May 14, 2022
Posted: August 30, 2021 12:29 pm
The summer is coming to an end and your kids are likely preparing to return to school. Whether our children will be attending classes virtually or going back to the traditional classroom, your schedule is likely to change which means you may have less time to make healthy meals. These recipes will ensure your family is getting the nutrition they need even when they’re on the go. Here are some back-to-school recipes you can start trying today.
Granola bars are a great way to get a burst of energy and a serving of fruit and whole grains. These bars are easy to make and you can customize them to include the dried fruits and nuts your kids like.
These wraps are a tasty alternative to sandwiches and feature deli turkey slices and veggies for a light and healthy meal your kids will love. You can also choose a multi-grain, spinach, tomato, or gluten-free wrap according to your child’s diet restrictions and to add more nutrition to the meal.
A hearty breakfast is a great way get the day started. These banana muffins also contain oats which provides energy, fiber, and heart benefits. You can make these muffins the night before so you can grab them on the way out the door.
Make fruit snacks more interesting with these adorable “ladybugs.” Slice apples and place peanut butter in the middle to make a fruity sandwich. Then use the peanut butter as a glue on the top of the apples to add raisins and make the apples look like ladybugs. These sweet treats will be a hit with kids of all ages.
Pasta salad is a delicious lunch option for older children and you can pack it for yourself as well. An assortment of veggies including tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers makes the salad colorful, and you can add mozzarella balls and fresh parmesan for even more flavor.
If your mornings are hectic, you can still make sure your kids get a healthy breakfast with these egg cups. Use a muffin pan and fill each section with scrambled eggs, cheese, and your choice of protein. You can even add some veggies like mushrooms or spinach for a filling breakfast that takes just minutes to make.
If your kids love pizza, create these healthy and delicious pizza cups that are easy to carry in a lunchbox. You can use multi-grain bread for a fiber-rich crust and top the pizza cup with all your child’s favorite toppings for a lunch treat they’ll look forward to.
These salads are easy to transport and you can fill the jar with all the ingredients your kids enjoy in a salad. Create a fruit salad with fresh berries, apples, and a sweet yogurt dressing or make a savory salad with carrots, celery, and cucumber and a vinaigrette. This lunch option is delicious, nutritious and visually appealing, and could motivate your kids to eat more fruits and vegetables.
This vegan option is filling and features chickpeas instead of chicken or tuna to create a salad filling. Fresh dill, onion, and garlic enhance the flavor of the chickpeas and sunflower oil adds omega fatty acids that help to boost brain power throughout the day. Make the sandwich on multi-grain bread to make this school lunch even more nutritious.
Pinwheels are just as adorable as they are delicious, especially if you add a tasty filling like shredded barbecue chicken. This school lunch is packed with protein and you can include fresh fruit or veggie sticks in your child’s lunchbox for a complete meal.
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