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Top 10 Back to School Recipes!
back 2 school recipes #festfoods 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!     back 2 school recipes
  1. Oatmeal Blueberry Breakfast Cakes:  Start the school day off strong with a wholesome breakfast, like these Oatmeal Blueberry Breakfast Cakes. Simple, delicious, and nutritious, these are great for warming up quickly on a busy morning or sending with your student on the bus!back 2 school recipes
  2. Fruit & 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!back 2 school recipes
  3. Homemade Chips and Hummus:  Perfect for packing in a lunchbox, hummus is a delicious protein-packed dip that’s great with baby carrots, crackers, or homemade chips! Whip up a batch of hummus on the weekend and you’ll have a great snack on hand for the busy week ahead!back 2 school recipes
  4. Cheesy Hash Brown Skillet Dinner:  With one pan and just 30 minutes of prep time, you can have this Cheesy Hash Brown Skillet Dinner on the table! Great for busy school and work days, you can easily customize this recipe by tossing in your family’s favorite veggies.back 2 school recipes
  5. Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs in Marinara: This is the perfect recipe for busy families who are short on time. Simply mix up them up and let your slow cooker do all the hard work! In a few hours you’ll have lean, flavorful meatballs that are great on their own or served over cooked whole grain pasta or spaghetti squash.back 2 school recipes
  6. Crunchy Walnut-Coated Chicken Strips: Chicken strips are a family favorite in pretty much every household, and kids definitely love dipping them! Lean strips of chicken breast are coated in heart-healthy walnuts, lending that familiar crunchy texture but with the benefit of heart-healthy fats! back 2 school recipes
  7. Beef & Barley Soup: Speaking of family-friendly meals, this Beef & Barley Soup is a rich and hearty dish that your family will enjoy. Soups always tend to taste even better the day after they’re made, so this recipe is great for reheating for lunch or on busy weeknights!back 2 school recipes
  8. Homemade Fruit Leather: Rather than tossing sugary fruit flavored snacks in the lunchbox, treat your kids to this delicious (and good-for-you!) Homemade Fruit Leather! Strawberries, peaches, apples, grapes… you can make this recipe using any of your favorite fruits (or a combination of them!)back 2 school recipes
  9. 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!back 2 school recipes
  10. 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!
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