Fact: kids LOVE the freedom of summer. As the fall semester approaches, you can make the back-to-school transition easier on your kids. Below we have a backpack full of hacks that include on-the-go breakfast recipes, lunch suggestions and activity ideas.

Find your groove and set your kids up for success this school year. We have nine back-to-school hacks that will help your family transition back into the weekly routine.

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Meal Hacks:

These meal ideas are proof that you don’t have to sacrifice healthy in the name of easy.

Quick Breakfast Quesadillas:

Do quesadillas make a healthy — and satisfying — breakfast? YES. And the best part is this recipe comes together in no time!

No-Bake Breakfast Cookies:

Cookies for breakfast? Mhmm! These aren’t any old sugar-packed cookies, though.

Banana Breakfast Smoothie:

Your kids will go bananas for this smoothie recipe. It’s healthy, delicious and so easy to make! Plus, this recipe is easy to modify with other fruits (or veggies)!

Packin’ and Snackin’

Use Sunday night to assemble healthy snack packs. Invite your kids to help pick which fruits and veggies they want. Anything like apples, strawberries, carrots, watermelon and broccoli would work. Once everything is chopped, toss into sandwich bags and place in the fridge.

Come Monday morning, these pre-made snack packs are grab-and-go!

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Trade Morning Stress for a Morning Stroll

Is school within walking or biking distance? Turn the rushed morning commute into an adventure! Strap on your helmets and hop on the bikes. Or lace up your comfy walking shoes and hoof it to school.

A little morning exercise will help your kids arrive feeling energized, ready to ace the day’s lesson.

After-school Activities

Help your kids celebrate their afternoons of freedom with these fun activities. Remember, all they need is 60 minutes of physical activity each day.

Let’s get Chalkin’: The sidewalk is your canvas! Draw dinosaurs, hopscotch, tic-tac-toe and more.

Hide & Seek: It’s a classic for a reason!

Catch All:

Football season: Toss the pigskin around.

Baseball and softball season: Play catch, practice grounders and pop-flies.

Soccer: It’s easy to get your kicks!

Frisbee: Every season is frisbee season. Okay, except when it’s super windy!

Shape Your Future

Kids might think it’s back-to-bummer season, but these tasty tips and activity ideas will prove that F-U-N extends well beyond summer. Looking for more? Visit ShapeYourFutureOK.com for healthy recipes, activity ideas for the family and so much more.