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. 

 

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
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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
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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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Rascal Mandarin & Golden Beet Salad
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
60 calories
15 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
122 g
3 g
12 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
122g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60
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 3mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 12g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
7%
Calcium
1%
Iron
1%
* 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. 6 Rascal Mandarins, cut in half the peeled with segments removed
  2. 2 large green apples, sliced
  3. 10 golden beats, peeled and sliced
  4. slivered almonds to taste
Dressing
  1. 1 bottle fat free zesty Italian dressing
  2. 1 cup Rascal Mandarin juice, about 8 mandarins
  3. 1 Tablespoon Brilliant Meyer lemon juice, about 1 lemon
  4. 1-2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
Instructions
  1. Add ingredients into a serving bowl. Add dressing to taste.
  2. Keep left over dressing in refrigerator
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calories
60
fat
0g
protein
0g
carbs
15g
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Brilliant Meyer Lemon & Quinoa Salad
Serves 6
Brilliant Meyer Lemons add a fresh twist to this healthy and hearty fall salad.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
138 calories
24 g
0 g
2 g
6 g
0 g
163 g
123 g
2 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
163g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138
Calories from Fat 22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
4%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 123mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 24g
8%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
50%
Vitamin C
30%
Calcium
4%
Iron
11%
* 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 quinoa, rinsed
  2. 1 cup butternut squash (about 1/2 squash), cubed
  3. 1 cup water
  4. 1 cup chicken broth
  5. 1/2 cup edamame beans
  6. 1 or 2 Brilliant Meyer Lemons, juiced
  7. and the zest of 1 Brilliant Meyer Lemon
  8. 3 Tablespoons Brilliant Meyer Lemon Compound Butter
  9. 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  10. Olive oil
  11. Pepper
  12. Salt
  13. Slivered almonds (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel and cube butternut squash. Coat with olive oil, salt and pepper. Arrange coated squash evenly on baking sheet. Roast until squash is tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. While squash is roasting, combine quinoa, water, chicken broth, Brilliant Meyer Lemon juice, zest, 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. salt, edamame, and meyer lemon compound butter into a covered saucepan. Bring to a boil the turn down to a simmer.
  3. Simmer until water is gone and quinoa is fluffy.
  4. Finish with a squeeze of Brilliant Meyer Lemon juice to brighten up flavors.
Notes
  1. Brilliant Meyer Lemon Compound Butter
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup unsalted butter
  2. 1 Tablespoon (about 1 Brilliant Meyer Lemon) Brilliant Meyer Lemon juice
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons Brilliant Meyer Lemon Zest
Directions
  1. 1. Stir together softened butter, Brilliant Meyer Lemon juice, and zest.
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calories
138
fat
2g
protein
6g
carbs
24g
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Summeripe Nectarine & Avocado Toast
Serves 2
Need a delicious, nutritious, and easy snack? Try the Summeripe Nectarine & Avocado Toast! Summeripe yellow nectarines, avocados & feta cheese toasted to crunchy perfection will satisfy all of your snack cravings.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
291 calories
32 g
6 g
18 g
6 g
3 g
225 g
301 g
8 g
0 g
13 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
225g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291
Calories from Fat 148
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g
27%
Saturated Fat 3g
17%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 6mg
2%
Sodium 301mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates 32g
11%
Dietary Fiber 9g
37%
Sugars 8g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
9%
Vitamin C
32%
Calcium
13%
Iron
11%
* 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 Summeripe yellow nectarine, sliced into 10-12 slices
  2. 2 slices plain bread (we like sourdough)
  3. 1 very ripe avocado
  4. 1/2 lime
  5. 1-2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  6. Handful of baby arugula
  7. Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  8. Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Scoop out avocado into a bowl, add in lime juice, salt & pepper. Roughly mash the avocados with a fork.
  2. Split avocado mixture onto the two bread slices, add nectarine slices and crumbled feta.
  3. Place onto a baking sheet to toast in the oven or on the grill (medium high heat) until the bread is toasted and cheese is slightly soft.
  4. Remove from oven/grill and top with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and baby arugula.
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calories
291
fat
18g
protein
6g
carbs
32g
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Summeripe Creamy Peach Popsicles
Serves 4
Cool down this summer with these sweet and creamy peach popsicles
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 10 min
150 calories
33 g
3 g
1 g
5 g
1 g
241 g
41 g
31 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
241g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
2%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 3mg
1%
Sodium 41mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 33g
11%
Dietary Fiber 3g
10%
Sugars 31g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
12%
Vitamin C
19%
Calcium
12%
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. 4-5 Summeripe yellow peaches, sliced
  2. 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  3. 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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calories
150
fat
1g
protein
5g
carbs
33g
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This Summeripe Peach & Onion Salad has all of the elements we love in a summer salad… Easy, colorful, and delicious!

Summeripe Peach & Onion Salad
Serves 4
This Summeripe Peach & Onion Salad has all of the elements we love in a summer salad... Easy, colorful, and delicious!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
92 calories
14 g
0 g
4 g
1 g
0 g
169 g
41 g
11 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
169g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 92
Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 41mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 14g
5%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
7%
Vitamin C
17%
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. 2 Summeripe Yellow Peaches, sliced
  2. 2 Summeripe Plums or Plumcots, sliced
  3. 1 medium red onion
  4. 3 springs of fresh thyme (optional)
  5. About 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  6. 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  7. Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Place the Summeripe Yellow Peaches, Plums, and red onion into a large serving dish
  2. Add vinegar and olive oil and mix together, making sure all fruit slices and onions are coated with vinegar/oil mix
  3. Sprinkle the fresh thyme and add salt to taste
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calories
92
fat
4g
protein
1g
carbs
14g
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Summeripe Peach Parfait

Summeripe Peach Parfait
Serves 2
Who knew that a tasty & healthy breakfast could be this easy? Our Summeripe Peach Parfait only needs three ingredients to make your mornings a bit brighter: Summeripe Peaches, Summeripe Peach Granola, & Yogurt
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
237 calories
35 g
1 g
8 g
8 g
1 g
167 g
43 g
24 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
167g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237
Calories from Fat 69
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
12%
Saturated Fat 1g
7%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 1mg
0%
Sodium 43mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 35g
12%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 24g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
5%
Vitamin C
10%
Calcium
12%
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. 1 or 2 Summeripe Yellow Peaches, diced
  2. 1/2 cup Summeripe Peach Granola (or your favorite granola)
  3. 1/2 cup Non-Fat Greek Yogurt (or your favorite yogurt)
Instructions
  1. Place about 1/4 cup of yogurt on the bottom of a glass
  2. Add a layer of diced Summeripe Peaches onto the yogurt then add 1/4 cup of granola (placing the Summeripe Peaches on the yogurt before the granola will help the granola from getting soggy)
  3. Add another layer of yogurt on top of the Summeripe Peaches and granola
  4. Top with more Summeripe Peaches and granola
  5. Enjoy!
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calories
237
fat
8g
protein
8g
carbs
35g
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