When you’re sending your little one(s) off to school – make sure to send them to school with some delicious and nourishing food! These recipes are portable, yummy, and of course 100% plant-based! We added in some tips to help you prepare these ahead of time for a super smooth work-week. Plus, we threw in some deceivingly-healthy desserts for the pickiest of eaters. Download the Food Monster App for more recipes and lunch-inspo!
Sandwiches, Flat-Breads, and Wraps:
This Smoked Tofu Multi-Layer Sandwich is super filling! Prep the tofu ahead of time to save time on weeknights! It has healthy add-ons like avocado, hummus, red onion, cucumber, and alfalfa sprouts!
These Sweet Potato Curry Falafel Lettuce Wraps are about to be the envy of the lunchroom! Prep a whole bunch of falafel on Sunday night and make these all week! If you’re worried about these making a mess at school- you could always opt for the more kid-friendly alternative of the regular tortilla wrap!
This Broccoli Pizza Crust and Green Pea Hummus is just as good cold! It is packed with green-goodness and is very adaptable to whatever you have on hand! Send them off with their daily supply of vegetables with this gluten-free, 4-ingredient broccoli pizza crust topped with a creamy green pea hummus.
These Homemade Flatbread Wraps With White Bean Hummus and Chickpeas are healthy and totally delicious! If you need something a little quicker, you could always opt for a store-bought flatbread or wrap. Plus, these are pretty affordable!
This Grilled Zucchini Flatbread is super easy and can be made with whatever veggies your child chooses! Might even be a fun activity to let them help you make it! Send them to school with a side of red sauce to make it more like a pizza… Like, what kid DOESN’T love pizza?
Anyone would be lucky to get this Spicy Roasted Chickpea Spread Sandwich in their lunch! Make a bunch of the spread ahead of time to spread on sandwiches, wraps, and more to mix it up!
Deceivingly Simple and Healthy Desserts:
These 4-Ingredient No-Bake Banana Bread Bars are perfect to make in bulk and send with your child for a healthy dessert! They are packed with fiber from the oats, flavor from the cinnamon and bananas, and a sticky, rich, goodness from the dates.
These Chocolate Orange Snowballs are a snack dressed up like a dessert! They’re deceivingly delicious – you would never think they were actually pretty healthy! This recipe makes 20 so you can make them with your kiddo on Sunday afternoon and keep them in the fridge for the whole week!
These Protein Chocolate Granola Bars are another winner! They’re chocolate-y for your child’s sweet tooth but, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you hand-crafted them a healthy snack! It makes 16 bars so again, your family will have healthy dessert all week!
The good thing about these Gooey High-Protein Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites is that they look like your kids’ favorite cookies but act like a high-protein bar! And the best part, they literally take less than 20 minutes to make… and make 20! So easy!
Don’t feel like making snacks? Check out The Tastiest Vegan, Gluten-Free Snacks in the Supermarket! for tons of snacks you can buy online!
Need more kid-friendly recipes? Check out 25 Recipes You Can Feel Good About Giving Your Kids by downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
Lead image source: Homemade Flatbread Wraps With White Bean Hummus and Chickpeas
Help keep One Green Planet free and independent! Together we can ensure our platform remains a hub for empowering ideas committed to fighting for a sustainable, healthy, and compassionate world. Please support us in keeping our mission strong.