With fall’s arrival, schedules are more hectic than ever. Here are some kid-friendly ideas for the busy week, from easy breakfasts to healthy lunches and creative snacks.
|Apple Cranberry Crisp Breakfast Bars
A snap to assemble using our mix, these breakfast bars containing sprouted whole wheat flour and rolled oats are the perfect on-the-go breakfast for weekday mornings.
|Yogurt Parfaits with Berry Jam & Granola
A bowl of plain yogurt is made extra special with a swirl of berry jam and a sprinkle of homemade granola. You can tailor the granola recipe to your liking: substitute sunflower seeds or chopped pecans for the almonds and dried cranberries for the cherries.
|Egg Salad Sandwiches
Adults will love this classic as much as the kids do. One bite of an egg salad sandwich, with a filling that dribbles out between the bread slices, will send you back to your childhood.
|PB and Banana Sandwiches
The peanut butter and jelly sandwich—better known as the PB & J—has been making lunch easy for countless moms and dads over the years. The popular PB and banana variation trades out the jelly for bananas and adds honey for a touch of sweetness.
These wraps are filled with healthy veggies and a layer of cream cheese for a filling, flavorful spread. You can use flavored tortillas, if you like, to make them even more colorful.
|Chewy Fruit and Nut Bars
These homemade bars make great snacks or lunch-box treats. You can assemble them in minutes and walk away while they set in the refrigerator—no baking required! Use this recipe as a template for variations using any of your favorite dried fruits and nuts.
Super-simple to make and healthy to eat, these breadless sandwiches make great snacks any time of day. Peanut butter is the good stuff that holds the treats together.
|Ranch-Style Dip with Dippers
This recipe is designed for young chefs to prepare. Moms and Dads: take your kids on a shopping trip to the farmers’ market and let them choose their favorite vegetables to use as the dippers.
|Oven-Baked Carrot Fries
Carrots get sweet and tender when they are baked in the oven. Serve these as a vegetable side for dinner, or enjoy as a snack with your favorite dip.
|Triple-Decker Turkey Club
There are different ingredients on each layer of this triple-decker sandwich: crispy bacon, roasted turkey breast, lettuce leaves and fresh tomato slices.
|Easy Green Goddess Dressing
Here’s a delicious way to eat your greens! This salad dressing is packed with fresh herbs, with mayonnaise and buttermilk for richness.
|Individual Deep-Dish Pizza
These handheld pizzas are the perfect after-school snack or fast meal. Have your kids pair the Breville pie maker with ready-made marinara sauce, grated cheese, a bit of meat or vegetables and pie dough—they can create their own favorite combos!
This lasagna includes three types of Italian cheeses: ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan. Assembling it is a fun family project! Make a big batch and enjoy the results of your effort all week.