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(BPT) - What do busy moms have in common? They love a time-saving shortcut almost as much as they love that first cup of coffee in the morning. Moms want the best for their families, but some days schedules are tight, sleep is minimal and stress levels can run high. This can seriously get in the way of putting good meals and snacks on the table for the family to enjoy together.
Luckily, there are several time-saving shortcuts and hacks that can help with this.
To celebrate National Dairy Month in June and the summer months ahead, here are eight go-to food ideas featuring all things CHEESE. Quick and easy dishes like these will let parents kick back a little more, yet still keep hungry kids happy and well nourished.
Grilled Mozzarella and Tomato Turkey Burger Wraps
Have homemade lunch on the table in just 35 minutes with these totally tasty Turkey Burger Wraps, featuring lean meat with the satisfying deliciousness of melted cheese. And because it’s summer, load it up with fresh veggies like tomatoes and your favorite greens.
Mac & Cheddar Cheese Curds
Mom, meet your new favorite dinner hack. All you need are two cheesy staples — your favorite macaroni and cheese along with new Farm Rich Cheddar Cheese Curds. When you have a small window of time to make a meal, make this ooey, gooey, tasty bowl of cheesy goodness. The kids will think you’re the best cook ever and you’ll know they got their daily calcium in. That’s what we call a Mom Win!
French Toast Monte Cristo Sandwich
Leaning tower of French Toast Sticks? Think again! It’s a Monte Cristo Sandwich — perfect for breakfast, brunch or everyone’s favorite ... breakfast for dinner! All you need is five ingredients and a few big appetites.
Prosciutto-Wrapped Mozzarella Sticks
Here’s one of those app ideas that will win everybody over as a pre-dinner snack or a summer soiree nibble. Because the prosciutto is wrapped around the cheesy goodness of a mozzarella stick, you have a mess-free finger food that’s a sure hit with kids AND adults. Add some fresh basil leaves from the garden for a pop of color and flavor.
Appetizers for Dinner
Some nights call for ... appetizers for dinner. One star player is the Farm Rich Jalapeño Peppers app, which has just a little kick that’s balanced by a smooth layer of cream cheese. Set these out with other finger foods, like deli meats, cheese and crackers, chips and salsa, veggies and hummus, and some fresh fruit.
Chipotle Mozzarella Sticks
A childhood favorite enters adult territory with the addition of some Chipotle spice. Proof that big bold flavors come in bite-sized packages. Serve these Chipotle Mozzarella Sticks from A Dash of Sanity with Pizza Roll-Ups with Garlic Dipping Sauce and pre-cut vegetables, and you’ll have the food tools ready to tackle your teen’s summer slumber party.
Cheesy Chicken Taco Bowl
That magical moment when you get your kids to eat their veggies with no begging, bribing or bawling ... And it only took 35 minutes! Cheesy Chicken Taco Bowls are fun to eat and taste good too. All you need is an upside-down muffin tin and a few minutes in the oven to shape flour tortillas into fun-size taco bowls. A new taco night family fave!
Hawaiian Mozzarella Bites
An impromptu pool or patio party calls for easy-to-make, easy-to-eat Hawaiian Mozzarella Bites, loaded with real mozzarella cheese, ham and refreshing pineapple chunks. Serve them on a bright plate alongside festive frozen drinks (just keep the kid version separate from the adult libations), and you have yourself a summer shindig!
For more snack hacks and recipe ideas, visit www.FarmRich.com.