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Top 10 Back to School Recipes

It’s that time of year again! New clothes are hanging in the closet and backpacks are loaded up with fresh notebooks and pencils, ready to take on this first week of school! As students everywhere head back for a year of fun and learning, it’s time to prepare yourself at home with some kid-friendly meal and snack recipes. Here are our top 10 back to school recipes to get you going!     

 

avocado muffins

Avocado Blueberry Muffins:  Start the school day off strong with a wholesome breakfast, like these Avocado Blueberry Muffins. Simple, delicious, and nutritious, these are great for warming up quickly on a busy morning or sending with your student on the bus!

 

smoothie

Fruit & Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie:  The oats + dairy in this smoothie are a powerful combo, providing protein and fiber to fuel your morning. With just enough sweetness from the strawberries, banana, and yogurt, this is one satisfying smoothie that is sure to keep hunger at bay until lunchtime!

 

taco pizza

Taco Pizza: Torn between pizza night and taco night? Have the best of both worlds with this quick and delicious Taco Pizza recipe. It's also a great way to get the kids in the kitchen to help spread and top!

 

cheesy tuna mac

Cheesy Tuna Mac: Made with wholesome ingredients like fiber-rich whole grain pasta, heart-healthy tuna and protein-packed Greek yogurt, this “Mac” packs a mean nutritional punch without sacrificing flavor. And for an extra special twist, this dish can easily be made with fun-shaped pasta that your whole family will love!

 

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Tacos

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Tacos: Whether you own an Instant Pot or slow cooker, this recipe makes mealtime a breeze! Made with just a few ingredients, this salsa chicken is also delicious in a burrito, over brown rice, on a salad or even just on its own. 

 

quinoa pizza bites

Quinoa Pizza Bites: This fun and nutritious finger food is perfect for lunchboxes, after school snacks and dinner! Make ahead of time and freeze for later in the week. And don't forget to dip in your favorite pizza sauce!

 

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken: This colorful, kid-friendly dish uses one of our favorite kitchen gadgets, the slow cooker. Add minimally-prepped ingredients to your slow cooker before heading to work and have a delicious meal ready and waiting for supper. 

 

Frozen Yogurt Bark

Frozen Yogurt Bark: Made with just three ingredients, this easy Frozen Yogurt Bark is a sweet treat that you can feel good about eating! This colorful snack or dessert is something kids and adults will love. Make it ahead of time and keep a bag of bark pieces in the freezer for a quick after school or after dinner treat. 

 

frozen grape and banana skewers

Frozen Grape & Banana Skewers: Grapes and bananas both freeze incredibly well, so these fruit skewers are a perfect frozen sweet treat! Plus kids love eating anything on a skewer…especially when there’s chocolate drizzled on top!

 

cookie bites

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites: Not only are these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites the cutest little cookies ever, but they’re actually a better-for-you treat that you can feel good about sending to school. Great for food allergy-friendly classrooms, these cookies are free of peanuts, gluten, and eggs! (If dairy needs to be avoided, just be sure to purchase dairy-free chocolate chips). Don’t tell your kids, but the secret ingredient is beans!

 

Have a question about nutrition? Our Mealtime Mentors would love to help! Reach out at AskFestivalDietitians.com or find them on FacebookInstagramPinterest and Twitter.

Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice. Health information changes frequently as research constantly evolves. You should not rely on any information gathered here as a substitute for consultation with medical professionals. Information may not be reproduced without permission from Festival Foods. We strongly encourage guests to review the ingredient lists of suggested products before purchasing to ensure they meet individual dietary needs. All products not available at all Festival locations.

 

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