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Healthy School-Night Recipes

There’s no doubt that this school year looks very different for most of us. But regardless of virtual vs. in-person learning, the fact remains that the start of a new school year brings with it many challenges and stress, even to the most organized family.

Between coordinating schedules, carpool, sporting events and those dreaded piles of homework, the first few weeks can feel like a juggling act.   In the whirlwind of craziness, it’s easy to put healthy eating on the back burner and just pick up fast-food.  But with a little planning and prep, you can still put a healthy meal on the table and have plenty of time left over for all your activities.

A slow cooker can be your best friend when time is limited.  These Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Meatballs are not only delicious, but very kid-friendly. Serve them up with some rice or pasta, and you’ve got that meal covered.

Creamy Cajun Shrimp and Broccoli Pasta from Peas and Crayons is hearty as well as healthy, and most importantly, ready in less than 30 minutes!

A busy week just calls for Pizza Night!!  Save some time by picking up a whole-wheat pre-made pizza crust and top it off your way!  Or better yet, let the kids take part by using a tortilla or a bagel for the crust.  Check out these easy kids pizza ideas from Your Kids Table for more inspiration.

And don’t forget desserts!  With just 3 ingredients, these Frozen Banana Bites couldn’t be any easier. And these Healthy Fruit Pizza Minis are packed with nutrition and ready in just minutes!

Even though your leisurely summer evenings have been replaced with band practice and homework, with just a short list of ingredients and minimal prep, these recipes can help make it possible to still get a healthy dinner on the table even on the most hectic of weeknights.

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