Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Easy Home Meals for Teens #dairybeyondcool #sponsored

I don't know about you but in our house we shop for our favorite meal planning foods in the refrigerated dairy case several times a week. I do have a weekly menu plan to create easy home meals but with 3 growing teens I never know when they are going to use all of the milk, cheese, yogurt, sour cream, veggies, etc. The girls are always on the go and I have to have food that is easy to make for them to grab and go.
Today's post is sponsored by National Frozen and Refrigerated Food Association (NFRF).

What refrigerated staples do I keep on hand for growing teens?
  • Coffee creamer
  • Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Eggs 
  • Fresh fruits and veggies
  • Yogurt

Easy Home Meals- for me to make or for the teens to make

  • Coffee-for hot, iced and blended coffees (yes it is a meal)
  • Tacos
  • Nachos
  • Mini pizzas
  • Quesadillas
  • Breakfast nachos
  • Shakes & Smoothies
  • Taco Salad

(recipe coming next week!)

Here are a few things that I pulled out of the fridge. These refrigerated staples are on my list every time I go to the store. Yes, milk, creamer, cheese, yogurt and sour cream. I did realize that we were out of yogurt when I went to snap this picture. These refrigerated staples are essential for teens and I keep them on hand.
Over the summer the teens eat a lot of mexican type food which includes taco salads with or without salad bowls. Almost everything is quick and easy to find in the refrigerated dairy aisle and this includes fresh veggies for our summer salads. 
(recipe coming next week)

We drink a lot of healthy smoothies, too! My 3rd, and last, teen just got on her braces. So this week she is getting her protein from shakes and smoothies and I'm cooking her soft veggies. I know that I can count on the refrigerated food section to help me create easy home meals for my teens.


These foods are most always real, simple and farm-grown ingredients. Yes there are some thing that I purchase that are not real - like my coffee creamer but life is all about creating a balance. So with growing teens, I work hard to provide just the right foods to give them a healthy, balanced lifestyle. It isn't always easy to get the teens to eat balanced meals every day so I do like to these keep easy staples on hand to create easy home meals on the go. This does save them money at school and keeps them eating healthier! 


Did you know that June is National Dairy Month? The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) are sponsors of this and encourage us to shop and create easy family meals from the refrigerated food section. These foods most always are real, simple and farm-grown ingredients.

You can follow NFRA on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook where you will find the best information on healthy, easy home meals for your family. I just started following them and have already found some new ideas for my teens. 

Join in the fun -RSVP here- and learn more about NFRA and Easy Home Meals at the Thursday June 27th Twitter Party! It will be at 8pm EST with the best Twitter host on the planet, @ResourcefulMom. Follow the hashtag #dairybeyondcool on Twitter today to see what bloggers are sharing on this topic and to participate in the Twitter party!

You can find more culinary inspiration on The Dish Diary Tumblr - The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association’s photo blog. I have found some new, creative recipes for our meals using food from the refrigerated dairy aisle. You can also share your creative dishes! I'm loving this new source of easy home meal inspiration. 


About NFRA (provided)
NFRA is a non-profit trade association representing all segments of the frozen and refrigerated foods industry. Headquartered in Harrisburg, PA, NFRA is the sponsor of March National Frozen Food Month, June Dairy Month, June/July Ice Cream & Novelties promotion and October Cool Food for Kids educational outreach program. NFRA provides consumer information such as food safety guidelines, meal preparation tips, recipes and sweepstakes opportunities to consumers through http://easyhomemeals.com. Further information available at http://www.NFRAweb.org.


 
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