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Kicking Off Back to School Season

Back to School should be a national holiday. So much is made of New Year’s Day, but in reality, the new year starts—for many households—around September 1st when the kids head back to the books.

While you’ve got to put “make lunches” back on your nightly to-do list, you’ve also got to think about the other two square meals the little (and big) people in your house need to eat. To start the day out right, breakfast needs to pack a punch (there’s no such thing as a sugary cereal that actually helps kids focus), and dinner, most weeknights, needs to be compelling enough to gather the troops, but easy enough to prepare in about a half hour, if you’re going to make it to practice on time. 

We’re easing the family back into major busy mode with some ideas for back to school meals and snacks. Yes, snacks! Teachers get the shiny red apples; kids want a 3 o’clock cookie.

Start the Day Out Right

Cornmeal Blueberry Pancakes with Spiced Maple Butter Apple-Stuffed French Toast with Cider Syrup Cheese Omelet
Cornmeal Blueberry Pancakes with Spiced Maple Butter   Apple-Stuffed French Toast with Cider Syrup   Cheese Omelet


The Envy of the Lunchroom

Grilled Turkey and Cheddar Sandwiches with Mango Chutney Homemade Nut Butter Pancetta, Tomato & Avocado Sandwich with Aïoli
Grilled Turkey and Cheddar Sandwiches with Mango Chutney   Homemade Nut Butter   Pancetta, Tomato & Avocado Sandwich with Aïoli


After School Snacks

Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies Sweet and Spicy Fried Peach Pies Peanut Butter & Jelly Crumb Cake
Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies   Sweet and Spicy Fried Peach Pies   Peanut Butter & Jelly Crumb Cake


Quick Dinner Before Practice

Quick Chicken Parmesan Skirt Steak Tacos with Spicy Sour Cream Quick Skillet Mac and Cheese
Quick Chicken Parmesan   Skirt Steak Tacos with Spicy Sour Cream   Quick Skillet Mac and Cheese
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Comments (1)

Pielove writes: Wow, this is great-- I want (need!) more recipes from each category! I love that the cookies are whole-wheat, high fiber. Also, I am SO making that chicken parmesan before my daughter's marial arts class on Monday-- she will love it! And Back-to-School may not be a recognized holiday, but it is definitely a celebration here! Posted: 8:45 pm on August 28th

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