Back-to-school season brings excitement for kids but stress for working moms. Between shuttling children to activities and catering to a job, there is little thought or time left for cooking. Plus, no one wants to eat the same thing over and over—but who has time for any innovation? Luckily, blogger, cookbook author, food photographer and recipe developer Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest has done all the hard work for us. Below you'll find 10 of her delicious and healthy recipes, which all take 30 minutes or less, for your whole family to enjoy.
Oatmeal just got an overdue update, with versions like Cherry Almond Cream and Cranberry Pumpkin Spice that will entice the whole family. Store them in jars, and when it's time for breakfast, microwave the jars for 30 seconds to 1 minute, and then serve. See the full recipe.
This crumbly classic gets a makeover with protein-rich peanut butter and sweet fruit jelly. Give them to your kids on busy mornings when they need to eat breakfast on-the-go. See the full recipe.
These treats taste doughier, softer and chewier than your average chocolate chip cookie, but are just as yummy. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt for added flavor dimension. See the full recipe.
You can create the mix for this recipe up to three months ahead—just store the ingredients in a plastic bag and place it in the freezer. When it's time to serve, add the mix and some milk to the blender. See the full recipe.
Trade your chicken quesadilla for a refreshing mango and black bean one! Even better, many of the ingredients for this recipe are probably already in your pantry. See the full recipe.
You don't have to stick to the vegetables used in this recipe. Add in whatever is convenient. Anything with melted cheese is a win in our book. See the full recipe.
These baked red peppers can hold an entire main course, and you can stuff them with whatever your heart desires. See the full recipe.
Caramelized zucchini, fresh basil and parmesan cheese are the essence of this pasta. Bonus: there's absolutely no need for cream. See the full recipe.