It’s time to get back into some sort of “normal” routine as we prepare for back to school, and with that comes a want for easy recipes the whole family can enjoy, no matter the meal! So, we collected a few of our favorite recipes that we love eating and serving our families. Not only are most of these recipes efficient and kid-friendly, but they’re also packed with flavor and health benefits! So, get ready to send the kiddos off to school with these kid-friendly back to school recipes!
Chocolate makes everything better, right? We like to think so. A yogurt parfait with a chocolate tahini drizzle is the perfect way to start your day (and even your kiddos’!). If you’re short on time, this yogurt parfait comes together in less than 5 minutes. Get in your chocolate fix for the day with this simple breakfast.
Say goodbye to store-bought granola and hello to homemade perfection! Soom CEO Amy Zitelman’s Maple Tahini Granola from her cookbook The Tahini Table is the only granola recipe you’ll ever need. Not only is it refined sugar-free and full of wholesome ingredients, but it is also super versatile! Pour it into a bowl, top off a parfait, or grab a baggy full of it to munch on to avoid that mid-afternoon crash that always seems to fall right around 3 o’clock. This recipe is perfect to enjoy throughout the week for yourself in addition to feeding the kiddos so they don’t go hungry.
A drizzle of chocolate sweet tahini is a no-brainer when it comes to elevating your frozen waffles! The longest process here is toasting up a waffle, but even that is a quick task in this breakfast! Most importantly, it’s both kid and adult-friendly.
If you’re craving nutty, warm, and chocolate-y muffins, we highly recommend whipping up a batch of these. They’re gluten-free, perfectly tender, moist, and fluffy. Blitz all ingredients in a blender and pour the batter into a muffin tin. Place them in the freezer or store them at room temperature under a loose tea towel for up to 3 days.
Never feel the need to throw out leftover rice again! This 30-minute Quick and Easy Tahini Fried Rice with Chicken is best using day-old rice and is a simple, weeknight dinner that the whole family will love. It takes regular fried rice up a notch, thanks to the addition of nutty Soom Tahini. It’s completely customizable too – you can keep it vegan or sub the chicken for the protein of your choice. It’s deep and rich in umami soy flavor, but that flavor doesn’t distract kids from enjoying it. Plus, the creamy tahini complements all of the Asian-inspired flavors beautifully!
Mac and Cheese is the quintessential kids meal. But rather than making the cheese-loaded version, consider making our vegan tahini mac and cheese! It’s completely dairy-free, yet just as creamy, velvety, and flavorful as a classic mac and cheese due to the tahini, nutritional yeast, and spices added to the luscious sauce. Your vegan and non-vegan friends and kids will love everything about this dish because it’s creamy, comforting, and nutritious.
If your basil plant is looking anything like ours during this time of year, it means it’s time to make Tahini Pesto. This pesto has a perfectly nutty (without the nuts) flavor and packs a punch of herbaceous and garlicky notes, but flavors that don’t shy kids away from this tasty dish. Use the pesto to top your favorite proteins or serve it mixed into pasta. Served cold or warm, this pesto will add bright and fresh notes to lighten any meal.
If you’re left with an abundance of zucchini during the start of the school year, these Chocolate Tahini Zucchini Brownies are exactly what you need! They’re light, yet fudgy and moist. They’re perfectly equal parts rich and chocolate-y. And at the end of each bite, you get a sweet, nutty, unexpectedly delicious chocolate sesame afternote. Who isn’t up for an extra, undetectable dose of veggies in your dessert?! Plus, they can be made vegan, so what’s not to love?
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