Nuts and seeds are so nutritious and bring so many health benefits. We should all be eating more nuts and seeds. The only problem with nuts is because of the rise in peanut allergy, there are some places where nut containing foods are not allowed. Nut Free policies are very common in Day Cares, Kindergartens and Primary Schools.
In many cases however seeds make a fantastic substitute, packed with protein, fats and micronutrients, seeds are just as nutritious as nuts. If you want to know more about How Seeds Compare to Nuts? be sure to check out my previous article.
10 Kid Friendly Recipes Packed With Seeds
Click the photos to be taken to the full recipe link. They are all fabulous, so be sure to Pin them for later!
Think Nutella but healthier This recipe uses maple syrup as a sweetener and sunflower seeds as a base instead of Hazelnuts. A perfect protein paced spread for breakfast, a snack or to use in a lunchbox. My kids love it!
This bliss ball recipe is my go to. It is so easy and so flexible. I regularly make it with sunflower seeds which makes it cheaper and lunch box approved than if I use nuts!
This recipe from baby led blog is simple. It makes around 30 seed packed crackers that are brilliant for snacks and lunch box fillers? Have you ever made your own crackers? It’s actually easier than you might think
This is a simple but nutrition packed wheat free bread. When your kids have this oaty, seedy bread for breakfast or in their lunch box, you will know they have had something truly nourishing and sustaining.
Oats, sesame seeds, chia seeds and coconut give these energy balls a great nutritious base! The face that they are also fun is an added bonus. Grace at Eats Amazing is such a clever lady when it comes to simple but fun kids food.
I have made this recipe from My Lovely Little Lunch Box a few times and every time is has been a winner! Blueberries and Banana is always a winning combination and with the addition of Chia Seeds which bring, protein, calcium and iron, this recipe is brilliant.
7. Banana Pops
This recipe is super simple, but sometimes the most simple things are the best! Sesame seeds and Chia Seeds work spectacularly well on these Banana Pops from Feeding Finn
These look like they might be difficult, but they are not! And with so many different seeds including tahini you couldn’t get a much seedier snack!
Oats and flaxseeds make up the bulk of these fabulously simple lunch box treats. A little bit of chocolate is in the original recipe from Real Food Whole Food, but you can of course choose to skip the chocolate.
Lucky last, one more bliss ball recipe. This one is interesting though, the coconut is not just sprinkled on the outside, these balls also have coconut flour as an ingredient.
So there you have it, 10 fabulous seed packed recipes. Perfect for snacks and lunch box treats. I hope you found some inspiration here.
Do you have a favourite seedy recipe?
If you do, let me know!