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Back-to-School: Recipe Roundup

Thursday, September 06, 2018 8:18 AM

As the new school year starts, it can be a hectic time trying to adjust back into a routine. You may not have time to think about how to plan for meals. We have created a quick recipe guide for healthy meals to help make your back-to-school routine a little easier.

Kids eating a healthy school lunch

The dietitians at NorthShore share a handful of their favorite recipes for back-to-school from breakfast to desert:


  • Apple Muffins are perfect to make ahead so you can grab-and-go all week.
  • Energizing Breakfast Smoothies are ideal when you only have a few minutes and need to run out the door.


  • Zoodles are great to make in a batch and easily customizable for the whole family.
  • Chickpea & Avocado Sandwich is perfect to pack for a lunch and is a great source of protein without the meat!


  • Shroom Turkey Sliders are a healthy alternative to traditional burgers.
  • Portobello Mushroom Caps are a creative way to get one last use out of your grill before it gets too cold out!
  • Chicken Pot Pies are a family favorite and are a comforting way to kick off fall weather.


Remember that a well-fed, full stomach can help fuel brain power for both kids and adults!