5 Creative Lunchtime Snacks that are Affordable

Last Updated on May 29, 2023 by

Written By Miranda Zavala  |  Education, Elementary School, K-12, Middle School  |  0 Comments | May 28, 2023

As a parent, you want to create creative lunchtime snacks that are tasty, healthy, and won’t break the bank. Your child’s lunchtime snacks should be delicious, easy to make, and affordable. You may sometimes feel overwhelmed and need help with ideas for your child’s lunch box. 

Well, you don’t have to feel this way any longer! So here are five creative lunchtime snacks that are affordable and easy to make for any lunch box.

Why is It Important to Have Creative Lunchtime snacks?

It is vital to have creative lunchtime snacks to keep things exciting and satisfying for both kids and adults. No one wants to eat the same boring sandwich or snack every single day. Plus, having various options can help you get all the necessary nutrients. Luckily, there are many ideas, from healthy options like avocado and tuna salad wraps or caponata flatbread to more fun and unique ideas like salami and cheese roll-ups or DIY tostadas. So don’t be afraid to try something new and mix up your lunchtime routine!

  • Fruit Skewers with Cheese: This is a fun and easy snack with various fruits. All you need to do is choose your favorite fruits, cut them into small pieces, and skewer them with some cheese cubes. You can use any cheese you like, but a mild cheddar or mozzarella would work best. This snack is delicious, healthy, and full of nutrients.
  • Turkey and Cheese Roll-ups: These are easy to make and perfect for a quick, creative lunchtime snack. All you need is some deli turkey and cheese, and you’re ready to go. Place the turkey on a plate, add a slice of cheese, and roll it up. You can secure it with a toothpick, and you’re ready. This snack is low in carbs and protein, making it perfect for anyone watching their weight.
  • Hot Honey Garlic Sliders: Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make creative lunchtime snack? Hot Honey Garlic Sliders! These sliders are made with juicy chicken coated in delicious hot honey and garlic herb butter glaze, then topped with gooey gouda cheese. Toast the brioche buns to give the perfect crunch while complementing the sweet and savory flavors of the chicken; A perfect lunchtime snack that can go with any delicious fruit drink. Hot honey garlic sliders are an ideal protein, carbs, Vitamin B6, Iron, and Vitamin A source.
  • Honey Mustard Chicken Salad Wrap: It’s easy to spend 10 minutes discussing what creative lunchtime snack you will make for lunch, but why not use that time instead to prepare a delicious, delectable chicken salad wrap for your child? Making this wrap is easy and only takes a little bit of time. You only need some chicken breast, flour tortillas, mixed greens, lettuce, honey mustard, dried cranberries, and sliced almonds which adds a nice crunch. Parents can also make the chicken breast ahead of time; these wraps can be as big or as small as needed. This snack provides an excellent protein, fiber, vitamin C, and magnesium source.
  • Peanut Butter & Cherry Belgian Waffles: This is a perfect creative lunchtime snack for anyone who loves peanut butter and Belgian waffles, adding a rich cherry flavor. You only need a whole apple, peanut butter, cherry jam, Creme Fraiche (Which can be substituted with whip cream), and honey. This snack is delicious, healthy, and full of fiber, protein, and Iron.

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At Student Hires, our mission is to provide interactive, experiential learning programs to underserved youth in local communities. By leveraging the knowledge and skills of college students, we create a dynamic learning environment that expands academic knowledge and enhances career readiness. Every child deserves the opportunity to explore their passions, gain new skills, and prepare for their future.

Our programs emphasize hands-on, project-based learning that encourages creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving. By partnering with schools and community organizations, we can ensure that our programs reach the students who need them most. Students in our programs are given optional snacks and refreshments to make sure every student has the proper nutrients during our programs. At Student Hires, we are passionate about empowering the next generation of leaders and innovators.


Eating a healthy and affordable creative lunchtime snack is vital for anyone wanting to maintain a healthy lifestyle. These lunchtime snacks are delicious, cheap, and easy to make. So, the next time you struggle with what to make for lunch for your child, consider one of these five delicious snacks. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Last Updated on May 29, 2023 by Miranda Zavala

Miranda Zavala

Miranda Zavala is currently a student at California State University of San Bernardino earning her degree in Design with a concentration in marketing. Miranda enjoys inspiring students, and helping them find their passion just like her.

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