Back-To-School Meal Prep Ideas

Back-to-school means early mornings, action packed days, high octane brain activity, and really exhausted children (and parents). If ever there was a time to simplify your meals, now is it. Here are a variety of grab-and-go, easy, back-to-school meal prep recipes and ideas that your whole family will approve of.

Easy Egg Bake

Mornings can be particularly chaotic and challenging when school starts. This hearty recipe is packed with protein and flavor and will keep bellies full until lunch time. We love that you can put this casserole together the night before you need it and simply bake for 45 minutes in the morning.

Peanut Butter and Banana Roll-Ups

This snack is super quick to make when in a time crunch. It can be easily modified for allergies by choosing an appropriate nut butter for your needs. If bananas aren’t an option, also consider subbing fresh raspberries or blueberries in this yummy treat. We like it because tortillas don’t get soggy like bread, so this can be prepped and left in the refrigerator for eating on the go or tossed into a lunch box.

Mini Corn Dog Muffins

These little muffins taste just like the real thing, but they are considerably easier to eat and much faster to make than the original corn dog. We love that they can be made vegetarian-friendly by utilizing a plant-based hot dog, and who doesn’t love a snack that can be frozen and popped in the microwave when needed?

Picnic Salad Cups

Salad cups are bright and colorful meals that can be customized with your family’s favorite veggies. The dressing goes in first so everything stays fresh and kids love to give their cup a good shake to mix all of the fresh ingredients. Consider a fruit cup with yogurt as the base for vegetable-adverse eaters.

Cheesy Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Your kids might not even realize they are gobbling up tomatoes when you put this delicious concoction on the table. They are bubbling with gooey mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, and only take about 15 minutes to make from start to finish. They’re also a flavorful appetizer to throw together when you’re in a time crunch.

Stuffed Pizza Cupcakes

These crowd-pleasing pizza cupcakes are excellent for on the go families who find themselves eating in the car on the way to activities after school. We like that you can make them in a mini muffin tin so they are just the right size for tiny hands to hold. These can also be premade and popped in a microwave or toaster oven when you’re rushing out the door.

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