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Back To School Meal Ideas the Whole Family Will Love


With the school season just beginning again, it can become difficult to get back in the swing of things. This pandemic has interrupted everyone’s daily routines, and it’s time to get them back on track! If you have children, school mornings can be chaotic, no matter what age your child is. One of the most stressful aspects of morning school planning is meal prepping. Some may find it crucial to plan out lunches and dinners at the beginning of the week, while others scramble together whatever is in their fridge the day of. To save yourself daily stress and headaches, we have put together some meal ideas for you and your young ones to make every school day painless! These fun meal ideas will leave your kids satisfied, and their bellies full.


As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! That is why a healthy, filling breakfast is essential for any growing child. These breakfast ideas are perfect for any picky eating kid:

schoolFruit bagel Pizzas: Plain bagel with cream cheese, jam or jelly, and fresh fruit- these are a fun way to get your child all of their early daily nutrients while still making it fun!

Peanut Butter and Banana Sushi: Take a tortilla, add peanut butter and a banana, roll it up and slice it thin- These nutty banana roll-ups are perfect for any sushi-loving kiddo!

Mini Waffles: Head over to your local supermarket and pick up a mini waffle maker– The possibilities for waffles are endless!

Apple Slice Cookies: Cut an apple into thin slices, drizzle peanut butter and honey over them and top with granola, chocolate chips, etc.- What child doesn’t love apples and peanut butter?


Sure Lunchables are easy, and your kids love them, but are they really the best choice in lunch options? By taking just 10 minutes a day or meal prepping at the beginning of the week, these lunch ideas will blow Lunchables out of the park!

Build Your Own Tacos: All you need is taco meat, fix-ins, and a tortilla- Instead of pre-making tacos for lunch, give your child unassembled tacos and let them build them themselves!school

Cheese and Meat Kabobs: Take deli meat and cheese and string it on a skewer- Sandwiches are so boring, switch it up with these kabobs!

Ham and Cheese Sliders: Grab some mini–Hawaiian Rolls, deli ham and cheese, and your favorite condiment- Melt some butter with poppy seeds, mustard, garlic, and honey and drizzle on top for an upgraded ham and cheese!


Dinner is the time of day where the whole family is together and enjoying their evening, so it is important for dinner to be something everyone can savor in!

schoolMini Chicken Pot Pies: Take a muffin pan and stuff the pie crust to make little cups- stuff the pot pie filling in and bake! Enjoy your personal Pot Pie!

Grilled Cheese Rollups: Gather some bread and cheese- make rolls and toast them in a skillet. Pair with some tomato soup for a fun twist on this classic!

Mini Pizzas: Instead of making pizza on a stone or in a sheet pan use a muffin tin to create mini deep-dish pizzas that the whole family will love!

Homemade Hamburger Helper: All you need is ground beef, noodles, tomato soup, and cheddar cheese- Cook the meat and noodles and then combine all other ingredients. Simple, but a crowd favorite!

Hopefully, with these fun meal ideas, your school mornings and nights will be painless! Try meal prepping in the beginning of the week so the day of all you have to do is grab lunch and go. We hope your back-to-school season goes smoothly and is filled with good meals!

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