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Food Blogger Picks for Easy Back-to-School Meals

Sep 02, 2016

So long, summer! Back-to-school season is officially here, and with that transition comes hectic mornings, jam-packed afternoons and busy evenings. As schedules fill up, certain priorities can start to slip, but there’s one thing that shouldn’t: healthy eating. Luckily, serving your clan a wholesome, nutritious weeknight meal can be as easy and convenient as 1-2-3. The secret ingredient? Libby’s® Vegetable Cups. These single-serving cups, available in five varieties, are easy to open and packed with vitamins and minerals, making them an ideal lunchbox component and perfect addition to time-crunched weeknight dining. We’ve rounded up two brand new food blogger recipes that showcase the best of Vegetable Cups in back-to-school-inspired dishes.

These Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps from Lisa at Snappy Gourmet feature Libby’s® Diced Carrots Vegetable Cups alongside protein-packed chicken bits and stick-to-your-ribs sticky rice. The wraps are versatile—you can serve them as a quick lunch, dinner or appetizer—and can easily be personalized for different palates. For an extra special weekday lunch, pack the wrap ingredients in a bento box and let your kids assemble them at school. This recipe serves 4, but you can easily cut it down to a single serving or dial it up for a big crowd. Bonus: each serving costs less than $2.00, making this both a waistline-friendly AND wallet-friendly option.
Allison over at Some the Wiser concocted this Quick Chicken Chili using Libby’s® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn Vegetable Cups. It’s super simple to pull together—we’re talking less than 35 minutes from start to finish—and delivers a hearty dose of flavor, nutrition and sustenance. Make a double (or even triple) batch of this on the weekend and pop it in the freezer for an instant dinner on those unexpectedly nutty weeknights. Serve it with a toppings bar (think: shredded cheese, sour cream, plain yogurt, avocado chunks and tortilla chips) for a fun, customizable meal sure to please the whole family.