Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Teacher Week: Make Ahead Meals

I am so excited for today's blog topic because I definitely need some inspiration for my lunch this year! I am already missing meeting my friends for lunch or simply having the options of choice at lunch time...

I thought I was going to pack wonderful, preplanned lunches this year but the beginning of the year madness has caught me once again! My lunch looks a little something like this right now...

With an apple and maybe a bag of skinny girl popcorn! To add to the last minute lunch, our refrigerator went out last week and we just got an appointment for it to be fixed. YIKES!

So I am going to share with you what I have done before and loved! A couple of years ago I tried out some muffin tin dinners. It was so simple and I loved the portion sizes! I could just do one or two "muffin sizes" and then add in a little snack and really feel like I had a meal! Also as an added bonus...you only get one dirty dish in the process (AMEN). Honestly, until this blog post I completed forgot about this idea and I am glad I remembered!

Here are a few of my favorites!

1. Muffin Tin Pizza
Visit Tracy's Culinary Adventures for the full recipe!

Love these and the portion size is just right! I love to add the mini pepperoni's and some mushrooms. Simple, easy, and warm!

2. Chicken Pesto Wontons
Visit Emily Bite's for the full recipe!
These are simple and loaded with flavor! Everyone will ask you what you are having because it smells so delicious!

3. Everything Eggs
Visit Lauren Hefez for the full recipe!
I love these and they are perfect for breakfast too! Literally add any veggies you want and then top it off with eggs. Sometimes I just get egg beaters and it is so simple and tasty! 

Thanks for stopping by and hopefully you got some simple preplanned lunch ideas! Have a great week! Cheers!


  1. I buy those little packets of tuna by the box at Walmart.
    Just what I had for lunch today!

  2. I just pinned that Pesto Won-Ton recipe. Those look delicious!

  3. What a great idea to make little meals in muffin tins! Not only a great lunch but fun too! Thanks so much for sharing, I'll have to try some of them!!

    Kindergarten Dragons

  4. Those are some VERY yummy looking recipes!