7 Make-Ahead Back to School Meals

#7 make-ahead back to school dinners

When school is in session, getting the kids back into their daily routines while also trying to plan for weekday back to school meals can become pretty hectic. However, easy-to-make dinners and quick and filling breakfast recipes can help reduce the hassle of making healthy and wholesome meals during your on-the-go schedule.

Here's a list of 7 classic recipe options that you can easily prepare for the busy back to school week ahead:

1. Chicken Pot Pie

#7 make-ahead back to school dinnersChicken Pot Pie has always been a family favorite and it’s simple too! The mixture of creamy chicken and vegetables inside allow your kids to intake both protein and vegetables in their diet in a delicious pie crust. This makes for great leftover meals throughout the week, just simply freeze or stow it away in the fridge for an easy reheat. 

2. Black Bean & Spinach Enchilada Casserole

#7 make-ahead back to school dinnersGet your oven ready for a traditional mexican dish made into a casserole. This kid-friendly, cheesy suprise is another great recipe that you can prepare in advance and use throughout the week for delicious leftovers. 

3. Quick Lasagna

#7 make-ahead back to school dinnersLasagna is one of the easiest kid-pleasing meals on the menu. Make the whole family happy by transforming this classic recipe into a tradition. You can choose to add savory Italian sausage or keep it meatless by spreading over flavorful sauce and cheese. 

4. Sausage, Artichoke & Goat Cheese Egg Bake 

#7 make-ahead back to school dinnersFill your kids with healthy ingredients during the most important meal of the day. This grab-and-go breakfast option is perfect for filling your kid's tummies up in the morning and you can easily prepare enough for the whole week ahead. 

5. Breakfast Casserole

#7 make-ahead back to school dinnersHere's another appetizing breakfast option that even your picky eaters will love. This breakfast casserole recipe is stuffed with potatoes, onions, bell peppers, cheese, and bacon. You can also customize these ingredients to substitute some of your favourite vegatables or take out the bacon to keep it meatless. 

6. Slightly Fancy-Pants King Ranch Chicken Casserole

#7 make-ahead back to school dinnersBy now, you can probably tell that we absolutely love casseroles. Casseroles are so easy to make and are perfect for the on the go lifestyle as you can store them for multiple nights a week. Spice things up with your casserole making by trying this fancy-pants king ranch chicken casserole. The creamy ranch-styled chicken and with peppers and a hint of lime is sure to delight everyone in the family. 

7. Crock Pot Mac & Cheese

#7 make-ahead back to school dinners

Mac n Cheese ranks pretty high in the kid's favorite meal category and this time you can create this classic recipe using the ultimate time saving machine: the slow cooker. The ingredients are made to give the macaroni noodles a creamy texture and the best part is, you can throw everything on your ingredient list into the slow cooker and let it do the cooking magic for you. 

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