Healthy Back-to-School Backpack Recipes & Social Media Contest (GEDC) #schoolspirit

Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC), a leading dental service organization, would like to offer my readers some creative and healthy back-to-school backpack snack recipes that will make kids look forward to lunches. I know our family sure can use a couple of new idea.

Smile Salad
2 cups baby fresh spinach
½ small Granny Smith apple, chopped
½ cup golden raisins
2 tbs balsamic vinaigrette

Wash spinach and place in bowl
Chop apple
Mix raisins, apple and spinach
Toss with balsamic vinaigrette, or serve salad with dressing on the side

Banana Molars
1 tbs Nutella
1 Banana
Whole wheat Wrap

Lay your wrap flat and slater with Nutella
Place the banana on top of your chocolate coating
Roll the wrap as you would a burrito
Cut into 1 inch sections

Pair any of these recipes with a cheese, fruit or vegetable of your choice – veggies are a great way to balance out any meal and keep your teeth clean by removing plaque!

Win backpacks for your entire class! Enter today by commenting on this Facebook post with a photo showing your #schoolspirit. Shopping for school supplies? Share it! Playing in band? Share it! The 10 photos with the most likes/loves and shares will win. Voting begins September 1st.

FTC Disclosure: Content provided by sponsor. Free product was received as a thank you for this blog post.


  1. Janet W. says:

    The banana molars are a great healthy snack! My grandsons would like those!

  2. Back to packing lunches over here too! It was a nice little break but back to school started on Monday. My kids love Nutella! I need to try the banana molars with my kids. I bet it will be a hit!

  3. These recipes sound great! I love how simple and healthy they are.

  4. They need to have healthy lunches in school now a days, great ideas for moms who pack lunch

  5. I’ve got a teenage stepson and I always delegate lunch duty to my husband. I cannot believe how much teenage boys eat… he pretty much eats an entire loaf of bread in one sitting! He’d love those banana molars, but I dread to think what our weekly Nutella bill would be!

  6. Karen Glatt says:

    This whole wheat wrap sounds delicious. I want to make these for myself and my nephew. They are so easy to make.

  7. You had me at Banana Molars. When it comes to healthy back to school recipes, it is hard to just find one or 2 that the kids like. I think that the Nutella and Bananas would be a consistent hit in our home. I also love your smile salad, after all, anything with a smile makes it better! Would love to win backpacks for my kids classes..

  8. How creative! I am always looking for lunchbox ideas for my son. This is the first year we have had to pack lunches for him every day. I think he would love the Banana Molars! Fun!!

  9. Ha! Banana Molars…that’s awesome. My kids would totally get a kick out of this. Such a fun lunch idea for kids of all ages.

  10. Winning backpacks for a whole class is a great giveaway! These recipes sound so good! I’m always trying to find new and fun ways to feed my kids healthy food. The Banana Molars are perfect!

  11. Now that’s an interesting snack to prepare! My nephew would absolutely love this. Thanks for the idea 😀

  12. I’m definitely looking forward to trying the banana molars recipe! It’s something I know my son would love for sure. And these recipes are so easy to make, too! I can whip them up in a jiffy.

  13. rochelle haynes says:

    Loving the recipes