Awwww… Back to School.
The time in which the mad hustle to get meals for your children along with the 101 other things that have to happen that day. AND in a perfect world that have some source of nutrition and don’t take three hours to make.
So we’ve put together a few ideas that not only will make your life easier, but also will get your kids healthy grub in their tummies and maybe a few extra minutes of your day back. (And don’t we all want that!)
3 Quick Tips to Remember
- Meals don’t have to be hard. Just because you saw it on Pinterest doesn’t mean it’s your personal responsibility to do it, too. However, there’s nothing a matter with experimenting.
- Make your kids help you. It will do wonders for you and also teach them how to be healthier eaters and more independent.
- The name of the game is time. Spend 20-30 minutes on Sunday prepping or 10 minutes the night before and you’ll be rockin’ and rollin’ all week long.
School Breakfast Ideas
Breakfast Cereal Bars // recipe
And you don’t even have to cook them!
Energy Balls // recipe
A super treat that’s no cook and no fuss for any meal of the day (I love these)
Breakfast Cookies // recipe
One of my favorite recipe I found from Gold Medal flour, clean out your pantry with these no-cook bars
Applesauce Muffins // recipe
Just use a package of Gogo squeeZ in your muffin mix and you just added a 2/3 cup of natural apples with vitamins and minerals (and you don’t always have to tell them you did that either!)
Are mornings your hardest trying to get everyone dressed, fed and out the door? Make breakfast the night before for easy prep and even eating on the way to school!
School Lunch Ideas
Lunchbox Sushi // recipe
It’s fun to eat sandwiches again (and throw in some more veggies, too.)
Macaroni and Cheese
Add 1/2 cup of steam and smashed cauliflower or winter squash to their favorite mac n cheese recipe for added nutrition.
Most of all, Make it Fun // video // video
Cookie cutters, fun muffin tins, toothpicks, their favorite characters…add a little bit of fun that can brighten up both your days (and we’re talking just seconds here!)
Also make sure to check out my other back to school ideas solutions (and giveaways) for your mamachallenges right now!