Back to School Lunch Boxes


It’s Back to School time again and for your family that means busy days with hectic schedules. Clothes shopping, picking up school supplies, meet the teacher night, sports sign-ups and that anxious feeling of the first day of school.

No matter what your child’s age good nutrition will help them navigate these hurdles head-on. That’s why we at Summeripe believe so strongly in Bentology. What’s that you might ask…we know…it sounds like a class but it’s actually a fun, smart way to get your kids to eat healthy portioned nutritious foods that help balance their every day. Here are four really simple ideas that are fun to make and provide all the fruit, vegetables, and proteins your student will need to achieve.

Hummus & Quesadillas 

  • Summeripe Peaches & Nectarines, cubed 
  • Strawberries, stems removed & quartered  
  • Cucumbers
  • Baby Carrots 
  • Hummus, we use 2 oz portion cups with a lid to keep things tidy
  • Pretzel Crisps 
  • Quesadilla, whole wheat tortilla with cheese, cut into four slices

Turkey Sandwich Rounds

  • Summeripe Peaches & Nectarines, cubed
  • Blueberries
  • Baby Carrots
  • Celery 
  • Turkey Sandwiches
    • Turkey lunchmeat
    • Mayonnaise
    • Baby Spinach
    • Cheese
    • Whole wheat bread
    • Make round sandwiches by cutting around a wide mouth cup or glass   
  • Hardboiled egg, peeled & cut in half

Cucumber Caterpillar & Turkey

  • Summeripe Peaches & Nectarines, sliced
  • Pretzel crisps
  • Cheese
  • Turkey lunchmeat, rolled 
  • Baby cucumber, sliced into bite size pieces
  • Candy eye cupcake decoration for caterpillar 

Turkey Pinwheels

  • Summeripe Peaches & Nectarines, cubed
  • Banana, sliced into bite size pieces
  • Baby cucumber, sliced into bite size pieces
  • Cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • Hardboiled egg, peeled & sliced in half
  • Turkey Pinwheels
    • Garden herb or whole wheat tortilla
    • Cream cheese or mayonnaise
    • Cheese
    • Turkey lunchmeat
    • Baby Spinach
    • Lay tortilla flat and spread an even layer of cream cheese or mayo. Layer turkey, spinach, and cheese leaving the last 1/3 with just cream cheese or mayo. Starting with the end with all ingredients, roll tightly. Slice into pinwheels! To make super clean cuts, refrigerate pinwheels for 2 or 4 hours then slice. 

 

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Summeripe Creamy Peach Popsicles

  • Author: The Kitchen at Summeripe
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 480
  • Total Time: 490
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Cool down this summer with these sweet and creamy peach popsicles


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Ingredients

  • 45 Summeripe yellow peaches, sliced
  • 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp Honey

Instructions

  1. Combine peach slices, yogurt, and honey into a blender and blend until smooth
  2. Pour into popsicle molds
  3. Freeze for 6-8 hours
  4. Enjoy!

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How to Freeze Summeripe Stone Fruit

  • Author: The Kitchen at Summeripe
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 1440
  • Total Time: 1455
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Freezing Summeripe Stone Fruit using this step by step guide will make it easy to enjoy delicious Summeripe peaches and nectarines all year long. With a little preparation Summeripe peaches & nectarines freeze really well and then can be tossed into smoothies, desserts, and other stone fruit recipes at a later date. Frozen Summeripe peaches are also great plain — set aside a batch to munch on when you have a sweet craving.


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Ingredients

  • 4 Summeripe Peaches or Nectarines (4 Summeripe Peaches fit nicely onto a standard sized baking sheet but you can freeze as many Summeripe Peaches & Nectarines as you wish!)

Instructions

  1. 1. Cut wax or parchment paper to cover your baking sheet. Using wax or parchment paper will help to keep the frozen fruit from sticking to the baking sheet.
  2. 2. Slice the fruit, try to slice the fruit into similar sized slices to ensure the fruit will freeze equally. We like to leave the skin on the fruit but you may also remove the skin if you wish
  3. 3. Carefully place the fruit slices onto the wax paper lined baking sheet. Do not let the fruit touch each other, this will help to avoid large clumps of frozen fruit.
  4. 4. Place the fruit slices & baking sheet into the freezer and allow to freeze for about 24 hours or until fruit slices are completely frozen
  5. 5. Once completely frozen, remove fruit for freezer and place into a large freezer bag and thoroughly seal the bag.
  6. 6. Store the bag of frozen fruit in the freezer and enjoy Summeripe Stone Fruit all year long!

Notes

  • Frozen Summeripe Peaches is also the secret ingredient in our Summeripe Peach Smoothie! Don’t water down your smoothies with ice cubes, use frozen peaches to make creamy, thick, and nutritious smoothies all year long.

