It’s that time of the year again! Back to School! New teachers, new friends, new clothes, new school supplies, maybe even a new school! This time of year is always so exciting not only for kids, but parents and teachers as well. To celebrate the start of a new school year I thought it would be only fitting to share with you some of my best-loved back to school recipes. From healthy and portable granola bars to homemade applesauce. This roundup has healthy grab and go breakfast ideas to classic lunchbox snacks. 😀
Packed with crunchy oats, toasted nuts, healthy seeds, coconut, and a medley of dried fruit that will keep your kids going throughout their day. It packs easily into lunch boxes and book bags and can be enjoyed sprinkled over yogurt, eaten by the handful, or even with a splash of milk.
Send your kids out the door with one of these delicious fiber packed bran muffins. Loaded with plump raisins, warm spices, molasses, and wheat bran these moist and tender muffins are a great way to start a busy school day. You can feel good knowing that they are eating a healthy and fiber packed breakfast.
Healthy, portable, and delicious granola bars packed with almonds, pistachios, sunflower seeds, blueberries, cranberries, and raisins. You can customize the fruit and nuts for these granola bars to match your child’s taste.
Here’s a high protein crunchy snack that will keep them coming back for more. These low calorie chickpeas are a great and healthy alternative to chips and other munchies.
These homemade power bars are great for breakfast on the go! Packed with roasted nuts, seeds, oats and dried fruit and with only 122 calories per power bar. This is one snack you can feel good about eating!
Here’s one cookie you won’t mind handing over to your little ones. Chewy, fudgy oatmeal cookies studded with chocolate chunks and plump cherries. They are so fat, chewy and only 94 calorie each!
Quick and easy breakfast or snack that is great for kids on the go. Just pop one of these delicious peanut butter and granola bites as an energy booster to keep you going through your day. Made with rolled oats, nuts, dried fruits, flaxseed and peanut butter these granola bites are sure to keep you satisfied for hours.
This recipe couldn’t be easier, just cut, season and bake-that’s it! You’ll never buy store-bought apple sauce again! Unlike prepackaged applesauce, you decide how much sugar and spices go into it. There’s nothing better than making applesauce from apples hand-picked by your family.
A homemade version of the ever so popular Wheat Thins. You won’t believe how easy they are to make at home! Smear a bit of peanut butter or top them with cheese slices. Whatever you decide to top them with-they’re delicious!
A perfect accompaniment for those celery sticks and carrots you throw into those lunch boxes. Simple, delicious and packed with protein and fiber to keep them full until they step off the school bus.
If you try any of these Back to School recipes I would love to hear how they turn out for you! Drop me a comment and let me know here or you can even upload a picture over on the Facebook Fan Page for Sweet Pea’s Kitchen!
One Year Ago: Mango Chutney
Two Years Ago: Ratatouille Tart