For many, September means the end of the holidays and the return to “reality”. It’s back to work for the adults and back to school for the children. And, with this year’s return being well… a different one to put it mildly, we thought we’d give you a bit of inspiration on how to fill lunchboxes with nutritious plant-based healthy treats to keep those energy levels up and your immune system working at its best.
Buddha Bowls, the perfect lunchtime treat
Filled with plant-based goodness and with only a little preparation the night before, Buddha Bowls are the perfect takeaway meal. Not only are they normally served cold, making them a great lunchbox pick, but when made the right way they contain essential micro and macro nutrients that we need every day. Micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), which we obtain from vegetables and fruits help us maintain our overall health while the macronutrients: carbohydrates, protein (animal or vegetable) and healthy fats, such as those found in nuts, will help provide us with the energy that we need to keep up with the day, making Buddha Bowls the essential lunch for you and the family. If you haven’t already discover how to make the perfect Buddha Bowl.
Play hard snack right
Whether at school or in the office, we can all agree that the transition from the relaxing summer days back to the early starts and organized routines can be hard. And, until everybody’s fully adjusted keeping energy levels up throughout the day can be challenging. Luckily that’s where nuts come in! Thanks to their nutritional profile nuts are energy-dense food and therefore can help keep those slumps at bay plus, thanks to their versatile flavors, they can be enjoyed in so many ways.
Spice up the day with the exotic tastes of garam masala, cumin, coriander and amchoor with these delicious Spiced Roasted Cashews or if you’re looking for something sweeter try our nut and dried fruits bars they’re, vegan, sugar free, a good source of plant-based and can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week.
So, there you have it. A few quick ideas to help keep you and your loved ones on the right and healthy track for the back to school routine! These delicious meal and snacks are so simple to make and can help put a smile on your face whatever the day might have thrown at you! And at the core of them all nuts and dried fruits, with their unique textures and flavors the possibilities are endless.
If you want more ideas have a look at our easy recipes with nuts and dried fruits.