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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!

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