In partnership withBirds Eye®

3 Easy Pairings for Fast Family Dinners

published Jan 4, 2021
Credit: Ben Haist

Weeknight dinners in a busy household can be short on time, which can, unfortunately, leave them even shorter on nutrition and taste. We’ve all suffered through soggy drive-thru combos or sad boxed dinners after a long workday. But what if your dinner could be quick, wholesome, and a hit with the family? We partnered with our friends at Birds Eye® to create three pairings perfect for those fast family dinners that are low on prep time:

Credit: Ben Haist

Add spice and crunch to a weeknight dinner with the contemporary tastes and textures of Birds Eye® Buffalo Cauliflower Wings. Whether you’re trying Meatless Monday or you’re meatless every day, this is a quick and easy way to promote your veggies to the dinnertime A-squad; meat-lovers could add in finger-food favorites like chicken meatballs. Pair it with our favorite homemade Smoky Ranch Dip recipe, featuring charred kale and bold flavors. Add crisp celery and other crudité and you’ve got a weeknight meal with modern, nutrient-rich flair.

Credit: Ben Haist

Pre-chopped options like Birds Eye® Shredded Carrots and Broccoli Florets help take the heavy lifting out of dinner prep while adding a rainbow of tantalizing color and freshness. Enjoy them solo or mixed in with your favorite protein in an easy stir-fry or one-skillet dish for a versatile weeknight win. Add a spicy sidekick with sweet heat with our blistered Roasted Shishito Peppers. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce and you have an easy crowd-pleasing dinner.

Credit: Ben Haist

We love avocado toast as much as the next person, but we’re ready to think outside the toaster. These Baked Avocado Fries pack a creamy crunch, and they pair perfectly as a side dish to Birds Eye® Veggie Spirals Zucchini. Mix it up with protein, sauce, seasonings, or fresh tomatoes — the sky’s the limit! And at 60 percent fewer calories than pasta*, you can happily indulge in a second helping.
*This product = 25 calories per 1/3 cup serving. Cooked dry pasta = 66 calories per 1/3 cup serving.