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10 Back-to-School Recipes to Make Your Kids Happy

10 Back-to-School Recipes to Make Your Kids Happy

When everyone is getting ready to go back to school, each meal of the day requires special attention. Breakfast is, of course, an important one to start planning ahead for, as our kids need to be well fed and energetic as they head toward the bus. Lunch is also a vital meal to think about, too, whether your kids are eating the school lunch or you’re packing one for them. Even after-school snacks need a lot of special attention, because there are sports, tutoring, and activities that your kids need to be well fed for.

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And then there’s dinner. Along with breakfast, lunch, and after-school snacks, dinner is an important meal for you to pay attention to in order to ensure that your kid has a successful school year. No matter what age your child is, it’s important to make sure they’re eating a well-balanced and healthy dinner, whether it’s to fuel up for a big test or a game. Research has shown that when families eat together, kids are more likely to eat healthier and less likely to become obese. And for those parents pulling on the leash of a teen or two, a recent study conducted by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse found that when kids eat dinner with their family, they’re less likely to use drugs, drink, or smoke cigarettes. By providing your kids with a nutritious and homemade meal, you’re ensuring that they have a healthy and productive school year.

As any good parent knows, though, getting your kids to eat a nutritious meal isn’t as easy as it might be for you to step into the kitchen. Just because you tell them countless times that sautéed squash or spinach is good for them, it doesn’t mean that they’ll eat it. Getting your kids to eat right means keeping them happy and keeping it easy for you, and that’s why these 10 recipes are perfect for firing up their taste buds on a school night.

Sometimes it’s all about giving a new vision to a classic, which is why the Hopeless Housewife Erika Monroe-Williams turned basic ravioli into a handheld treat. Other times, it’s important to keep it easy for you, like with these no-bake nachos that are stacked with all of the essentials and are just as delicious cold. Last but not least, health is important, and The Sneaky Chef Missy Chase Lapine makes sure your kids are getting the nutrition they need in old-school favorites like chicken nuggets and sloppy Joe sliders.

Making sure your kids eat a nutritious dinner is all about keeping them happy, and these recipes will help you do it. In the end, they’ll make you happy, too.

Anne Dolce is the Cook editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @anniecdolce


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Even picky eaters won't be able to resist these yummy dishes.

From breakfast to desserts and everything in between, you'll find great meals that the whole family will enjoy.

Potato wedges, melty mozz, and ripe tomatoes&mdashwhat's not to like?

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Keep the slaw separate so kids can try it before condemning the entire sloppy joe and onion rings meal.

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Turn their favorite cereal into a chicken cutlet breading and, we guarantee it, they'll finish what's on their plate and ask for more.

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Tender and oven-fried, these chicken tenders get an extra kick of flavor from coconut.

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There's nothing plain about this lunchtime favorite, upgraded with fresh mayo, buttery Bibb lettuce, and slow-cooked sweet onions.

Bright idea: Want perfect hard-boiled eggs every time? Place them in a pot of cold water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cover, and wait 12 minutes before peeling.


10 Healthy Breakfasts Ideas to Help your Kids Do Well in School

Why is breakfast important? Breakfast is the meal that fuels the beginning of the school day. After a rejuvenating night of sleep, the brain and body need fuel to operate. Studies have shown that kids who eat breakfast perform better academically than kids who don’t.

And what’s the best way to get the engine revved up and the body and brain ready to soar? Whole grains, fiber and protein. Why whole grains and not sugary cereal or a packaged pastry? Sugary cereals and refined grains cause a quick rise in blood sugar levels, which drop quickly. This can leave your child feeling hungry, cranky, and/or sleepy. Whole grains are absorbed by the body more slowly so that you don’t get a blood sugar spike, and they, along with fiber and protein, are more likely to keep your child’s belly feeling happy until snack time or lunch.

So, what are some “power” breakfasts that you can serve to your hungry kiddos?

  • Quick scrambled eggs with a side of toast and fruit. Your kids will think you slaved over the stove making a hot breakfast, but it will be our little secret. Get these eggs done in less than two minutes while knowing you’re helping your child get a great start to the day.
    This is such a great breakfast. We use a whole wheat English muffin. My kids love it, and the eggs can be made in advance and warmed. You can add any desired topping too. Two of my kids love cheese on their eggs, and one child just wants the egg without the muffin. You can serve it so many ways, and you can add a side of fruit. And it doubles as a great lunch. My kids like it cold and sent to school for a special lunch!

Another similar egg breakfast is a veggie egg muffin. It’s another make ahead nutrition-packed item that you can grab and go.

