It’s the back-to-school season again, which means that you may be on the lookout for some easy meal ideas. If you’re not in school, these are still wonderful snacks and lunches that you can prep for the week and enjoy as you work at home or in the office. Sometimes you might not have the time or energy to want to figure out what to snack on after a long day, so this breakdown of some excellent vegan eats will come in handy.
Some of these recipes might not be what your kid or kids enjoy, so feel free to tweak them to your liking! For instance, if your child hasn’t even had spring rolls or doesn’t like raw vegetables, feel free to either find vegetables that they like or fill a wrap with some veggies and hummus for them. Keep in mind that although this list is helpful, make sure you find what works for yourself and/or your family, and feel free to use this guide as inspiration.
We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes, it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based, and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! And don’t forget to check out our Weekly Meal Plan Archives! And check out our Dessert Archives for even more ideas!
This week, we’re bringing delicious, fully vegan, and plant-based recipes for back-to-school!
Kid-Friendly and Quick Back-to-School Hearty Eats
Source: Mediterranean Lentil Veggie Wraps
These delicious meals can be made ahead of time and are wonderful to toss together when you get home from work or school. For these, feel free to keep some pre-chopped vegetables in your fridge to save time. You can premake a mix of the lentil and roasted vegetables for this Mediterranean Lentil Veggie Wraps by Allie Penner or a big batch of this high-protein dip to have all week! You can even make some Hemp Chocolate Chip Cookies by Mitra Shirmohammadi to snack on throughout the week.
Kid-Friendly After-School Snacks
Source: Apple Almond Butter Snack
If you’re looking for bite-sized snacks, here are some ideas! These snacks are great to grab and reheat or make as a batch and snack on throughout the week. You can make them into smaller pieces and adjust the flavor to make them more kid-friendly, too. After school or work is a great time to keep it simple, so if you aren’t into reheating snacks, try doing a vegetable and dip or even non-dairy yogurt and frozen fruit for something quick and easy.
Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home
Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental well-being, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, good health, and more! Unfortunately, dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancerand prostate cancer, and has many side effects.
For those interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend purchasing one of our many plant-based cookbooks or downloading the Food Monster App which has thousands of delicious recipes making it the largest vegan recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits or a plant based diet.
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