200+ Back-to-School Snack, Lunch and Dinner Ideas

200 back to school ideas

Now that school has started I figured it’s high time I get my act together when it comes to weekday snacks, lunches and dinners.

So, since my kids are getting bored of bagels and cream cheese and I was in need of some new prep techniques I figured I’d search out some new ideas.  In my search I found some neat stuff and today I’m sharing it with you.

(please note that not all recipes in the linked posts are kosher, although you may be able to “kosherize” them)

#1: Healthy Ideas

You all know I love New Leaf Wellness. Her recipes are so easy to follow and the ones I’ve tried are absolutely delicious. Kelly put together a roundup of 101 healthy recipes perfect for school time that you can make in advance.

Link:  101 Healthy Make-Ahead Meals for Back-to-School 

#2: Kid-Friendly Ideas

Once a Month Meals was the first site I ever came across that was a wealth of info regarding freezer cooking. The recipes are great – I still think the Honey Chicken is my favorite. Here’s a link to their roundup of 31 back to school meals:

Link:  31 Back to School Freezer Meals

#3: Inexpensive Ideas

Although $5 dinners in the kosher world don’t really exist, I still like reading the recipes on 5 Dollar Dinners. This post has a wealth of information regarding freezer cooking and also a ton of recipes.

Link:  40 Freezer Friendly Slow Cooker Meal, Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Ideas

#4: 52 Weeks of Dinner Ideas

52 weeks of dinner ideas and recipes in one place from members of the ImaMother online forum.  All recipes are easy, quick and kosher.  What’s better than a FREE kosher cookbook?

Link:  Imamother Suppers for a Year

#5: Snack Storage Ideas

A few months ago I started following A Farmhouse Full on YouTube.  The videos are made by a mom of 8 children and are full of great ideas and advice.  I absolutely loved this idea of preparing a snack-cart and loved the snacks she included in it.

Link:  Easy Snack Lunch Cart

#6: Quick Dinner Ideas

Another YouTube channel I love watching is Do It On a Dime.  Kathryn has some great organization tips and is super practical in everything she does.  In the link below she doesn’t disappoint and shows us how to make 4 quick and easy meals.

Link:  5 Minute Dinner Ideas

#7: School Lunch Hacks

I saved the best for last.  Recently I started following Millennial Moms on YouTube.  I loved this video that shows 6 ways to make packing lunches a whole lot easier and quicker.

Link: 6 School Lunch Hacks for Kids of All Ages

And there ya have it – more than 200 breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack ideas to get you back into the school routine.

What are some easy meals/snacks can you recommend?  

Until next time,