5 Recipes for Back to School

5 recipes for back to school

These 5 recipes for back to school doesn’t just refer to students who are unaffected by the pandemic but those who are also doing online learning until they’re in the clear.

For me it is also a dilemma because my children do not like the food that the school canteen offers (but I also don’t mind because then I know what they eat and that it’s nutritional and filling) .

So, if you too have given up the school canteen and are wanting to prepare your own lunch you will have to take on commitments like preparing something every day that the children like and something nutritionally balanced.

Here are the original Italian recipes for tasty school lunches:


Preparing a complete meal to take to school is not so simple and practical, especially if your household is always in a hurry like mine is. You need something fast to make life easier, as long as it’s nutritionally healthy. You can prepare panini with 2-3 slices of ham accompanied by vegetables or a slice of mozzarella with some tomatoes which are doused with olive oil.

5 recipes for back to school -panini

Frittata (omelet)-

The frittata with potatoes is the recipe that children like very much because it is rich in potatoes and also very filling and substantial. If you don’t want to fry the potatoes, you can boil them and it will be more digestible.

5 recipes for back to school - frittata with potatoes
frittata with potatoes

There are also other types of simple frittata recipes that you can prepare, such as the frittata with peas, where you can add pieces of mozzarella. If you want the omelet to remain compact and lightly greased, you can cook it in the oven.

Frittata with Peas, Parmigiano and Parsley
Frittata with Peas, Parmigiano and Parsley


Among the foods most appreciated by children, there are undoubtedly meatballs. Meatballs are practical to take to school like how they can be prepared in advance.

My Recipe for Fried Polpette (meatballs)
My Recipe for Fried Polpette (meatballs)

You can prepare meatballs, or eggplant, zucchini, ricotta balls. As you can see, you can unleash your imagination in preparing these lunch treats.

Eggplant Meatballs (Polpette di Melanzane)
Eggplant balls (Polpette di Melanzane)
Delicious Fried Zucchini Balls
Delicious Fried Zucchini Balls


An alternative to panini is a wrap.

My daughter Clelia really likes a wrap with scrambled eggs, avocado, and green salad.

5 recipes for back to school - wrap with scrambled eggs, avocado, and green salad
wrap with scrambled eggs, avocado, and green salad

There are other different types you can make of course like with: slices of tomato and mozzarella; spinach leaves and feta cheese.


the famous Italian-style sandwich is something I could not, not bring up. In the simplest version, the tramezzino is prepared with ham, cheese, tomato, and salad and a light spread of mayonnaise.

5 recipes for back to school - tramezzino

But you can indulge yourself by preparing it with the ingredients you like.

And finally don’t forget the fruit and the dessert !!!

For the fruit, I know the banana is the most practical fruit to carry and also to eat.

But I advise you not to stop only at the banana, give your children some seasonal fruit

All children love sweets.

So why not give them some to take to school too.

For children who love sweets, we can give a slice of homemade cake like Apple Focaccia

Sandwiches with jam

Even a bit of chocolate

Homemade cookies like Healthy Orange Cookies

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