I’m all for convenient and tasty options on the menu during the fall season. The season is changing and so is the schedule of many families. We are adjusting to new school routines, the kids are getting back to sports and after-school activities and it’s important to still get meals made. Hopefully, these back-to-school recipe ideas provide you with some inspiration for menu planning.
We keep a few staples on hand, that way we’re always prepared to throw a quick meal together when in a hurry!
Did you know that September is Hunger Action Month? This is a time when the Feeding America network and the national public come together to raise awareness and inspire action to end hunger. For millions of people in America, a daily meal isn’t a choice between different menu options but it’s a choice between food or other immediate needs. Together we can choose to end hunger because nobody should be forced to choose between food and medicine. To find ways that you can take action visit Feeding America to help.
Veggies Made Great
If you are looking for convenient and healthy options for your back-to-school menu, then Veggies Made Great offers veggie-rich foods that are nutritiously smart and delicious. There are many options for breakfast, a quick snack, or lunch box choices. Vegetables are the first and primary ingredient in every Veggies Made Great product.
The Spinach Egg White Frittata is perfect for mornings. They are packed with spinach, tomatoes, onions, and red bell peppers. With 5g of protein and only 70 calories per serving they give me the energy to get going.
The Double Chocolate Muffins were my kid’s favorite option! They would never ever guess that zucchini and carrots are the first two ingredients. They are made with nearly 30% veggies, 110 calories, and are lower in sugar than the leading muffin. A lunch box favorite or after-school snack option!
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Mighty Sesame Organic & Harissa Tahini
One of our family meal options for busy weekday nights is a Chicken and Veggie Rice Bowl. One way to keep the meal exciting is to change up the vegetables, seasonings, and flavors. Two options to add flavor to a vegetable bowl is to use Mighty Sesame Organic Tahini or Mighty Sesame Harissa Tahini.
Mighty Sesame Organic Tahini is delicious and with a quick squeeze tastes great on top of salads, veggies, and rice bowls!Mighty Sesame Organic Tahini is organic, gluten-free, vegan, Non-GMO, and can be used as a dressing, in dips and spreads, and as a mayo replacement.
Mighty Sesame Harissa Tahini provides the right amount of spice to any dish and is the perfect addition to vegetables, dips, and more! With just a shake and squeeze into a recipe, you can add flavor and it’s an excellent source of protein.
King Arthur Baking Company
A top request in our house for breakfast has been pancakes. While I may not have time every school morning to whip up a batch, they have become a tradition for our Saturday mornings. It works great because I’ll just make a double batch and then we have pancakes prepped ahead of time for busier weekday mornings.
The King Arthur Baking Company has been sharing the joy of baking for a long time. Their products are known for high-quality ingredients and they make delicious baked goods!
Their Buttermilk Pancake Mix serves up tender, fluffy, buttermilk pancakes and they are nothing short of delicious. The mix is made with real buttermilk. Just add water and then the resealable pouch makes it easy to portion the right amount and save the remainder for another day.
My kids were overly excited about the Confetti Pancake Mix. You just add water and the pancakes turn out fluffy with colorful sprinkles (no artificial ingredients or synthetic colors) and only 5 grams of added sugar. You can’t disappoint with Confetti Pancakes.
Another time-saver for the back-to-school season is keeping the Minute Ready to Serve Rice Cups in the pantry. These are awesome to have on hand for rice bowls! The ready-to-serve cups are great when you want to make quick on-the-go lunches, snacks, or a quick side for dinner with minimal to no cooking! They are perfectly portioned to provide just the right amount of carbs for all-day energy, without overeating.
We have the Minute Ready to Serve White Rice and the Minute Ready to Serve Brown & Wild Rice. Both of them cook in just 1 minute in the microwave, making my life significantly easier while still adding a little bit of wholesomeness to our family’s dinner.
Don’t forget to check how you can take action in September for Hunger Action Month. Check out Feeding America for more information.
What are the staple ingredients you like to keep on hand? Share yours along with your favorite easy recipes in the comments below!