Every parent I know looks for recipes for back to school (and recipes for everything else). I don’t usually spend too much time on lengthy recipes unless they are for specialty baking or a meal I can make and store for our family (think more than one dinner and leftover lunches).
Even then, I know what my family and I like and it cannot take too long to prepare. Nor can it include nuts, shellfish, or cheese. We have allergies and taste preferences in our family which don’t allow for these foods when we share a meal together.
Below, I’ve listed back to school recipes compiled in two different categories – snacks and lunches.
Nut Free Back to School Snacks:
Healthy Egg Muffins – Jenna Gorham, RD
Homemade Granola Bars – Rachael Costello, RD
3 Easy and Healthy Kid Friendly Snack Ideas – Crystal Karges, RD
No Added Sugar Banana Raisin Oatmeal Cups (walnuts optional) – Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD of Better is the New Perfect
Dark Chocolate Black Bean Power Bites – Vincci Tsui, RD
Healthy Gingersnap Pumpkin Mousse – Liz Weiss, RD of Liz’s Healthy Table
Snacks – Chelsey Amer, RD of C It Nutritionally
Sunflower Chocolate Chip Chickpea Bars – Sarah, RD of Bucket List Tummy
Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix – Abigail Joy Dougherty, RD of Soul of Health
Spiced Roasted Chickpeas 5 Ways – Amy Gorin, RD
Double Chocolate Chia Protein Bites – Sarah Remmer, RD
Flourless Chocolate Lentil Protein Muffins – Sarah Remmer, RD
The Easiest Oatmeal Muffins You’ll Ever Make – Sarah Remmer, RD
Healthy Baked Donuts – Amy Shapiro, MS, RD, CDN of Real Nutrition NYC
Broccoli Hummus Snack Bites – Jennifer Hunt, RD
Back to School 3 Ingredient Yogurt Pouches – Betsy Ramirez, RD of Betsy’s Kitchen Table
Back to School Lunch Ideas:
Make Your Own Pizza – Sarah Pflugradt, RD of Salubrious RD
Mexicreamy Chicken Pinwheels – Sarah Pflugradt, RD of Salubrious RD
Make a Healthier Lunchable – Sylvia White, RD, CDE of Parenting Diabetes
5 Doable Bento Box Lunches – Jenna Braddock, RD of Make Healthy Easy
10 Terrific Alternatives to a Lunchbox Sandwich – Katie, RD of Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
How to Pack a Lunch Box Apple – Katie, RD of Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
Superhero Lunchbox – Betsy Ramirez, RD of Betsy’s Kitchen Table
50 Easy & Nutritious School Lunch Recipes – Sarah Remmer, RD
7 Ways to Get Your Child to Eat Their School Lunch – Sarah Remmer, RD
School Lunch Roundup: Top Sanity-Saving Tips, Ideas, and Lists – Sarah Remmer, RD
Top 5 Lunchbox Gadgets – Jodi Danen, RD of Create Kids Club
125 Healthy Lunchboxes for Kids – Holley Grainger, MS, RD
Do eggs and back to school go together? Yes, they do! Read more on my back to school post for the Egg Nutrition Center here, including the most simple and quick recipe ever for making scrambled eggs before school. To end the summer, I’ve included my e-newsletters from the past two summers.
In 2015, I focused on my family’s nutritional choices and included many website and book resources on feeding your kids. You can find my 2015 e-newsletter here. In addition to the resources listed, a brand new book that I am loving on feeding babies and toddlers is called Born To Eat.
In 2016, my focus changed a bit to all the great career pieces I was able to focus on last summer and this post can be found here.
See you in the fall!