Best Recipes Ever for Back to School

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Recipe Ideas for Back-to-School

It’s that time of year again – back to school for all the children, and back to a routine for the household, right?

Or, goodness gracious, maybe you’re even sending kids off to college – for the first time or for another year!

As we all get back to a routine for the school year, slowly letting go of those care-free summer days, we wanted to share a few recipes (without overloading anyone with too much work to do).

Easy Dinner Recipes

Keep in mind the activities for each day of the week as you plan your meals.  If there will be little turn-around time between school pick-up and evening activities, plan a crockpot meal that day so it will be ready to eat quickly between events.  If you have the night free from additional activity, plan a fun family meal that the kids can help make (think family pizza night or taco night).

Whatever your week holds, laying out a menu plan for the week (even if you don’t stick to it strictly) will help keep everyone fed and prevent the waste of running through the drive-thru.

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One Skillet Gluten-free Orange Beef and Broccoli

Pierogies with Sausage, Peppers and Onion

One Skillet Chicken and Rice Dinner (pictured above)

Crockpot Pepper Steak

Crockpot Italian Chicken with Tomatoes


Snack and School Lunch Recipes

Since it won’t be long before you (or the kids – or both) are tired of seeing sandwiches packed for lunch each day, give some of these creative options a try – either for school lunches or after-school snacks, especially when dinner will be late.

Mexican Wrap

Apple Raisin “Sandwiches”

Cracker Sandwiches

Pepperoni, Cheese and Turkey Cracker Sandwich 

Monkey Bite Snacks

Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Well, now that we have dinners and lunch covered, what about breakfast?  We know it is very important to have a good, healthy start to the day, but who has time to put together a big breakfast on a busy school morning?  Right – we thought so.  Here are a few easy ideas, most of which can also be made-ahead the night before to help with the morning rush.

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Breakfast Stuffins (pictured above)

Make-Ahead Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos

Strawberry Breakfast Yogurt Parfait

Overnight Oatmeal

Crockpot Oatmeal and Apple Breakfast Casserole

Freezer Friendly Pancake Muffins


Now that you are all ready to plan menus and enjoy family meals together, we wish you a happy and successful Back-to-School season!

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August 18th, 2016

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