As a new school year begins, busy families can save time by planning tasty meals ahead of time.

Jessica Formicola, a recipe developer and founder of, joined Studio 512 Co-Host Rosie Newberry to share easy meals and snack solutions.

Formicola is also the author of the “Beef It Up” cookbook. She regularly contributes to national publications like Better Homes & Gardens and Parade Magazine.

Formicola discussed the benefits of easy meal recipes, shopping solutions for busy families, a favorite snack solution, an easy on-the-go meal, and more.

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