Back to School Healthy Menu Planning

It’s that time of year again! Time to plan, prepare, and organize for school. Whether you are the parent of a child attending school, a high school or college student, or a teacher – getting ready to head back to school can be pretty hectic.

One of the most difficult decisions everyone faces on a day-to-day basis is what to eat. So we are here to help you cross one of the most tedious jobs off of your to-do list… MENU PLANNING!

Planning your meals beforehand is a great way to reduce stress and even cut back on your grocery-list. Instead of scrambling around the house, digging through the pantry and refrigerator five minutes before you need to head out the door – take an hour or so once a week to sit down with your family and plan out what everyone wants to eat. Have fun with it!

Create a Menu Board

Create Your Own Menu Planner

Organize Your Menu and Shopping List

 Need some more ideas? Here are a few awesome sites to check out:

100 Days of Real Food is a meal planner’s dream come true! It is your go-to blog for budget-friendly meal plans, recipes, and more… using only organic, non-processed foods. .

Recipe Key gives you recipes based on the foods you have in your pantry!

Wellness Mama lets you choose easy, delicious, all-natural recipes based on the food group(s) you want to focus the meal around.

Once a Month Mom provides you with “31 Back-to-School Freezer Meals” that are made ahead of time and frozen.

 Written by Samantha Tutini, Dietetic Intern with Urban Nutrition, LLC

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