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Meal prep for a crowd! These simple recipes will feed a whole crew of kids

This mom feeds her daughter’s whole dance team with these simple recipes.

We know you’re feeling it: the crash of May. It can be a tough month to eat healthy. This kid-approved meal prep will feed your hungry crew, and teach your kids a valuable lesson.

Becca Jackson takes dinner to her daughter’s dance team once a week. She believes there’s a bigger message than just filling their bellies on their dinner break.

“Often we see supporting our kids by making sure they look nice or making sure they’re on time, but this is a fun a different way to support our kids—by feeding them! I want them to realize that the same amount of effort we put into the costumes and their hair and makeup, we also put into them being well fed and happy,” she explained.

Becca wants to teach her girls the importance of fueling their bodies. She added, “We can’t expect them to work hard if they’re not fueled properly.”


Becca’s meal prep includes fruit or veggies, a carb, and sometimes a little treat to finish off the meal. Here are some of her ideas:


Crepes with Syrup or Nutella, Breakfast Sausages, Oranges


Pizza Grilled Cheese, Cucumbers, Grapes, Cookies


Sweet and Sour Meatballs, Rice, Fruit


Quesadillas with Meat, Apples, Carrots


Taco Spaghetti, Pineapple, Blueberries, Cookies


Taco Spaghetti


  • 1 box (16 ounces) uncooked pasta
  • 1 pound ground turkey or ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp Taco Seasoning
  • 22 ounce jar of Marinara
  • Zucchini (optional), chopped


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. In a large pan, start cooking ground turkey. If you are adding zucchini, or another veggie, you can cook with the meat.
  3. Once cooked, add the taco seasoning.
  4. When combined, add marinara sauce.
  5. When pasta is done cooking, drain water and add to meat sauce mixture.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

You can find more of Becca’s ‘Dancer Dinner’ ideas on her Instagram, @justbeccajackson.

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