It’s that time of year again – time to get the kids ready for school. They’re going to need clothes and school supplies, of course. But, now is the time to plan for back-to-school meals, meals you can prepare quickly for breakfast, lunch and dinner during these busy times. And, what better place to find a variety of wonderful recipes than right here at GourmetRecipe.com? We’ve got recipes for quick and nutritious breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks, all designed to make your meal-planning easy.
Make sure your kids have a good day by feeding them a healthy, wholesome breakfast. Start with these Amish Apple Pancakes. The addition of grated apples to the batter not only makes them extra moist and flavorful, it also adds a boost of nutrition to start their day. This Breakfast Banana Split might sound like it’s bad for you, but what could be healthier than melon, pineapples, blueberries, bananas, and cereal mixed together with yogurt and honey? A glass of McDougall’s Rice Milk, made with milk, brown rice and vanilla extract rounds out this wholesome, delicious and nutritious meal.
After the kids get to school they’re going to need a good lunch to keep them focused. This Bread Pizza, which as the name implies is made with slices of bread. can be prepared the night before and packed cold in your child’s lunchbox. Or, it can be served as an afternoon snack. The same goes for these Quesadillas with Mushrooms and Cheese. Make a pan of Stewed Apples, refrigerate them overnight and pack them in your child’s lunch for a tasty, healthy lunch dessert.
Your kids are going to be hungry after school, before it’s time to eat dinner. Choose from any of these easy-to-make recipes for healthy snack choices: Molasses Peanut Butter Cookies; Chocolate Fruit Cookies Recipe; or Oatmeal Cookies. Or, make a cake. This Citrus Cake has both fresh orange and lemon juices mixed in for a tangy, fruity flavor. Cranberry Nut Bread, made with orange juice, cranberries and walnuts packs plenty of taste and texture as well as nutrition. And Spicy Roasted Almonds are both easy-to-make and good to eat. All of these snacks can be made ahead of time and not only served after school but also packed in your kids’ lunches.
Be prepared to serve your family a good meal at the end of their busy day. One way to do this is to make them Baked Chicken Tenders with Pasta. The tender chicken strips, fixed with pasta, and flavored with honey and apricot jam, are sure to become a family favorite. This Creamy Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles can be started at the beginning of your busy day and will be ready to serve when your hungry family is ready to eat. Made with fat-free chicken soup, skinless chicken breasts, and whole-wheat noodles, it is also a great choice for dinner. For those with food allergies, this Egg-Free, Wheat-Free, Milk-Free Meatloaf might be the perfect dish. Chopped potatoes and grated carrots provide moisture as well as plenty of nutrition for this hearty dish.
Apple gratin with pine nuts Sweet but not overly so, this side dish is a delicious accompaniment to a holiday meal. A nice side dish that can be served at any meal but our favorite is at brunch. This recipe is similar to an...More...