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Back-to-school snacks and easy dinner ideas

Back-to-school snacks and easy dinner ideas

It’s Monday, and time to get the kids ready for another week of school! 

Firefighter Tim shares recipes for a breakfast energizing smoothie, healthy after-school snack, entrée, and a healthy, tasty dessert.

Back-to-school snacks and easy dinner ideas

Get Up and Go Coffee Smoothie

Back-to-school snacks and easy dinner ideas

Ingredients: 
1 cup coffee (cold brew or room temp)
1/2 cup almond milk 
1/2 scoop chocolate protein
1 frozen banana 
1 Tbs honey or maple syrup 
1 Tsp coconut oil 
2/3 cup ice 

Place all ingredients in blender and blend on high. 


So Easy Italian Chicken Thighs

Back-to-school snacks and easy dinner ideas

Ingredients:

Package of Boneless Chicken thighs 
1 Tbs Oregano 
1 1/2 Tbs basil
2 tsp Garlic powder 
1 tsp Italian seasoning 
1 tsp Paprika(because why not)
Your favorite homemade or store bought sauce 
Mozzarella 
Fresh grated Parmesan cheese

Trim thighs. Rub all dry ingredients on thighs. This is really to taste. I have measurements in the above ingredients, but feel free to experiment. Now, you can either pan sear or grill the thighs.  You don’t want to cook them all the way. Once they have a nice sear or char, you want to place them in a pan and coat each thigh with your sauce. Then, sprinkle mozzarella and Parmesan on top, and place in oven at 400 degrees for a half hour or until thighs are cooked fully.


Great After-School Healthy Peanut Butter Jelly Cup 

Back-to-school snacks and easy dinner ideas

2/3 cup all-natural peanut butter
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup peanuts, chopped 
sea salt, to taste
Jar of your favorite strawberry jam 
Non stick cupcake liners 

Mix all ingredients except jam. Pour into cup cake liners. Next, place some jam on top and mix with tooth pick. Place in freezer for 30 minutes.

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

Back-to-school snacks and easy dinner ideas

Ingredients:
Bottom Layer (chocolate):
1/3 cup all-natural peanut butter
2.5 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon stevia 
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons maple syrup

Top Layer (peanut butter):
1/3 cup all natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon stevia 
2 tablespoons maple syrup
pink Himalayan sea salt

Mix all of the top layer ingredients in one bowl and the bottom layer ingredients in a separate bowl. Pour the bottom layer first, then the second layer into cupcake liners. Place in freezer for 30 minutes.Remove, and enjoy!


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