5 Easy Family Dinner Tips with Uncle Ben’s Flavored Grains. Post sponsored by Uncle Ben’s Rice. All delicious opinions are my own
5 Easy Family Dinner Tips with Uncle Ben’s Flavored Grains
Family dinners can be chaotic, haphazard and thrown together at times, especially with busy family schedules. Wanting to make family dinners much easier this summer? Check out these 5 easy family dinner tips from planning to cleaning up so you can keep up with all of the flurry of activity this summer. And see what is our new favorite quick side dish for the season!
1. Plan Weekly Meals
Planning weekly meals does more than give you sanity during the week. It also help your stick to your weekly budget. I like writing out our meal plans up on a whiteboard. Since I’m a visual person, this really helps help me see the whole week of dinners at the same time. Then I can pick up groceries inbetween mom duties.
2. Try a New Crockpot Recipe
Nothing says easy family meal than the trusty old crock pot! This appliance has made many a delicious meal for our family, without us needing to be home! Try a new crockpot recipe this summer, like my new Crockpot Citrus & Herb Whole Chicken to jazz up your crock pot nights!
3. Have the Kids Set the Table
Don’t underestimate the ability of your kids! With a little encouragement and praise, you can have the kids easily setting the table while you are preparing the meal. My kids love helping mommy in the kitchen, and with a rewarding meal and possible ice cream treats at the end, that’s incentive enough to make sure we have our forks, napkins and placemats all set for dinner.
4. Make Clean Up a Breeze
Hate clean up? Me too!! Consider swapping meal nights with a fellow family, neighbor or friend. Then you can also swap clean up nights! Consider using reusable bottles for dinner drinks (we love staying hydrated all day long) and making sure that everyone clears their own plate at the end of the meal.
5. Add Uncle Ben’s New Flavored Grains for a Quick Better-for-You Side Dish
I love rice. If I had to pick any side dish for our family meals for the rest of our lives, rice would be it. New Uncle Ben’s Flavored Grains is the perfect side dish to add to your meals. With a great variety of delicious flavors, cooking time at 25 minutes and UNDER plus great benefits from a blend of diverse grains like quinoa, orzo, basmati, couscous and red rice, we are getting a great tasting side that everyone in the family can enjoy.
The new Flavored Grains line comes in 6 delicious flavors!
- Long Grain & Wild Rice Original Recipe
- Long Grain & Wild Rice Fast Cook
- Basmati Medley Savory Herb
- Brown Rice & Quinoa Roasted Red Pepper
- Brown Rice Medley Roasted Garlic & Herb
- 5 Grain Medley Quinoa Pilaf
So there’s never a boring side dish to be found! Our family chicken night paired perfectly with the Brown Rice Medley Roasted Garlic & Herb! Who can beat a homemade chicken and rice meal? What a delicious combo! Look for the new Flavored Grains line down your favorite rice aisle and make your family meals easier this summer with Uncle Ben’s! Follow Uncle Ben’s via Facebook and Pinterest for delicious inspiration, savings and more!
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- 12 boxes (2 each) of the 6 new Flavored Grains Rices
- 1 serving bowl
- 1 serving spoon
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