How do you inject a little variety into your family meals? At our #MixUpYourMenu Twitter party, mums shared their clever tips, tricks and tasty family meals. We were especially inspired with the ideas using Birds Eye mealtime favourites fish fingers, peas, chicken chargrills, burgers and new wholegrain fish fingers!
The party was sponsored by Birds Eye, who have loads of fantastic tips to mix up your menu and keep meals exciting while making foods kids will love. Also check out some family meal ideas from Birds Eye #mixupyourmenu ambassador Katie Bryson, who blogs at Feeding Boys and a Firefighter. It is time to Mix Up Your Menu!
Fun ways to use burgers
Sprinkle some Cajun spice on your burgers before cooking to spice them up…veggie or meat works well. @dianestar17
How about chopped up burger pieces with pasta. Like meatballs, but better? @Luckysammystarr
Use burgers chopped up as an alternative to mince with a Bolognese sauce @LaureninSuffolk
Chicken dishes with a difference
Chicken Grills are perfect for cutting into strips and using in fajitas @angep1969
Cook an extra chicken chargrill & save for next day. Cut into strips and mix into salad @Maris_World
My kids love original chargrills, sliced in wraps with cucumber, carrot sticks, cheese and mayonnaise @beccicourt
Leftover risotto giardino with Chimmichurri chicken for Granny’s lunchbox @domesticgoddessque
How to eat fish fingers beyond peas and chips
Fish fingers mashed up with mushy peas and salad cream in a tortilla wrap are delicious. I sometimes add sweet corn @toni19780
How about chop up fish fingers, add them and roasted vegetables to skewers for different take on kebabs @dianestar17
A fish finger sarnie on brown bread with salad vegetables for a fast and balanced tea @niffsmammy
Fun teatime meals kids will love
Saturday is home-made pizza day in our house. Frozen sweetcorn is always a great topping to add
Stir fries are another good standby easy to add meat or not (tofu goes well too) @hill_wheeler
A waffle chargrill cheese toastie [potato waffle, chicken chargrill, topped with shredded cheese] @Jessies_Kitchen
9 new ways to eat peas
Frozen peas make a great addition to any green veggie smoothies! @niffsmmmy
Bacon, Mushroom and Pea Linguine: perfect quick mid-week meal!
My son thinks anything goes with everything so we can have some really mixed up menus! Peas with everything @mrs_meep
Frozen peas are perfect for a veggie curry! With a side dish of steamed rice[email protected]
Recipes that get kids to eat vegetables
There is just something very satisfying in a sweetcorn fritter @LinsiPie
Cooking waffles: mixing up egg with a handful of vegetables and cook for hidden omelette windows @thesoupdragon44
A game of waffle noughts and crosses with circular carrots and green beans @wlc47
I mix cauliflower in mashed potato so my little boy has his vegetables @ambzlou1
Omelettes are also a great way to use up leftover vegetables @Sue72
The last words
Check out Helen at Crazy Kitchen’s post about the party
The BritMums #MixUpYourMenu Twitter party and blogger activity was sponsored by Birds Eye.