Seven quick and easy back to school dinnersJanuary 4, 2024
Term one is fast approaching, which makes now the best time to start planning your weeknight meals. When you’re juggling work, your kid’s after-school activities and fussy food preferences, it’s a tricky balancing act to put food on the table that everyone will enjoy. Keep reading to discover seven of our favourite Kid Friendly back to school dinners that make term-time cooking a breeze.
When you stir mushies, smokey bacon and luscious cream through thick ribbons of pasta, the result is pure comfort food. But when you add a leafy salad drizzled in balsamic and honey for extra freshness, it instantly transforms this meal from good to great.
We know what you might be thinking, isn’t Sichuan spicy? It doesn’t have to be! Our version of Sticky Sichuan Pork, is mildly spiced for gentle flavours we know your kids will love. Coupled with green veggies and garlic rice, it’s actually the perfect back to school dinner. Plus, if Pickled Chilli isn’t right for you, it’s easy to leave out.
We’ve given meat ‘n’ three veg a scrumptious back to school dinner makeover. The result? This Seared Garlic Butter Steak and Roast Root Veggie Toss. From the tender meat slathered in Creamy Pesto Dressing to the toasty veggies, this meal is simply delicious.
What’s better than a plate of salty hot chips? A big plate of Pulled Pork Loaded Fries of course! In our version, you’ll find pork doused in Tex-Mex spices, and fresh veggies like corn and baby spinach for pops of sweet freshness. Plus, it’s all topped off with cheese and a generous dollop of sour cream. Blink and you’ll miss it because the kids are going to devour this one in a heartbeat – what more could you want in a back to school dinner?
This back to school dinner is all about flavour! With layers of Southeast Asian spices, makrut lime leaves, garlic and ginger, plus a generous helping of veg and beef, your taste buds will be in heaven with every bite. Most importantly, you can get it on the table in just 30 minutes, great for when you need a quick fix meal on the table in a snap.
Layers are everything in a lasagne, so pile on the bechamel sauce and tomatoey beef to fill this lasagne to the brim with wonderous flavour! Topped with Parmesan cheese and served with an abundance of hidden veggies, this is back to school dinner at its finest.
Sweet chilli chicken is always a crowd-pleaser, but this recipe takes it up a notch with the addition of smokey barbeque seasoning. Coupled with Coconut Rice and Crisp Slaw, these BBQ Sweet Chilli Drumsticks are a flavour explosion.
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