All of the items on the summer bucket list have been checked off, the sand has been rinsed out from everyone’s bathing suits, and the book bags are packed and ready for a new school year. It’s a new beginning for everyone—new teachers, new classmates, and supplies to make it the best year yet.
You and your child shopped for all of the things on their school supply list from pencils and notebooks to rulers and calculators. Your child even picked out the perfect lunch box! But have you picked out the perfect foods to fill their lunch box with every day? How about the perfect foods to fuel your child before and after the school day? No worries—we’re here to help! Help your child have a successful day at school by providing healthy, filling foods that will keep hunger pangs at bay and that will help them stay focused in class.
Breakfast: Superfood Lemon Blueberry Scones
Whether you have the time in the morning to enjoy a meal together around the table or you’re grabbing something to go to enjoy in the car, these Superfood Lemon Blueberry Scones are a great way to jumpstart your child’s day.
You can even make these scones ahead of time! They can be served fresh out of the oven or can be made in advance and served room temperature. No matter how you choose to enjoy them, these scones are filled with kale, blueberries, and a hint of lemon, and they’re a delicious way to start out the morning.
Lunch: Make Ahead Beans and Greens Quesadillas
Fill your child’s lunchbox with a diverse, colorful lunch that includes servings of fruit, vegetables, and proteins to ensure that they stay full and focused on school throughout the afternoon. One of our favorite lunches to pack? Make Ahead Beans and Greens Quesadillas.
Some great things to include alongside the Beans and Greens Quesadillas include fresh fruit, granola, yogurt, and avocados.
Afternoon Snack: Cool Fruit and Veggie Pops
Whew—after a long day at school where you child has been absorbing new lessons, socializing with their friends, and discovering their artistic abilities, they’re going to come home tired. Skip the chips and the candy, and instead, surprise your child with a cold, sweet treat at the end of the day with these Cool Fruit and Veggie Pops.
How do you fuel your child’s lunchbox during the school year? We’d love to know! Share your photos on social media and tag us @naturegreans and #farmfreshgreens. Happy school year to you and your family!