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    Posted on Aug 22, 2017

    Start The School Year Off Strong With These Back-To-School Meal Prep Hacks

    Make lunch one less thing to stress about.

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    Back-To-School Lunch Prep Hacks

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    To prevent apple slices from browning, secure slices with a rubber band:

    Super fresh!

    Keep sandwiches from getting soggy by making a "build your own sandwich" kit:

    It's fun, too!

    Keep lunch boxes organized with separate containers:

    Mess-free!

    Make a DIY reusable ice pack with a sponge:

    It's THAT easy.

    Keep food hot with a mini thermos:

    Because warm nuggets are WAY better than cold.

    Or try assembling bins so your family can grab and go! Have one for sandwiches:

    Snacks:

    Fruit:

    ...and drinks!

    Let them do the packing!

    So organized!

    Now put those hacks to use with these easy recipes!

    Turkey & Cheese Pinwheels

    Servings: 1

    INGREDIENTS

    1 burrito size tortilla

    2 tablespoons mustard

    1½ slices cheese of your choice

    3 slices turkey


    PREPARATION

    1. Spread the mustard on the tortilla, and lay down the cheese and turkey.

    2. Tightly roll up the tortilla, and cut into slices.

    3. Serve with a clementine and sliced bell pepper.

    4. Enjoy!

    Build-Your-Own Pizza

    Servings: 1

    INGREDIENTS

    1 burrito size tortilla

    3 tablespoons shredded mozzarella

    3 tablespoons chopped ham

    3 tablespoons marinara sauce

    PREPARATION

    1. Cut the tortilla into smaller circles. Pack with cheese, ham, cheese, and a hard-boiled egg separately.

    2. Enjoy!

    Pasta Salad

    Servings: 2

    INGREDIENTS

    ½ pound bow tie pasta, cooked

    ½ cup diced turkey

    ½ cup diced ham

    ½ cup diced bell pepper

    2 tablespoons Italian dressing

    PREPARATION

    1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Pack with strawberries and blueberries.

    2. Enjoy!

    Pesto Pasta

    Servings: 2

    INGREDIENTS

    ½ pound bow tie pasta, cooked

    2-3 tablespoons pesto

    ½ cup fresh mozzarella, chopped

    ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved

    PREPARATION

    1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Serve with a hard-boiled egg and sliced bell pepper.

    2. Enjoy!

    PB&J Triangles

    Servings: 1

    INGREDIENTS

    2 burrito size tortillas

    2-3 tablespoons nut or sunflower butter

    2-3 tablespoons jelly


    PREPARATION

    1. Spread nut or sunflower butter and jelly on a tortilla. Top with the second tortilla, and cut into triangles.

    2. Serve with a hard-boiled egg, blueberries, and strawberries.

    3. Enjoy!