Back-to-School Made Easy: Recipes for Every Meal of the Day Anita Newhouse September 6, 2017

Back-to-School Made Easy: Recipes for Every Meal of the Day

School is back in session! As parents ourselves, we know that this time of year can be a tough transition for children and families. Finding time to cook a decent meal in between volleyball practice and clarinet lessons? PLEASE! In order to make your life a little bit easier, we’ve put together this list of back-to-school meals in hope that it will make managing breakfast, lunch, and dinner a little bit easier.

BREAKFAST

There’s a reason why breakfast is referred to as the most important meal of the day. Eating a good breakfast is essential for starting your day off on the right foot. We know that mornings can be hectic, especially when you have children around. That’s why we chose breakfast recipes that are perfect for a person—or family—on the go. These six recipes are easy to prepare and most are jam-packed with protein and healthy fats that will give you energy all morning long.

Omelet and Potato Breakfast Bites
Chocolate Chip Quinoa Breakfast Bars
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Waffle Sandwiches
Blueberry Muffin in a Mug
Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
No-Bake Energy Bites

LUNCH

While school lunch is always an option, we’re well-aware that this might not always be the top choice for the little ones. We’ve selected six recipes that are easy to prepare and sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. In addition to these tasty meals, serve your kiddos a healthy dose of encouragement, smiles, and giggles with our free printable lox bunch notes.

Tortilla Rollups
Take-to-School Tacos
Pita Bread Pizza
Peanut Butter Banana Rollups
Mini Corn Dog Muffins
Cool Refried Bean Wraps

DINNER

Between work, class, and after-school activities, we are often left with little time for dinner preparation. While we can dream of making fabulous, three-course meals, the reality is that we’re lucky to have even an hour for dinner time. In order to make the most out of the little time we have, here are six recipes that can be made and devoured in an hour or less.

French Bread Pizzas
Skillet Chicken Lasagna
Bowtie Chicken Alfredo
Brown Sugar Chicken
Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
Slow Cooker Tater Tot Casserole

DESSERT

Yes, we saved the best for last. Sweet tooth or not, we believe having dessert is the perfect way to end any day. From classics like Scotcheroos, to outside-the-box recipes like S’mores Tacos, these six recipes are sure to solve any sugar craving.

Peanut Butter Cookies
Oatmeal Whoopie Pies
No Bake Peanut Butter Cereal Bars
S’mores Tacos
Cookie Monster Popcorn
Chocolate Scotcheroos

Looking for yearlong recipe inspiration? There are tons of social media accounts, blogs, and websites that can keep you inspired. A few of our current favorites include Landry’s Lunches and Buzzfeed Tasty. Do you have any go-to school year recipes? We’d love to hear about them! Share your recipe on social media and tag #UABacktoSchoolRecipes.