Healthy Back to School Recipe Guide

Recipe Guide

Back to school time can be stressful…

With a new school year and a new routine, adjusting can be tough. Lessen your stress with our helpful Healthy Back to School recipe guide. Our guide features tasty breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes —all 500 calories or less.

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This delicious recipe guide spotlights easy meals for you and your family. All of the recipes below are 500 calories or less per serving and packed with nutrient rich ingredients!

Looking for something specific? Click below to jump down to a certain category:

Each food category below (Breakfast, Slow Cooker, etc.) is organized into sections. Click each button to open a printable e-recipe book. Like all the recipes in a category? Download the full e-recipe book at the bottom of each category. In addition, all recipes listed (180+) can be found at the bottom of this page, along with other nutrition resources.


SW sweet potato hash
Cooking Light: Southwestern Sweet Potato and Egg Hash
light french toast
Love and Lemons: Easy Lighter French Toast
  • Printable e-recipe book of all Breakfast recipes, here.


BBQ Chicken Salad
Lexi’s Clean Kitchen: Easy BBQ Chicken Salad
Homemade Mastery: Amazing Mediterranean Chicken Wrap
  • Printable e-recipe book of all Lunch recipes, here.


Sheet Pan Salmon
Lecremedela Crumb: Easy Salmon, Asparagus, & Potatoes
sweet and sour pork
My Foodbook: Sweet & Sour Pork
  • Printable e-recipe book of all Dinner recipes, here.

One Sheet Pan

Joyful Health Eats: One Pot Mexican Shakshuka
one pan sausage and veg
The Cooking Jar: Healthy Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies
  • Printable e-recipe book of all One Sheet Pan recipes, here.

Slow Cooker

white chicken chili
Delish: Easy White Chicken Chili
Shredded pork
ETNT: Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork with Slaw
  • Printable e-recipe book of all Slow Cooker recipes, here.

Air Fryer

cajun shrimp
Skinny Taste: Air Fryer Cajun Shrimp Dinner
air fryer chicken wings
 Feel Good Foodie: Air Fryer Chicken Wings
  • Printable e-recipe book of all Air Fryer recipes, here.


orecchiette pasta
Feasting At Home: Orecchiette Pasta with Broccoli Sauce
sweet potato tacos
Modern Proper: Sweet Potato Tacos
  • Printable e-recipe book of all Plant-Based recipes, here.

Gluten Free

mediterranean chickpea salad
Downshiftology: Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
chicken lettuce wraps
The Girl On Bloor: P.F. Changs Inspired Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  • Printable e-recipe book of all Gluten-Free recipes, here.


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