I’m still hanging out in this shocked place that our summer is over and school is beginning. Like, why? Are all of you ready? Because I’m not! I’m holding onto these summer days with both hands and I’m determined to get the most out of them.
However, the reality is that it is back to school season, and between sports, extra-curricular activities, helping with homework, new transitions, or just trying to find your new normal, you might be on brain overload and just need some recipes handed to you on a silver platter that say, “make this!” I want to try to help remove some of that mental planning that goes into meals so you’re not just throwing your hands up and declaring, “It’s cereal for all…again!” 😆
I’ve divided this post into two sections: Breakfast and Dinner.
Breakfast, because it’s the most important meal of the day. I didn’t always believe that when I was younger, but it’s true. Your body (and our kids bodies) needs fuel after sleeping 6+ (hopefully) hours, and we’re going to ask a lot of it during its awake period, right?
Dinner, because it’s that post-activity fuel food, but also so much more. Dinner is good for habit-making. Dinner is community. Dinner is fellowship. It’s that time when we slow down and eat without so much rush and ask questions and catch up. It’s good for digestion. It’s good for relationships.
Without further ado, here we go!
- Overnight Oats – little bit of prep that makes mornings a cinch
- Homemade Granola – to top yogurt with and have alongside a banana or toast
- Overnight French Toast – make it the night before and it provides one or two solid breakfasts
- Crustless quiche
- Orange & Blueberry Toast – better than just a bagel
- *Bonus* Morning Glory Muffins – filled with good for you ingredients
- One Pan Honey Apricot Pork Chops – easy and Mmm!
- Oven Baked Tacos – family favorite
- Baked Feta Pasta – insanely easy and insanely delish
- One Pan Roasted Rosemary Chicken – highly requested in our home
- Sweet Potato & Turkey Chili – Throw it in the slow cooker and serve with cornbread
- *Bonus* Busy Mom’s Roast – serve with mashed potatoes or rice
I hope these recipes help you during that weird adjustment period of Back to School and back to all those other activities as well.