Weeknight Meals Made Easy

Make back-to-school a breeze with these time-saving tips and delicious recipes your kids are sure to eat up (we’ve got one for every meal of the day!).

Can-do casseroles.
One dish is faster than five. Your family loves the taste, and you love the fact that they’re getting veggies, protein, and carbs in every bite! Mexican Corn & Beef Casserole is sure to be a family favorite; make two, freeze one, and see how fast a future dinner can be ready when you double up.

a_back_to_school_1Love your leftovers.
Leftover ingredients can be used for snacking or to create a whole new meal! Cut up a few extra veggies when you’re making dinner and it will save time at your next meal or when you’re packing lunches. Keep some extra peppers and mushrooms from a tasty dinner dish, like Quick & Easy Chicken Cacciatore, and who knows where they’ll make an appearance? Maybe even at breakfast…

a_back_to_school_2The most important meal of the day.
Yep, it’s still breakfast! Get them off to the best start with something yummy and full of veggies. Are you loving your leftovers? The veggies you use for chicken cacciatore will be delicious mixed with eggs in a Morning Garden Scramble.

a_back_to_school_3Turn kitchen time into quality time.
Get your kids in on the fun—find a recipe you can make together! Snacks, like our On-the-Go Bars, are always a good place to start. Your little helpers will love mixing dried fruit and cereal with marshmallows—don’t forget to let them lick the spoon. These snack bars take only a few minutes to make, and when you’re done you’ll have happy kids, snacks for a week’s worth of lunches, and maybe even a budding chef on your hands. 

a_back_to_school_4Recharge your weekends.
After a busy week and a big weekly shopping trip, the last thing you want to do is worry about what to make for lunch. Keep lunches low-key and fun for everyone on the weekends so there’s more time to play! Try Pizza-Style Grilled Cheese—it’s ready in no time and perfect for a Saturday lunch.