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Your Back-to-School Food Planner

Find recipes and tips for easy family meals, creative lunches, and quick breakfasts that will ease back-to-school stress for you and your kids.

Kid Favorites

Kid-Pleasing Ingredients
Satisfy picky eaters with delicious recipes and prep tips for these popular foods.

20 Classic Cookies
Our collection of time-tested favorite cookies will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.

Roast Beef and Cheddar Roll-Ups

10 Sandwiches to Spice Up a Back-to-School Lunch

Does your kid turn up his nose at basic peanut butter and jelly? Make lunchtime more fun with these 10 creative twists.
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A Week of Family Dinners

You have enough on your hands right now. Let us figure out dinner.
Photo: Anna Williams

Healthy Back-to-School Snacks

According to Marilyn Tanner-Blasiar, a dietitian at Washington University School of Medicine, kids’ snacks (except cheese) should have fewer than 200 calories per serving and contain a daily value of 8 percent or less in total fat. These snacks fit the bill.
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Our Favorite Lunch Containers

Find the right containers for whatever meals your child takes along.
Roast Beef and Cheddar Roll-Ups
Ham and Cheese Quesadillas
Back to Nature Crispy Cheddars
Salad Pod

Easy Dinner Recipes

Ginger-Roasted Chicken With Bok Choy and Broccoli

15 Easy Weeknight Dinners
Need dinner inspiration? Try these no-fuss recipes for chicken, pork, pasta, and more.

Broccoli Rabe and Beef Flat Bread

10 Ideas for Ground Beef
Chuck your same-old recipe and try one of these juicy twists on the staple.

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Turkey Drumstick

Back-to-School Meal Planner Shopping List

Don’t worry about getting dinner on the table—we’ve made things easier by providing a week’s worth of simple recipes the whole family will love. And to further streamline your life, we’ve created a shopping list for all five dinners.

  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • Teriyaki sauce, ¼ cup
  • Olive oil, 3 tablespoons

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