There’s only a bit of August left, which means the first day
of school is right around the corner. Can’t believe it’s happening so soon?
Don’t worry, our back to school series is chalk full of tips and tricks to help
you and your little ones hit the playground in style. We’ve already talked dorm room decor
, since most post secondary frosh or orientation programs start the
week before classes. Now it’s time for another integral part of back to school
Sending your kids out the door with healthy and nutritious
goodies that will keep them energized and learning all day is a task that
everyone recognizes as important. But that doesn’t mean it warrants hours in
the kitchen. Check out our list of wholesome,
simple, delicious lunches. They require minimal effort to make and are just
what your child needs to fuel their day.
Bits & Bites
There’s so much for you and your little one to enjoy when it comes to this lunch.
Protein, grains, fruits, and veggies come together to create a yummy meal that
can be whipped up in minutes.
is another wholesome smorgasbord! Humus
is a delicious source of protein that goes well with a variety of veggies and
crackers, and the fruit will serve as a sweet dessert. Yum!
Sneaky Egg Salad
Add some egg-stra goodness into your egg salad with avocado! Not only will
everyone’s favorite vegetable turn your sandwich green, (which we can all agree
is awesome), avocados are a great source of antioxidants, protein, nutrients,
toast bread when you can roll? We love the east meets west of these BLT spring
rolls and we’re sure your little ones will too. We already know BLTs are
delicious, but subbing bread for rice paper and rolling is a genius idea. They’re
easier to prepare ahead of time, store, and eat. That’s a win, win, win folks.
Supreme Salami Sandwich
– Sandwiches are delicious. Soggy sandwiches are far
from it! Making your
own garlicy dill cream cheese and using it to top this salami sandwich is
awesome. Not only is it totally tasty, this is one spread that will not get
soggy over time. We are loving this recipe and we’re sure your little ones will
Personal Tortilla Pizza
– Who doesn’t like pizza? Pack this up for lunch and your little ones
definitely won’t be trading it away! You can top with prosciutto and arugula
like they’ve suggested, or try more kid-friendly options (like pepperoni and
Skip The Swiss
and Swiss? Try ham and avocado! That’s right, here’s another opportunity to
load your little ones up with the ultimate goodness of avocados.
We hope these easy recipes help you as your little ones get
back to school. Does your family have a simple lunchtime staple? Share it with
– we’re always looking for new recipes!