Back to School Recipes

Arm yourself with grab-and-go breakfasts, make-ahead lunches and healthy school snacks you know your kids will love. Then, let our easy dinners come to the rescue after a long day.

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Baby Shark Cake

It doesn't take much to add a fun theme to a birthday party. This simply decorated baby shark cake, plus a few colorful frills, will bring the theme to life. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

This Easy Hostess Cupcake Recipe Is Perfect to Make with Kids

Make lunch extra special by baking a homemade version of the classic Hostess Cupcake.


18 Healthy Breakfasts for Kids They’ll Actually Want to Eat

Is it hard to get your little one excited for a healthy breakfast? Worry no more!


A Year’s Worth of School Night Dinners

A busy schedule comes with a big to-do list. Well, you can check off "weeknight meal planning." We've got an...


60 Healthy Lunches for Kids

Feel good about the items you're adding to your kiddo's lunchbox with these healthy lunches for kids. Along with mains,...

65 Cookies Just Right for Back to School

Make going back to school sweeter with these cookie recipes. Ingredients include late-season fruits and veggies for an extra boost!...


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31 Grandma-Approved Sides Perfect for a School Lunch

Old-fashioned things always seem to circle back into popularity, and that's true for food, too! These side dishes are ones...

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30 Healthy School Lunch Ideas

Your kids will love these easy and healthy school lunch ideas, which include more than just peanut butter and jelly!


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35 School Lunch Ideas for Teens

These easy school lunch ideas for teens will keep them full and focused all afternoon. (Psst: Did you notice we...


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30 Fun Breakfasts for the First Day of School

School is back in session! Your kids will have full tummies and fueled brains before the bell rings thanks to...


42 Family-Friendly Clean Eating Recipes for Weeknights

You can feel good about serving these easy clean eating recipes to your family. All recipes are ready in 30...

32 Recipes for the Latch-Key Kid in All of Us!

Coming home from school (or work) and foraging for food doesn't have to be knotty. These recipes will satisfy that...


15 Genius Ingredients to Add to Your PB&J

Go beyond the classic with these creative peanut butter and jelly ideas perfect for kids—and kids at heart.


35 Healthy Dinners Kids Can’t Get Enough Of

No more begging kids to eat just one bite of broccoli. We've rounded up our top family-friendly recipes that offer...


48 Easy No-Bake Recipes for Kids

Aprons on, everybody! These no-bake recipes for kids will make the whole family happy.


100 Meals Kids Love

No more struggling with picky eaters at dinnertime! Here are recipes kids are sure to love.

50 Healthy Weeknight Meals Your Kids Will Love

Got a picky eater? Don't despair! These healthy dinners for kids are right up their alley.


21 Healthy Foods That Will Keep You Sharp During the School Day

This healthy food for school will keep you happy and focused all day long!


14 Smart Ideas for Packing a School Lunch

Pack a school lunch your child will actually eat with these smart ideas. We'll show you how to tailor meals...


42 Cold Lunch Ideas

No access to a refrigerator or microwave? You can still have a delicious and hearty lunch! These cold lunch ideas...


14 Animal-Shaped Foods That Kids Love to Eat

From piglets and hedgehogs to a rainbow-colored unicorn, all of these cute foods will win over kids and grown-ups!


How to Make Rock Candy at Home

This step-by-step guide will teach you how to make rock candy. It's a great chance to learn some science—with a...


28 Easy Cookie Recipes for Kids to Enjoy After School

Perfect for an after-school pick-me-up, have these easy and fun cookies ready for a surprise! From classic chocolate chip to...


28 Favorite Lunch Box Ideas

Pack a lunch your kids (and you!) will love—including wraps, salads, soups, snacks and more lunch box ideas.

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Vermont Maple Cookies

I created this recipe after tasting maple cookies with a maple glaze at a bakery in Stowe, Vermont, some years...


15 Snacks That Are So Easy to Make from Scratch

You might never buy crackers or snack mix again—they're easy snacks you can make at home. Read on for recipes...


21 Snacks Made in a Wonton Wrapper

Wonton wrappers: What can't they do? From egg rolls to crab rangoon to crispy cups filled with cheesy, meaty goodness,...


40 Brown Bag Lunch Ideas for September

Forget about plain ol' PB & J! The best brown bag lunch ideas include easy-to-pack wraps, dips and healthy snacks...


Our Favorite Peanut Butter & Jelly Recipes

Peanut butter and jelly isn't just for sandwiches! Treat your family to this favorite flavor combo morning, noon and night.


25 Chocolate Chip Cookies You’re Not Baking (Yet!)

It's hard to resist a chocolate chip cookie. Whether you like them soft or crisp, traditional or with a twist,...