Back-to-School Meals for Stress-Free Mornings
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No not Christmas. Back-to-school season! (Insert cheers from parents here.) Although back-to-school season is here and the carefree days of summer have passed, you can still keep mornings stress-free for you and your family. Here are three easy recipes for the back-to-school season.
Banana Cream Overnight Oats
*Recipe adapted from Nut Butter Fitness
- ⅓ cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup cashew milk (or plant-based milk of your choice)
- ½ cup Greek-style banana yogurt or 1 scoop banana protein
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Sliced bananas
- Within Without Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola
In a bowl or container, combine rolled oats, cashew milk, chia seeds and vanilla extract then add Greek yogurt (or banana protein) and mix together until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Cover bowl and store in refrigerator overnight. In the morning, top with fresh banana slices and a scoop of Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola. Enjoy!
Mason Jar Salads
We love a big salad for lunch, but washing and chopping all of your fresh farmers market vegetables can be time consuming and who has time for that? Not us! Instead, wash and prep your salad ingredients, then create individual mason jar salads for the entire week. Perfect for lunch on-the-go or a quick snack in between meals. Here are four easy mason jar salad recipes from Ambitious Kitchen.
*Recipe adapted from The Du Plooy Duo
- 2 frozen bananas
- ½ cup mixed frozen berries
- ¾ cup almond milk (or plant-based milk of your choice)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds Within Without Original Granola
- Fresh banana slices (Optional)
- Unsweetened, shredded coconut (Optional)
- Blueberries (Optional)
- 1 tablespoon cashew butter (Optional)
- Cinnamon (Optional)
Add frozen bananas, frozen berries, almond milk and chia seeds to blender. Blend on high until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Pour smoothie in a bowl then top with your favorite fixings and enjoy!
*Note: Save yourself some time in the morning and add all of your ingredients to your blender the night before so when you wake up in the morning all you have to do is blend. You can also pre-portion your smoothie bowl toppings so you don’t have to scoop and measure in the morning. Trust us, you will be thanking yourself in the morning.
Use these three back-to-school recipes so your mornings can be stress-free! Tag us @withinwithoutsnacks so we can see your favorite back-to-school recipes.