With the end of the school year coming, I am sure many parents are sighing a bit of relief with not having to pack lunches. To be honest, I find coming up with healthy snacks that my girls will eat more challenging than school lunches. It can be difficult, creatively, to provide snacks that are healthy, nut free, and kid approved. These vegan lemon blueberry coconut bars are healthy, packed with fibre, and kid approved.
These vegan lemon blueberry coconut oat bars are very similar to these vegan strawberry oat bars. The great thing about these bars is you can switch things up with different fruit. I am in love with lemon and blueberries and decided to make something similar given the success I had with the strawberry oat bars. I toasted the oats with coconut oil for a couple of minutes which gives the oats a nice nutty flavour, totally worth the extra step. To make this recipe gluten free substitute the wholewheat for for buckwheat flour and gluten free oats instead of regular oats they can be contaminated.
These vegan blueberry lemon oat squares are high in protein and fiber and contain little added sugar. Both protein and fiber play a role in helping satiety, helping your little ones focus in school. I make these for school lunches; but you could easily use them as a quick healthy breakfast bar to keep you satisfied throughout your morning.