Easy Back To School Dinner Recipes

Get ready for the back to school season with these easy and delicious dinner recipes. Discover quick and healthy meal ideas to simplify your nights and bring your family together.

Back-to-school season is upon us, bringing with it the hustle and bustle of busy schedules and endless to-do lists. A challenge that often comes up is preparing healthy and satisfying dinners that everyone will enjoy. We have our easy weeknight dinners, but I put together another list of healthy back-to-school recipe ideas that are easy to make.

Take a look at the ideas below and share your favorites in the comments section. I am always looking for new ideas!

Easy Back to School Dinner Recipe Ideas

1. Skillet Chicken Fajitas: A quick and colorful option, Skillet Chicken Fajitas are a great way to incorporate lean protein and a variety of vegetables into your dinner. Toss bell peppers, onions, and sliced ​​chicken strips in a flavorful blend of spices and olive oil. Spread them out on a baking sheet and bake until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Serve with warm tortillas, salsa, and your favorite toppings—guacamole, of course!

2. One Pot Pasta Primavera: Simplify your dinner routine with one-pot pasta primavera that’s bursting with fresh flavors. Combine pasta, colorful vegetables like cherry tomatoes, broccoli florets, and snap peas, along with a creamy sauce made with a mixture of chicken broth, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese. Cook everything in one pot for easy cleanup, and you’ll have a creamy, satisfying dinner ready in no time.

3. Stir-fried Rice Noodles With Tofu: For a vegetarian-friendly option, whip up some stir-fried rice noodles with tofu and a variety of vibrant vegetables. Start by sautéing the tofu cubes until golden, then add sliced ​​carrots, bell peppers, and snap peas. Mix together cooked rice noodles and a savory stir-fry sauce made with soy sauce, sesame oil, and ginger. This dish is light and filling, making it the perfect choice for those busy school nights.

4. BBQ Turkey and Vegetable Quesadillas: Quesadillas are a crowd pleaser and this take on a classic favorite is sure to be a hit. Fill whole-grain tortillas with cooked ground turkey seasoned with BBQ sauce, black beans, corn, and shredded cheese. Cook until the tortillas are golden and crisp, then cut into wedges and serve with a side of salsa and guacamole. It is a balanced and fun dinner option that both children and adults will enjoy.

5. Salmon Quinoa Bowl: Keep things light and nutritious with a salmon and quinoa dish that’s packed with protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Grill or bake salmon fillets and serve them on a bed of cooked quinoa. Top with a mix of roasted vegetables like zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and asparagus. Drizzle with a lemon vinaigrette for a spicy finish that brings the flavors together.

As you prepare for the back-to-school season, remember that dinner doesn’t have to be a source of stress. I’m a big fan of making as much as I can ahead of time, especially if I can batch cook the proteins and chop the veggies over the weekend.

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