The tornado storm that is the back to school season is upon us and, let’s face it, it’s a bittersweet time. While you’ll miss your mini dearly, you’re also *pumped* to hand them over for a few hours a day (someone had to say it). But before you can enjoy your newfound freedom, you have to prepare yourself for a whole new routine. That means drop-offs, lunch-packing, carpool…you get the gist. Luckily, we’re here to help with healthy, low-lift dinner ideas so that you can keep your eyes on the prize.
Cucumber Hummus Wrap
For a light + healthy dinner, spread some fresh hummus on a whole-wheat tortilla and add thinly-sliced cucumbers for crunch. If you’re looking to add a bit of protein, we’re fans of sulfate-free turkey slices with this one too! Simply cut in half and serve with a side of your kiddo’s fave fresh fruit or veg.
Little Spoon Spinach and Cheese Ravioli
Little Spoon’s fan-fave Spinach and Cheese Ravioli is an easy mealtime win. Packed with fresh baby spinach + creamy ricotta cheese and topped with hidden-veggie marinara. Simply pop this Plate in the microwave for 90 seconds and voilà, dinner is served. Trust us, even the pickiest of eaters go crazy for this one.
Nut Butter + Jelly
An oldie but a goodie. Throw it back to your childhood and give your babe a classic PB + J or use your favorite alternative nut butter. For a healthier jelly, we love this three-ingredient chia seed strawberry jam.
A crowd-pleaser for the ages. Heat up a whole-wheat tortilla with a splash of butter or oil in a pan on low-medium heat and add in ingredients as you please. We recommend using shredded Mexican cheese, black beans + spinach. Once your cheese is melted, fold the tortilla over and flip. Once both sides are slightly browned, serve with a side of avocado + greek yogurt for tang (the best sour cream alternative, you’re welcome).
Rice + Beans
Cook up some rice and combine with black beans early in the week so that you can have an easy base in the fridge for emergency mealtime. Whether you top it with salsa, egg, chicken, avocado, steak or all of the above, your mini is bound to stay satisfied from this protein + fiber rich meal.
Little Spoon Chicken Pot Stickers
Little Spoon’s Chicken Pot Stickers are a healthy spin on a weeknight take-out dinner. Packed with protein + veggies, these potstickers are paired with a side of veggie + quinoa stir fry and steamed edamame for a pop of green.