But things change once they hit school age.
Not particularly sexy, but mix them in with the nuts and you get a great source of protein. Pumpkin seeds are the nutrient winner, packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. To make them more enticing, try roasting them and tossing them with spices like cumin.
Cut a block of cheddar cheese into shapes (use cookie cutters) for a quick (and budget-friendly) dairy hit.
Celery, mushrooms, beans and carrots dipped in homous are the perfect after-school treat.
Have you noticed that I’ve avoided adding fruit to my list?