Lunch and Dinner Prep for Busy School Days

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Are you all ready for back to school? If your kids have already started back at school, are you back into the swing of things yet? I love being home with my kids during the summer, but I also love the routine of the school year. For me, the routine is helpful because I have a toddler and for him, routine makes life so much easier. That being said, after the wild and crazy days that make up our summer, it takes a bit to get back into routine mode. This is why I like to plan out my days and that includes meal times when the kids are in school. Because of this, I like to meal prep for busy school days and cook in advance to make those busy mornings and nights even easier.

I typically set one or two days per month aside to prep meals and then put them in the freezer to last throughout the month and keep our busy mornings and school nights running more smoothly.

One of the meals that I make often during my meal prep days are pizza. Pizza is delicious, it can be easy to make, it can be fun to make and there are so many different recipes out there, it’s hard to get bored eating it. Plus, it is super easy to freeze whole and stick in the oven on those busy school nights or, you can bake and freeze the individual slices for the kids to pack in their lunches!

For these pizzas, you can choose what types of pizza stones you use from our great collection right here at Sassafrass (I have included the descriptions of each stone so that you can decide which works best for your favorite kinds of pizza):

  • superstone® 14.25" pizza maker - a bright, artisan twist on our classic superstone® line brings vibrant color to your kitchen. natural grooved stoneware ensures optimum heat and air distribution for a crisp crust every time! unglazed stoneware with glazed rim and silicone handle grips. recipe booklet included. 14.25 diameter plus handles. includes recipes.
  • superstone® bbq pizza stone - this superstone® has a natural grooved surface for even heat distribution and a fire-proof finish, perfect for making pizza on the grill in the summertime or anytime! the superstone® bbq pizza stone can also be used in any conventional or convection oven, giving this stone the most versatality. the unglazed superstone® stoneware pulls moisture from the dough, resulting in a super crispy and delicious crust. the superstone® bbq pizza stone has a glazed rim and easy-to-carry handles. recipe booklet included. measures 14.5" diameter plus handles. includes recipes.
  • superstone® deep dish pizza maker - bring the taste of the windy city home! this generous pan has a nonstick interior and deeper sides for crisp and tender edges, just like at the pizzeria! terrific for deep dish pizza, breads, quiches, or oversized country pies. stoneware with matte glaze and silicone handle grips. recipe booklet included. measures 1.25" deep x 13" diameter plus handles. includes recipes.
  • superstone® sicilian pizza stone - this stone's shape and depth is perfect for rustic and sicilian style pizzas. also try breads, pretzels, cookies, and other dough-based treats. unglazed stoneware with glazed rim and silicone handle grips. recipe booklet included. measures 15.75" long x 10.75" wide .75" deep plus handles.
  • 15" round superstone® baking stone with rack - our superstone® baking stone duplicates the effects of a professional pizzeria oven. the stone absorbs moisture, creating a crispy pizza crust! the round shape is great for a traditional-style pizza. also try breads, pretzels, cookies, and anything else that uses dough on your superstone®. we're sure you'll think it's "super!". to clean, simply scrub under hot water -- do not use soap. superstone® measures 15" diameter. 16" with the rack. includes recipes.
  • rectangular superstone® baking stone - our superstone® baking stone replicates the effects of a professional pizzeria oven. the stone absorbs moisture, creating a crispy pizza crust! the rectangular shape is great for a sicilian-style pizza. also great for cookies, pretzels and anything with a dough! to clean, simply scrub under hot water -- do not use soap. superstone® measures 13" wide x 15" long. with rack, it measures 17" long. includes recipes.

These are some of my favorite pizza recipes for busy school day meal prep:

Cheeseburger Pizza - Cheeseburgers and Pizza are two of my kids’ favorite foods. Why not combine them?

Deep Dish Meatza Paleo Pizza - I have mentioned it before, but I have to have a gluten free diet, so I am always looking for new gluten free pizza recipes. This is one of my favorites!

Sausage and Egg Breakfast Pizza - Pizza can be for breakfast too!

Buffalo Chicken Pizza - This buffalo chicken pizza recipe is a family favorite because we all like to pack this in our lunches. Yes, mom and dad too!

Of course, I don’t always choose pizza for my meal prep days, but I really like focusing on one type of food when I do my meal preparation. It saves on mess and makes it easier to organize and pizza just happens to be today’s lucky food!