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Back to School: 10 Weeknight Meals for Busy Nights

With the start of school comes the start of a new schedule — busy nights and hungry kiddos waiting to be fed!  Here are ten kid friendly dinner ideas that will have dinner on the table in a flash!

10 Simple Meals for Busy School Nights: Back to school means back to a schedule. Here are ten time saving and kid friendly dinner ideas for busy school nights.

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Greek Veggie Sandwich Recipe
These Greek Veggie Sandwiches sound complicated, but they come together in a snap! Fresh, simple, and delicious!
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Carne Asada Fries Recipe
This kid friendly dish is as simple as baking some french fries, grilling your meat, and assembling your toppings. Kiddos love assembling their own dinner!
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Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe
This Homemade Hamberger Helper can be prepped ahead and stored in the refrigerator to be reheated later. Toddler naps are optimal cooking times for me, so this is perfect!
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Starbucks Breakfast Sandwich Recipe
Breakfast for dinner! Serve with home fries or fresh cut fruit for a filling dinner.
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Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets Recipe
Prep your marinade and dipping flour mixture ahead, and all you’ll have to do is fry these nuggets up!
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Lemon Pesto Pasta Recipe
This pasta has lots of fresh flavor and can be served chilled, which makes it perfect for prepping in advance. Just spoon into bowls, toss a quick salad, and serve with bread.
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Homemade Salisbury Steak Recipe
This family friendly meal bakes up in just one pan — how’s that for simplicity?
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Tortellini Bake Recipe
Your kiddos will love this cheesy dish that is on the table in just 30 minutes.
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King Ranch Chicken Recipe
Comfort food at it’s best!
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Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos Recipe
It doesn’t get easier than this three ingredient slow cooker chicken for tacos! Bonus — you can make extra chicken to freeze for another dinner.
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