Back-to-School in Jacksonville with Healthy Food Options from Leaf & Bean

 
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Local, Organic Meals for the Busy Season

‘Tis the season of yellow busses, colorful backpacks and busy days! That’s right, back-to-school season is just around the corner as we bid the final month of summer good-bye. Summer, you were sweet, your days were long and you will be missed. As we head into this new season of life, we shift gears into dreaming up school lunches and quick weeknight meals. There’s simply less time in the day, but that does not mean you have to settle for less nutritious food! Stick with us as we guide you through quick and easy nutritious options that will please the pickiest eaters.

 

Low-Carb Protein-Packed Pizza

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Who doesn’t love pizza? When the days are long and there’s no time for cooking, it’s easy to cave and order a delivery of cheesy, greasy glory right to your doorstep. But wait! Before you call your local pizza joint, remember that House of Leaf & Bean delivers pizza too through BiteSquad and GrubHub! Listen up, this isn’t just any pizza. We’ve taken a fan favorite, kept all the flavors you love and heightened the dish with an extra dose of nutrients.

Our carefully crafted, homemade tofu crust swaps carbs for a high-protein treat, making this pizza a meal that combines convenience and nutrition in the back-to-school season. We've tried them all, and this vegan cheese melts like mozzarella to make any cheese lover nod with approval. Add onions, mushrooms, green pepper and/or tomato to customize it to suit your household’s desires. Got some meat-eaters on your hands? Try organic chicken and pepperoni options for extra protein in a low-carb treat.

 

Dumplings and House-Made Dumpling Sauce

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A quintessential Asian comfort food, sometimes warm dumplings are just what you need after a long day of work, school and extracurricular activities. We’ve made these hand-crafted golden bites of goodness more accessible with our frozen grab’n’go dumplings. Pick up our organic dumplings by the dozen and keep them handy in your freezer for a night when you need them most. We’ve done all the prep work for you. All you have to do is heat and serve.

Our dumplings are unlike any other, as they combine founder Wen’s Chinese background with her husband’s Polish background. This results in a fusion recipe unique to Jacksonville of perfectly pan-fried dumplings. Wen pays an ode to Polish pierogis by making the dumplings with onions to add a delicious, unique flavor. Choose between organic chicken filling or mushroom and seasoned homemade organic tofu. Be sure to grab some home some house-made dumpling sauce and we guarantee a satisfying weeknight meal! 

 

Vegan Mac’n’Cheese

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Don’t get caught in the convenience of boxed mac’n’cheese! Over-processed powdered cheese might please the little ones, but it isn’t doing their health any favors. Instead, appease their cheesy requests with our nutritious vegan mac’n’cheese. We smother pasta in creamy vegan cheese sauce for a hearty bowl of comfort food. Then, we top it off with green onion, broccoli florets and crispy coconut bacon to really make this dish a home run. We promise you won’t miss the fake stuff (and they won’t either)!

 

Check Out Our Full Menu

Now that we’ve given you a taste, browse our full menu for more delicious and nutritious meals to keep the whole family healthy and satisfied this back-to-school season.