    . Oatmeal is such a versatile breakfast option! We recently started baking it in the oven. That way, I can start it when I wake up and not have to hover over it to make sure it isn’t boiling over in the microwave or on the stove, which has happened to me way too many times! I combine 1 cup of oatmeal, 2.5 cups of water, and a pinch of salt in a microwave-safe bowl that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes. I usually give it a stir midway through. When I take it out of the oven, I stir in about a teaspoon of butter, then I let the kids add their own toppings. Raisins, walnuts and pecans are the favorites in our house. Another option is an oatmeal bar. You may not have time to provide as many options, but pick one or two new options for your kids to experiment with different flavors when you can.
  • Muffins- Easy to make ahead and freeze for whenever you need them! Whether they are served as the focal point of the breakfast, or made into mini muffins and served on the side- muffins can definitely be packed with great nutrition for your family. Here are some of our favorites!
    The opportunities for creating a healthy breakfast starting with a slice of whole wheat toast are practically endless.
  • Smoothie- Is a drink the only thing your child has the time or tolerance for in the morning? No worries. It’s a great way to pack a ton of nutrition into a glass! There are endless combinations you can try, but here are some of our favorites!
    on a whole wheat tortilla. And add other ingredients to change it up, like maybe a tiny bit of honey, or a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips, or some granola.
  • What about overnight oats? These are made the night ahead making them the perfect grab-n-go breakfast. They’re also super adaptable and packed with nutrition.

Don’t forget about getting your child involved too. Depending on his age, he can make his own peanut butter wrap, warm up his own egg muffin, toast his own bread, whisk the eggs, etc. And if getting involved with the cooking is too much for a school morning, maybe he can help with the make ahead foods, such as overnight oats and muffins. This saves some time for you, and he’ll be more likely to eat a good breakfast if he is part of the delicious creation.

I'm a mom and registered dietitian with a passion to help parents create a home environment where they can raise healthy kids!


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Those with a creative eye know firsthand that inspiration is all around us. Whether you're energized by the earth tones of nature, a color-filled walk through a local farmer's market, or even by a quick scroll through Instagram, you never know what might spark a new creative project.

In the spirit of inspiring your next masterpiece, we're excited to partner with Bounty to fuel the next generation of artists and designers forward by launching a national design competition. We're calling on graphic designers to apply for a chance to see their work featured on a new Brit + Co and Bounty paper towel collection, set to launch in 2022.

Aside from the incredible exposure of having your illustrations on paper towels that'll be in stores across America next year, you'll also receive $5,000 for your art a scholarship for Selfmade, our 10-week entrepreneurship accelerator to take your design career to the next level (valued at $2,000) and a stand alone feature on Brit + Co spotlighting your artistry as a creator.

The Creatively You Design Competition launches Friday, May 21, 2021 and will be accepting submissions through Monday, June 7, 2021.

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Who Should Apply: Women-identifying graphic designers and illustrators. (Due to medium limitations, we're not currently accepting design submissions from photographers or painters.)

What We're Looking For: Digital print and pattern designs that reflect your design aesthetic. Think optimistic, hopeful, bright — something you'd want to see inside your home.

How To Enter: Apply here, where you'll be asked to submit 2x original design files you own the rights to for consideration. Acceptable file formats include: .PNG, .JPG, .GIF, .SVG, .PSD, and .TIFF. Max file size 5GB. We'll also ask about your design inspiration and your personal info so we can keep in touch.

Artist Selection Process: Panelists from Brit + Co and P&G Bounty's creative teams will judge the submissions and select 50 finalists on June 11, 2021 who will receive a Selfmade scholarship for our summer 2021 session. Then, up to 8 artists will be selected from the finalists and notified on June 18, 2021. The chosen designers will be announced publicly in 2022 ahead of the product launch.

For any outstanding contest Qs, please see our main competition page. Good luck & happy creating!


Nigerian Kids Recipes

Kids meals can be challenging to choose and prepare especially when the young ones in your life are picky.

Here, you will find kid-friendly and easy recipes for the young ones in your life. Try these kids recipes which include breakfast, lunch and dinner meal ideas.

Also, watch our day to day vlogs below where I share the meals my kids eat:


Domino Stones

Young children will have fun counting the dots and making matches, while older kids can actually play a game of dominoes. Make your dots by dipping the end of a paintbrush handle in black acrylic paint and press it to an oblong beach stone. When the paint is dry, finish with a coat of spray varnish or polish with a bit of bee’s wax.


55+ Easy Kid-Friendly Breakfast Recipes Your Kids Will Love

Give your kids a great incentive to get out of bed with these easy breakfast recipes.

