Nutritionist Approved Healthy Kids Back-To-School Lunch + Snack Ideas!

Help Your Kids Get Back-To-School in Good Health With These Great Healthy Back-To-School Lunch + Snack Ideas!

September is Kids Health Month, and Registered Holistic Nutritionist Nicole Eckert – Holistic Nutritionist On-Duty here at Nature’s Emporium Newmarket – has curated a list of her favourite healthy school lunch and snack ideas from our in-house created and special guest recipes!

Remember – if you’ve got nutritional questions, we can help you find the answers. Simply register for a FREE healthy store tour at either of our Newmarket or Vaughan locations and let us help you along the road to good health!

When It Comes to Healthy Lunches + Snacks, Home-Packed is Best!

When it comes to raising healthy, happy kids, lunch money spent on cafeteria meals and vending machine snacks are not money well spent!

The reason? Lunches and snacks provided by schools are often filled with sugars, low quality fats and preservatives. All of these ingredients set your child up for poor performance on an afternoon quiz and low energy for upcoming activities. They can also contribute to the development of poor and picky eating habits.

There’s really no way around it: a packed healthy lunch is essential for those who would like to succeed.

By ensuring that your child heads back to school with lunches that are based on whole grains, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, quality meats, fish, legumes and seeds, as well as focusing on natural sweeteners such as pure maple syrup, unpasteurized honey and coconut sugar in place of cane sugar or refined sugar, you’ll set your child up for success when the bell rings to welcome them back!

Here is a list of healthy, wholesome back-to-school lunch and snack ideas for your kids to enjoy this school year!


Happy Birds Vegan Dessert Recipe

“A fun way to dress up these raw vegan coconut macaroons and get the kids involved in making them!”


Lean Mean Green Machine Tropical Smoothie

“Get active with this flavorful, low fat, tropical green smoothie, packed with protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and energy boosting carbohydrates from organic fruit!”

healthy turkey meatballs nature's emporium

Turkey Meat Balls

“Try this dish as a tasty little appetizer or serve as a main course with quinoa, couscous, rice, or noodles.”


Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

“For those of you looking to celebrate the season in good health, here’s a fantastic recipe to enjoy after heading to the local pumpkin patch!”


Vegan Romaine Submarine

“This protein-rich, bread free alternative to the classic submarine sandwich is loaded with a variety of fruits and vegetables to keep you fueled through a busy day.”

Blueberry Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe Nature's Emporium

Blueberry Chia Creamsicle Smoothie

“This smoothie is packed with antioxidants, healthy fats and fibre making it a great way to start the day!”

Wholly Guacamole by Marni Wasserman Nature's Emporium

Wholly Guacamole with Mary’s Crackers

“Not only is this dip great  with organic, non GMO corn chips but it is great on sprouted bread, in a wrap or topped on a salad!”