Blogger Mission: Healthy Back to School Recipes
Calling all health-minded bloggers, mom, and viewers!! The processed food industry has fired me up for several years now … ever since I started really reading food labels.
I grew up in the 80’s, with mom always looking for some convenience foods she could buy in bulk that I would eat. I just wanted whole wheat bagels and fresh fruit, but she persisted. I conceded on things like Top Ramen. I inherently tried to avoid food chemicals and over-processed garbage, but it seemed impossible, even then. Things certainly haven’t improved in our society, but after I saw this ad …
… I knew it was time to do something. An entire 4-page insert dedicated to Back to School, and not a wholesome food in site. Over processed garbage with “health” claims stamped all over them. This is what children everywhere will be eating as they head back to school.
I want to help fight this food polution and give kids a healthy chance with real-world solutions, so I am going to create a FREE back to school (and work) recipe e-book from the healthy blogging community. I already have some other bloggers on board for recipes – if you would like to contribute, simply leave a comment in this post, and I will contact you promptly. I’m hoping to have this ebook ready in two weeks! All recipes will be fully attributed (and linked) to whomever contributed them, so it is a great way to let people know about your blog!
Here is what I am aiming for:
- Recipes that kids and adults like (we need good stuff for our lunchboxes too!)
- Whole food recipes with some good nutrition in there
- Recipes that are relatively inexpensive and not to difficult to prepare
- Breakfast items, to-go foods, snacks, lunchbox treats, portable lunch dishes, etc.
- Dairy-free or dairy-free friendly (so that I can promote it on my main site also, and to cater to special diets). If you cater to other special diets too, great!
Again, please leave a comment if you are interested in contributing to this project, and feel free to let me know of other bloggers who may be interested in sharing, or spread the word to them! Thank you!!
68 thoughts on “Blogger Mission: Healthy Back to School Recipes”
GREAT Idea, Alisa!!! I am IN!! This is a disgrace! I was just thinking about this the other day!
Let me work on this tonight! I gotta ween through the most kid friendly recipes I have!! The mac n cheez would be great– but I adapted it from Engine 2, they encourage it to be shared though…I need to find some more originals also!
This is such a fantastic idea! I would love to contribute! I will start thinking and get some recipes together.
You are too awesome and I would be honored to participate! Let me get looking through the archives for something suitable. Thanks so much for putting this together, Alisa! Great idea. 🙂
This quinoa salad is a great source of animal free protein and has a pleasant taste. My 3 year old LOVES it. It keeps well in the fridge so great to take along in a lunch.
A great cold sandwich is one that is made with Hummus (chickpeas) spread on the bottom. Fresh sliced tomatoes, lettuce and avocado. Hummus also works well as a dip for veggies or chips.
I’m interested . . .
Count me in!! I have an app full of them! ;0)
You are such an amazing person! Thank you for stepping up and doing this! I’m in 100000% percent!
I’m off to search and create!
THANK YOU!!! for doing this. What a wonderful idea
Let me know if you need anything more from me! I think this is the coolest idea!
How about grain salads? Easy to pack in a lunch box!
Hey babe! I would LOVE to contribute!
Today was my 3-year-old son’s first day of preschool. I sent him to school with your 10-minute tuna couscous in his lunchbox, and he ate every bite. It’s one of our favorite lunches!
I started some posts on this yesterday with some today and few more going live over the next few days. Check them out. They are under the back to school label.
I never even really thought about that when I saw all those “back to school” specials…damn, you’re absolutely right! I’m behind you 100%!
Okay so I’m not sure if kids will love it or freak out, but I have my variation of Dr Seuss’s “green eggs”: http://www.burpandslurp.com/2010/07/28/i-like-misery-yes-i-do/
And Cheeseburger pizza: http://burpandslurp.com/2009/07/07/opening-up-to-new-worlds/
Spicy PB-Cinnamon-Raisin Chicken Salad: http://burpandslurp.com/2009/06/23/a-flipping-turn-on-ed-and-chicken-salad/
And PB-Pretzel Turkey Meatballs: http://www.burpandslurp.com/2010/01/31/youre-a-yummy-one-mr-weirdo/
Hm…a lot of PB! haha!
