PACK SOME HONEY INTO BACK-TO-SCHOOL LUNCHES AND SNACKS
Back to school means back to planning lunches and snacks. Kids love sweet and gooey snacks, while parents want healthy alternatives. Both sweet and healthy, using all-natural and raw honey is the best of both worlds! Keep kids smiling and in good health with the ideas and recipes shown below.
Smoothies with Honey: Smoothies are fun and flexible. Plus, kids love 'em. Using honey instead of sugar for the sweetener is a better option. Rachel Ray has some great ideas for kid-friendly smoothies, including an Orange Mango Smoothie. We suggest using Citrus Honey or Orange Blossom Honey for these recipes.
Pretzel Rolls: Nothing beats a sandwich on homemade rolls, and a pretzel roll is even more fun. The National Honey Board came up with this recipe for a Honey Wheat Pretzel Roll. Fill them with your choice of cold cuts or try them with chicken salad.
Honey Chia Seed Pudding: What kid does not like pudding? This yummy and healthy Chia Seed Pudding is another great recipe from the National Honey Board.
Honey-Almond-Chocolate Granola Bars: Readers at CookieAndKate.com gave these Granola Bars 4.8 out of 5 stars. Store-bought bars are packed with sugar. WIth this recipe, you can better control the amount of sweetener in your family's diet.
Peanut Butter & Honey Roll Ups: Nutrition expert Mitzi Dulan created this great recipe for Peanut Butter, Banana and Honey Roll Ups. This recipe uses flat bread, peanut butter, banana and honey to create a simple, healthy and filling snack.
Protein Energy Bars: These Honey-Peanut Energy Balls are perfect for both kids and parents, proving a quick pick-me-up for after school activities or the dreaded afternoon slowdown at work.