Wrapping up our back-to-school series with a fun and tasty recipe that is sure to be a kid-pleaser. Pizza is a pretty kid friendly food, but cold leftover pizza is not always the best lunchbox option. Enter pizza rolls! A soft whole wheat dough rolled up cinnamon roll style with your favorite pizza toppings inside, and of course extra sauce for dipping. Make up a batch on the weekend and fill up those lunchboxes with cheesy carby goodness that is sure to be gone when the lunchbox comes back home.
More back-to-school/lunchbox ideas with these unusual but delicious cookies. An after school snack (or afternoon coffee break!) of chocolate chip cookies is both iconic and nostalgic. Who doesn’t want a cookie or three to look forward to and get them through the rest of the day? My daughter always wants a sweet treat in her lunchbox, so I use it as a way to sneak in some healthy goodness. Cookies are a great vehicle to “hide” healthy ingredients in. While these have butter, sugar and chocolate chips (because I want them to actually taste good!!), they are also full of whole wheat pastry flour, oats, almond meal and an extra dose of protein from pureed lentils, which I promise you can’t taste. And if gluten-free or nut allergies are a concern, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with substitute ideas at the bottom of the recipe.
Who doesn’t love a sandwich option when trying to feed your family all day, every day? Bringing you more lunchbox friendly recipes with this one hundred percent whole wheat sandwich bread (that your family will actually eat), making it easier to incorporate whole grains into your diet. I’ve also included a recipe for Pumpkin Seed Butter at the end of the post, which was a bonus post with the blender attachment in January. It makes a wonderful nut-free substitute for peanut butter. And that is especially helpful if you are packing school lunches right now.