Back to School – Lunch Box Fillers in the ‘Free From Range’

When we define ‘free-from’ we are talking about free from: refined sugar, gluten, artificial colourants and preservatives and made using whole ingredients, organic where possible.

Below are a selection of my favourite free from snacks that work well as lunch box fillers and for work lunches.

Gluten-Free Fluffy Brown Rice Muffins

We’re making these up fresh every morning in the Organic Emporium store and they are proving to be great lunch box fillers.

These are made using brown rice flour, sweetened with honey and dried fruit, they are fluffy, giving kids the feel of a baked muffin but without refined sugar, gluten, additives, chemicals or preservatives.

We have shared our recipe for you to make these yourself and you can pick them up in store as well.

Organic Emporium Chocolate Nut Fudge

This fudge is free from dairy, refined sugar, additives and preservatives and gluten. We’ve hidden in some superfood nutrition that your child won’t taste – like spirulina and seaweed. The ingredients are activated nuts, chia seeds, organic raw cacao, organic dates, organic coconut oil and vanilla powder. A fun and nutritious snack for lunch boxes or at work.

The Primal Pantry Bars

We like these as lunch box filler options as they are free of gluten, dairy, grains, refined sugar, additives and preservatives. They come in 4 flavours: coconut and cashew, hazelnut and cocoa, brazil nut and cherry and almond and cashew.

Antonia’s Vegan Chocolate Nut Brownies

A great option for lunch box fillers – they are hand-crafted, grain-free, dairy-free, free from refined sugars and preservatives and like all of these options – nutrient dense.

Moonbeam Macaroons

These are fantastic, delectable and great for lunch-boxes. We like them because they are nutrient dense, all ingredients are raw and they also hide spirulina in them to add even more nutrition.

These are also all gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free and egg-free and silly delicious. The come in mint chip ice-cream, chocolate cookie, double chocolate, caramel crunch ,vanilla almond and cookies and cream flavours. All using only natural ingredients and obviously no additives or preservatives.

The Hungry Herbivore Choc Chip Cookie

Free From gluten, refined sugar and dairy and using mostly organic ingredients, made from tahini, coconut blossom sugar, raw cacao paste, raw cacao butter, pure vanilla beans and himalayan salt.

Gayleen’s chocolate

Refined sugar, grain, gluten and dairy free. These are cacao bars sweetened with raw honey and natural flavorants.

O’Natural bars

A whole range of flavours but the top two I love are: the Banter Bar and Super Bar for kids.

All are wheat, dairy, gluten and refined sugar free – and again nutrient dense.

The Hungry Herbivore Choc Chip Cookie

Free From gluten, refined sugar and dairy and using mostly organic ingredients, made from tahini, coconut blossom sugar, raw cacao paste, raw cacao butter, pure vanilla beans and himalayan salt.

Brenaissance Dry Wors and Biltong

These are great lunch-box additions too as it’s wholly grass-fed beef with all the goodness that entails like high CLA, omega 3 and beta-carotene levels. We don’t use spice mixes that contain irradiated spices, gluten, soy or any cereal fillers.