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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. 

 

Gluten Free Summeripe Peach Muffins
Yields 12
These healthy gluten free peach muffins are the perfect grab and go breakfast for those busy back to school mornings
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
255 calories
26 g
60 g
15 g
6 g
5 g
85 g
122 g
9 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
85g
Yields
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255
Calories from Fat 130
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
23%
Saturated Fat 5g
24%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 60mg
20%
Sodium 122mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 26g
9%
Dietary Fiber 3g
11%
Sugars 9g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
8%
Iron
8%
* 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. 2 cups (about 3-4) yellow peaches (and/or nectarines), peeled & diced.
  2. 1 cup oat flour
  3. 1 cup almond flour
  4. 1/4 cup flaxseed flour
  5. 2 tsp baking powder
  6. 1/2 tsp sea salt
  7. 3 eggs
  8. 1/2 cup maple syrup
  9. 1/4 cup butter
Topping
  1. 1/2 cup quick oats
  2. 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  3. 2 Tbsp maple sugar
  4. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  5. 1 1/2 Tbsp melted butter
  6. Toasted coconut shavings (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together oat flour, almond flour, flaxseed flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add in eggs, maple syrup, and butter. Mix until cohesive batter forms.
  4. Fold in diced peaches.
  5. To make the topping, add walnuts, maple sugar, cinnamon, coconut flakes, and salt into a small bowl. Toss to combine.
  6. Stir in butter and mix with hands until a crumble mixture forms.
  7. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners and fill each 3/4 full.
  8. Sprinkle topping evenly on each
  9. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Notes
  1. Muffins can be kept frozen for about 1 month! Simply reheat in microwave for 30 seconds.
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calories
255
fat
15g
protein
6g
carbs
26g
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Almost-Instant Plumcot Sherbet
Serves 8
Our Almost-Instant Plumcot Sherbet is incredibly delicious and shockingly simple. All you need are four ingredients, a blender and a freezer!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 15 min
62 calories
10 g
7 g
2 g
2 g
1 g
19 g
44 g
10 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
19g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 62
Calories from Fat 15
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 7mg
2%
Sodium 44mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 10g
3%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
5%
Iron
0%
* 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 1/2 pounds Summeripe Plumcots, peeled and sliced
  2. 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  3. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. Kosher salt
Instructions
  1. In a blender or food processor, combine plumcot slices, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and a generous pinch of salt.
  2. Puree until smooth, scraping down any chunks on the side of the blender.
  3. While fruit is blending, cover a metal baking pan with wax paper.
  4. Transfer puree to the baking pan and freeze until firm.
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calories
62
fat
2g
protein
2g
carbs
10g
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10 Minute Peach & Spring Mix Salad
Serves 6
All you need is 5 minutes and a handful of ingredients to make this tasty and super healthy summer salad
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
419 calories
23 g
20 g
34 g
8 g
8 g
296 g
116 g
18 g
0 g
24 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
296g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 419
Calories from Fat 302
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g
53%
Saturated Fat 8g
42%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 21g
Cholesterol 20mg
7%
Sodium 116mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 23g
8%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 18g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
127%
Vitamin C
31%
Calcium
21%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Salad
  1. 5 Summeripe Yellow Peaches or Nectarines, sliced
  2. 1 large package or 16 oz baby spring mix
  3. 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  4. 1 package or 4 oz of crumbled goat cheese
  5. Handful pecans
Dressing
  1. 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  2. 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  3. 1 tsp honey
  4. salt
  5. pepper
For the dressing
  1. Combine olive oil and balsamic vinegar into a jar or a container with a good sealing lid. Add in salt, pepper, and honey. Shake vigorously.
  2. Adjust ingredients according to taste.
For the Salad
  1. Combine all ingredients into a large bowl and toss to combine.
  2. Pour some of the dressing in a circle along the inside edge of the bowl to help ensure an even coating. Toss to combine. Adding more dressing to taste.
Notes
  1. The vinaigrette will keep on the counter for several weeks. Oil & vinegar will separate, just shake to combine!
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calories
419
fat
34g
protein
8g
carbs
23g
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Summeripe White Stone Fruit Salad
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
135 calories
34 g
0 g
1 g
2 g
0 g
274 g
2 g
29 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
274g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 135
Calories from Fat 6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 34g
11%
Dietary Fiber 4g
18%
Sugars 29g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
13%
Vitamin C
64%
Calcium
2%
Iron
4%
* 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. 5 Summeripe White Peaches and/or Nectarines, cut into bite size chunks
  2. 12 fresh strawberries, stems removed & quartered
  3. 1 cup blueberries
  4. 1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp honey
  5. 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  6. 6 mint leaves, thinly sliced
  7. Handful or crushed candied pecans or walnuts
Instructions
  1. Toss the Summeripe white peaches/nectarines and strawberries together in a large bowl with the honey and lemon juice.
  2. Let sit for 10 minutes so the fruit has chance to macerate.
  3. Before serving, add mint and candied nuts, tossing gently to combine.
Notes
  1. Don't worry if the salad is too tart or too sweet. Simply add more honey or sprinkle with sugar to sweeten. If too sweet, add more lemon juice.
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calories
135
fat
1g
protein
2g
carbs
34g
more
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Summeripe Nectarine, Basil & Feta Salad
Serves 4
Summeripe Nectarines, fresh basil, tomatoes, & feta come together to make a savory & delicious summer salad.
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
234 calories
23 g
33 g
14 g
8 g
6 g
288 g
461 g
17 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
288g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234
Calories from Fat 121
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
21%
Saturated Fat 6g
32%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 33mg
11%
Sodium 461mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates 23g
8%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 17g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
26%
Vitamin C
31%
Calcium
20%
Iron
5%
* 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. 5 Summeripe Yellow Nectarines, diced into bite sized pieces
  2. 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  3. 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  4. Heaping handful of fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  5. 1 1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  6. salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine Summeripe yellow nectarines, cherry tomatoes, basil, & olive oil into a large bowl. Season with salt & pepper. Toss to combine.
  2. Add in feta and gently toss to combine all ingredients. Adding more salt, pepper, or olive oil if desired.
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calories
234
fat
14g
protein
8g
carbs
23g
more
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The BLTPA Salad (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, PEACH, & Avocado Salad)
Serves 4
Sure, BLT's are nice but have you ever had a BLTPA? This Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, PEACH, & Avocado salad combines everything you love into one big healthy bowl of goodness.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
291 calories
38 g
0 g
15 g
9 g
2 g
471 g
213 g
25 g
0 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
471g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291
Calories from Fat 132
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
24%
Saturated Fat 2g
11%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 213mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates 38g
13%
Dietary Fiber 11g
42%
Sugars 25g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
416%
Vitamin C
137%
Calcium
23%
Iron
37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the vinaigrette
  1. 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  2. 2 tbsp olive oil
  3. 11/2-2 tsp honey
  4. pinch of salt & pepper
For the salad
  1. 2-3 handfuls of spinach or chopped romaine
  2. 3-4 Summeripe yellow peaches, sliced or diced
  3. 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  4. 1 avocado, diced
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients for the vinaigrette.
  2. Pour over the assembled salad ingredients, toss and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Notes
  1. 4 servings as a appetizer
  2. 2 servings as a dinner salad
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calories
291
fat
15g
protein
9g
carbs
38g
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Summeripe Fruit Salad

