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As the lazy days of summer come to an end and a new school year begins, planning out meals for the whole family can be stressful. What’s the best way to get everyone fed and ready for a big day? What can you pack for lunch that’s both easy and delicious? After a long day at work, is there enough time to put something delicious on the table before everyone is off to their after-school activities? Luckily, H-E-B has a perfect solution for all of the above—because every H-E-B brand product is always made to Texas, with love. Follow these easy steps to make sure the whole family gets what they need without the stress.

H-E-B Fully Cooked Kolaches

This one is for those cranky early risers—now they’ll look forward to the most important meal of the day, because nobody is ever disappointed by a piping hot kolache waiting for them at the breakfast table. Whether you prefer your kolaches with sausage, sausage & cheese, or sausage, jalapeno, & cheese, this tasty Texas staple is the perfect way to start your day. These kolaches come in a convenient microwavable tray that heats in just 45 seconds. They’re perfect to take on-the-go for those mornings when you’re running a little behind.

Higher Harvest by H-E-B Egg Bites

H-E-B knows that every breakfast routine is different, and some must accommodate specific dietary needs. Breakfast can be a carb-heavy affair, but it doesn’t have to be. These egg bites are high in protein and chock full of flavor. There are vegetarian options (mushroom & asiago and spinach & bell pepper), as well as options for those who want to cut back on carbs but still enjoy breakfast standbys like ham & gruyere and bacon & cheese. And make sure to try Chili Verde for a fun Texas twist. These bites cook in 60-75 seconds in the microwave, making preparation a breeze. Plus, they’re portable—a great option for your commute!

Midtown by H-E-B Flatbread Pizza

We’ve come a long way from a sack lunch. To up your lunch game, try the Midtown by H-E-B Flatbread Pizzas. They require no planning ahead—just bring them to work, pop them in the freezer, and they’re ready to heat up in the oven when you get hungry. You’ll be eating a delicious meal in minutes! Try toppings like Buffalo style chicken, BBQ style chicken, or chicken, uncured bacon, & ranch sauce. Pizza purists will enjoy uncured salami & fontina cheese. Vegetarians are taken care of too with Mediterranean style basil pesto. And while these pizzas make for a great meal, they can also be a great addition to any party spread for those bigger meals you need to prep.

H-E-B & H-E-B Organics Chopped Salad Kits

There’s nothing quite like a fresh salad for lunch. It always feels good to eat fresh fruits and veggies, but it can be a hassle to get all those ingredients together. Let H-E-B go to the trouble so you can enjoy a tasty meal without a bunch of chopping and peeling. With more than 10 salad options to choose from, you can jazz up your lunch over and over again. Who said salads are boring? For example, try H-E-B’s Backyard BBQ Chopped Salad, which comes with BBQ ranch dressing, crispy fried onions, and uncured bacon with romaine, kale, broccoli, red cabbage, carrots, green onions, and savoy cabbage. H-E-B also offers fully organic options like the Organic Pepita Goddess Crunch Chopped Salad—organic green and red cabbage, romaine, broccoli, carrots, and green onions with organic green goddess dressing, flatbread strips, cumin lime pepitas, and an herb seasoning.

H-E-B Fish Market Cedar Plank Salmon in Orange Marinade

Picture pink salmon marinated in a tangy orange sauce grilled to perfection on a cedar plank. This may sound like a gourmet dinner served on a seaside vacation, but this meal is now attainable any night of the week thanks to H-E-B. Center-cut Atlantic salmon is prepared fresh in-store and comes with an included cedar plank. All you need to do is soak the wood in water for 30 minutes before grilling, and you’ll be dining in style in no time. Choose H-E-B’s responsibly-raised, fresh Atlantic Salmon and treat the whole family to a fresh, delicious dinner. To complete the meal, pair it with one of H-E-B’s refreshing chopped salads.

H-E-B Frozen Sheet Pan Meals

Sheet pan meals are all the rage right now according to influential tastemakers. While these recipes are supposedly easy to prepare, they sometimes require unusual ingredients or a lot of chopping and preparation time. H-E-B customers don’t have to worry though—you can enjoy the simple elegance of a family-sized roasted sheet pan meal without wasting time hunting for or preparing ingredients. Simply spread the contents of the frozen meal on a sheet pan and roast until delicious. There are also options to grill the sheet pan meal, if you want to spend some time outside once the Texas heat subsides. These sheet pans offer a great option for nutritionally balanced, high-in-protein meals with no starchy fillers. And cooked using only one pan, cleaning up is a breeze! Try recipes like chicken bacon ranch or chicken fajita, lemon pepper chicken, or Italian sausage & peppers.

H-E-B Sushiya Rolls & Poke Bowls

Sometimes after a long day, you don’t even want to step foot in the kitchen when you come home. But you still deserve a delicious meal—so treat yourself to the full H-E-B Sushiya line. There are more than 50 varieties, from sushi rolls and poke bowls to spring rolls and dumplings. And this line isn’t only good for a quick dinner—it’s also a great option for lunch, or even an appetizer to bring to your next big gathering. Be a hero and show up to the party with the Texas Trio Combo Pack. Have a luxurious lunch with an Original Salmon Poke Bowl. Rolls are made fresh every day and time stamped to guarantee freshness.

Meal Simple by H-E-B Microwave and Oven Ready Meals

Meal Simple by H-E-B has been an invaluable resource for Texans on the go for a while now, but the meals offered are always expanding, ensuring there are a plethora of tasty, distinctive options so folks can eat great, even when in a hurry. The new Moroccan Chicken—spiced grilled chicken breast with chickpea raisin couscous and roasted red peppers—can be heated in two minutes or less. Or perhaps you’re in the mood for Italian? Meal Simple by H-E-B Oven Ready is unveiling eight new stuffed pasta dishes that you can try. Whether you’re craving cannelloni, tortellini, or ravioli, you’ll find a dish you’re sure to love. And you’ll love it even more when you see how easy it is to prepare!  

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