This post is sponsored by Woolworths
Do you need some new easy family dinner ideas? I’m all for ways to make our mealtimes that little bit easier, as even with the best preparation it can still be pretty chaotic! With three young children who all have various sized appetites and tastes (I’m looking at you Mr 6!) it can be tricky sometimes to come up with meals that everyone is going to enjoy.
I’ve found that by serving our nightly meal on a platter and then letting (ok, with a bit of assistance for our youngest) the boys choose what they are going to eat and then also put it onto their plates themselves, all three are in fact eating a whole lot more overall and they are also more inclined to choose foods which they would normally screw their faces up to – again I’m looking at you Mr 6!
I like to incorporate a few different foods onto our dinner platters and combine a mixture of both ready made and homemade foods plus any leftovers (we hate food waste here!) to make my life easier – especially important for weeknight meals.
Some of our favourite easy dinner items include Woolworths Heat and Serve Beef Brisket, Beef and Pork Sliders and Butterflied Chicken – all three can be served with a variety of sides (think rice, wraps, bread rolls, steamed vegetables, salad, Polenta and Parmesan Chips etc), and they are SUPER simple to prepare and most importantly, taste great. They are also freezer friendly so you can easily grab them on those nights where you want something easy yet still satisfying to feed the family. You really can be as creative as you like when it comes to what you add to your dinner platter and don’t be scared to also include items that you wouldn’t normally associate with ‘dinner’ – you will often find veggies sticks with dip or sliced fruit on our dinner platters too. I also like to make sure that I include a couple of items which I know the kids will eat as I find that helps them to them also add something a little different to their plates too.
Below are a few of our favourite easy Dinner Platter foods and recipes – I’d love to know what your favourites are!
Steamed Beans and Broccoli
Mixed Salad Pack
Grated Carrot and Cucumber pieces
Mixed Salad Pack
Do you like Dinner Platters too? What are some of your favourite easy Dinner Platter Ideas?