Summeripe Fruit Salad
Serves 8
Talk about simple & healthy! This Summeripe fruit salad features all of your favorite stone fruits with a little berry twist.
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
105 calories
26 g
0 g
1 g
2 g
0 g
199 g
4 g
21 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
199g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 105
Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 4mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 26g
9%
Dietary Fiber 3g
13%
Sugars 21g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
7%
Vitamin C
59%
Calcium
2%
Iron
3%
* 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. 2 Summeripe peaches, sliced
  2. 2 Summeripe nectarines, sliced
  3. 2 Summeripe plums, sliced
  4. 2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
  5. 2 cups grapes
  6. 1 ½ cup blueberries
  7. 3 tablespoons lemon juice, about 1 lemon
  8. 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  9. 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  10. Handful of crushed candied pecans
Instructions
  1. In a large serving bowl, combine peaches, nectarines, plums, strawberries, grapes, and blueberries.
  2. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, maple syrup, and balsamic vinegar.
  3. Drizzle dressing onto the fruit and gently toss to combine. Adjust dressing to taste if needed. Sprinkle candied pecans on top.
  4. Serve immediately or let chill in the refrigerator for later.
Notes
  1. Serve as a side dish or add some whipped cream for a tasty dessert.
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calories
105
fat
1g
protein
2g
carbs
26g
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Brilliant Meyer Lemon, Strawberry, & Basil Martini
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
241 calories
43 g
0 g
0 g
1 g
0 g
184 g
16 g
39 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
184g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241
Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 16mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 43g
14%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 39g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
71%
Calcium
5%
Iron
9%
* 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. 2 oz Brilliant Meyer Lemon juice
  2. 1 to 1.5 oz vodka
  3. 4 strawberries
  4. Bunch of basil, 5-6 leaves to muddle 1-2 for garnish
  5. 2 Tbsp honey
Instructions
  1. Muddle basil & three strawberries in a cocktail shaker
  2. Add in Brilliant Meyer Lemon juice, vodka, and honey
  3. Add ice and shake
  4. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a strawberry & Brilliant Meyer Lemon slice
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calories
241
fat
0g
protein
1g
carbs
43g
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Rascal Mandarin Bourbon Mint Julep

Rascal Mandarin Bourbon Mint Julep
Yields 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
137 calories
18 g
0 g
0 g
1 g
0 g
388 g
15 g
13 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
388g
Yields
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137
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 15mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
52%
Calcium
3%
Iron
5%
* 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. 2 oz Rascal Mandarin juice, about 2-3 mandarins
  2. 1 oz Bourbon
  3. 1 tsp honey
  4. spring of crushed mint
  5. squeeze of Brilliant Meyer Lemon
  6. ice for shaking & serving
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients and muddle
  2. Add ice and shake
  3. Garnish with a Rascal Mandarin slice & mint leaf
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calories
137
fat
0g
protein
1g
carbs
18g
more
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