delicious lunch box recipes that you can use every day.

All parents want their child to be healthy and do well in school. The school process takes a lot of time and energy from modern children. And then sports, clubs and tutors, - says Maria Fedorenko. - Providing the baby with a complete and healthy food is one of the main tasks of parents. Everything that the child will eat should help him to be active, attentive and cheerful during the day.

Breakfast is very important for a child. In the morning, we must provide the growing body with all the necessary nutrients. Ideally, if breakfast contains the optimal amount:

It's important for adults to understand that snacking isn't just about snacking throughout the day. This is an important meal that should provide the child with energy, and the brain with the necessary resources. Therefore, a few words about what definitely should not be in a student's lunch box, namely, products with a high sugar content:

  • store-bought cookies,
  • sweets,
  • juices and carbonated drinks,
  • muffins,
  • waffles ,
  • chips.

Such food only creates the appearance of satiety. Sugar provokes a jump in glucose and insulin in the blood, so after half an hour the child will want to eat again. And at the same time, the amount of energy consumed is not used by the body, but only makes the student excited and distracted.

  1. Nutrition.
  2. Convenience. Nothing should flow, get your hands dirty or crumble.
  3. Appetizing appearance. Yes Yes! For children (especially teenagers) it is very important how the food looks. Also, how does it smell?

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"Nice" vegetables

Wash and cut into manageable pieces. They should not "spread" in the lunch box or spoil quickly. The ideal option is cucumbers, carrots, celery stalk, bell peppers. Hummus or cheese can be added to vegetables. By the way, have you ever tried baked parsnip roots? I swear kids can't tell it apart from their favorite french fries!


Baked Pasternak with a turmeric

  • 1-2 Pasternak root
  • spices "Italian herbs"
  • olive oil

Pasternak cut with bruises. Sprinkle with salt, spices, turmeric, add a little olive oil and mix well. Put everything on parchment and bake at a temperature of 180 degrees until cooked.

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Sour-milk cheeses and yoghurts

Yoghurts must be natural and without added sugar or flavors. They can be eaten with a banana or homemade cookies. Cottage cheese is not very convenient to eat, and it also spoils quickly. Another thing is a casserole or cheesecakes according to such a simple recipe.


  • 500 g sour milk cheese
  • 4–5 eggs
  • 1–2 bananas (very ripe or overripe)
  • vanilla sugar
  • 2 apples (or berries)
  • cinnamon

Add the cheese, eggs and banana to a blender and grind the apple into cubes.

Flavor with natural yoghurt or sour cream

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Healthy cookies or muffins

Oh no, you didn't think so! Not all cookies are bad, as many believe. If you cook it yourself, it can even be useful. We use whole grain flour, butter, a minimum of sugar, nuts, dried fruits. It could be pumpkin bread, homemade oatmeal cookies, or banana muffins.


  • 2 Banana (knead with a fork or blender)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of oatmeal (ground with a blender or in a coffee grinder)
  • 1 cup of yogurt or kefir
  • 50 g of butter)
  • (soft)
  • prunes, nuts, raisins to taste
  • cinnamon, vanilla, baking powder (soda)

Mix everything and bake at a temperature of 180-190 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

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Nuts and hard cheeses

Healthy fats and protein are essential for your child's body. Therefore, put some nuts in a lunch box with vegetables and fruits. The ones your child loves. But there is an important point: nuts should not be fried or salted. This is a very nutritious and healthy product that will quickly satisfy your hunger. And hard high-quality cheese is convenient, tasty, and healthy.

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I won't be the first to discover this phrase, but fruit is the best dessert! Apples, grapes, pears, bananas, tangerines, oranges. Do not forget about dried fruits. In a small amount, together with nuts, they play the role of a wonderful dessert.

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Healthy candy

Surely all kids want to savor some malt. The ideal solution is fruit or apple marshmallow without zucru, hot chocolate, natural zucchini from dried fruits and peas. But don’t forget that the zukerki are whole, not a hedgehog.

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Sandwich or roll

If you want something more substantial in your school lunch box, a sandwich, burger or roll might be a good idea. It is important that the bread is whole grain, preferably homemade. Inside you can put vegetables, cheese, baked meat or chicken. Try the chicken pastrami. It is very tasty and healthy.


  • 250 g chicken fillet
  • mix of any spices
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • vegetable oil

Marinate the fillet in a mixture of spices, garlic, sunflower oil and leave for at least an hour, preferably overnight.

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