Read more of the series of tips to get ready for back to school.
One of the hardest things parents struggle with is getting kids fed three times a day, once school has started. I have found that if you prepare, it can run a lot smoother.
Ask the kids what types of foods they would like for breakfast.
Make these items part of your regular grocery list.
Set out supplies the night before (cereal, bowls, spoons, etc.).
Ask the kids what types of foods they would like for lunch.
Pack the night before and store in refrigerator.
Make a list of items to be included (to make it easier for your child to prepare lunch).
Ask the kids which snacks they would like.
Buy in bulk to save money.
Make enough available for the week, in pre-packaged amounts.
There are lots of easy meals you can make including crockpot meals and using bulk cooking techniques.
We usually have a 30 meal rotation, so the pantry is already stocked with items we regularly eat.
Menu plan according to your schedule, accounting for activities and busier nights.
awesome bunch of info I am kinda thrilled about eldest entering school!!
Alayna @AlaynasCreations says
It’s all about the prep and planning ahead, isn’t it? You’d think I’d have that down by now as I’ve been feeding my kids for over a decade but somehow the menu planning/grocery shopping/cooking is still something I struggle with. Great tips!
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Great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing at The Living With Style Linky Party! Have a great day.
Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden says
Great helpful tips for a busy year ahead! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty
Helen Fern says
You’ve got some great ideas here!! Would love to have you share it at the What’s for Dinner Link up!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
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Great tips! I absolutely agree with packing lunches the night before. There is nothing worse than trying to head out to the bus and realizing lunches aren’t ready. Thanks for sharing your awesome tips with us at Merry Monday this week!
Cindy Magee says
I sooo need to start packing lunch the night before. My kids started school this week and the last three mornings have been a little coocoo! LOL
Liz Jo says
definitely a smart idea to plan out beforehand for meals!
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