When my kids were young, I used to try a new brown bag recipe or two each fall to kick off the school year. It might be a cookie, a new sandwich filling, or once, I even made sandwich rolls from scratch. Since I worked full-time outside the home, the variety wasn't sustainable throughout the year, but it was my way of acknowledging to myself and the kids that it was time to refocus and get back to routine.
If you're looking for a healthy after-school snack for your kids or a sweet treat to brown bag to the office, try these Dried Plum Bars. They're made with heart-healthy rolled oats as the "crust" of the cookie and dried plums for the filling. Dried plums, also known as prunes, are considered a superfruit because they have unique phytochemicals not found in other fruits, and are a source of important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber.
This recipe shouldn't take much more than a half hour to make, from start to finish.