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Back to School Meal Ideas

Back to school meal ideas

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.

Breakfast

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.

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

Dinner

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

And if you’re looking for back to school outfits check out these posts

Back to School Outfit Ideas for Girls

Back to School Outfit Ideas for Boys

 

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Easy Sheetpan Breakfast Sandwiches

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Spring vegetable goat cheese quiche

Spring vegetable goat cheese quiche

This spring vegetable goat cheese quiche is the perfect dish to serve for Easter, Mother’s Day or your next brunch.  Serve with a side salad, some fruit and a cocktail and you’re guest will be wowed! Scroll down for my recipe.

Spring vegetable goat cheese quiche

Ingredients:

  • 1 store bought refrigerated pie crust (I cheat and use a store bought crust to save on time but you can absolutely make your own if you wish)
  • All purpose flour (for surface)
  • 4 eggs (plus 1 more for the egg wash for crust)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 cups of roasted vegetables (I used asparagus, red peppers and red onions but you can use whatever you want or have leftover in the fridge)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • salt and pepper (I don’t measure, I just eyeball it)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Roll out your pie crust onto a lightly floured surface. Transfer into a lightly greased tart pan or pie pan (I got this set of 2 on Amazon), pressing the edges. Bake according to directions on package and then let cool.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and milk.
  4. Add in cheddar cheese, goat cheese, garlic powder, ground mustard, thyme, salt and pepper.
  5. Once the crust has cooled and before pouring in your egg mixture, make an egg wash and lightly brush over the crust. This will prevent the crust from becoming soggy.
  6. Pour your egg mixture into the crust. If you have any additional veggies left over, sprinkle them on top.
  7. Bake at 375 for about 20-25 minutes or until center of the quiche is done (it will no longer be jiggly) and the edges of the crust are golden brown.
  8. Let cool in pan for about 15 minutes prior to serving.

Spring Vegetable Goat Cheese quiche

 

For more brunch ideas check out these recipes:

My Red Velvet Waffles

Rose Elderflower Spritz

Peach Arugula Salad

For Easter inspo check out:

My Bunny Bait

Easter Basket Ideas

DIY Decoupage Eggs

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Pancake Cereal

Pancake cereal is all the craze! What is pancake cereal exactly? It’s mini, cereal sized pancakes served either with milk or topped with whipped cream and fruit. My guys love them some pancakes and this pancake cereal adds a fun little twist. I’m sharing the easy recipe below.

And for another favorite breakast recipe check out

These easy sheet pan egg sandwiches

 

Pancake Cereal

Pancake Cereal

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups of milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • more melted butter to grease your pan or cooking spray
  • optional – fruits and veggies (I try to sneak some in to every meal I can), chocolate chips, sprinkles, whipped cream.

Directions:

1.) In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients.

2.) Beat in eggs, milk, vanilla extract and melted butter until smooth.

3.) Add in some chopped fruits or veggies or chocolate chips. (I put in some chopped spinach and carrots and my kids didn’t even taste the difference – mom win!)

4.) In a large skillet, melt your butter or spray generously with cooking spray.

5.) Using a tablespoon, scoop little circles of batter into the pan (about half-dollar size).

6.) Once you start to see bubbles form on top of the pancake, flip, browning on each side.

7.) Remove from the skillet. Put in a bowl and serve with syrup, whipped cream or whatever you like. Our favorite version is with whipped cream and sprinkles!

 

Enjoy!

Pancake Cereal

 

These are some of my must haves for making pancakes

panckae cereal pancake pan best griddle

Other recipes you may enjoy

Red Velvet Waffles

Vegetable Quiche

Apple cinnamon french toast bake

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Pancake cereal

 

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