One thing is certain, day in + day out we need to make dinner for our families. It's a daily task, but not always an easy task. I'm always on the look out for something to make meal time simpler, easier, less stressful + just better all around. I love including Hilary's Eat Well into our family dinners because they have something for everyone. Here, I'm sharing how I love to make a Choose Your Own Adventure Dinner for the whole family with Hilary's.
Simple dinners can often sacrifice nutritious ingredients. I love that Hilary's products include real, minimally processed ingredients that are free from the common allergens. Some of the central ingredients in the Hilary's products are: root veggies, coconut oil + coconut milk, hemp + chia seeds, black rice, millet, leafy greens, Redmond's Real Salt + beans + pulses.
What's a Choose Your Own Adventure Family Dinner? For starters it's genius! But, really, it's building a meal around a wholesome, nutritious, balanced main dish + also offering a variety of sides, toppings + dips that allow everyone in the family to enjoy the meal in the way they'd like to most. You're in charge of what you offer, so as long as you are offering health-giving options, everyone can enjoy the meal + everyone will eat well, even if everyone is eating a little differently.
Personally, I love making Hilary's Original Veggie Bites or Hilary's World's Best Veggie Burger for my family. These are both the perfect center for a choose your own adventure meal. They are both super easy to pull out of the freezer, heat on the stove top, in the oven, or even in the microwave + then get them right to the table. They are hearty + a great base for an entire meal.
How to Create a Choose Your Own Adventure Meal:
Next Prepare + offer any of the following, place on the table in serving dishes, or place on a counter or separate table to serve buffet style:
Heirloom Cherry tomatoes, sliced or whole
Seed or Nut Mix
Dairy Free Cheese, Cashew Cheese or Feta Cheese
Sliced Red Onion
Strained Canned Chickpeas
Vegan Refried Black Beans
The great thing about a choose your own adventure meal is that it's supposed to be easy + to bring your stress level down at dinner time. The Hilary's products are frozen, so just grab those out + cook. Then, include some things that are fresh, frozen, canned or bagged + you have a great variety of things to include in your meal. Plus, if you have left overs, they can be made into a great salad! Don't forget to include the dips for the kids, it's a great way to get them to try new things! Sending you all the good vibes for a less stressful dinner!
This post was created in partnership with Hilary's Eat Well. I only share products that I genuinely love + use. I love that Hilary's is allergy friendly, gluten free, vegan + made with the health of customers + employees in mind. They also center their company around being mindful of our ecosystem. These are all things I value/ Thank you for supporting brands that bring posts like this to you.
Photography by: // © Lindsey Lee & Co.