Summer has come and gone, and as September arrives, so the season of back to school! No matter the grade, back to school can be one of the most stressful times, between the shopping, the meet and greets, and preparing food for your kids to bring to school.
As a university student, the stress of meal prep is at its peak, so I’m always on the lookout for back to school recipes that are simple and delicious enough to please anyone from kindergartners to university goers.
To relieve a little bit of that back-to-school stress, I made up a list of the top vegan recipes you can pack for back to school, whether it’s for your kid or for yourself!
Let’s get into it:
This is an indulgent treat that’s actually healthy for you! No matter your age, you’ll be making sure to pack this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A mix of peanut butter and banana with avocado for thickness, you won’t feel guilty making this a part of your meal prep.
I normally hate pasta salads, but this one is an outlier. Pick any pasta you like, add some peas and carrots and a vegan ranch sauce, and you’ve got yourself a winner!
This walnut salad sandwich is the perfect substitute for a tuna salad sandwich, and I can even argue a better version! Mix some chickpeas, walnuts, celery and vegan mayo to get a crunchy, creamy sandwich that’ll be the talk of the town.
Need a little something sweet? Try these delicious little treats. They require no baking, just some coconut and blueberry jam! Roll it into a ball and pop them into your bag for a quick and convenient snack any time of the day!
A twist on a classic schoolbox lunch, this recipe makes your kids favorite soup even healthier without sacrificing any of the taste.
Cheese quesadillas are incredibly easy to make and pack, so make sure to include this recipe in your meal prep plan. Avocado makes this recipe that much better, but add guacamole seasoning to really up the ante.
You can have your cake and drink it too! Made with almond butter and raw cacao nibs, this cookie dough milkshake is so good it’ll trick you and your kids into eating healthy.
This greek classic is easier to make than it seems! Roast some chickpeas, pair it with your favorite tzatziki and throw in whatever veggies you want to make the perfect individual gyro.
Another classic, but this recipe adds a twist that uses miso and yeast to get that cheesy taste you’ve come to expect from the original recipe. The peas are a wonderful added touch, but I like also adding some extra broccoli to make this recipe that much better.
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