A stick of string cheese and some apple slices are a fine school snack. But if your kid is discerning, you'll have to do better. These homemade snacks can all be made days ahead of time for easy, early-morning lunch-packing.
1. Cranberry-Pumpkin Seed Energy Bars
These honey-flavored cereal bars with puffed rice and toasted oats can be made with almost any mix of nuts and dried fruit.
2. Spicy Popcorn Balls
A smart update for popcorn balls: chipotle-spiked caramel.