Nutrition is so important for helping your children maintain good energy levels for focus, learning and play during the school day.

More and more parents are realising the value in finding a variety of healthy and nutritious snacks to keep them interested in their lunchbox, day in and day out.

We’ve rounded up some great, easy to prepare recipes that will bring colour, fun and energy to your child’s day. You might even be tempted to make some for yourself too!

From chai spiced popcorn, to sweet potato chips and delicious trail mix, there are some fantastic energy-providing, nutritious snack ideas for your kids in the gallery below.

6 healthy kids lunch box ideas to try this year