It’s that time of year again. Get back into routine with these wholesome and healthy back to school recipes that are easy to prepare, meal prep-friendly, and delicious. This recipe collection includes breakfasts, salads, full meals, and snacks/desserts.
the best back to school breakfasts
Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats with Coconut Oil Freezer Fudge
Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats with Coconut Oil Freezer Fudge: A healthy and fun breakfast with oats, chia, yogurt, maple syrup, banana, walnuts, and easy small batch homemade freezer fudge. Trust me: These overnight oats will make you excited to jump out of bed in the morning!
Vegan Zucchini Oatmeal Breakfast Bars (Gluten-Free)
These wholesome vegan zucchini oatmeal breakfast bars are simple to prepare, free from refined sugar, and satisfying. They are perfect at breakfast with a glass of your favourite type of milk or a bowl of yogurt and berries.
Raspberry Greek Yogurt Smoothie Bowl
This healthy raspberry Greek yogurt smoothie is packed with protein, fibre, calcium, and antioxidants. Everyone loves the bright pink colour and cold, creamy texture.
Apple Pie Blended Baked Oats
Hopping on the baked oats train with these apple pie blended baked oats. A handful of healthy ingredients including egg, almond milk, applesauce, peanut butter, maple syrup, and spices are thrown into a blender, blended up until smooth, poured into ramekins, and baked. The perfect healthy fall breakfast or snack recipe, these blended baked oats taste just like cake!
Sweet Potato Blended Baked Oats
These sweet potato blended baked oats give you an excuse to eat cake for breakfast! Inspired by the viral TikTok baked oats, this recipe for sweet potato blended baked oats combines rolled oats, sweet potato, spices, maple syrup, egg, almond butter, and chocolate chips for the perfect healthy breakfast!
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Breakfast Bars (V + GF)
These vegan, gluten-free carrot cake oatmeal breakfast bars are like baked oatmeal in handheld form. They’re sweetened naturally with bananas and dates, and have entirely whole foods ingredients like oats, carrots, walnuts, and chia.
Blueberry Yogurt Chia Pudding Breakfast Bowl
This blueberry yogurt chia pudding breakfast bowl is a delicious and healthy breakfast to enjoy all summer long! Frozen blueberries are blended with yogurt and milk, then mixed with chia seeds and refrigerated until thickened into a pudding. Top with banana, granola, and nut butter for a no-fuss breakfast.
the best healthy back to school salads
Moroccan Lentil Carrot Salad (Vegan)
This Moroccan lentil carrot salad with mint, raisins, nuts, and warmly spiced dressing is the perfect side salad or light lunch paired with pita and hummus.
Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad with Tahini Harissa Yogurt Dressing
This Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad with Tahini Harissa Yogurt dressing is a healthy, satisfying dish that combines warm roasted vegetables with kale, walnuts, mint, and sun-dried tomatoes. You’re sure to love it!
Tempeh Grapefruit Avocado Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
This delicious, protein-packed vegan salad features smoky baked tempeh tossed with lettuce, grapefruit, avocado, red pepper, and cilantro lime pepita dressing.
Santa Fe Chicken Salad (Earls Restaurant Inspired)
This Santa Fe Chicken Salad is inspired by Earls Restaurant, and features chicken baked in a flavourful southwestern-spiced marinade, greens, avocado, feta, roasted corn and sweet potatoes, dates, and cilantro pumpkin seed dressing.
Black Bean, Quinoa + Sweet Potato Salad with Kale and Corn
This southwestern black bean, quinoa and sweet potato salad with kale, corn, avocado, and tangy lime dressing is just bursting with flavour and colour. Enjoy as a main meal or side dish.
Thai Tempeh Quinoa Mango Salad
This Thai Tempeh Quinoa Mango Salad with kale, peppers, cashews, and peanut butter lime dressing is the perfect meal-sized salad with ample protein, healthy fat, and nourishing carbohydrates to power your day.
Fall Harvest Beet, Pomegranate, Avocado, and Gouda Kale Salad with Sweet + Spicy Pepitas
This fall harvest salad with roasted beets, pomegranate, avocado, gouda, apple, kale, and sweet + spicy pepitas is brimming with autumnal goodness! It’s the perfect salad to serve at holiday gatherings; everybody loves it- even the beet-averse! Plus, it’s just as great as a healthy lunch.
the best healthy back to school lunches and dinners
Beet Falafel Bowls with Lemon Dill Tahini Sauce
These beet falafel bowls are so vibrant and flavourful! Comprised of beet and white bean falafels, quinoa, steamed greens, and lemon dill tahini sauce, they’re rich in protein, healthy fat, and antioxidants.
