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Quick & Easy Recipe Ideas for Busy Back-to-School Season

Back-to-school season is upon us, which means life is about to get busier than ever! Fast-paced mornings and slam-packed afternoons can make it difficult to always get nutritious meals on the table for the kids, but busyness doesn’t have to lead to unbalanced lunches and sub-par snacks.

Take back your day with quick and easy recipe ideas using Libby’s® Fruits and Vegetables as the staple ingredients for nutritious meals and snacks that will power your entire family this busy back-to-school season!

Breakfast of Champions

Families everywhere know that mornings are the most hectic time of day—especially during back-to-school season. Prepare a batch of Overnight Pear Oatmeal the night before to help make your mornings smoother. Combine Libby’s® Canned Pear Halves with oats, Greek yogurt and spices, then store in individual-sized servings for an easy grab-and-go breakfast.

Overnight Pear Oatmeal

Lunchbox Hero

Haylie Duff’s Chilled Rotini Pasta Salad makes for a healthy and flavorful lunch that will earn you an A+ from your little ones! Use Libby’s® Vegetable Cups for quick and easy preparation so you can pack nutritious lunches that fuel kids throughout the day and help them shine in the classroom.

Chilled Rotini Pasta Salad

After-School Snacking Made Easy

A long day at school makes for hungry kiddos around 3 p.m.! Be prepared for after-school munchies with easy (and healthy) Fruit Parfaits in a Jar. Combine Libby’s® Fruit Cocktail with gelatin, pudding and whipped topping for a ready-to-grab afternoon treat that’s sure to satisfy until dinnertime. 

Fruit Parfaits


Overnight Pear Oatmeal
Pasta Salad
Fruit Parfaits