Does anyone else ever have a particularly more difficult time getting dinner on the table this time of year? When the days are shorter, the sweets are in abundance, and the holidays are all consuming, sitting down together to eat a balanced meal is not always the easiest, and it certainly doesn’t seem like it should take priority. But if you and your kids are anything like my family, then if you don’t get some real food in you, then you get hangry. Yeppp…hungry+angry=hangry. It’s a thing.
Well today, I am giving you five meal ideas to help motivate you to get dinner on the table again. No more takeout! Dinner doesn’t have to be time consuming, with the help of Alexia Foods, you don’t have to spend an hour in the kitchen, they make quick and tasty dinners easy for families on the go.
I have been buying Alexia Food’s fries for years for my kids. I’ve always kept a bag in the freezer for lunches, snacks, and even last minute sides. One of our favorite quick and easy meals are none other than…chicken fingers and french fries! As a kid, it is the only thing I would ever order at a restaurant, and when I started making it at home and switching up the flavors and dips, it got even better, (& healthier since it’s baked!) Pair the chicken with a side of Alexia Smart Classics Straight or Crinkle Cut Fries, and you’ve got a perfect, easy dinner that both kids and adults will love!
Burgers and Onion Rings! Nobody can turn down a good burger, amiright?! You can use regular ground beef or make turkey or chicken burgers, you can top it with your favorite cheese or none at all, throw on your best condiments, personally I’m partial to BBQ sauce on my burgers, maybe some bacon if we’re feeling fancy and a side of onion rings! Even better, add the onion rings on top of the burger too, now we’re talkin’! You can grill them up outside or on a grill pan on the stove. Add a couple mini dill pickles and dinner is ready to go!
Sandwiches and Seasoned Waffle Cut Fries! Your sandwich options are endless, and they’re always a go-to dinner for us when we don’t have time. You can throw pretty much anything on a sandwich, leftover chicken-make a hot grinder, any deli meat you’ve got, pulled pork, slice up some bell peppers and your favorite veggies, or make a homemade steak and cheese, that’s a favorite of mine! Pair your sandwich with a side of Waffle Cut Fries, make a little dip or just a squeeze of BBQ sauce and you’re good to go!
Homemade Pizza and Sweet Potato Fries with Sea Salt! You may not think that pizza needs a side, but I beg to differ. After all, don’t we usually order bread sticks or cheesy bread to go along with it? So add a little flair to your cheese pizza, buy a pre-made dough or crust, (we are saving time here!) spread some sauce, add some cheese, and plop a few cooked sweet potato fries on top, bake it all together, and yum! If you have a little more time, you could even make a cheeseburger and fries pizza! Think; ground beef, BBQ sauce, onions, some bacon, cheese, and fries all cooked together…are you hungry yet?
Brinner! As in, breakfast for dinner! This is one of the best ways to get a balanced meal on the table when you’re short on time. While my kids love pancakes for dinner, (and I do!) my husband and I tend to lean towards the more savory side of things. You can do both and still be sitting down quick! Make the kids some pancakes served along with Alexia Seasoned Waffle Fries OR Alexia Tri-Cut Potato Fries and make an egg mcmuffin or scrambled eggs for yourselves! Quick, easy, and so delicious! Plus it’s a total treat for the kids when they get pancakes for dinner!
Alexia Foods offers even more options than just those mentioned above! They also have dinner rolls, vegetables, side dishes, and sautés all with real, all natural ingredients and creative flavor combinations that taste fantastic! They’re quick and easy, and make a perfect side dish to basically any meal! Check this out for even more recipe inspiration!
When life gets busy, and we all know it does, it’s wonderful to have one less thing to worry about. With the help of Alexia Foods, dinner can be made in a snap without any stress!
Alexia frozen sides are a delicious addition to any weeknight meal! They are that little something extra to help create a balanced meal with real ingredients and an exceptional taste!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Alexia Foods. The opinions and text are all mine.