Back to school always means I’m scrambling for quick and easy dinners to ease us into the routine, and things that can be put into a lunch box.  Look no further! From the best fish sammies to a clam chowder you can freeze, a fast beef teriyaki stir fry and wraps that will be amazing in a lunch box, we have your back to school covered! The hardest part of your week will be deciding which to make first.

MONDAY

Free Meal Plan: Best Fish SammieWho needs a fish sandwich from a fast food place when you can get one made fresh right at home? Over at Sweet Potato Chronicles you’ll find tender filets dipped in cornmeal and spices, a bun slathered with spicy mayo and topped with fresh greens, these sandwiches are named the best for a reason!

Best Fish Sammie

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TUESDAY

Free Meal Plan: Steak TeriyakiSteamy Kitchen’s teriyaki steak has so few ingredients that it’s a perfect answer to a busy back to school week. You could even teach your teenager to make it! Steam up some rice, a few green beans, and you’ll have dinner ready in a flash. Break out the chopsticks!

Steak Teriyaki

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WEDNESDAY

Free Meal Plan: Arugula Pesto Farafelle with ChickenHave you ever had pesto made with arugula? This intrigues me! Since it’s hard to find loads of basil at a reasonable price in the winter, this recipe from The Culinary Chronicles would be a super secret weapon to have in your repertoire. Not to mention it looks so yummy I wanted to lick the screen.

Arugula Pesto Farfalle with Chicken

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THURSDAY

Free Meal Plan: Rhode Island Clear Clam ChowderYears ago when I was a kid, my parents took us to the Oregon coast and I remember having huge bowls of clam chowder by the ocean. These days, I still love clam chowder but soups full of cream are hard to freeze, full of calories and my son’s lactose intolerance prevents him from eating them. Finally, I found the perfect chowder recipe at The Perfect Pantry and not only does it look great, I’m pairing it with some killer Cheddar biscuits.

Rhode Island Clear Clam Chowder
Cheddar and Chive Buttermilk Biscuits

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FRIDAY

Free Meal Plan: Chick Pea WrapsChickpea Wraps
Adapted from Super Natural Every Day

Photo copyright Karen Humphrey