I’m so in!! Fantastic idea!
Count me in as well! I have a lot of family friendly recipes. What a great idea!
Alisa, I would love to join in! Let me know if you have a request. There’s a “lunchboxes” tab at the top of my blog, so let me know if there’s anything on that page that interests you.
What a fantastic idea!
I would love to be included 🙂 Great idea!
vegan GF soyfree energy bars, totally portable, a hit with everyone. readily available ingredients, bowl and spoon.
not everyone has maca powder and a vita. And also, i am not blitzing you w/ desserts b/c this is not a dessert ebook, but if you know of any of mine you want, just lmk. I also have tons of dips and spreads but again, not sure if that’s the focus.
Go to my site, i re-did my recipes tab. it’s organized. look it over and tell me what you have in mind!
Great idea and I’d be happy to contribute!
I have some vegan whole grain cookie recipes posted, if you’re interested in that sort of thing – or the peanut butter energy balls would be appropriate, too, I think.
That’s a great idea! I’d be happy to contribuate but all the recipes I’ve already posted are in French (I’m French!). Would you like me to translate a recipe for you? I love your idea!
Ohhh…it sounds like you have garnered a lot of interest with this one! I’d be happy to contribute if you still need participants.
Would love to see healthful and peanut free easy to pack recipes with kid appeal. We’re at a “nut free” school.
hi alisa- what a great idea. i would be totally stoked to particpate. please let me know! aloha
What a fabulous idea! I would love to contribute. Also if you need help putting it together let me know i`m a designer :]
I would def help out! 🙂 I can contribute recipes or any additional help you may need!
I am new to your blog but I am SO in!! I am battling with my parents with this issue right now for my little bro and sis!! I have a bunch of healthy lunch ideas for kids, kid tested and approved too 😉
What a stellar idea! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to contribute!! Let me know if there are any specific categories you are looking for (recipe-wise) but I am IN!!
This is such a great idea! Count me in and I will def tell my readers about it!
hey, there! i don’t have kids, but im basically a grown up kid! 😉 can i contribute?
Fabulous idea! If you still are open to contributors I would love to participate! My eldest is off to kindergarten this year and I am newly concerned about what they give those poor kids to eat!
I think you’ve got a great idea here. I’ve got a great, easy dessert that kids love. I know because my clients who’ve got kids have been able to get them to eat these popsicles that are dairy-free and no added sugars and take minutes to make.
If you are interested, let me know!
Alisa! I’d love to help out! Absolutely! This is an awesome idea; accessible to the kids and adults equally! You go!
I would love to help! Please let me know if there are any specific categories you are looking for. I can also help with any articles if needed, I worked in pediatrics for a few years. Thanks!
Great idea, Alisa!! I would love to share! Thanks for putting together such a wonderful and much needed project. And FREE is a great way to get it out there!!
I don’t have a blog, but I’d love to contribute! 🙂
Thanks for stepping up and making this happen! I have a 3 year old who doesn’t eat much so I would LOVE to get some inspiration to get more healthy choices into him. Wow, this is awesome! Especially given the reponse you’ve gotten. Gives me goosebumps!! THANKS
This is GREAT!! I would love to help!!
I would love to help! I have a 15 month old and I’m desperately trying to feed her healthy whole foods! I’m looking forward to all the healthy recipes! This is such a great idea and I am so thrilled! I heard about this from Laury at The Fitness Dish!
oh I love brown bag lunches. Turkey pinwheels, homemade applesauce, ants on a log. I don’t have kids and am not going back to school but I love kids recipes. So fun!
I’m not looking forward to this jury duty, blah! Can I bring my computer?
I’ve got one for ya:
I love this post. 🙂 I have more coming for you, but what format would you like all the recipes in????
I’d love to help! I have a dairy, egg & nut-free “peanut butter” cookie recipe that is tasty & wholesome.
I would love to help!! Just let me know what to do 🙂
Oh wow, Alisa, I am so so touched that you thought of me. And I am DEFINITLY interested in helping out with your lovely idea! Any/all fudge baby recipes are yours for the printing!! 🙂
Let me know if you need me to send links or whatnot… or if there’s anything else I can do to help ya!
Lots of love (and raw chocolate!),
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