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Back to School Meal Ideas

Back to school meal ideas

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Back to School can be a hectic time with new routines, meetings, sports and activities. These are some of my favorite Back To School meal ideas that you can whip up in a flash. Scroll down to see some of my favorite recipes for breakfast, dinners and after school snacks. Click the links for recipes.


Sheet Pan Egg Sandwiches

sheet pan breakfast sandwiches

These are great for making ahead of time so that you have an easy breakfast for those busy mornings.

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  • Prepare your egg mixture as you normally would like if you were going to make scrambled eggs. I use 10-12 eggs for my large sheet pan. I like to add in some chopped veggies like peppers, onions and spinach. You can add anything, even some chopped bacon or sausage.
  • Lightly spray a large baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the baking pan and bake in the oven, about 20-25 minutes.
  • While the eggs are baking, toast some English muffins.
  • Once the eggs are done, remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Using a knife slice the the eggs into individual squares.
  • Serve each egg square in between two halves of english muffins and top with a slice of cheese.
  • Place each one separate in ziploc bags or wrap in foil.

Easy sheet pan breakfast sandwiches

Pancake Cereal

Mini pancakes served in a bowl with whipped cream, sprinkles, and fruit, what’s not to love?

Back to School Meal Ideas pancake cereal

After School Snacks/ Treats

Some of my favorites for after school snacks or a little afternoon pick me up.

Back To School Snack Mix

This is the perfect nosh of sweet and salty.

back to school snack mix in glass container


Banana bread

This banana bread is a favorite in our house! Perfect with a cup of coffee for mom or dad. Also can toast with some butter for a sweet breakfast.

Back To School Meal Ideas banana bread


Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars

When you’ve got a craving for chocolate and peanut butter, these chocolate chip peanut butter bars will curb your hankering. Very rich, melty and gooey when out of the oven. Wash down with a glass of milk.

Back To School Meal Ideas Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars

Banana Split Apple Nachos

Back to school and fall time are synonymous with apples. Apple nachos are a great after school snack. And these banana split apple nachos are truly special!

Back To School Meal Ideas banana split apple nachos


Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken

If you asked me the one dinner that everyone in our family eats, this is it! Honey mustard pretzel chicken tenders you can make in the air fryer or on a sheet pan. Serve over salad or with some roasted veggies and potatoes.

back to school meal ideas honey mustard pretzel chicken

Caprese pasta salad

This is great for a Meatless Monday or lighter option. I love the leftovers cold for lunch the next day!

Back To School Meal Ideas caprese pasta salad

Fall Sheet Pan Dinner

This dinner tastes like Thanksgiving but it’s ready in 30 minutes!!!

fall sheet pan dinner

Greek Turkey Meatball Bowls

Make in the air fryer and serve with some fresh veggies, tzatziki and feta.

Greek turkey meatball bowls

I love to see what you create! So if you happen to make any of these recipes, be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest!


Some of my kitchen must haves:

kitchen aid kitchen must haves kitchen aid ceramic bowl

bakeware set beautiful by drew barrymore air fryer viral tik tok chopper


For more back to school ideas check out

My Back To School Basket

This fun back to school countdown

My back to school must haves



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  • Reply
    September 2, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    So many yummy ideas! I’ll definitely be trying those sheet pan egg sandwiches. Pinned.

    • Reply
      September 2, 2022 at 5:22 pm

      They freeze really well too!

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    August 24, 2023 at 10:01 pm

    Great ideas, and they all look delicious! I just recently made banana bread, I forgot how much I love it! If you’re looking for a recipe to tag in here for it, I’d be happy to share it once I get it posted. 🙂 Feel free to link up at my Tell It To Me Tuesday, this weeks ends tomorrow at noon, but it opens every Tuesday.

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