How do I know your kids will love these? Because mine do! With summer break coming to an end, I decided to gather my favorite recipes to add to my girls school lunch boxes. I will refer to this list often, to keep me out of the “peanut butter and jelly sandwich” rut. Even if I do give them a pb & j sandwich, at least they will have some interesting and yummy sides!
The apples and sweet dried cranberries make this sandwich kid friendly.
The clementine juice in these noodles give a hint of sweetness. We never have leftovers when I make these noodles. Can be eaten hot or cold.
These are so easy to make and very versatile. Use what fruit you have on hand, especially those that are starting to go soft.
This can be breakfast, lunch or snack. It has wholesome oats in it and the amazing superfood, chia. Chia has great fiber, protein and more omega’s than flax! They are flavorless and help thicken this pudding.
This bread is simple and delicious. Uses ingredients that we always have on hand.
Another great way to use those chia seeds! These are protein filled thanks to the peanut butter and chia.
These muffins are so moist and this recipe makes a ton of them! I freeze at least half. You will love this recipe.
Great fall recipe, but really we make it all year long. Just grab an extra bag of apples when you are at the store, throw them in the crockpot, and enjoy the amazing scent this recipe gives the entire house!
These are delicious and have gone viral on Pinterest, with many raving about the recipe. It is a must try! You will love knowing there are no preservatives and less salt in your kids crackers!
This soup is perfect for a lunch box thermos. It is a breeze to whip together the night before. It is one of my MOST easy recipes, and has lots of great fiber and protein.
I’m amazed at how a simple bean can become a healthy crunchy snack with just minutes in the oven. Use these in place of chips! Much more healthy & full of nutrition.
My girls LOVE when I put these in their lunches. I take them straight from the freezer and by lunch time they have thawed perfectly. I love knowing they are getting such nutritious berries and fruit in their lunches.
These are actually vegan, but get a cheezy flavor from nutritional yeast. Nutritional yeast is packed with vitamin B12 and is a popular ingredient in the vegan world, often used in place of Parmesan cheese. These kale chips are a weekly staple in our home. So nutritious. So delicious!
My girls beg me to make this recipe. They love the little bits of pasta, and the amazing flavor comes from roasted veggies that have been chopped so small that the girls have no idea that they are eating kale and a load of other veggies. Winning!
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