When kids head back to school, there's no better way to adjust to new schedules than by cooking quick dinners that make great lunches the next day. (Don't forget the ice packs or insulated containers!)Photo: Jodi Pudge
Short pastas are great at retaining sauces with "bits" in them. If your kid digs a smoother, less chunky meal, use a long noodle (like fettucine) and make sure the adults get all the goodies that fall to the bottom of the pot.
Get the recipe here: Penne with Sautéed Sausage & Kale
Is fear of eggplant a common problem in your family? Peel the eggplant before cooking so it will fall apart and disappear into the ratatouille.
Get the recipe here: Ratatouille
This makes a delicious sandwich, but if your kids think fish on a bun is weird, or prefer to dip fish into sauce, go with chips and wrap in newspaper for a fun meal.
Get the recipe here: Crispy Fried Fish Sandwich
Not only are these pickles super easy to make, but they go great as a side with the Crispy Fried Fish Sandwich, or as a snack on their own!
Get the recipe here: Fresh Dill Pickles
These biscuits are a great option to enjoy with chilli, or as a stand-alone treat!
Get the recipe here: Quick Buttermilk Biscuits
Kids aren't into salad? Keep all the components of this dish separate without the dressing and it'll look like a "safe" meal.
Get the recipe here: Pan-Seared Steak Salad
Trying to get kids to eat chili? Give them a bowl of mostly broth with a biscuit or bread for dipping. They'll get used to the flavour and then start enjoying the rest.
Get the recipe here: Chicken & White Bean Chili
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