Back To School Menu Plan 2019

by | Aug 19, 2019 | LIfestyle, Main Dish

Alicia Wood, Dallas Lifestyle Blogger, Cauliflower Rice Bowl, Embroidered Mexican Top

Artichoke and Hearts of Palm Salad, Quinoa Salad, Marinated Artichokes, Hearts of Palm, Trader Joe's Recipe, Dallas Food Blog, Dallas Lifestyle Blog

I’m never ready for school to start and this year is no different.  Having a back to school meal plan ready really helps me get dinner to the table and I hope these family favorites help you do the same!

I am not ready for the early mornings or the hectic nights with homework and trying to have dinner at a decent time.  We are flying today to take our oldest daughter to college so that adds another level to “I”m not ready for school to start!”  My younger daughters start school this week so thankfully my parents are manning the ship, so to speak.  But when we get home Friday, these are the recipes I’ll be turning to for the several weeks.  I’ve gathered these in sections for you: Easy Meals, Satisfying Salads, Breakfast for Dinner and Slow Cooker Favorites,  You might check out My Favorite Five Cool Summer Recipes for great ideas, too.

I’ve shared a lot of our college prep with you over the past few weeks from dorm decor, tips for moving your college freshman to dorm organization so be sure to follow on Instagram as we get her all moved in.  Thank you for all your tips!  We are using them all!




Artichoke, Hearts of Palm, Quinoa Salad (serve with a Rotisserie Chicken or as a Meatless Monday!)

Salt Baked Herbed Salmon with a simple Arugula Salad with Olive Oil and Lemon Juice

Mexican Cauliflower Rice Bowl


Mediterranean Salad with Rotisserie Chicken

Quinoa Edamame Lettuce Wraps


Breakfast Bowl

Apple Arugula Sausage Strata


Slow Cooker Minestrone – I love adding fresh spinach at the end for good greens!

Chicken Cassoulet – This easy slow cooker recipe is a reader favorite!

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket

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Meet Alicia is a lifestyle destination for everyday living written by Alicia Wood. Alicia's goal is create a timeless, fresh way to approach fashion, entertaining, beauty, design and travel.

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