Adjusting to a new schedule is never easy, but the start of a school year is especially taxing on families. Which is why we’re sharing meals that you can prep in advance, so your mornings and evenings can be spent with your family – instead of chopping and stirring in the kitchen.
Make the meal prep a family event on the weekends. Younger children can measure and stir, older kids can chop and dice, and everyone can help with cleanup. Plus, when the kids participate in cooking, they’re more likely to get excited to try new ingredients!
The best part is that all these recipes feature ingredients that earn money for your school! When you link your VIC card to your school as part of Harris Teeter’s Together in Education program, a percentage of your purchase of Harris Teeter brands is donated to your school. And there’s no limit to how much your school can earn!
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Let’s get meal prepping!
Freezer Egg & Ham Burritos
The perfect grab and go breakfast or a fun breakfast-for-dinner option, these Freezer Egg & Ham Burritos are the answer to busy mealtimes for your family.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Black Bean & Cheese Taquitos
Whether enjoyed as an after-school snack or served as dinner with salsa and rice, these Black Bean & Cheese Taquitos will be a much-requested recipe for your family this fall! Add cooked chicken or ground beef for additional protein, if desired.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 15 taquitos
Freezer Friendly Slow Cooker Beef Ragu
Comfort food meets convenience in the freezer-friendly Slow Cooker Beef Ragu recipe. Prep a few batches at a time for an easy weeknight dinner when you need it.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours, 15 minutes + time to defrost
Yield: 4 servings
Veggie Lo Mein Meal Prep Recipe
Save on money, time and calories when you make this Veggie Lo Mein Meal Prep recipe for the entire week. Mix and match your favorite vegetables and add a protein of your choice to make this recipe your own.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Katie Harding is the publisher of Forks and Folly . A self-taught cook and die-hard foodie, Katie lives in Charlotte with her husband and three boys. Besides cooking and eating, she loves craft beers, running, and napping.