Trying to get the kids up and out of bed every morning can be a challenge, but add in trying to get them to eat a little breakfast, and you've added another thing to your morning to-do list. And more often than not, getting kids to eat something before school can often be a challenge because it has to be something you can quickly make that will still taste good. Make sure your kids have their most important meal of the day with these easy and delicious breakfast ideas that will save your time, and sanity, during those busy mornings.

Having an arsenal of easy-to-make breakfast recipes will stop you from turning to packaged breakfasts that can be loaded with sugar, salt, and preservatives, and will also help your kids to learn some recipes that they can make themselves. These kid-friendly breakfast recipes are loaded with nutritious ingredients and packed with so much flavor, your kids will devour them in minutes. Even the pickiest of eaters will find these recipes hard to resits. And as a bonus, many of these meals can be made in advance and stored in the fridge or freezer for an even easier morning.


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Those with a creative eye know firsthand that inspiration is all around us. Whether you're energized by the earth tones of nature, a color-filled walk through a local farmer's market, or even by a quick scroll through Instagram, you never know what might spark a new creative project.

In the spirit of inspiring your next masterpiece, we're excited to partner with Bounty to fuel the next generation of artists and designers forward by launching a national design competition. We're calling on graphic designers to apply for a chance to see their work featured on a new Brit + Co and Bounty paper towel collection, set to launch in 2022.

Aside from the incredible exposure of having your illustrations on paper towels that'll be in stores across America next year, you'll also receive $5,000 for your art a scholarship for Selfmade, our 10-week entrepreneurship accelerator to take your design career to the next level (valued at $2,000) and a stand alone feature on Brit + Co spotlighting your artistry as a creator.

The Creatively You Design Competition launches Friday, May 21, 2021 and will be accepting submissions through Monday, June 7, 2021.

APPLY NOW

Who Should Apply: Women-identifying graphic designers and illustrators. (Due to medium limitations, we're not currently accepting design submissions from photographers or painters.)

What We're Looking For: Digital print and pattern designs that reflect your design aesthetic. Think optimistic, hopeful, bright — something you'd want to see inside your home.

How To Enter: Apply here, where you'll be asked to submit 2x original design files you own the rights to for consideration. Acceptable file formats include: .PNG, .JPG, .GIF, .SVG, .PSD, and .TIFF. Max file size 5GB. We'll also ask about your design inspiration and your personal info so we can keep in touch.

Artist Selection Process: Panelists from Brit + Co and P&G Bounty's creative teams will judge the submissions and select 50 finalists on June 11, 2021 who will receive a Selfmade scholarship for our summer 2021 session. Then, up to 8 artists will be selected from the finalists and notified on June 18, 2021. The chosen designers will be announced publicly in 2022 ahead of the product launch.

For any outstanding contest Qs, please see our main competition page. Good luck & happy creating!


Crock Pot Recipes Kids Will Actually Eat!

Instant Pot or Crock Pot Mexican Shredded Beef is perfect for busy families! It is spicy enough to keep the adults happy but not too spicy for most kids. It is easy to prepare and cooks quickly in the pressure cooker or all day in the slow cooker, and is great in burrito bowls, in tacos, on a bun, or on top of a salad!

Crock Pot 40 Clove Garlic Chicken
Don’t let the 40 cloves of garlic scare you. This chicken tastes delicious, and while you’ll be scavenging for the delicious chunks of garlic, your kids will be gobbling up the moist and flavorful chicken.

These slow cooker bacon cheeseburgers look like sloppy Joe’s and taste like bacon cheeseburgers!

Beef and Broccoli
If the trick of pretending broccoli is “baby trees” no longer works on your kids, try getting them to eat it by preparing it in an extra delicious way. This recipe should do the trick!

Casseroles aren’t always on lists of crockpot meals for kids, but when they are it’s because they are topped with tater tots.

I keep a bag of frozen meatballs in the freezer because my slow cooker and some frozen meatballs have gotten me out of countless dinner jams.

Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles
This recipe isn’t fancy, but kids LOVE it. Sometimes I add peas and carrots to it, because adding extra veggies to kid-friendly dishes is kind of my thing.

Crock Pot Chicken Doritos Casserole
This one is an obvious winner, because DORITOS. Your kids will be shocked, in the very best way. “Are these chips? For dinner?” The final product tastes like enchiladas, but without all of the work. Top it with lettuce and tomatoes to make yourself feel better about gorging on Doritos casserole.

Crock Pot Cheesy Tortellini
My family went crazy for this Cheesy Tortellini, and now I make sure I double the recipe. Sometimes I reheat some of the leftovers and throw it in a Thermos for my kids’ school lunches.

Crock Pot Cowboy Casserole
It’s no surprise this casserole has been pinned over 10,ooo times! It’s sort of a love child of chili and homestyle potatoes, and the result is delicious. Top it with sour cream and green onions to really bring it home!

