5 simple (and inspiring) meal ideas for Back to School

T’is the season to pack up those lazy hazy days of summer and jump right into the season of back to school with all its harried scheduling and compressed meal craziness.  To help you cope, here are some of our best tips and recipe ideas. If you’ve got some helpful ideas on how you manage the mealtime madness, PLEASE SHARE! The best ideas come from each other after all.

  1. Cheeseburger Mini Meatloaves: these cook faster than traditional meatloaf and come in a kid-friendly flavour option that can’t be beat. Make and cook ahead to tuck in the freezer for a microwave heat-able option that is ready for teen after school snacking or staggered dinners.

Cheeseburger-Mini-Loaves2. Moroccan-style Beef Brochettes: take the ho-hum out of a speedy dinner. You get a delicious all-in-one dinner, packed with the powerful protein that lean Canadian beef provides along with the goodness of grains and grilled veggies. Speedy Tips: get the store to cut your kabob cubes for you – just ask them to cut your favourite Grilling Steak into cubes. Also, DYK that you can freeze kabob cubes right in the marinade so then they’re ready to cook once you thaw them.Moroccan Style Beef BrochettesBeef n’ Cheddar Wraps: When it comes to lunches, hey what about you? Seems we always worry about what to pack for the kids, but then forget about us… liven up your brown-bag lunch with these fabulous wraps. They’re a great way to use up any roast beef and fine cheese that might be left over from a weekend entertaining.

Beef-Cheese-Wraps

Souvlaki Meatballs with Greek Veggie Sauté: This recipe is the whole meal deal. Check out our cool idea for meatballs that are square. Faster and easier. Do you have a meatball tip you can share?

Souvlaki Sirloin Meatballs

Square-meatballs

Big Batch Beef is key to many speedy meal ideas. Cook up and stash a batch of Big Batch Beef in the freezer for last minute dinners like Provolone Pizza, Speedy Spaghetti and Meat Sauce and Speedy Sloppy Joes.

Sloppy Joes Provolone Pizza

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