With the school year getting under way, wouldn’t it make you happy to have a freezer full of healthy, homemade goodies to help you make lunch-packing, breakfast and snacks come together quicker?
Once a month, I spend a few hours on a Sunday baking 2-3 batches of muffins and granola bars so that they are always available to me when I’m packing my son’s lunch or prepping him a quick breakfast or snack.
I didn’t always bake so much at one time, though! I started small… just one simple recipe.
Then, I’d keep half in the fridge to serve during the week and freeze the other half for those days when I was tired, running late, or out of ideas.
Today, I’m sharing my son’s favorites (plus, a couple of recipes I can’t wait to test out).
I hope they inspire you to get started on filling up your own freezer with healthy goodies!
For breakfast, my main goal is to give my son protein, and these recipes deliver. They last in the freezer for a few months, so I always can rely on them in a pinch. I generally add fresh fruit and unsweetened vanilla almond milk to round out the meal.
- Peanut Butter Oatmeal with Chia Seed Muffins
- Blueberry Spelt Muffins with Flax
- Peanut Butter and Honey Chewy Granola Bars
- Vegan Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Whole Grain and Almond Pulp Apple Quick Bread
Snacks and Lunchbox “sides”
Protein is also a priority for lunch, but in terms of healthy carbs and other “sides” I love packing my son one of these homemade healthy treats. Most of them are nut-free, so they are safe to pack for school.
- Vegan Apple Spice Snacking Cake (Refined Sugar-free)
- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
- Healthy Rice Krispie Treats
- Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
- Fruit Filled Bars
- Really Crunchy Chickpea Trail mix
Recipes I can’t wait to try!
- Vegan Blueberry Corn Muffins (for lunch boxes)
- Banana Ice Cream- 10 New Recipes (for after-school snack)
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