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How I Find More Time to Hang Out With My Kids…and Less in The Kitchen

I work from home, which I know sounds like a dream. Work in sweatpants while watching Y&R?!? Awesome! But my days usually involve writing, crafting, and researching projects while simultaneously getting my kindergartener ready for school, playing never-ending sessions of Barbie with my toddler, and cleaning up a tornado of toys. In short, the struggle is real. 

By the end of the day, I’m ready to collapse. When dinnertime rolls around, the last thing I want to do is take an hour-long sabbatical to the kitchen to make dinner. I’m grateful for Tyson® Fully Cooked Crispy Chicken Strips—they’re like a ray of sun lighting up the frozen food aisle. Finally! A quick, easy dinner option that puts an end to juggling mom and chef duties.

Spend time with the kids, not in the kitchen with this quick meal idea.

Instead of shooing the girls away or forgetting about a boiling pot while they show me a song and dance routine, I can include them in meal prep as we make chicken strip pizza on whole wheat crust. After that, we play! Yes, we. I have time to join in, too. The oven does all the work, and I get to have fun with my girls. For the record, my Olaf impression is ah-mazing.

Spend time with the kids, not in the kitchen with this quick meal idea.

Spend time with the kids, not in the kitchen with this quick meal idea.

Spend time with the kids, not in the kitchen with this quick meal idea.

  Hang out with the kids, not in the kitchen with this easy dinner solution.I love not having to sweat it out over a hot stove, but there’s an even better benefit of adding Tyson® Fully Cooked Crispy Chicken Strips to our meals. We gain extra time at night by getting a meal ready quickly, and instead of rushing through dinner to get to bath and bed on time, we can take time to discuss our day and eat a stress-free dinner. My kids are happy, my husband and I are happy, and a sink full of pots and pans are a thing of the past.

Spend time with the kids, not in the kitchen with this quick meal idea.

Spend time around the table with the family, not stuck in the kitchen with this quick meal idea. Spend time around the table with the family, not stuck in the kitchen with this quick meal idea.

Spend time around the table with the family, not stuck in the kitchen with this quick meal idea.

More time around the table and less time around the stove? Now, that’s my idea of home sweet home.

This post was sponsored by Tyson Foods