25 Healthy Back-To-School Dinner Ideas

I know some of your kids have already started back to school but today marks the first official day for students here in our area. My little one, who is still in preschool, will start back next week. Either way, back-to-school time is here, which means the slow days of summer are officially coming to an end. Back-to-school is a busy time for everyone as kids become involved in activities, homework has to get done, while also juggling life and family situations that arise. I have reached out to some of my favorite food bloggers to bring you fast and healthy family friendly weeknight dinner ideas. This roundup has something for everyone….vegetarians and carnivores alike.

Homemade Hamburger Helper

hamburger helperPhoto by Key Ingredients

Thai Cucumber Chicken Salad

Easy Weeknight Tempeh Chili

Split Green Peas Falafel

split pea falafelPhoto by Food, Pleasure and Health

 Asian Style Meatballs
These also freeze well and can be made in advance

Shrimp Tacos with Kiwi Salsa

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

lettuce wrapsPhoto by Joy. Food. Sunshine

30 Minute Meals with Cheese

Farro “Fried” Rice

Buffalo Chicken Grain Bowl

buffalo-chicken-grain-bowl-shaws-simple-swapsPhoto by Simple Swaps

Simple Veggie Stir Fry

Avocado Tomato Quesadilla

Gnocchi with Zucchini, Basil and Brown Butter

Chicken Pesto Kebobs

kabobsPhoto by RDelicious Kitchen

20 Minute Summer Enchilada Skillet

Hamburger Salad with all the Fixings

Cashew Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

IMG_2087Photo by Key Ingredients

5- Ingredient Orange Maple Salmon

Mushroom Asparagus Pesto Frittata

Maple-Mustard Glazed Pork Chops

Cheesy Millet with Sauteed Vegetables and Fried Egg

milletPhoto by RDelicious Kitchen

Walnut-Crusted Chicken Breast

Lentil Tacos

Spicy Thai Shrimp Bowl

Salsa Chicken

salsa ChickenPhoto by Food, Pleasure and Health







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By | 2018-06-01T09:37:17+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Food|12 Comments


  1. Elizabeth Shaw August 29, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Love this Allie! Thank you so much for including my Chicken Bowl!!

  2. Chelsey August 29, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    SUCH a great roundup…can’t wait to try ALL of these! And thanks for including my simple stir fry…one of my favorites!

  3. AZ@...And A Dash of Cinnamon August 29, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    What a nice and diverse round up! Thanks for including me!

  4. Brynn at The Domestic Dietitian August 29, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Great round up! Thanks for including me, love all the other recipes and can’t wait to try them.

  5. Jessica @ Nutritioulicious August 30, 2016 at 1:00 am

    This is great! I already pinned a bunch of the recipes here so I have them on hand when the girls go back in two weeks. Hope your little one has a smooth transition back to school! Thanks for including my recipes!!

  6. admin August 30, 2016 at 5:23 am

    I’m glad you found some recipes to save! Thanks for taking part in the round up

  7. admin August 30, 2016 at 5:23 am

    Thanks for taking part in the roundup!

  8. admin August 30, 2016 at 5:24 am

    Thanks and thank you for taking part in the roundup

  9. admin August 30, 2016 at 5:25 am

    Thank you! I can’t wait to give your stir fry a try.

  10. admin August 30, 2016 at 5:26 am

    Thanks for taking part in the roundup. That chicken bowl looks divine

  11. Laura August 30, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Terrific round up! So many great ideas here that look easy and quick to put together – perfect for busy week nights. Thanks for including my Lentil Tacos – they are one of my most popular recipes!

  12. admin September 1, 2016 at 6:25 am

    Thanks for contributing your recipe. I can’t wait to give your tacos a try

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