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Back to School: Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes


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Back to School: Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes

Back to School time is in full swing. Along with school schedules, many families need to juggle extracurricular activities as well. In my family, we have soccer, dance, and gymnastics multiple days a week. With homework and playdates also on the schedule, getting my kids to eat a complete and healthy dinner can be challenging. Quick and easy dinner recipes need to be a major part of my life right now.

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I went to Price Chopper to find some Back to School dinner ideas for my family. I concentrated on finding the “on-the-go” meals I often need to make this time of year. I am always on the lookout for meals that are nutritious, easy to make, and inexpensive. Price Chopper is a great place to find groceries to meet all of these requirements. Their prices are terrific so I really love the savings as well.

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Since some sports start as early as 5:00, my kids are usually not yet ready for a full dinner. I often make mini-meals that will keep them full until they return from their activities later in the evening. Although these meals may be a bit smaller, I make sure they have some protein, fruit and vegetables. A recent favorite we found at Price Chopper is the Jimmy Dean Pulled Pork. I make Pulled Pork Sliders with mini rolls and a sprinkle of cheddar on top. I pair these sandwiches with carrot sticks and fruit and the kids are good to go.

Super Easy Dinner Recipe #1

Pulled Pork Sliders

  •  Small dinner rolls
  • Jimmy Dean Pulled Pork – 1 box makes about 4-5 sliders
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Simply cook the Jimmy Dean Pulled pork as per box instructions. Add a scoop to each dinner roll and sprinkle some cheddar cheese on top. Instant yummy meal!

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Another favorite are our “Ham, Fruit & Cheese Kabobs” as my daughter calls them. We used the Hillshire Farms Naturals Honey Roasted Ham to wrap melon and top with chunks of mozzarella cheese. I like that the Hillshire Farms Naturals have no artificial ingredients or nitrates.

Super Easy Dinner Recipe #2

Ham, Fruit & Cheese Kabobs

  •  About 4-5 slices of Hillshire Farms Honey Roasted Ham
  • 1-2 cups cubed melon
  • 2-3 mozzarella cheese sticks

Simply wrap each cube of melon with a piece of ham. Secure with a toothpick and add a piece of mozzarella. Easy peasy and quite yummy! 

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My kids sometimes come home from school needing a boost of hydration to get started on their homework. I decided to try the Capri Sun Super V fruit and veggie drink. They had no idea that this was a veggie/fruit juice combo. I made a slush blending the capri sun with ice and the kids loved them.

Super Easy Dinner Recipe #3

Capri Sun Super V Slush

  •  2 Capri Sun Super V bags per slush
  • 1-2 cups ice

Blend to create an ice cold slush and enjoy! 

Super Easy Dinner Recipe #2  Ham, Fruit & Cheese Kabobs   About 4-5 slices of Hillshire Farms Honey Roasted Ham 1-2 cups cubed melon 2-3 mozzarella cheese sticks Simply wrap each cube of melon with a piece of ham. Secure with a toothpick and add a piece of mozzarella. Easy peasy and quite yummy!

As I mentioned earlier, the weekdays can get pretty busy. If we don’t sit down as a family for dinner, we make it a point to sit down together for dessert to chat about our day. My daughter and I created “Blueberry Betties” using small cake cups, Blueberry Yoplait Greek 100 and fresh blueberries. My daughter says, “This is the best dessert in the world!” At less than 200 calories, I agree!

Super Easy Dinner (Dessert) Recipe #4

Blueberry Betties 

Makes 4

  •  Small shortcake or angel food cake cups
  • Blueberry Yoplait Greek 100 
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Scoop even portions of  yogurt into each cake cup. Sprinkle with fresh blueberries. Chill for about 30 minutes to make them extra cool and refreshing. 

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Do you need to create “on-the-go” meals? What ideas do you have?

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  1. A Kerr says:

    This looks wonderful! Our oldest just started first grade so I’m just learning how to be an after school mom. Thanks for the great tips!

  2. katherine says:

    The blueberry betties look awesome! And I love price chopper!

  3. diane says:

    The back to school season is definitely a busy one! It takes a lot of planning and organization to keep things moving smoothly!

  4. Danielle says:

    Yum! My kids would love those slushies.

  5. We love the Jimmy Dean pulled pork! It is so good, almost like a restaurant. Your recipe looks easy and yummy,

  6. Liz says:

    Those pulled pork sandwiches look yummy!

  7. Easy dinners are so important on hectic nights!

  8. Patty says:

    Mmmm, I love pulled pork. And I adore the idea of the ham around the melon – sweet and salty. Such a perfect combination. Your kids are so lucky to have a mom who makes them such tasty meals.

  9. How is the Jimmie Dean pulled pork? My daughter is wild about pulled pork and I would be willing to try this product.

  10. Lena says:

    I need that – I hate that most of the time I don’t have a dinner ready when the kids are hungry for dinner

  11. Sarah B says:

    Those Blueberry Betties are so cute and look delicious, so do the little kabobs! I have a hard time getting my toddler to eat ANYTHING but I bet she’d eat both of those! #client

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