Nutrition

  • Trans Fat: 0

Summeripe Plum Bran Muffins

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Summeripe Plum Bran Muffins

  • Author: Peggy Thurlow
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

Serve our Summeripe Plum Bran Muffins for a delicious and healthy breakfast that the whole family will love!


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Ingredients

  • 2 Summeripe Plums, diced
  • 1 cup all-bran cereal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar (cane turbinado)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine bran cereal and orange juice in a bowl; let stand several minutes for the cereal to absorb the juice.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, both sugars, baking powder and salt.
  3. Stir egg and oil into bran cereal until well mixed.
  4. Add bran cereal mixture and diced plums to the dry ingredients; stir only until dry ingredient are moistened.
  5. Spoon thick batter into greased muffin cups.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Remove from pan and serve warm.

 

 

 

 

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Summeripe Peach & Greek Yogurt Muffins with Bran Crumb Topping

  • Author: The Kitchen at Summeripe
  • Yield: 14 1x

Description

These sweet & delicious Summeripe Peach Muffins become even more delicious with our Bran & Walnut crumble topping. Serve the Summeripe Peach Muffins to the whole family for a delicious and nutritious breakfast or indulge your sweet tooth by saving them for a Summeripe fruit-filled dessert treat!


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Ingredients

Batter

  • 2 Summeripe Peaches, diced
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 12 oz. (or 1 1/4 cups) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Bran Crumb Topping

  • 1 cup All-Bran cereal
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup Summeripe Peaches, diced
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 tablespoons light brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin pan or line with paper liners.

For the Batter

  1. In a large bowl mix the yogurt and honey.
  2. Add Summeripe Peaches, both sugars, canola oil, vanilla and egg to the yogurt mixture, mixing until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.

For the Bran Crumb Topping

  1. Combine the bran, walnuts and sugar in a food processor until coarsely ground.
  2. Stir in the melted butter.
  3. Add in the diced Summeripe Peaches
  4. Fill the prepared muffins cups with batter and divide the crumb topping over each muffin.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. The muffins are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs attached.Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

Notes

Add in Summeripe Plums for another delicious summer time treat!

 

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Summeripe Peach Smoothie

  • Author: Peggy Thurlow
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5

Description

The Summeripe Peach Smoothie is perfect for the whole family. It is a refreshing and energizing breakfast for on-the-go adults and a healthy, sweet snack for the kids.


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Ingredients

  • 2 Summeripe Peaches, sliced & frozen
  • 1 Banana, frozen
  • 1 cup Pomegranate Juice (may substitute Apple or Orange juice)
  • 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Dollop of Honey (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine plain greek yogurt, frozen Summeripe Peaches, frozen banana, pomegranate juice, and honey (optional) into a blender (1 cup of crushed ice may be used in lieu of frozen fruit. Note that the texture will not be as smooth)
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

  • Here at Summeripe, we love using frozen fruit to make our smoothies smooth & creamy. To freeze Summeripe Peaches, slice peaches (as many as you wish to freeze) onto a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Be careful to place peaches apart from each other, if the peaches are touching they will stick together and will be difficult to break apart. Place sheet into freezer and freeze for 8-12 hours. Store leftover peaches in plastic freezer bags in the freezer. May be stored in the freezer for 2-3 months.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 248
  • Sugar: 47
  • Sodium: 40
  • Fat: 3
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 56
  • Protein: 4
  • Cholesterol: 8

Fruity Fun Roll Ups

Fruity Fun Roll Ups
Serves 8
Running to soccer practice and need a quick snack? These make ahead fruit roll-ups are a healthy spin on the store bought fruit roll-ups and a great grab and go option for parents.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 hr
32 calories
8 g
0 g
0 g
1 g
0 g
81 g
1 g
5 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
81g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 32
Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 8g
3%
Dietary Fiber 1g
6%
Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
59%
Calcium
1%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup Summeripe® nectarine (pitted, chopped)
  2. 1 cup pineapple (cored, chopped)
  3. 2 cups strawberries (chopped)
  4. 1 Tbsp.agave nectar
  5. 1 tsp. lemon juice
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 170°F.
  2. 2. Blend strawberries, pineapple, peaches, agave nectar and lemon juice in blender until smooth.
  3. 3. Spread mixture evenly, 1/8 inch thick, onto parchment-lined baking sheet, and bake 6-8 hours, or until mixture is completely solid and slightly sticky.
  4. 4. Remove from oven and let cool. Cut into 8 rows and roll up.
Notes
  1. Suggested Sides: ½ cup baby cut carrots & 1 tsp. Maries® Lite Creamy Ranch dressing
Adapted from Produce for Kids
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calories
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fat
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protein
1g
carbs
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