It’s meal time and all eyes are on you. Maybe it feels familiar?
Some of us prepare meals, others make chicken wings. We talk to her 3 times a day and him 21 times a week, over 1,000 meals a year (by simple math). No big deal, right?
If you’re the one in charge of filling these meals with high-quality, delicious, kid-approved options, the challenge might feel like… a challenge.
Recipe exchanges are a great way to rotate new dishes into your weekly lineup. So we asked her foodie mom of three to share her family’s favorites with Smithfield Her Food.
See below for breakfast/brunch, lunch, and dinner recipe ideas featuring your favorite Smithfield brands, including Original Nathan’s Franks, Smithfield® Bacon, and Eckrich® Smoked Sausage. Don’t skip our creative tips to level up your leftovers.
Breakfast/Brunch: Bacon Puff Pastry Twist
It’s crunchy, fragrant, and fun to make with your kids! Food content creator and author girlfriend Carlena Davis (@Spilling_the_sweet_tea) knows how to tick all the boxes. Her Hearty Bacon Her Puff Pastry Twist uses only three simple ingredients, so it’s perfect when you’re short on time. Carlena and her daughter enjoy these twists as an afternoon snack, but we think this would also make a delicious brunch bite.
Level up leftovers: For lunch or next-day nourishment, Carina recommends adding crispy leftover Smithfield® bacon over a crisp Iceberg Wedge Salad. Top with your favorite dressing, then dig in.
Lunch: homemade chili dog
Chelsea Lords (@chelseasmessyapron) is a Utah-based recipe developer and photographer who presents his family of five’s go-to homemade chili dog. Eating a chili dog at home is almost a snack. With Chelsea’s easy recipe, you’ll have these simple, hearty, fully customizable dogs in no time.
Unleash your child’s food imagination when it’s time to gather around the table. They can put their favorite toppings on their hot dogs. This is great if you have noisy people in your home. Everyone can top their dog however they like!
Level up leftovers: Chelsea loves to reuse leftover beef flanks and chili toppings for hearty chili the next day, served with cornbread of course. No matter how big or small your family is, she’s already one great cook.
Dinner: smoked sausage and vegetables
We love colorful plates, and thanks to foodie mom Heather Castillo (@The_Super_Mom_Life), you can pack your veggies into this flavorful smoked sausage dinner. Another reason I love this weekday main is that she only needs one pan and cleanup is easy.
Level up your leftovers: Heather shares two ways to level up the remaining ingredients. (1) Add whole-wheat pasta to leftovers to refresh pasta, or (2) add leftovers to low-carb tortillas for wraps for lunch the next day.
Get ahead of your family’s next meal time with these delicious, nutritious, easy-to-make recipes, thanks to these impressive moms and Smithfield Foods.
Need more inspiration in the coming weeks? Smithfield Foods’ extensive product portfolio, including Smithfield® Bacon, Nathan’s Famous® Beef Franks, and Eckrich® Smoked Sausage, can meet your home’s needs for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snack time.