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25 Healthy Back to School Dinner Recipes

August 16, 2021 | Author: Ashley McCrary

25 Healthy Back to School Dinner Recipes that are quick, easy, and kid-friendly. Featuring sheet pan meals, casseroles, soups, and more!

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School is starting, Fall is almost here, time is flying! If I could squeeze just a few more hours into the day, I certainly would! Many of you are already in the full swing of back to school, and I’m right behind you. There’s so much excitement when a new school year begins, but it can also be pretty overwhelming. The supply shopping, the organizing, the lunches- oh my! When life gets busy, those healthy choices we’ve worked so hard to maintain tend to take a backseat, but it doesn’t have to be that way!

Keeping up that healthy lifestyle IS possible, and I’m here to help you out! I’ve rounded up 25 Healthy Back To School Dinner Recipes that are quick, easy, and so tasty even your little ones will agree! With a variety of healthy sheet pan meals, soups, skillets, bowls, stir frys, pizzas, and casseroles, dinner and cleanup will be a breeze. Now you can get dinner on the table, lunches made, and still have time for homework and some sweet family time before bed.

1. Sheet Pan Meatloaf and Vegetables

2. BLT Stuffed Chicken Breast

3. Hearty Hamburger Soup

Whole30 Hamburger Soup

4. Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry Bowls

5. Keto Southwest Tuna Cakes // Tastes Lovely

keto southwest tuna cakes topped with sauce on a white plate and background with roasted brussels sprouts and cauliflower rice

6. Keto Greek Chicken Kabobs // Tastes Lovely

keto grilled chicken kabobs on a white plate with veggies and tzatziki sauce with a white background

7. Roasted Cauliflower & Butternut Squash Tacos // Every Last Bite

Roasted Cauliflower & Butternut Squash Tacos

8. Easy Chicken Parmesan-Stuffed Zucchini Boats // The Defined Dish

Easy Chicken Parmesan-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

9. Taco Stuffed Peppers // Paleo Running Momma

These Paleo Taco Stuffed Peppers are super easy to make and packed with goodies! Bell peppers are filled with the best taco meat and topped with vegan cheese, baked, and topped with all your favorites like fresh pico de Gallo, avocado and dairy free sour cream. Paleo, dairy free and keto friendly. #paleo #keto #cleaneating #lowcarb

10. Creamy Buffalo Chicken Casserole

Buffalo Chicken Casserole

11. Easy Grain Free Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas // Mary’s Whole Life

Grain free chicken and black bean enchiladas

12. Sheet Pan Maple Dijon Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Spring Veggies // Mary’s Whole Life

Crusted Salmon with Spring Veggies on a baking sheet

13. The Best Low Carb Ground Chicken Pizza Crust // The Bettered Blondie

Low carb ground chicken pizza crust topped with marinara sauce, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil leaves. There are red pepper flakes sprinkled on top

14. Taco Pasta // Well Plated

Healthy Taco Pasta with Twirly Noodles, Cheese, and Chicken in a Skillet

15. Potato Gnocchi in Mushroom Cream Sauce // I Heart Umami

Making the gnocchi recipe in one pot with arugula

16. Creamy Tortellini Soup with Sausage

Sausage Tortellini Soup

17. Chicken Taco Sloppy Joes // Healthy Seasonal Recipes

side view of two sandwiches with colorful toppings

18. Healthy Chicken Piccata // Healthy Seasonal Recipes

a white platter with chicken piccata, noodles and a bottle of wine

19. Bruschetta Chicken Spaghetti // The Skinny-ish Dish

spaghetti, shaved parmesan, basil in a white dish

20. Easy White Chicken Chili // Platings + Pairings

2 bowls of white chicken chili topped with cheese, sour cream and radishes.

21. Apple French Toast Bake (Breakfast for Dinner!) // Minimalist Baker

Pan of our Apple Cinnamon French Toast Bake

22. Dairy-Free Zucchini Roll-Ups in Easy Bolognese Sauce // The Defined Dish

Dairy-Free Zucchini Roll-Ups in Easy Bolognese Sauce

23. Easy Keto Broccoli Cheese Casserole // Wholesome Yum

broccoli cheese casserole

24. Sticky Mongolian Beef Meatballs // Platings + Pairings

Hand holding chopsticks eating bowl of mongolian meatballs.

25. Taco Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

Taco Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

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Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!

About Me

Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!

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These easy Apple Pie Crescent Rolls are a party favorite! Flaky crescent rolls stuffed with cream cheese & apple pie filling, a yummy Air Fryer or Oven-baked treat. 

