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Back to School: 10 recipes to fill up those lunch boxes

Posted August 25
Updated August 26

Traditional calendar schools will be back at it on Monday, which means plenty of parents around here are looking for something new to put in those lunch boxes. Here are 10 recipes to try out!

Easy Tomato Soup

This is a new one that will make an appearance in their lunch boxes, along with cheese, crackers, fruit and veggies. I found it on Food Network's website. It's so easy, you can make it in the morning. Just blend together a 28 ounce can of whole tomatoes with the juice; 1 roughly chopped celery rib and 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth. Then, pour in 1 to 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup (or the same amount of agave nectar, which is what I had on hand). Then stir in 1/4 to 1/3 cup cream. Heat in the microwave so it's warm enough to fill in a thermos. That's it! It makes for a wonderful, quick lunch or dinner too.

Tomato Soup

Blueberry Bars: A yummy lunch box treat

Blueberry bars

Strawberry Fruit Leather: A simple recipe recreating a lunch box staple

Strawberry fruit leather

Quinoa Salad: A filling salad full of protein and nutrients

Quinoa salad

Pesto Pasta Salad: A yummy alternative to the same-old sandwich

Pesto Pasta Salad

Back-to-School Homemade Snack Bars: A fun snack that kids can help make

Snack bars

Vegetable Mini Quiches: Take it for a breakfast on the go or pack it in the lunch box.

Vegetable Mini Quiche

Roasted Chickpeas: A great source of protein

Chickpeas

Peach Oatmeal Bars: A Go Ask Mom favorite!

Peach oatmeal bars

Strawberry Buttermilk Muffins: A yummy lunch box addition

Strawberry buttermilk muffins

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