End-of-school craziness is upon us! It seems like everyone is trying to cram a million activities into the next few weeks to celebrate the end of the school year. This leads to a lot of busy evenings where you may find it challenging to make, let alone sit down and eat, a healthy dinner.

Survive the end-of-school madness with easy midweek meals. via @cabotcheese Click To Tweet

The good news is, with a little planning and prep work, you can make your evenings a little less stressful. Here are a few tips:

  • Choose quick and easy meals – You may not have time to spend a lot of time in the kitchen making elaborate recipes, but there are plenty of quick, healthy recipes out there that require minimal prep time and come together quickly. Try these Grilled Chicken & Veggie Kabobs or this Cabot Cheese & Bean Quesadillas.
  • Prep meals ahead of time – Dedicate a little time on the weekends to prepping meals and snacks for the week ahead. Then when dinnertime rolls around on a busy night, all you have to do is reheat and eat! Try this Stovetop Cheeseburger Mac & Cheese or these BBQ Pork Burgers.
  • Don’t skip the snacks – Healthy snacks can absolutely be part of a well-balanced diet. In fact, if you plan ahead and pack a healthy snack, you’re less likely to find yourself hitting the drive-thru at dinnertime because you’re starving. Try these Chewy Granola Bars or these High Protein Gelatin Cups.

Eating healthy with a busy schedule can be a challenge, but with a little planning and preparation, it can be done without a ton of extra effort on your part!

Need more quick and easy meal ideas? Try these:

Southwest Black Bean, Corn and Cheddar Chopped Salad– Quick & Easy


Edamame Cauliflower Stovetop Mac & Cheese– Make ahead of time!

Edamame Cauliflower Stovetop Mac & Cheese

3 Bean Chopped Salad with Cheddar and Ranch– Quick & Easy

3 Bean Chopped Salad with Cheddar and Ranch

Vegetarian Curry – Make ahead of time!

Vegetable Curry

Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals

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Regan Jones is Cabot’s National Nutrition Communications Manager and the main voice behind @CabotRD on Twitter. Self-described as a “registered dietitian by education and food-lover by birth,” she writes for the Cabot Creamery Blog from her home in Georgia.

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