A menu of filling, delicious recipes is just what your family needs to make each school day a successful educational adventure.
When weeks get hectic due to busy schedules, these recipes offer simple solutions to make cooking easier while limiting time spent in the kitchen. Start with a lunch that’s as easy to make as it is to pack in a lunchbox, recharge in the evening thanks to a veggie-forward main course and satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth with a chocolatey favorite to round out the day.
Keep your family full and energized each school day by finding more recipe ideas at Culinary.net.
A Perfect Pasta for School Nights
In a matter of minutes, you can prepare this Lentil Bolognese with Veggie-Based Penne for a quick yet flavorful recipe that can be enjoyed by little ones and adults alike. Featuring Veggiecraft Farms Cauliflower Penne as its key ingredient, this family meal makes it easy to incorporate vegetables without sacrificing taste. Available in popular shapes like penne, spaghetti and elbow, and made with lentils, peas and cauliflower, zucchini or sweet potato, the veggie-based pastas are gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, Kosher and good sources of protein and fiber. Visit veggiecraftfarms.com for more information and family-friendly recipes.
Lentil Bolognese with Veggie-Based Penne
- 1 cup dry French green lentils or brown lentils
- 1 jar (24 oz) Marinara sauce
- 1/2 cup vegetable broth
- 1 box Veggiecraft Farms Cauliflower Penne
- fresh basil
- Parmesan cheese
- red pepper flakes
- Cook lentils according to package directions.
- Drain then return to pot and add marinara and vegetable broth.
- Stir well and simmer over low heat about 10 minutes.
- Cook penne according to package directions.
- Top cooked pasta with lentil Bolognese, fresh basil, Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.
A Heaping Serving of Homework Motivation
This S’mores Skillet starts with a sweet brownie base made with Domino Light Brown Sugar and is then infused and topped with traditional s’mores ingredients. Just combine in a skillet then bake – or grill for that familiar outdoor feel – until warm and gooey. Find more dessert ideas to sweeten up back-to-school season at DominoSugar.com.
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips divided
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup Domino Light Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup mini marshmallows divided
- 6 graham crackers roughly crumbled, divided
- Preheat oven or grill to 350 F.
- Place medium heat-proof bowl over medium saucepan simmering with water.
- Add butter, 1/4 cup chocolate chips and unsweetened chocolate; melt. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool 15 minutes.
- In small bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt. In large bowl, mix eggs, sugar and vanilla.
- Add chocolate mixture and mix until well combined.
- Stir in flour mixture.
- Add 1/4 cup chocolate chips, 1/2 cup mini marshmallows and three graham crackers to batter.
- Pour mixture into 8-inch skillet.
- Top with remaining mini marshmallows, chocolate chips and graham crackers.
- Grill or bake 10-12 minutes. Remove from grill. Cool 10 minutes and serve.