And remember, a balanced lifestyle is a healthy lifestyle. All foods can be enjoyed in moderation👍🏼. It’s taken me a long time to realize that healthy is so much more than eating salads. It’s about living a sustainable lifestyle and including favorite foods such as this recipe. 

✨Grab the full recipe in my profile or at https://healthylittlepeach.com/mini-apple-pie-crescent-rolls/

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👇🏼My 2 favorite healthy swaps for oil when baking, applesauce and Greek yogurt. Both options will save you a ton of calories and fat and give you the same results as oil. 

These swaps are for baked goods such as cakes, cupcakes, sweet breads, and muffins. 

🍎APPLESAUCE SWAP: When substituting applesauce for oil in baked goods, the ratio is 1:1. 

Example: If the recipe calls for 1/4 cup of oil, use 1/4 cup of applesauce or 1/2 cup oil use 1/2 cup applesauce. It’s a equal swap. 

🍎For every 1/2 cup of oil replaced with applesauce, you will save over 900 calories and 110 grams of fat. It will also make your cakes and baked goods super moist. 

✨GREEK YOGURT SWAP: For everyone 1 cup of oil sub 3/4 cup Greek or plain yogurt. 

Example: If you are using 1/2 cup oil, use 1/4 cup Greek yogurt. For 1/2 cup of oil there is over 900 calories. For 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt there is only 38 calories. 

Greek yogurt adds more protein and cuts fat by 100%

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#ad Jump into fall with this delicious and easy Kielbasa and Cabbage Pierogy Skillet featuring @mrstspierogies. There is nothing like a cozy and comforting family meal to
help kick off cool weather season.
 
Ready to fall into the season with us? In honor of #NationalPierogyDay, Mrs. T’s Pierogies is releasing a limited edition flavor of Pumpkin Spice Pierogies! (um–YUM!) Head over to their Instagram, @mrstspierogies for a chance to win a box (while supplies last!) Don’t miss out– there’s only 70 boxes being released in honor of the brands 70th anniversary (not sold in stores!)
 
Pierogy and Sausage Cabbage Skillet
1 package Mrs. T’s Classic Cheddar Pierogies
1 package beef kielbasa or beef sausage of choice
1 medium head of cabbage, shredded
1 onion - sliced
salt and pepper
2 tablespoon olive oil or butter, divided
3 garlic cloves, minced
 
Step 1: Add 1 tablespoon butter to a skillet and add in the garlic and allow to cook for 20
seconds. Next, add in the sausage and sauté until it’s browned on both sides. Remove
and set aside. In the same skillet (do not wipe it out), add in the shredded cabbage and
onions. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender. 
 
Step 2: Brown the pierogies in a no-stick pan with the butter. Brown on both sides for
about 6- 8 minutes per side. 
 
Step 3: Place the pierogies and cooked kielbasa in with the cabbage.
 
Step 4: Enjoy!
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✨This versatile Air Fryer Salmon is prepped and cooked in just 15 minutes with the most delicious honey garlic sauce! Your air fryer will do all the work for you, just whip up your favorite easy sides, and enjoy!

✨I also get questions about why I add foil. I do that so it catches the juice. I love drizzling any extra on the cooked salmon. So good!

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Anytime I go to the Hibachi grill, the Clear Onion Soup is my favorite part of the meal.

This brothy soup is great for sipping when you are sick or even served with a side salad or sandwich. It includes super simple ingredients and packs a ton of flavor. 

✨Japanese-Inspired Clear Onion Soup✨

1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 large onion, diced
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 tsp ground ginger
8 cups chicken broth
2 cups beef broth (optional, but adds so much flavor) You can sub vegetable broth for both chicken and beef
salt/pepper
Optional: sriracha and coconut aminos
Mushrooms and green onions for serving

✨Instructions✨
1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, sauté the onions and garlic with 1 tablespoon of sesame seed oil. 
2. Add the carrots, celery, onions, and ginger. Saute together until tender. 
3. Season to taste with salt and pepper and add in the chicken and beef broth. 
4. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 30 minutes.
5. Strain the veggies from the broth. Don’t throw them away, you can pop them in the fridge and use them for another meal or recipe. 
6. Ladle the soup into a bowl and add a handful of green onions and thinly sliced mushrooms
7. For additional flavor you can also add a splash of soy sauce and sriracha to taste.

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Is it truly a party without Pigs In A Blanket? These little classic poppers will be a real crowd pleaser, even for the kids. The best part is the homemade cheese sauce for dipping. 

✨Grab the full recipe in my profile or at 
https://healthylittlepeach.com/seasoned-pigs-in-a-blanket/

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