The school season is soon to begin. While pencils, notebooks, and other supplies are crucial purchases, the most important tool they’ll need for learning is nutrition.

A well-rounded lunch provides students the energy they need to get through a full-day of classes and activities. We carry fresh bread for sandwiches and cold cuts from Applegate, Boar’s Head, as well as Italian cold cuts at our deli department.

Pick up fruit and veggies, treats, and other ingredients from our store to pack this perfect lunch.

1) Maple Honey Turkey Wrap

Maple Honey Turkey Wrap

via Boar’s Head

Create lunchbox envy with this nutritious turkey wrap recipe from Boar’s Head. Sweetness is found in the maple honey glaze on the turkey, and honey mustard spread on the whole wheat wrap. Toasted walnuts, apples, and Swiss cheese are layered with turkey in the center of the wrap. Fold the flaps of the wrap, roll up, and cut in half to serve.

2) Three Ingredient Fruit Roll-Ups

Fruit Roll-Ups

via Live Eat Learn

An oven can make a delicious meal, but did you know it could also be used as a dehydrator? This simple recipe from Live Eat Learn for homemade fruit roll-ups is both delicious and fun. A combination of fruit, lemon juice, and sweetener are blended together, then spread out thin on a pan with plastic wrap. Dry for 4-6 hours on the lowest temperature that your oven allows. Slice into strips, and use a piece of colorful ribbon to hold the individual strips together.

3) Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

via A Spicy Perspective

A good lunch has a little crunch. A Spicy Perspective‘s healthy recipe for baked sweet potato chips takes a half hour to make, and will fill a week’s worth of lunch boxes. Slice the sweet potatoes into paper-thin rounds, coat with oil and salt. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until crisp. Let the chips cool for 5 minutes before serving or storing.

4) Oatmeal Energy Bites (Easy No-Bake Snack)

Oatmeal Energy Bites

via Hip 2 Save

These bites from Hip 2 Save are the perfect afternoon snack. Packed full of energy, the bites are a quick to make, convenient to store, and great to eat. Combine almond butter, rolled oats, chocolate chips, honey, and flaxseed in a large bowl. Roll out teaspoon sized balls and set in the freezer for one hour.

5) Lunchbox Smoothies

Lunchbox Smoothies

via East Coast Mommy

East Coast Mommy has figured out the ultimate drink hack with this recipe for Lunchbox Smoothies. Frozen strawberries and bananas are blended together with orange juice, vanilla yogurt, and honey to create vitamin-filled treat. Start each week by making a large batch to store and pack for lunch throughout the week.

Happy start of school from Butcher Boy!

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