Mediterranean Lentil Burgers
These Mediterranean lentil burgers boast plenty of herbs, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, lemon, and garlic. Enjoy on buns with green goddess pesto, lettuce, and tomato for the ultimate veggie burger all spring and summer long.
One Skillet Berbere Chicken
One skillet Berbere chicken is the ultimate cozy and healthy winter meal.
Creamy One Skillet Orzo + Tofu with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach
This creamy one skillet orzo and tofu with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach is an incredibly simple yet impressive vegan main dish. Easy enough for a weeknight, yet special enough for a weekend, enjoy it with a glass of wine for the perfect relaxing dinner at home.
Masala Chicken Meatball Bowls with Beet Slaw and Turmeric Rice
These masala chicken meatball bowls with beet slaw, turmeric coconut rice, and mango salsa are vibrant, colourful, and most importantly, packed with nutrients and flavour. While they consist of a few different elements, these bowls are easier to make than you might think, and the slaw is a great way to enjoy beets.
Pumpkin Butter Chickpeas (Vegan)
Vegan pumpkin butter chickpeas are the perfect cozy plant-powered meal. These vegan butter chickpeas are rich and creamy thanks to a sauce made with pumpkin, cashew cream, tomato, and garam masala. Serve this dish over white rice and top with pomegranate, cilantro, and yogurt for the perfect warming dinner.
Creamy Chicken Pesto Tortellini Soup
This creamy chicken pesto tortellini soup is made with plenty of herbs, pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, tortellini, broth, white wine, cream, and kale. It comes together quickly, and you can even use leftover cooked chicken or turkey from Thanksgiving or Christmas. It is guaranteed to warm you right up!
Sheet Pan Moroccan Chicken and Sweet Potato Fry Bowls
These sheet pan Moroccan chicken and sweet potato fry bowls are our new favourite weeknight supper! Super flavourful, bright, and healthy, these bowls consist of Moroccan chicken, sweet potato oven fries, spinach, feta, and our new favourite pumpkin seed herb sauce. Serve some warm naan bread alongside these chicken bowls for a dreamy meal.
Sheet Pan Lemon Paprika Salmon with Dilly Avocado Sauce and Roasted Root Vegetables
Healthy sheet pan salmon baked in a lemon garlic paprika sauce, served with roasted root vegetables, kale, quinoa, and dilly avocado sauce is the perfect wholesome family dinner. Serve everything up in a bowl for a great weeknight supper.
Mexican-Inspired Turkey Burgers with Chili Lime Mayo
Say hello to your new favourite Mexican-inspired turkey burgers with chili lime mayo! They’re easy to make, full of flavour, and packed with protein.
Butternut Squash Broccoli Baked Frittata
Healthy, flavourful, and simple baked frittata with roasted butternut squash and broccoli, provolone cheese, and brie is the perfect weeknight supper.
Green Eggs and Yams with Pepita Cilantro Sauce
This playful take on green eggs and ham features steamed greens, eggs, roasted yams or sweet potatoes, and quinoa, all topped with pepita cilantro sauce. Enjoy these bowls for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Chickpea Brown Rice Spinach Artichoke Casserole (Vegan)
This chickpea brown rice spinach artichoke casserole incorporates the beloved spinach-artichoke combination into a grounding, nourishing vegan casserole that sticks to your ribs and is guaranteed to warm you right up.
Moroccan Chickpea Bowls with Herb Tahini Sauce
Healthy vegan Moroccan chickpea bowls with quinoa, kale, roasted cauliflower, and herb tahini sauce.
Mediterranean Chickpea Pasta Bake
This vegetarian Mediterranean chickpea pasta bake is an easy weeknight meal, with lots of vegetables, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and chickpeas mixed with pasta and topped with cheese.
Mediterranean Lentil Veggie Wraps
Delicious, satisfying Mediterranean lentil veggie wraps make the perfect lunch or supper.
Crispy Tofu Hummus Caesar Veggie Wraps
These colourful vegan wraps are filled with crispy baked tofu, hummus, cashew caesar dressing, shredded beets and carrots, arugula, and avocado.
