Quick and easy make ahead back to school recipes for breakfasts, lunches, after school snacks, dinners, and desserts! Mostly healthy, all easy and delicious!
Back to school!
Back to school . . .
While Trevor and I don’t have kids, yet, I remember (even just as a kid!!) how busy those back to school mornings and nights are.
I’m here to help you take one thing off your plate . . .
. . . FOOD! By helping you plan ahead with quick and easy make ahead back to school recipes!
I’ve included recipes for breakfast, lunch, after school snacks, dinner, and dessert!
While I did keep most of the recipes healthy, I threw in a few classic comfort foods that I know made me SO happy to see on the table as a kid.
All of these recipes can EASILY be made in advance and stored in the fridge or freezer, but if you need more specific directions, just ask in the comments below. 🙂
Who’s ready for easy (and mostly healthy) make ahead deliciousness?!
Quick and Easy Make Ahead Back to School Breakfast Recipes:
Quick, easy, and PORTABLE breakfasts for busy mornings on the go!
These Roasted Vegetable Breakfast Muffins make the perfect easy, healthy, make ahead breakfast! Whole eggs, egg whites, veggies: sweet potatoes, asparagus, bell pepper, onion – and spices get baked into portable egg muffin cups! Gluten Free. Vegetarian! Less than 100 calories per muffin!
These breakfast burritos are so hearty and filling thanks to the sausage, gooey from the cheese, creamy from those perfectly cooked eggs, and you get your veggies in with the bell peppers! Thanks to the tortilla, it’s also the perfect breakfast on the go!
At only 150 calories, these Healthy Chocolate Banana Muffins are healthy enough for breakfast, but indulgent enough for dessert! Vegan. Gluten Free. Made in ONE bowl.
A healthy breakfast sandwich made of eggs, veggies, & optional turkey & cheese! Make these the day of or make them in advance & store in the freezer!
These Healthy Baked Oatmeal Cups are naturally sweetened with bananas and are loaded with oats, all natural peanut butter, almond milk, and a handful of dark chocolate chips! Vegan. Gluten Free. 130 calories!
Quick and Easy Make Ahead Back to School Lunch Recipes:
Kids and grown ups alike would LOVE having these homemade lunches for school/work.
This Antipasto Farro Salad is loaded with farro and all your favorite antipasto ingredients: roasted red pepper, tomatoes, onion, pepperoni, salami, mozzarella, pepperoncinis, olives, and more! Light yet SO satisfying.
Sandwich Kebabs. A deconstructed sandwich on skewers, loaded with baguette, turkey, cheese, and a creamy dill dipping sauce!
This Crockpot Vegetarian Chili is vegan, gluten free, SO healthy, and loaded with veggies, spices, and THREE kinds of beans!
Southwestern chicken salad cups. Baked wonton cups filled with chicken, corn, beans, peppers, greek yogurt, lime, and taco seasonings! About 100 calories per cup! Great for easy lunches, snacks, or a big party!
This Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe is perfect for meal prep! They’re quick and easy to make, healthy, gluten free, and loaded with crockpot chicken, beans, corn, a tangy dressing, and more!
Quick and Easy Make Ahead Back to School After School Snack Recipes:
These honey walnut granola bar bites are so great for grab and go snacking! Full of oats, walnuts, coconut oil, honey, vanilla, and optional dark chocolate! Only 10 minutes of prep necessary!
Chex mix that’s made in the crockpot?! Yes please! This slow cooker chex mix is easy to make, flavored w/ ranch seasoning, & addicting! You’ve been warned.
These No Bake Protein Brownie Bites are the perfect, bite sized healthy treat! Made in 5 minutes and full of oats, protein powder, almond butter, maple syrup, and a splash of almond milk. Vegan. Gluten Free.
Instant Pot Taco Hummus. Ultra creamy hummus loaded with canary beans, taco seasonings, and lime juice. Made quick and easy in your Instant Pot!
These Peanut Butter Energy Bites are the perfect healthier treat to satisfy your sweet tooth! Full of all natural peanut butter, oats, and just a touch of honey! Only 130 calories! Gluten free. Vegetarian.
Quick and Easy Make Ahead Back to School Dinner Recipes:
Prep these recipes the night before (or morning of) and have dinner on the table in no time!
These Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets are a healthier, easier, and tastier homemade version of a drive through or frozen classic! Chicken breasts marinated in buttermilk, my secret ingredient and salt, then tossed in panko, whole wheat flour, and spices!
This ground turkey fried rice is a healthier twist on a take out classic! Leftover brown rice is mixed with a few veggies, extra lean ground turkey, spices, soy sauce, rice vinegar, hoisin, chili garlic sauce, and more!
This Instant Pot Orange Chicken Recipe is a healthier version of a classic. My recipe uses FRESH orange juice and zest, keeping this flavorful and light. Quick. Easy. Can be gluten free. Healthy. Delicious!
These Sweet Potato Tacos are gluten free, vegan, healthy, and oh yeah, absolutely DE-LICIOUS! Loaded with sweet potatoes, mushrooms, black beans, and spices – these hearty tacos will surely satisfy!
This Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe is winter comfort food perfection! Super quick and easy to make and SO hearty and cozy! No cream of “x” soup. Uses refrigerated biscuit dough!
Quick and Easy Make Ahead Back to School Dessert Recipes:
Because we all deserve a little somethin’ sweet after a long day at work and school. 🙂
These Air Fryer Hand Pies are SO quick and easy to make. We’re making 4 flavors today: S’Mores, Blueberry, Caramel Apple, and Cherry! I used store-bought crust and fillings to make this ULTRA easy, but feel free to make your own homemade crust and fillings!
No Churn Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Recipe. You know you want some! The BEST homemade edible cookie dough (no eggs, no flour) is folded into a fluffy no churn ice cream base and drizzled with hot fudge! No ice cream machine required.
This Edible Eggless Cookie Dough Recipe is safe to eat raw! There’s no flour, we use ground oats instead, & is free of eggs! Edible cookie dough for the win!
A health-ier take on a classic, these Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are full of chewy oats, nutty whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and dark chocolate chunks. While they may be lighter in calories, they’re absolutely PACKED with flavor. Ice cream optional, but highly recommended. 🙂
These Vegan Raspberry Oatmeal Bars are SO easy and tasty. This vegan gluten free dessert is loaded with oats, brown sugar, coconut oil, walnuts, and your choice of preserves or jam!
Happy Back to School!
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