The words all kids dread to hear, “back to school”! For us parents it means also getting back in to a routine and for meal planning. Over the next few weeks I will be sharing some ideas for easy to put together meals for the kids, and yourself, for any time of day.Here are a couple easy to stage after school snacks to replace those frozen “who knows what’s in them” pizzas. Simply put together the quick red sauce and refrigerate. Have the bread sliced and cheese grated along with written directions as how to assemble and bake in the oven. Go crazy with toppings from left over meals such as roasted chicken, grilled veggies or even leftover steak.The noodle bowl is similar as it can be staged by pre-cooking the pasta and veggies. Cook pasta minute or so under package instructions, run under cold water until cool and drain well. Drizzle a touch of olive on pasta and toss to coat to keep from sticking. Portion pasta in zip bags in individual size portions Whisk together hosin, soy sauce, ginger and sesame seeds and store in fridge. Also pre-blanche veggies and portion.The rest is super easy, heat stock in a pan and bring up to a low simmer, add vegetables and cook to warm through. Next comes the pasta, it will only take a minute. Remove noodles with tongs, place in bowl, scoop out veggies with some stock and pour over noodles. Drizzle on some of the premade sauce and that’s it. Come back right here next week for more back to school meal ideas!