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23 Back To School Recipes

Getting the kids, the house and yourselves back into the routine of school can be challenging at the end of the summer. Early mornings, bus schedules, after school programs, homework….all of it. One of the last things you want to do is have to think about FOOD on top of all of that. Let us help make things just a touch easier with these back to school recipes.

Whether you are looking for breakfasts to cook ahead, grab and go snacks, easy packable lunches or hassle free dinners this list will have you covered. 

These are some handy, easy recipes that are perfect to incorporate into your back to school daily routines!

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Back To School Recipes


Having easy or grab and go breakfasts available for the kids is really important. Making sure that they get some brain fuel before they head off or at least something for the ride in will make all the difference for how they start their day. Eating a nutritionally based breakfast, even a small one, can quiet literally boost your brain power! 

Image credit: Two Healthy Kitchens

Make Ahead Frozen Breakfast Sandwiches by Thriving Home

Granola Crunch Apple-Peanut Butter Sandwich Wraps by Two Healthy Kitchens

Breakfast Foil Packets by Create Kid’s Club

DIY Instant Oatmeal Packets by Create Kid’s Club

Blueberry French Toast Casserole by Sally’s Baking Recipes

Freezer Friendly Breakfast Burritos by 100 Days of Real Food


A mid day recharge that is packed with all the good stuff! Putting together a home lunch for your child to bring to school gives you more control on variety for food choices and you can steer the nutrients and benefits of the food you pack in. You can even get creative with how you prepare, cut or pair the food you pack in for them.


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Image Credit: Spend With Pennies

Quick and Fun Ritz Cracker Sandwiches by Ahead of Thyme

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs by Spend With Pennies

Simple Pretzel Dogs by The Slow Roasted Italian

Themed Lunchbox – The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eats Amazing

PB&J Waffles by Cooking Classy

Homemade Chicken Nuggets for the Freezer: Your Kids Will Love These!


The first couple of weeks will be extra important to make the dinner hour easier on you as a parent and on your kids who are adjusting to new faces and responsibilities of the school year. Planning out dinner recipes will help things go smoothly at home and free up your time a little to help with homework!

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Image credit: The Cookie Rookie

Cowboy Casserole by Dinner Then Dessert

Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings by The Cookie Rookie

Cheesy Taco Sticks by I Wash You Dry

Chicken Parmesan Sliders by Instrupix

One Pot Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice by Together As Family

Baked Potato Soup by The Cozy Cook 

Also check out these homemade snacks that are a much healthier option than the processed store bought options…

Once you have read through the list of meals and recipes we have constructed for you go ahead and pick out a few to add to your agenda in the next couple of upcoming weeks. This will make things a lot easier in the long run for you and truly free up your time and energy hugely!

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