Recipe Round-Up: Top 10 Recipes for Delicious & Nutritious Back to School Snacks
Now that the school year is in full swing you may be in need of some speedy and healthy recipe ideas for hungry little bellies. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up ten of our favourite healthy snack options to help you make sure you get the school year off to a healthy start.
Here, in no particular order, are 10 delicious back to school snack recipes that’ll have you ready to take on the school year.
Whether you follow a gluten free diet or not, you will love this banana bread recipe. It’s easy to make and filled with healthy fats from the avocado oil, and it’s high in fiber from the almond flour and ripe bananas to help promote a healthy digestive tract. As delicious as it is, it includes only healthy, whole ingredients you can feel good about.
Rushed for time and didn’t prep breakfast the night before? This protein packed smoothie is perfect for when you’re in a pinch and need to get out the door. Great for kids and parents alike!
Made with just four ingredients, these little nuggets are the perfect healthy sweet treat. They’re sweetened with dates and a touch of honey and are high in healthy fats from the cashews to help prevent the crash that comes after most sweet treats. You can also sub sunflower seeds for the cashews to make them nut free!
Try it as a delicious after-school snack with fresh veggies and crackers or as a spread on a sandwich. It makes for a great make-ahead option to prep at the beginning of the week and the high-protein content will keep little bellies full until dinner.
This fall inspired granola is perfect for cereal, yogurt parfaits or just snacking on its own. Making your own granola helps avoid the often overly sweet store-bought options and it adds the perfect amount of crunch to anything!
This recipe just screams autumn! Joy McCarthy’s applesauce makes for the perfect snack to pack in your kiddo’s lunchbox. Enjoy it on its own, spoon it onto oatmeal, or use it in a sandwich with nut or seed butter.
A healthy take on the traditional treat, these healthy rice crispy squares are the perfect school snack (can be made nut free) or after-dinner treat. Prep this on a Sunday so you’re ready for the week ahead.
With nut bans in schools, this seed butter makes the perfect alternative. You and your kids will both love it and you’ll find yourself wanting to add it to everything. Go right ahead and try it in anything from sandwiches to smoothies — we promise you won’t feel like you’re missing out on anything.
This delicious make-ahead breakfast or snack option is so simple to make and will help ensure both you and your kiddos are well-fed even during the busiest of mornings. Packed with wholesome ingredients, moist in the center, crunchy on top and bursting with flavor, this is likely to become a new favourite.
These good-for-you bars are great as a little treat to add to their lunch box! They’re soft, nut free, and high in fiber thanks to the oats and pumpkin which will keep kids deliciously satisfied in between meals. Enjoy them on their own or with a glass of milk.
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Danica is a holistic nutritionist, wellness expert and health coach on a mission to help women around the world find their optimal well-being. She is the founder of Nakd Health, where she coaches clients to prioritize wellness in their busy lives with delicious recipes, nutrition advice, fitness and lifestyle changes.