7 Back to School Recipes for Parents

 

School is well underway and what better way to bring in the new school year than to share some of the best “back to school” recipies for parents.

Below is a full list of easy to prepare lunches, dinners, and snacks that will last you all school year.

Chicken Quesadillas

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This recipe is sure to be a favorite with your kids; it’s delicious and is great hot or cold. Your child will be thrilled to find this in their lunch box!

The ingredients you’ll need are:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (1.27 ounce) packet fajita seasoning
  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 10 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon bacon bits
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Check out the full recipe here.

 

Broccoli and Tortellini Salad

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A broccoli and tortellini salad is a healthy option to put in your child’s lunch and it’s pretty simple to make!

Check out the list of ingredients below:

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 20 ounces fresh cheese-filled tortellini
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 3 heads fresh broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped

Find it here.

 

Spinach Roll-Ups

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These are easy to make and little snacks or an entire meal. Make a lot the night before and you can use them for multiple lunches!

The ingredients include:

  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 10 (12 inch) flour tortillas

Get the recipe here.

 

Chicken Chili Soup

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If you want to make some soup for your kids, here’s the recipe for you!

Here are the ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 pounds diced chicken breast meat
  • 2 green bell peppers, diced
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 4 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans with liquid
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
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You can find the recipe here.

 

Mini Frittatas

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These cute bite-sized pieces of food are reminiscent of muffins and will be a hit with your kids; they won’t want to trade them for anything!

Check out the ingredients:

  • 6 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 3 tablespoons salsa

Recipe is here.

Peanut Butter and Apple Sandwiches

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The simplest recipe you’ll find on this list, but also nutritious and tasty!

Here’s all you need to make it:

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter, or to taste
  • 1 small apple – peeled, cored and shredded

Here is the recipe.

 

Rainbow Rotini Salad

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Another favorite pasta salad, your kids will adore finding this salad in their lunchbox!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 (16 ounce) package colored rotini pasta
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 large cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 1 (8 ounce) bottle Italian-style salad dressing
  • 1 cup black olives, pitted and sliced

Get this recipe right here.

 

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