Our Best (And Easiest) Back-To-School Recipes.

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School is starting already? Eeek! Hows did that happen? It seems like an incredibly long time and a hot minute since we’ve had to deal with in-person school and all the logistics that go with it. Between homework, after-school activities, household chores, and family time, there doesn’t seem like a whole lot of time left over to plan, prep, and cook healthy meals. So we’ve compiled our healthiest, tastiest, and easiest back-to-school recipes to take the edge off for you. Dust off those instant pots and slow cookers and get ready to get cooking.

Extra Credit: Make meal prep a family affair and get your kids involved. From shopping and prepping to cooking and cleaning, there are a lot of ways to engage them in the process, educate them on what goes into a healthy meal, and help them feel more connected to the food they’re eating. 

And now, here are those back-to-school recipes we promised!

Recipe: Instant Pot Bison Short Rib Ragu

Hearty, healthy Instant Pot Bison Short Rib Ragu.

This recipe for Instant Pot Bison Short Rib Ragu has got to be one of our all-time fall favorites. It’s not only healthy and tasty, it’s made in your instant pot and only takes aabout 40 minutes from start-to-finish. It’s the perfect combination of rich flavors and textures. It smells amazing while it’s cooking, is even better as leftovers (if there is any) and doesn’t require hours to prep, cook or clean up after. Get the recipe!

Recipe: Ground Venison Enchilada Casserole

Pair this Ground Venison Enchilada Casserole with a tangy margarita for the adults!

This easy, cheesy recipe for Ground Venison Enchilada Casserole might become your new favorite meal! Hearty, healthy-ish (depending on how much cheese you choose to use – no judgment here) and if you use the Ground Venison Blend as suggested, you’ll also sneak in a ton of extra nutrients like iron, niacin, thiamine, and riboflavin. No one – especially your tiny (but vocal) humans – will ever know they’ve eaten heart and liver. Works great with whatever ground meat you have on hand as well, so feel free to improvise! Get the recipe!

Recipe: Slow-Cooked BBQ Elk Brisket Sliders

Slow and steady is what gives these Slow Cooked BBQ Elk Sliders so much juicy flavor.

This incredible set-it-and-forget-it recipe for Slow-Cooked Elk BBQ Brisket Sliders with a tangy BBQ sauce and a spicy slaw is a winner any night of the week. While it takes a while to cook in the slow cooker, your house will smell amazing and the effort is really minimal. Put it on the morning while you make coffee and it will be ready when you get home! Get the recipe!

Recipe: Venison Bone Broth Vegetable Soup

Homemade, hearty Venison Bone Broth Vegetable Soup — great as a side or main dish!

Who wouldn’t want nice, big steaming hot bowl of hearty Venison Bone Broth Vegetable Soup? It’s great when we’re feeling a little under the weather or when the weather itself is a little subpar. Plus, bone broth can give your immune system a boost — which we can always use, but especially around this time of year. Did we mention it’s made in your Instant Pot – hello, easy! Get the recipe!

Recipe: Double Down BIson Cheeseburger

An all-American classic with a homemade spin!

The only thing better than one burger, is two. Especially when they both happen to be sandwiched together between a fluffy brioche bun with several slices of warm, melty cheese around them. This recipe for Double Down Bison Cheeseburgers is sure to please time and time again. Get the recipe!

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