This post brought to you by American Frozen Foods Institute and the Frozen Food Roundtable. All opinions are 100% mine.
While I love our week at the beach with the family, the only difference in my role as mom, is the location. While my husband is usually around to help entertain the kids most of the days, meals are still part of my responsibility. Let’s get real, is it really a vacation if I am cooking all the time? This year, since our trip is longer, I am looking to the frozen food section for some help and relief from the kitchen. Frozen. How Fresh Stays Fresh
We will have guests coming and going this summer at the beach as well as some of the kids friends, so frozen foods will be a big help and the kids can prepare some of them on their own. We are filling the cooler this year with frozen pizzas, appetizers, side dishes and maybe some desserts.
Bagel Bites-– These are in our freezer all year round. The kids can heat these up for a quick after school snack or in this case coming back from the beach starving.
Freschetta pizzas make an easy lunch or kids dinner if I have really checked out of the kitchen. I don’t mind a frozen pizza for the kids once in a while especially if I am on vacation.
Throw some Stouffers Mac & Cheese in the oven for an easy side dish as well. Made with 100% real cheese and fresh pasta, no one will know it was frozen!!
Discover the difference of fresh vs frozen and the benefits of frozen foods
For a special treat this beach trip, I will be packing along some frozen food appetizers we can throw in the oven for a quick snack or unexpected guests. We had to taste test the Friday’s mozzarella sticks which are always a big hit with the kids.