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There are many common threads that unite moms. An endless love for our children, the ability to function off shockingly low amounts of sleep, and a dislike for packing lunches. I don’t think it matters if you home school, public school, or are planning a picnic adventure, packing lunches can be a lot of work. Over the years I have heard countless moms wish for an easier solution. Today I want to share how lunch time has been transformed in our home with simple tips, tricks, and ideas to help you find lunch freedom!

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Back to school means so much more than the beginning of a new school year. It means back to busy, back to schedules, and back to finding a routine. So long endless summer days, hello school year. It’s a season of change for everyone. A season I do my best to embrace. Today I want to share how I keep our weeks organized and two quick and delicious recipes that have made meal-time easier.

When it comes to getting back routine there is one important key for me, write everything down. If I don’t write things down, the odds of me remembering them are greatly reduced. The best way I have found to keep our family organized and on time is with a weekly schedule. Every Sunday I sit down, consult the husband, and begin to write in the events that make up our week. Important events, personal meetings, due dates, appointments, and even fun plans. Anything that we will do or need to do goes on our list.

If you’d like to grab your copy of my free weekly planner you can get your copy here.

Another thing I love to track on our weekly planner is our meals. I have been meal planning for years now and have learned through experience how important it is to be prepared. Prepared with ingredients and prepared for the busy nights that getting back to routine bring. On nights that I need a quick and easy meal I love to have recipes that I can turn to without sacrificing flavor and quality. I never feel guilty whenever I serve protein packed convenient solutions using TysonⓇ products.

On a recent trip to Wal-Mart I stocked up on Tyson® products. From convenient freezer stock up items to delicious and effortless breakfast, lunch, and dinner solutions, I now have the busy weeks that follow the back to school season covered. 

Feeling prepared and inspired I went home to create two very easy and very different meal ideas. Both are protein packed and simple enough to be made for lunch, but hardy enough for dinner too.  


Meat Trio Ranch Wrap

This simple wrap is was inspired by Hillshire Farm® Farm Classics® Lunchmeat. By adding a few special ingredients like avocado slices, fresh tomato and a flavorful dressing, like the sweet chili ranch I chose, you can effortlessly turn something traditional into something unique. 

Tortilla wrap
Hillshire Farm® Farm Classics® Lunchmeat of your choice
I used Black Forest Ham and Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
2 slices of provolone
Chopped romaine lettuce
2-3 slices of cooked bacon (per wrap)
Sliced avocado
Sliced tomato
Ranch dressing of your choice
1. Lay out the wrap and add the Hillshire Farm® Farm Classics® Lunchmeat, cheese, and veggies. Top with your favorite variety of ranch dressing.
2. Roll up, slice in half and serve immediately.

BBQ Chicken Pineapple Crunch Wrap

A unique wrap packed full of texture and flavor. The combination of the BBQ sauce and the pineapple with the crunch of the romaine and tortilla strips make this meal an instant family favorite. This warm meal can be made in just about 10 minutes.

Tortilla wrap
Tyson® Grilled & Ready Chicken
BBQ sauce of your choice
Shredded mozzarella
Pineapple tidbits, drain and set juice aside
1-2 T reserved pineapple juice
Chopped romaine lettuce
Sliced green onions
Tortilla strips

1. Heat the desired amount of Tyson® Grilled & Ready Chicken in a covered skillet. Evenly coat with BBQ sauce. Add in 1-2 tablespoons of the reserved pineapple juice and cook on medium heat until warm 5-8 minutes, stirring often.
2. When the Tyson® Grilled & Ready Chicken is warm remove from heat and set aside.
3. Take a wrap shell and create a bed of chopped romaine, add the Tyson® Grilled & Ready Chicken, pineapple, cheese, green onions and tortilla strips.
4. Roll the wrap, slice in half and serve immediately.
Maybe this back to school thing won’t be so hard after all. 
How do you plan to get back to routine?

For more great back to school ideas check out how you can ‘Reimagine Your Routine’ with these great ideas from Tyson Foods.