Crock Pot Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
What’s a list of crock pot meals for kids without a slow cooker macaroni and cheese recipe? The adults in our family loved this dish, too!

Kids love a good starchy side dish. Keep these gorgeous potatoes in mind for those fancier dinner occasions when you know your kid will only eat a roll. And now maybe some potatoes.

Easy Crock Pot Beef Pot Roast
The first thing people think of when they hear “Crock Pot” is soups, stews, and roasts. We rarely makes roasts in our slow cooker, but when we do, everyone’s happy. This one calls for a secret ingredient!

This delicious slow cooker Korean shredded pork is a little bit sweet, a little bit tangy, and not too spicy for the kids.

Don’t tell the kids that this slow cooker applesauce recipe doesn’t have any added sugar.

French Dip Subs
People went crazy over these subs, and for good reason. A friend’s pre-teen daughter even requested these for her special birthday dinner. They are that good. Make them. Make them soon!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup
The most time consuming part of preparing this incredible soup is frying the bacon and chopping the veggies. Do it the night before, and morning you will sing the praises of night you.

Kids love messy sandwiches, and so do I.

Crock Pot Mississippi Chicken
This chicken looks spicy, but it isn’t! All of the Crock Pot Thursday children (7 kids, ages 8 and under) loved it! This is my all-time favorite chicken. Because butter. And ranch.

Crock Pot Pork Carnitas
The flavors in this recipe are complex enough for the adults to enjoy, and the kids love being able to put together their own tortilla fixings. Throw some barbeque sauce on the leftovers and make tasty BBQ pork sandwiches.

Crock Pot Pork Tacos
If your family is like mine, they’ll eat pretty much anything wrapped in a tortilla. These pork tacos taste even better than they look, if you can believe that. I love them, and my kids love adding their own toppings!

Crock Pot Shredded Chicken
This incredibly easy, super tasty shredded chicken is a dinner saver! I like to whip up a big batch of it, and use it in everything from tacos to pasta to salads. It’s excellent in soups, you can squirt some BBQ sauce on it for BBQ chicken sandwiches, and it can go on top of nachos. Truly, the possibilities are endless, and the spices in this recipe lend themselves to all sorts of dishes.

Slow cooker recipes for kids are heavy on the pasta, and this recipe layers on another kid favorite: pizza.

Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes
I don’t know if you’ll find an easier Crock Pot recipe, and the kids will love adding their own toppings!

Slow Cooker Roasted Turkey Breast
This roasted turkey breast is made with the most incredible rub! Don’t wait for Thanksgiving to make this quick and easy dinner. You deserve Thanksgiving quality turkey more than once a year, and the leftovers (if there are any) of this turkey makes fantastic sandwiches.

Slow Cooked Whole Chicken
A few spices, an onion, and a chicken make up this recipe. This may be the easiest recipe in the entire Crock Pot Thursday lineup, and it’s healthy and delicious.

Crock Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs
We love spaghetti and meatballs around here, but we love meatball subs equally. This recipe can be used for either of these family favorites!

Crock Pot Spare Ribs
You will be shocked at how much these Crock Pot spare ribs taste like they came off the BBQ! If you don’t have all day to make fall-off-the-bone ribs on your grill, let the slow cooker do the work for you.

This soup may seem like it doesn’t fit on a list of slow cooker meals for kids, but it does if you call it “sausage and rice soup” like I do when I’m pulling a fast one on my kids. My kids hate stuffed bell pepper soup, but they LOVE sausage and rice soup.

Buttery and a little bit sweet, these slow cooked sweet potatoes are a great kid-friendly side dish.

Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Pork Wraps
These wraps are great for warm evenings, and the cabbage, pork, and cilantro combination tastes amazing!

World’s Greatest Crock Pot Chili
My kids like to top this chili with sour cream, cheese, and if I’m feeling like a fun mom, Fritos. We love chili dogs, too!

These kid friendly slow cooker recipes are all tried, tested, and loved by multiple families. Check out the full compilation HERE, make yourself a shopping list, and log some miles on that slow cooker in your kitchen!

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Keep it interesting

We hope you&rsquore inspired by the above ideas, but they are just a starting point for all the exciting lunchboxes you can prepare to keep your kids healthy and happy.

The key is to keep it interesting &ndash this doesn&rsquot have to mean lots of different ingredients or recipes, but just changing up how they are served and being creative with shapes and textures.

For example, try carrot sticks with a dip one day, then chopped into a beany salad on the next, grated into a cream cheese sandwich on another, peeled into ribbons as a crunchy snack, or even baked into muffins.


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