Chipotle Chicken Ranch Sweet Potato Wraps
Chipotle chicken ranch sweet potato wraps for the win! These wholesome, flavourful wraps are filled with chipotle lime chicken, roasted sweet potato, quick pickled red onion, avocado, cheese, and Greek yogurt ranch for a meal the whole family will love.
Hummus Pita Grilled Cheese
Your new food obsession comes in the form of this easy hummus pita grilled cheese! Sun-dried tomato hummus on pitas with spicy Havarti, parmesan, a drizzle of honey, and herb butter is totally divine!
Vegan Tempeh BLT Sandwiches
These vegan tempeh BLT sandwiches are made up of homemade tempeh bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and spicy tahini sauce! A healthy vegan spin on a classic that’s high in protein and rich in flavour.
the best healthy back to school snacks and desserts
Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies (Gluten-Free)
Amazing moist, dense, and chocolatey sweet potato brownies that are vegan and gluten-free, with five grams of protein per square!
Healthy Baked Banana Doughnuts with Caramel Glaze
Healthy baked banana doughnuts with caramel glaze: The ultimate easy dessert with a caramel glaze that is truly out of this world delicious. Kids and adults alike go crazy for these banana nutmeg doughnuts!
No-Bake Oat Fudge Bars (Vegan)
Easy, no-bake oat fudge bars that are vegan, gluten-free, and SO decadent-tasting!
Oil-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Maple Sweetened)
Amazing, chewy oil-free oatmeal raisin cookies made with wholesome spelt flour and maple syrup.
Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Blondies
These gluten-free and oil-free vegan oatmeal raisin blondies are made with tahini, oat flour, coconut sugar, and cinnamon, and are a hybrid of oatmeal raisin cookies and brownies. They’re easy to love and make the perfect snack or dessert.
Vegan Sweet Potato Blondies
Healthy vegan , gluten-free, oil-free sweet potato blondies made with HEALTHY ingredients, including oat flour, nut butter, unrefined sweeteners, sweet potato, and dark chocolate are the perfect easy treat to enjoy tonight. Knock them out of the park and pair with a scoop of ice cream and a drizzle of homemade caramel sauce, or simply with a tall, ice cold glass of your favourite kind of milk. Either way, you cannot go wrong with these healthy and wholesome vegan sweet potato blondies!
Almond Butter S’mores Oatmeal Squares (Vegan)
Wholesome almond butter s’mores oatmeal squares are the perfect summer treat. Made with healthy ingredients like oats, almond butter, coconut sugar, maple syrup, and dark chocolate, these squares are chewy, sweet, and delicious.
Chocolate Hemp Smoothie
This delicious, nutrient-rich chocolate hemp smoothie is rich and creamy, with plenty of healthy omegas from hemp and flax. You’ll love it for breakfast with a muffin, toast, or homemade granola bar, or as an afternoon snack!
Vegan Pumpkin Banana Spelt Muffins
These healthy vegan pumpkin banana spelt muffins are easy to make and so tasty at breakfast or snack time, especially with a smear of nut butter!
Sweet Potato Oat Flour Muffins with Vanilla, Chai, and Chocolate
These healthy and wholesome sweet potato oat flour muffins have notes of vanilla and chai, and they’re studded with plenty of chocolate chips. They’re easy to make, and delicious for breakfast and snacks.
Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Oat Flour Sheet Cake
This sweet potato chocolate chip oat flour sheet cake with chocolate avocado icing is sweetened with maple syrup, and made with wholesome ingredients, including eggs, sweet potato, oat flour, spices, and butter. Topped with the fudgey chocolate avocado icing, it is nothing short of divine!
Healthy Banana Oat Flour Muffins
Simple, wholesome, and healthy banana oat flour muffins that are naturally sweetened with maple syrup. These muffins are great for breakfast and snacks! Kids love them!
Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Oat Bars (Vegan + Gluten-Free)
These vegan, gluten-free chocolate chip hazelnut oat bars are simply delicious! A generous amount of hazelnut butter is mixed with coconut oil, oats, oat flour, coconut sugar, maple syrup, and chocolate chips for a wholesome treat.
Chocolate Hemp Pumpkin Seed Energy Balls
These healthy chocolate hemp pumpkin seed energy balls are just the snack you need to boost your energy and deliver a dose of minerals, protein, and satiating fibre and healthy fats.
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