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Back to School... What’s for Dinner?

Just like that school is BACK!! HOW? Are you ready?

I know I am NOT ready mentally...but I will say that I am ready when it comes to QUICK and EASY meals. The last thing I want to do is have to worry about what to feed my son after doing homework, after school programs or sports activities and I also don't want you to stress either.

So I am keeping this blog short and sweet. We know why you are here and we also know you don't have time!! hahaha

All meals take less than 30 minutes to make, using only 10 ingredients or LESS, under 500 calories and only ONE PAN!

5 Quick & Easy meals:

1. Sheet Pan Roasted Chickens w/ Veggies

286 Calories| Fat:10 g| Carbs: 20g| Protein: 31g

30 Mins| 9 ingredients| 4 servings|

Ingredients Needed:

  • 4 cups Brussels Sprouts (halved or quartered)

  • 2 cups Broccoli (cut into small florets)

  • 2 Carrot (peeled, thinly sliced)

  • 2 Yellow Onion (medium, cut into wedges)

  • 1 lb Chicken Breast

  • 2 tbsps Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 2 tsps Italian Seasoning

  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder

  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF (204ºC) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper

  2. Add the veggies and the chicken to the baking sheeting then drizzle with the oil and season with the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt.

  3. Bake for 25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the veggies are tender. Season with additional salt if needed. Divide between plates and enjoy!

2. Easy Chicken Fajitas

359 Calories| Fat: 11g Carbs: 36g Protein: 26g

20 mins| 9 ingredients| 4 servings

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil

  • 14 ozs Chicken Breast (sliced into strips)

  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder

  • 1 1/2 tsps Cumin

  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt

  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (sliced)

  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper (sliced)

  • 1 Yellow Onion (sliced)

  • 8 Corn Tortilla


  1. Heat oil in a frying pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, chili powder, cumin and salt. Stir to combine. Let chicken cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.

  2. To the same pan, add peppers and onions. Stir to coat. Cook for 5 minutes or until peppers are tender.

  3. Divide chicken and peppers between tortillas. Enjoy!

3. Air Fryer Chimichangas

470 Calories| Fat: 21g Carbs: 34g Protein: 36g

15 mins| 7 ingredients| 4 servings

Ingredients Needed:

  • 12 ozs Chicken Breast (shredded, Cooked)

  • 1 cup Black Beans (cooked, rinsed)

  • 2/3 cup Enchilada Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Salsa

  • 5 1/16 ozs Cheddar Cheese (shredded)

  • 4 Whole Wheat Tortilla (large size)

  • 2 tsps Avocado Oil


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400ºF (205ºC).

  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the chicken, beans, enchilada sauce, and salsa and mix to combine. Then fold in the cheese and stir just to combine.

  3. Lay the tortilla on a flat surface and divide the chicken mixture evenly into the tortillas. Roll tightly, tucking in all sides, and place in the air fryer, seam side down. Brush each chimichanga with oil.

  4. Bake for nine to ten minutes, flipping halfway through, until lightly browned and crispy on both sides. Remove and let cool slightly before cutting in half. Enjoy!

4. Baked Pizza Chicken

175 Calories| Fat: 6g Carbs: 1g Protein: 28g

25 mins| 5 ingredients| 4 servings

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 lb Chicken Breast

  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning

  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper (to taste)

  • 1/4 cup Tomato Sauce

  • 2 ozs Mozzarella Cheese (shredded)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF (205ºC) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Cut the chicken breast(s) in half lengthwise. Place the chicken cutlets on the prepared baking sheet and season both sides with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

  3. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and adjust the oven setting to broil.

  4. Top the chicken cutlets evenly with the tomato sauce and the cheese. Broil for one to two minutes or until the cheese has melted. Divide evenly between plates or meal prep containers and enjoy!

** Pair with you fave veggies and rice or with a nice mixed greens salad!

5. Deluxe Naan Pizza

440 Calories| Fat: 16g Carbs: 51g Protein: 21g

15 mins| 7 ingredients| 4 servings

Ingredients Needed:

  • 4 pieces Naan

  • 1/4 cup Tomato Sauce

  • 6 ozs Mozzarella Cheese (shredded)

  • 4 Cremini Mushrooms (sliced)

  • 1 Yellow Onion (sliced)

  • 4 slices Bacon, Cooked (chopped)

  • 2 Tomato (small, sliced)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF (220ºC) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Once preheated, put the naan on the baking sheet and bake for five minutes.

  2. Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the naan. Top with mozzarella, mushrooms, onions, bacon, and tomatoes. Return to the oven and bake for six to eight more minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the crust is crispy.

  3. Cut into slices and enjoy!

** Gluten-Free or Lower Carb options: Use a cauliflower crust or brown rice tortilla instead of naan, and adjust the baking time accordingly.

Okay, so now that we have our meals planned for the week, let's pray for an AMAZING school year for our kiddos!

I have also created a shopping list for you as well. Check out the NOTES sections for servings and other options to make the meals fit your family needs! I hope this helped. Please drop a comment below if this was helpful and if you would like MORE blogs like this!

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