The first day of school is just around the corner. Between the shopping, appointments, and events, finding time to cook is even harder than usual. We’ve rounded up a few one-pan wonders—complete meals that can be whipped up in a single dish—as well as some ideas for quick, healthy breakfasts and lunches for those busy back-to-school days.
Putting the ‘Fast’ in Breakfast
Don’t let a busy morning cause you or your family to miss the most important meal of the day. In a pinch, try this easy back-to-school breakfast idea from Giggles Galore. Plan ahead for the week and whip up some egg muffins for a delicious grab-and-go breakfast. You can even prep smoothie ingredients the night before so everything is ready to blend in the morning. We love this mango ginger smoothie recipe.
Lock Down Lunch
The key to quick lunches is choosing recipes that can be made ahead of time and keep well in the fridge. Skip the soggy sandwich and whip up some ham and cherry lavosh rollups the night before a busy day. Make a double batch of this BLT pasta salad to feed the family for days. When in doubt, leftovers make a great lunch. Store leftovers in lunch-ready containers for a quick lunch option.
One-pan dinners are perfect for busy weeknights. If you’ve got five minutes to prep in the morning or over lunch, try these easy slow-cooker chicken tacos. For a quick crowd-pleaser, one-pan cheese chicken broccoli and rice provide a complete meal in no time. We also love this camping-inspired one-pan healthy sausage and veggies recipe.
Save even more time by skipping the dishes and serving weekday dinners on Chinet® Classic White™. Check out these tips for saving on Chinet products and stock up for the school year.