The idle days of summer will soon be coming to a close, and you know what that means—back to school! Returning to familiar routine is certainly rewarding, but it also comes at the expense of having less time to take care of day-to-day responsibilities like meal planning. To help you make it through your activity-packed weeks, we’ve compiled eight of our favorite kid-friendly (adult-friendly, too!) meals, ranging from on-the-go breakfast items to delicious dinners for the whole family.
The Very Best Back to School Meals
For kids and grownups alike!
Unfortunately, most parents don’t have time in the mornings to cook a balanced breakfast for their children, let alone themselves. Showering, getting dressed, and making it out the door in a timely manner take priority over good nutrition. This is when meal planning comes in handy. Our breakfast bars, for instance, can easily be prepared ahead of time using high quality ingredients, and they’ll be right there waiting for you and your family in the morning.
If variety is the spice of life, why send your child to school every day with the same old lunch? They’re sure to love our kid-approved pasta salad—it’s chock full of veggies, hearty bite-sized pieces of sausage, all tossed in a delicious mustard and white balsamic dressing. It’s never too early to cultivate good taste.
Your kid’s classmates—or your coworkers if you decide to make this for yourself—will be completely jealous when he or she pulls a crab that’s carved out of an apple from their lunchbox. Paired with tomatoes, mozzarella, and cheese, this is a truly satisfying lunch.
You’ll definitely want to have some clever ideas for afterschool snacks in your repertoire. Our cornflake-crusted fish sticks will surely impress your little ones, as well as their friends. They’re savory and lightly sweet at the same time, and fully delicious!
Integral to any afterschool snack menu is, of course, something sweet. You and your family will love our quick chocolate pudding—chocolatey, nutty, and super easy to prepare!
After a long day of working, picking up the kids from school, helping them with arithmetic homework, and taking a few minutes to yourself, you probably won’t want to pour too much effort into dinner. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Our baked spaghetti Bolognese is ready is just over 30 minutes. A scrumptious and filling classic that’s perfect for the whole family and sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters!
There’s just one meal left to keep in mind for the week—weekend breakfasts! This is your chance to take a deep breath, collect your thoughts, and reward both you and your family for a hard week of work. Pour yourself a cup of coffee, some juice for the kids, and delight in these mouthwateringly delicious pancakes!
Published on September 3, 2016