Posted on Aug 18, 2017
It’s August! Which means it’s time to gear up your kiddos to head back to school. This transition can be a big job for parents, making sure everything and everyone is well-prepared and ready to go. Schedules change and meals that could be eaten leisurely now require a bit more planning and preparation. We have compiled a list of healthy, quick menu items to help your first month back to school be a little less hectic.
Sorghum is a great way diversify your child’s meal options, and all of the recipes below can be prepared in 45 minutes or less. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack, sorghum is a great addition to any recipe. This whole grain is an excellent source of fiber and a good source of protein, which will help keep your kids energized all day long.
Using a meal prep calendar is a great way to help you save time in the kitchen. This organized method will allow you to keep track of which meal you are preparing for each day and time. Try this meal calendar by Little Housewife to help keep you organized. When the kids get hungry, they’re ready to eat! It can be easy to have their food ready to go when they are. Prepare an entire dish or just a portion of the ingredients the night before to help make your morning routine a breeze. Or if you really want to get ahead, cook a batch of whole grain sorghum in advance then freeze it for future use. Sorghum doesn’t lose its taste or texture when frozen and reheated. It’s an easy way to have your ingredients readily available for speedy preparation for any meal of the day.
Sending kids to school with a nutritious lunch isn’t always easy, but these sorghum recipes are portable, convenient and delicious!
Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Oat Doughnut Bites - This recipe yields 24-28 tasty bites and is lower in fat and sugar than their traditional counterpart. The dough is also gluten free for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. They’re a great on-the-go finger food.
Gluten Free Sorghum Pancakes - Who doesn’t love a good ole flapjack? Your kids will be excited to help flip them and cooking them together is a great way to bond.
Cinnamon Rolls - These yummy breakfast treats freeze well and are a classic favorite that will brighten up anyone’s morning!
Pizza Muffins - Perfect for “Pizza Day” at school! These muffins are tasty and portable.
Pliable, Gluten Free Chia Tortilla Wraps - These wraps are perfect to send in a lunchbox! Stuff with chicken salad, bananas and peanut butter or your child’s favorite combination to satisfy their craving.
Sweet Potato Sorghum Salad - This hearty, yet fresh salad is flexible and easy to store. Simple ingredients are blended wonderfully and your kids are sure to enjoy.
Sorghum Burrito Bowl - A vibrant mixture of cilantro, lime, avocado and other veggies come together to form this bowl that your kids will love!
Hemp Za’atar Sorghum Crackers with Parsley Hummus - These yummy crackers are sure to be a crowd pleaser and are great for any time of day.
Garlic Parmesan Popped Sorghum - It takes just five minutes to fix up your new favorite popped sorghum topped with garlic and parmesan. Add a twist to your afternoon snack and satisfy your hunger until your next meal.
5-Ingredient Healthy Crunch Bars with Popped Sorghum - This is a very easy re-creation of the famous CRUNCH bars. What a fun way to use popped sorghum!
Sorghum Graham Crackers - These golden treasures are a sorghum-sweetened alternative to traditional graham crackers. Great for making s’mores or a wholesome snack to stick in the lunchbox!
Sorghum Stuffed Mushrooms - This recipe provides a neat way to utilize sorghum with a beloved stuffed mushroom. You can’t go wrong with these bite-sized treats.
Garlic Green Beans with Sorghum and Walnuts - This simple side with sorghum, roasted green beans and garlic is sure to become a family favorite.
Shrimp Scampi with Baby Greens and Sorghum - This dish will be an instant hit with your family! Filling and perfect for a weeknight dinner together.