Back to School Meal Prep - How to Best Stock Your Pantry

Back to school season can be a whirlwind of new schools, teachers and classmates. However, the return to routine also means the return to busy weeknights for your family. Take the stress out of the transition with these quick tips on how to stock a pantry to make your routine a little easier and a lot more delicious.

Back to School Meal Prep

Grains: Ready for Anything

Pantry must-haves begin with choosing a few of your go-to grains, such as pasta, tortillas, rice and bread, to make sure you have the foundation for whatever meal you need.

Ready-Made Meals: Easy Grab-n-Go

Meal kits, like Old El Paso Burrito Bowls or Street Taco Kits, help alleviate the dinner rush when everyone needs to get to afterschool activities. When you add these to your pantry stock list, you'll know you can return home to a quick and satisfying meal.

Apps and snacks

Need to feed hungry kids after school? Consider some family favorites made in a flash, like tortilla chips, sauces and canned beans to help make fun and filling nachos.

Back to School Recipes 

Back to school can feel fast-paced, but with these pantry recipes, you can tackle any kid cravings and make dinner a snap: