Back to school: tasty lunch box ideas

Crustless tomato quiche with maple

September is upon us and with that comes the season of Autumn and the start of a new academic year. To help you ease back into the back to school routine, we’ve put together a few of our favourite quick, easy and yummy recipes to bring the excitement back to meal times.

Starting with our take on a classic – crustless tomato quiche with maple made with juicy tomatoes, tangy cheddar cheese and delicate maple syrup. The quiche is deliciously filling, making this a great lunch option.

This chicken, bacon and pea penne with maple recipe is a blend of perfect flavour. Sweet maple contrasting with smoky bacon and rich parmesan, this dish will surely be the envy of other lunchboxes.

Another tasty treat are these onion and goats cheese tarts. Simple and delicious, filled with indulgent goats cheese and sweet sticky onion, and with a combined making time of 15 minutes, these tarts are a winner all-round.

For those busy mornings on the go, we’ve got you covered. Our moreish maple breakfast cookies packed with cranberries, dates, almonds and coconut make these a delightful breakfast option, certain to brighten any morning.

On the topic of snacks, these fruity maple boost bars made with fruit, nuts and pure Canadian maple syrup are full of nutritional properties. These bars provide an energy-boost, making them a perfect snack to help keep the day going.

Find more child-friendly recipes that are sure to impress even the pickiest of eaters here.

 

Did you know ?

Québec exports its maple products to more than 50 countries.

Everywhere it goes, consumers of all ages appreciate maple’s unique flavour.

Scientists are studying maple’s potential health benefits.

Studies now underway include those on the antioxidant properties of the polyphenols naturally present in maple syrup.

Maple syrup can be used as a sugar substitute in most recipes.

In cake and most dessert recipes, for each 250ml (1 cup) of syrup used, simply reduce the stipulated amount of liquid (water, milk, juice, etc.) by 60ml (1/4 cup).

A natural source of energy

Maple syrup is a natural source of energy. Check out our recipes for food and drinks before, during, and after exercise.