Back to school means new supplies, new schedules, and getting back to a strict routine. It is hard to go back to the reality of back to school when summer has been so fun. As a mom, there are so many balls to juggle getting everyone ready including yourself. Don’t let meal planning be the thing that sends you over the edge. Here is an amazing list of make-ahead breakfasts, lunches (yes even lunches for mama), snacks and dinner. Get ready to rock meal time during this school year.
Breakfasts For Busy Back To School Mornings
Getting up and going in the morning is so hard! Well, it is for me. When your kids wake up super hungry you need quick solutions. Quick breakfasts and make-ahead breakfasts are a perfect way to survive busy back to school mornings.
ONE MINUTE KITCHEN HACK: Prepare a dozen of boiled eggs on Sunday night to have a great source of protein ready for the week.
Back To School Lunchbox Ideas
Do you get stuck in a rut preparing the same food every day? You can rock the entire school year with these great lunchbox ideas. I love Lisa Leake from 100 Days of Real Food tips on lunches. She strongly suggests a lunch box plan and preparing lunches (as much as possible) the night before.
Easy Lunch Ideas For Mama
It is easy to get wrapped up in sending a great lunch with your kids, but you also have to think about you. Put those Cheetos down and enjoy a great mama lunch that will make you feel like you are getting that rare opportunity of eating at an adult restaurant. The easiest way to make sure you have amazing lunches is to make batch recipes. Here are some amazing batch recipes!
After School Snacks
My go to snack is fresh fruit, but sometimes it is good to mix it up. Get an A+ with these kid-approved yummy snacks.
7 Nights of Quick And Easy Dinners
The dreaded weeknight meal planning. Are you ready to meal plan school night dinners like a boss? The first step to easier weeknight meal planning is making a list of your family’s favorite meals. You can start with the easiest meals like tacos or spaghetti then fill in with your favorite crockpot, freezer or skillet meal. Do you need a few more meal ideas? Here are 7 budget-friendly and quick meals which make them perfect for those busy back to school nights.
One Last Back To School Meal Planning Secret
Keep those busy nights easy and organized! Dinner is more than cooking it is cleaning and you need these Super Easy Kitchen Cleaning Secrets so you can get the dishes done quickly. I also love to have a few freezer meals on hand for when I can’t get to the grocery store or life is a little extra crazy. If you are new to freezer cooking, the whole idea of getting started can be overwhelming. Don’t worry! I got you covered with 5 Freezer Cooking Tips For The Busy Family.