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Back to school recipes and ideas

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It is that time of year again. The children, and some adults, are heading back to school. Families are looking for quick, healthy lunch box meals, as well as snacks and meals to serve at home. The recipes and ideas form Bangor Easy Meals on the list below will aid you in finding the perfect meal options.

Back to School Snack Ideas These ideas are perfect for school and home.

Back to School Breakfast Ideas For a hearty breakfast before leaving home, or for children to bring to school.

Back to School Lunch Ideas Pack these in lunch boxes at night, to make getting out of the house easier the next morning.

Back to School Recipe Roundup So many recipes to choose from.

Easy Rice and Bean Burritos These are hearty, and made from leftovers.

Easy Trail Mixes There are three recipes for you to choose from. Try them all!

Barbecue Chicken Fajitas This is another hearty lunch box option.

Nutritional Snack Ideas Ideas for at school, or after school.

Homemade Apple-Peach Sauce Homemade sauces are so easy to make, and they taste amazing.

Tasty Snacks More Ideas for snacking.

The Frugal Recipes: Spending Less to Eat Healthy blog also has an abundance of recipes and ideas for packing lunches. This blog also belongs to Shannon L. Buck and covers an array of food topics. Healthy and treat items are included in these recipes. While treat meals and snacks are okay once in a while, they should not be consumed regularly.

Snacks: Toothpick Combo Ideas What child would not love these creative snacks.

Great Lunch Sack Ideas Find more ideas for packing lunches in this article.

Lunch Box/Lunch Pack Food Ideas Part 1 and Part 2. Even more ideas for packing lunches for school and work.

Tips for Packing Affordable School Lunches Homemade and other items for packing school lunches.

Vegetable Cups and Berry Cups are great for snacks or as sides in packed lunches.

Try making your own Cracker Snacks and Cracker Sandwiches.

BLT Rounds and Pocket Sandwiches are easy to make.

Chicken and Cheese Roll-Ups are great for snacks as well as lunches. Turkey and Cheese Roll-Ups are delicious as well. So are roll-ups made from ham and cheese, peanut butter and banana, and cream cheese, cinnamon, and apples.

Baked Apple Chocolate Chips Bars and Banana Choco Chip Muffins are great warm or at room temperature.

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