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!
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!
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.
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
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!
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…
- 10 Homemade Poptarts You Have To Try!
- Homemade Glazed Donuts with Just 5 Ingredients
- Frozen Applesauce Snack Bites– Fun Learning For Kids
- Homemade Whole Wheat Goldfish Crackers– Super Healthy Kids
- Homemade Fruit Snacks by Feasting on Fruit
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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Love, light and a little grace…
Olivia Whalen is mama to three young girls who is devoted to creative learning, exploration and free range imagination. Olivia enjoys thinking outside of the box when it comes to preparing homemade baby food or meals for her family. She most enjoys allowing the little minds in her life to flourish and with that you will see her write about creative kid crafts, recipes that fit a family budget and keep everyone asking for more, tips and tricks for a tiny babe, and beginner homesteader fun! Some of her hobbies include gardening, hiking, reading, cooking or just basking in motherhood.