Students taking a test in a classroom in the Ventura Center at Greystone.

Whether you're a kid going back to school, a parent whose kids are going back to school, a hard-working teacher, or just someone who once went back to school, you know that it can be a tough transition from summer to school.

To help, we've brought together some of our favorite back-to-school recipes for quick and easy dinners, tasty lunches, and snacks to keep your brain powered all day. You can do it!


Creamy Whole Wheat Pasta Salad (this one is vegan!)

Crème Fraîche Chicken Salad

Farro Caprese Salad

Red Pepper Orzo

Tahini & Tuna–Stuffed Tomatoes

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Spinach & Cheddar Frittata (great at room temperature!)

Farro Salad


Banh Mi-Style Chicken Salad

Honey-Lime Chicken with Brussels Sprouts

Lemon-Roasted Sausage and Broccoli Grain Bowl

Mojo-Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Plantains

One-Pot Mediterranean Pasta

Tofu Red Curry

Moo Shu Vegetables

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

Taco Salad with Tempeh

Vegetable Pot Pie

Snacks and Sweets


Cheddar Cheese Fish Crackers

Homemade Fruity Granola Bars

Spiced Roasted Almonds 

Cinnamon Bun Cookies

Chocolate Cereal Crumbles

Chocolate-Dipped Anything

Fudge Brownies