Healthy School Lunch Recipes

MEATBALL SECRET
· 1 egg 
· 1/2 cup grated carrot 
· 1/2 cup grated zucchini 
· 1 small onion, grated 
· 1 teaspoon kosher salt 
· 1 teaspoon fine sliced basil 
· 1 teaspoon fine chopped oregano 
· 1 pound ground turkey 
· 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 
· 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
· Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F Lightly grease a baking sheet.
· Beat the egg in a mixing bowl, then stir in the carrot, zucchini, onion, salt, basil, and oregano. Add the turkey and Parmesan cheese; mix until evenly blended. Form the turkey mixture into 16 meatballs, roll in bread crumbs, and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
· Bake in the preheated oven until the turkey is no longer pink on the inside, and the meatballs are golden brown, about 1 hour
a healthy chocolate pudding option
CHOCOMOLE
1/4 cup cocoa powder 
1/4 cup honey (raw honey, if you have it)
1 AVOCADO 
Place all of the ingredients onto a blender and slowly mix it until it is all fully incorporated.
Enjoy it cold.
HOME MADE GRANOLA BAR
Ingredients
· 2 cups (160 g) oats
· ½ cup (96 g) sugar
· ½ tsp. salt
· ¼ tsp. nutmeg 
· 2½ cups additions in total: dried fruits, seeds, nuts, flax meal, bran cereal, puffed rice cereal, crushed pretzels, or even chocolate chips
· ? cup (60 g) peanut or other nut butter
· 6 Tbsp. (89 ml) olive oil - canola oil, other oils, and melted butter will work here as well
· ¼ cup (60 ml) local honey or Agave syrup
· 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) water
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Depending on desired thickness, line a square (8x8 or 9x9) or rectangular (9x13) baking dish with parchment paper, then lightly grease the paper with non-stick cooking spray, oil, or butter. Thicker bars are a little more decadent, if you're planning on using this as a dessert.
2. Process ? cup (27 g) of the oats in a blender or food processor until finely ground.
3. If necessary, chop up dried fruit and nuts. Raisin-size pieces are fine, but dried apricots, or apples, let's say - should probably be chopped.
4. Stir together all dry ingredients (oats, ground oats, sugar, salt, cinnamon, fruits/nuts/seeds).
5. Whisk together wet ingredients - oil, honey, peanut butter, and water.
6. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients, then spread in the pan. Press firmly into the corners and edges so the top is even.
7. Bake for around 30 minutes, until the top starts to brown. Thicker bars will likely take longer, so you'll need to watch them, depending on how much batter you've spread in what size pan. The edges will become deep golden and they may feel underdone in the center, but that's okay. They'll firm quite nicely as they cool.
8. Let cool in the pan on a cooling rack for at least 20 minutes, then take them out of the pan using the parchment. Let cool completely before cutting.
 

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