Blog: Back to School Tips and Recipe
It’s that time of year again, back to school! This is a busy time of year, and the last thing you want to think about is what to feed yourself and your family.
Here are some tips to help ease the burden of grocery shopping:
Stock up on pantry and freezer items:
Frozen fruits and vegetables are affordable, convenient, nutritious, and less time-consuming than preparing fresh.
Having frozen items on hand can also reduce food waste during this busy time. As we head into fall, depending on where you live, it might still be humid or hot outside. In order to keep bread from going bad, a great tip is to keep them in the freezer. If you have a toaster or toaster oven, you can pull out pieces of bread as you need them and pop them in the toaster to defrost.
Canned vegetables, rice, pasta, and other grains are great to keep on hand in the pantry.
Protein items that can remain in the pantry include canned fish or chicken and beans. Having these staples on hand in the freezer and the pantry can be used to create a delicious and nutritious meal when there are no plans for dinner or plans change!
Another tip for back to school is meal planning and prepping.
Having a plan for the week before heading to the grocery store can keep the price of groceries down and give you an idea of what each day of cooking will look like.
Any meals or meal components that can be made ahead of time can also free up time later in the week and take the stress off cooking and meal time.
Check out this link to All Recipes for a month of easy back-to-school dinner ideas!
What is your go-to back-to-school meal?