Back-To-School Lifesavers: A Recipe Series (Year 2)

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Welcome Back To The Series!

We had so much fun working through and compiling our favorite easiest recipes for you last year. If you’re new around here (Hi! Welcome!) or missed it last year, we started a series to get you prepared for the back-to-school time and the craziness that accompanies it.

We shared a whole bunch of easy recipes with the following intentions: 

  • First and foremost: loads of flavor. You can expect ultra-flavorful and tasty meals — nobody should sacrifice flavor in an attempt to have a quick dinner on the table!
  • Little to no veggie chopping: Most of the recipes do not require chopping. We use a lot of store-bought shortcuts, which we explain in the post. If there is any chopping, it’s never more than a few ingredients.
  • Options: A lot of the recipes include options for store-bought shortcuts or homemade elements if you do find you have the extra time and desire to make something from scratch. Any time we recommend a particular product or procedure, you can trust that we’ve tried and verified it.
  • Kid friendly: With kids, I know the battle that mealtimes can create, so we’ve been very careful to create and share recipes our own kids enjoy. This is always a tricky thing because some kids are pickier than others. Hopefully, you’ll find the recipes are easy to adapt to your kid’s preferences or give them an opportunity to be more adventurous.
  • Minimal ingredients: We aim to keep each recipe at around 10 main ingredients. That may vary a little, but when the recipes have more than 10 ingredients, we’re often including pantry staples that you likely already have on hand. We aren’t counting things like olive oil, salt, pepper, water, soy sauce, and seasonings the typical household has in this count.

Four images of the Back-To-School Lifesavers: A Recipe Series (Year 2): salad, sliders, meatballs, and cashew chicken

What you can expect this year

And this year we’ve worked hard to deliver the same goodness as last year, with a whole slew of brand new recipes.

Each post will include:

  • Step-by-step photo directions.
  • A simple printable recipe.
  • A video tutorial on how to make the recipe.

Four images of Back-to-School LIfesaver meals

Follow the series on social media!

Every day we’re going to be sharing a step-by-step tutorial showing how to make each recipe (you’ll see just how easy they are!) over on Instagram. Be sure to follow the Instagram stories or catch up in the saved “highlights” section of Instagram. We’ll also be sharing reels (quick 30-second recipe tutorials) on Instagram and TikTok

The full recipe videos will be shared on Facebook.

Four Back-to-School Lifesaver dinners

Plus, MORE Bonus Recipes

In addition to the NEW dinner recipes, we’ll also be sharing five bonus recipes at the end of each week that are back-to-school snacks/treats/breakfast ideas.

Again, these recipes will share step-by-step photo directions and have a video tutorial. We’ll also be sharing these bonus recipes on social media so be sure to tune in there!

We’d love to hear from you!

We are so excited to bring back this series for another year and we’re beyond hopeful that these recipes are ones you’ll enjoy as you transition out of summertime.

We’d love to hear your feedback in the comment sections of the recipes and what you think of the series. Thank you so much for supporting this website; having you here and hearing from you means the absolute world to all of us on this side of the internet putting our heart into these recipes. ❤️



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  1. OMG I am SO excited!!! Loved this series last year; I made almost every single recipe and they’ve become staples in my home! Can’t wait for more!

  2. I’m excited you are bringing this series back again this year! I made and enjoyed many of the recipes from last year. Some family favorites from last year were the Mongolian Beef, Sausage and Rice, and the Rotisserie Chicken Stir Fry.

    1. Awe thank you so much for taking the time to let me know your favorites; it means a lot! Thanks for your support Leigh!

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