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7 Easy & Healthy Back to School Recipes to Keep You Sane

Growing kids need healthy snacks that give them energy to make it through the day, not snacks loaded with empty calories. This school year, try using Mānuka honey in place of other sweeteners to give your kids the sweetness they crave, with all of the vitamins and minerals they need. The following recipes are easy to make and great for snack time, both during school and after they get home!

Simple Green Smoothies Chocolate Covered Banana Bites

1.Chocolate Covered Banana Bites

Chocolate Covered Banana Bites are easy to make and even easier to store. For extra sweetness and a nutritional boost, put a small amount of Mānuka honey on the peanut butter before you top it with the banana. You can also mix a little honey into the peanut butter. Either way, your kids will have a treat they can really enjoy.

ahead of thyme no bake protein breakfast energy bites

2.No Bake Protein Breakfast Energy Bites

No Bake Protein Breakfast Energy Bites are an excellent choice for growing athletes who need extra protein during practice time. These energy bites are made with natural ingredients that offer usable energy at sustained levels, without the crash or burnout. They’re a great pick-me-up snack to get extra nutrients at a time when the kids need it most.

Jar of Lemons Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

3.Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

Start the morning right with this Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal recipe. Simply replace half the maple syrup with Mānuka honey for an added nutritional boost. You can also pack it in their lunch box for a healthy and delicious afternoon snack.

Jar of Lemons Cranberry Almond Healthy Oatmeal Bars

4.Cranberry Almond Healthy Oatmeal Bars

Cranberry Almond Healthy Oatmeal Bars are incredibly easy to make and there’s no baking required! Instead of using plain honey, use Mānuka honey to get an added boost of nutrition, as well as a unique texture and taste. When you’re craving something sweet without chocolate, this could easily become one of your favorite snacks!

31 Daily Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

5.Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Smoothies are one of the most versatile snacks you can make. If you want the consistency of a milkshake, without all of the sugar and dairy products, try this Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie. Add flax seeds, a few chocolate chips, and drizzle a teaspoon of Mānuka honey on top. Change a plain smoothie into a healthy after-school snack both the kids and the grown-ups can enjoy!

31 Daily Easy Breakfast Cookies

6.Easy Breakfast Cookies

Easy Breakfast Cookies are soft, chewy and full of natural goodness and flavor. This is one recipe where Mānuka honey's rich texture and flavor really shine through. They are easy to store and make a great snack or after-lunch dessert.

The Creative Bite Cucumber Feta Bites

7.Cucumber Feta Bites

Cucumber Feta Bites make the perfect after-school snack. Cool, crunchy and incredibly cheesy, these bites provide a good amount of protein for a quick energy boost to get you through the rest of the afternoon.

Snack time doesn’t have to equal unhealthy foods. You can feel good sending your kids to school with snacks that are nutritious and boost energy throughout the day - by simply for healthy, high quality ingredients like Mānuka honey from Taylor Pass Honey. 

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