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.