Life Recipes

Back To School Vegetarian – Friendly Recipes

As the new school year starts, it’s easy for us to get caught up in the stress of schoolwork and forget about the importance of proper nutrition. Not only will these healthy back to school meals give you the nutrition and energy you need, but they’re super easy and quick to make. Most importantly, these are delicious 🙂 Whether you’re going back to school or opting for remote learning, these recipes will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Recipe #1: Blueberry Muffin in a Mug

This recipe is perfect for a quick and sweet breakfast or as a snack during the day. Not only is it a much easier alternative to a batch of muffins, but it tastes just as good!

Ingredients:

Muffin:

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil or butter (melted)
  • 1/4 blueberries or any other berries of choice (fresh or frozen)

Topping:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil or butter
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp raw sugar

Instructions:

  1. In a microwave safe mug combine the flour, baking powder, and sugar
  2. Stir in the milk and coconut oil
  3. Place the berries on top
  4. Make the topping by crumbling together the coconut oil, flour and sugar
  5. Once done, sprinkle on top of the blueberries
  6. Microwave on high 90 seconds
  7. Let the mug cool for a bit
  8. Enjoy 🙂

Recipe # 2: Hummus & Veggie Wrap

With the start of the new school year comes a flurries of assignments, deadlines and exams, leaving little time for one to cook a proper meal for themselves. This recipe is perfect to brighten up your day and keep your cravings satisfied while you either prepare for a day at school or wait for your next online class.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp hummus
  • 1 whole wheat tortilla (8 inches)
  • 1/4 cup torn mixed salad greens
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped sweet onion
  • 2 tbsp thinly sliced cucumber
  • 2 tbsp alfalfa sprouts (optional)
  • 2 tbsp shredded carrot
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette

Instructions:

  1. Using a knife evenly spread hummus over the tortilla
  2. Layer it with salad greens, onions, cucumbers, carrots and sprouts (if you want)
  3. Drizzle it with vinaigrette
  4. Roll up tightly to make sure nothing falls out of the wrap
  5. Enjoy your meal 🙂
Original Recipe and image: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/hummus-veggie-wrap-up/

Recipe #3: Apples & Peanut Butter Snack

If you haven’t tried the classic peanut butter and apples snack in your life, you’re missing out on one of the best snacks out there. However, this recipe takes it to the next level and gives this classic snack a makeover. It’s easy to follow, quick to make and delicious to eat.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 apple (sliced)

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl combine yogurt, peanut butter, and honey
  2. Use a whisk to stir until smooth
  3. Serve with apple slices
  4. Sprinkle granola or any other toppings on top for an extra crunch (optional)

Recipe #4: Vegetarian Fried Rice

By dinner time, most of us are tired and ready to relax after a long day of school. As a result, we usually end up ordering takeout or eating whatever we find in our fridge. This recipe takes very little time to make which is absolutely perfect for the days where you want to relax but also have a warm homemade meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 oz shiitake mushrooms, caps sliced (save stems for other use)
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 6 oz kale, leaves thinly sliced (save stems for other use)
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 4 cups of cooked long-grain rice
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sriracha

Instructions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high
  2. Add mushrooms and cook, tossing occasionally until they are golden brown
  3. After about 3 to 4 minutes, transfer the mushrooms to a plate
  4. Add sesame oil to the same skillet
  5. Then add kale and cook by tossing it for 3 minutes
  6. Stir in garlic and cook for a minute
  7. Add rice and cook, tossing occasionally for about 2 minutes
  8. Push rice to sides of the pan, pour the eggs into the middle and cook, stirring often, until eggs are almost set.
  9. Then fold in the rice and cook for a minute more
  10. Toss it with soy sauce, sriracha, and mushrooms

I hope you enjoy these mouthwatering recipes! If you do decide to make them, we would love to see your final creation. You can either email us or reach out on our instagram.

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