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Healthy Back to School Dairy-Free Meal Ideas

Healthy Back to School Dairy-Free Meal Ideas

With school officially back in session for the new school year, we know this can be a crazy time for kids and parents alike. From homework, extra-curricular activities, packing lunches, and making after school snacks, we know gathering together for having healthy, delicious food is a must in this busy season. That’s why we’ve gathered some favorite Almond Cow recipes for perfect afternoon snacks and lunch box items (even a creamer recipe for the adults, since coffee is always a must) that both you and your kids will love to make and enjoy. From Nutella treats to energy bites, and banana muffins, we’ve got you covered for all those busy school days ahead.

Nuts for Nutella:

Nutella Milk

An updated version of our Hazelnut milk recipe, perfect for Nutella lovers! This milk pairs perfectly with almond pulp cookies and both kids and adults are sure to love it!

Banana Nutella Pulpmeal

This Banana Nutella Pulpmeal is the perfect quick go-to breakfast or snack. Toss a few simple ingredients into a bowl of your leftover pulp and enjoy! Plus, who doesn’t love the combination of bananas and nutella?

Chocolate Hazelnut Creamer

The combination of hazelnuts, cashews, chocolate, and dates come together beautifully to make this Chocolate Hazelnut Creamer. It's sure to be your coffee's new best friend! Afterall, early school mornings can’t be done without coffee. (Parents, we get you. 😉☕)

Homemade Hazelnut Pulp Nutella

Nutella lovers, this one’s for you! This 5 ingredient Homemade Hazelnut Pulp Nutella features leftover hazelnut pulp from the Almond Cow. You’ll be ditching store-bought and adding this healthier version to everything in no time!

Crunchy Crackers:

Gluten-Free Seed Crackers

Next time you make Cashew Milk in your Almond Cow, save the pulp to make these cashew pulp Gluten-Free Seed Crackers. They’re the perfect addition to your snack plate, dipping in hummus, or eating alone!

Gluten-Free Sweet Pulp Crackers

Looking for a way to use your Strawberry Almond Milk pulp? Try these easy vegan and gluten-free Sweet Pulp Crackers. Perfect for a lunch box snack or add coconut whipped cream and fresh strawberries for a tasty dessert!

Everything Bagel Crackers

This recipe uses the leftover pulp from making nut milk in homemade everything bagel crackers. No more waste when making your own milks! Any type of nut pulp will work such as almond, cashew, pecan or walnut.

Big on Bites:

Almond Pulp Raspberry Bliss Balls

Add some bliss to your week with these Almond Pulp Raspberry Bliss Balls featuring almond milk pulp from the Almond Cow! Naturally gluten-free, plant-based, refined sugar-free and super easy to make, these energy balls make the perfect school snack or after school treat!

Coconut Cookie Dough Energy Bites

Turn your leftover cashew coconut pulp into these no-bake 7 ingredient Coconut Cookie Dough Energy Bites. Loaded with cashews, coconut and peanut butter for plant-based energy, these bites make for the perfect healthy snack or smoothie bowl topper. We’ll warn you now, you may want to double the recipe because they’re just that good!

CocoCash Bites

Make these delicious CocoCash™ Bites using leftover CocoCash™ pulp! A tasty treat you can enjoy anytime of day.

Pulp Fat Bombs

These delicious Pulp Fat Bombs are a great snack for on-the-go or a satisfying after dinner treat. Only 6 ingredients needed and such a simple way to use your leftover pulp!

Must Have Muffins:

Orange Vanilla Hazelnut Muffins

These Orange Vanilla Hazelnut Muffins are full of fresh, orange flavor with the perfect balance of hazelnut, vanilla and sweetness. Grab one for on the way to school or enjoy as a quick treat anytime of day! A great way to use your leftover hazelnut pulp.

Breakfast Muffins

Deliciously light, fluffy and topped with fresh strawberries, these Breakfast Muffins are perfect for busy school mornings!

Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Enjoy these soft, slightly sweet, Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins. Featuring leftover almond pulp from your Almond Cow! A cute, delicious snack you and your kids can enjoy any time of day!

Here for Health:

Wellness Elixir

Start your day off with this incredible Wellness Elixir. Packed with immune-boosting ingredients such as reishi mushroom powder, ginger, and turmeric just to name a few!

Green Juice

This Green Juice is a quick and easy way to get some vitamins. Don’t worry if you don’t love spinach, the flavor isn’t strong at all. With bright citrus, calming cucumber and a kick of ginger they will boost your mood in this busy season.

Orange Kiwi Infusion

The combination of orange and kiwi make for a delightful balance of both sweet and tart. Enjoy a glass of Orange Kiwi Infusion any time of day!

Green Smoothie with Almond Pulp Cubes

This healthy and refreshing Green Smoothie features almond milk and leftover almond pulp from your Almond Cow! It’s a treat you and your kids are sure to love!

Craveable Classics:

Cinnamon Rolls

Have some extra almond pulp on hand? Not sure what to do with it? Say hello to these big, fluffy cinnamon rolls made with almond pulp and almond milk from your Almond Cow! They’re packed with a cinnamon coconut sugar filling, and a 2-ingredient glaze that melts into the rolls when they’re warm. It’s ok, we’re drooling too.


Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Use your leftover classic chocolate milk pulp in these fun, dippable, delicious Chocolate Sandwich Cookies! Sweet, creamy filling sandwiched between two dark chocolate cookies makes for the perfect treat!

Oatmeal Cream Pies

Use your leftover almond pulp in these Oatmeal Cream Pies. They are perfectly soft, sweet, chewy and delicious!

Banana Nut Everything:

Banana Nut Muffins

Start your morning off right with these deliciously fluffy, vegan and gluten-free Banana Nut Muffins featuring almond pulp from the Almond Cow. Easy to make and naturally sweetened with maple syrup, they're sure to satisfy your banana bread craving!

Almond Pulp Banana Bread

Warm, fluffy, Almond Pulp Banana Bread can be enjoyed any time of day! Vegan, lightly sweetened with coconut sugar, and can be made gluten-free as well!

Banana Bread Cashew Pulpmeal

Craving Banana Bread? Rise and shine for some delicious Banana Bread Cashew Pulpmeal! It doesn’t get much easier than this.

Banana Bread Smoothie

This Banana Bread Smoothie has all the flavors of your favorite banana bread whipped up into a cold, creamy drink - a perfect breakfast or post-workout smoothie!

PB & J Forever:

PB & J Truffles

Who isn't a fan of Peanut Butter & Jelly? These no-waste PB & J Truffles are the perfect way to use up your Peanut Milk pulp in the most delicious way possible.

PB & J Tart

Made with a creamy peanut butter layer and a fresh jelly layer on top, this tart combines just the right amount of fresh berries and crunchy peanuts. Vegan, gluten free, and reminiscent of childhood.

PB & J Oat Pulpmeal

Oh, Peanut butter & jelly… a childhood classic! This oat pulpmeal is mixed with gooey peanut butter and sweet strawberry “jelly”. Start your school mornings off right with this simple and delicious recipe.

Cheers to a new school year!

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