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Celebrating Family Meals + The Easiest Family Taco Night Ever

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hormel Foods. All opinions are 100% mine.

Family meals eaten at home are proven to be beneficial to the health and wellness of children, which probably isn’t a surprise to anyone. Finding out that September is National Family Meals Month was a surprise, and great news, because family meals should definitely be encouraged and celebrated. For us, it’s the best part of the day!

We try to eat at least one meal a day at home together each day (preferably two), and since everyone is in school or at work during lunchtime, that means we try to eat together for breakfast or dinner. This year our after-school time is shorter than ever, with both boys coming home from school with more homework than they did in the past. This doesn’t stop me from wanting to offer my family a delicious dinner to end our day together with, and HORMEL® Taco Meats make it easier for me to do just that. I make our family Taco Night with HORMEL® Taco Meats Shredded Chicken, a key ingredient in the fastest, easiest taco dinner ever!

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I recently picked up HORMEL® Taco Meats Shredded Chicken at my local Stop ‘N Shop in preparation for our Taco Night (it’s usually in the ready-meals cool section, close to deli products), and was pleased to find HORMEL® Taco Meats was offering a special- a free jar of large Chili’s salsa and tortillas. That’s a complete dinner!

The chicken was already shredded and deliciously seasoned dark meat, the tortillas just waiting to be filled, and the salsa has all those veggies and spices already in it. You can add a sprinkling of cheese, some cilantro, or a dollop of sour cream if you’re in the mood for it, and a full, restaurant-style dinner is ready and on the table- in less than ten minutes! Visit Hormel Foods to see the great selection of products to make your family meals easy too!

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Easiest Homemade Tacos

1. Add one tablespoon olive to a skillet and heat over medium.
2. Add HORMEL® Taco Meats Shredded Chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes. Stir, and cook for another 4 minutes, covered.
3. Add shredded chicken to taco shells or soft tortillas, and add favorite toppings.

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Celebrate Family Meals Month!

If you don’t usually enjoy family meals together (because of work, activities, travel, etc) this is a great month to try to make an effort to start somewhere. Whether declaring Sunday night family meal night, or asking everyone to join together for breakfast each morning before starting the day, be inspired to begin this month and bring your family together for family meals!

Raise Your Mitt & Enter to win!

Enter the Raise Your Mitt To Commit contest on the Hormel Facebook Page by submitting a photo of your family eating a meal at home for a chance to win a variety of prizes! (if you didn’t have a reason to round up for your family around the dinner table before, now you do…and then keep doing it!)… you may win some great prizes, and the time you spend with your family is priceless.

Family meals eaten at home have been proven to benefit the health and wellness of children and adolescents, to fight obesity, substance abuse and to make families stronger – creating a positive impact on our communities and our nation as a whole.

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Find out more about Family Meals, plus lots of recipes, coupons, and a newsletter signup. There are lots more Easy Recipe Ideas for your family meals, and you can learn about the FMI Family Meals program for encouragement and support.

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  • Robin

    That sounds amazing. I am always looking for something that I can whip up in a jiffy on school nights.ReplyCancel

  • Catherine S

    This sounds yummy. We have Tacos a couple times a month. I will have to try this recipe next time I make them.ReplyCancel

  • Stacie

    We love Taco night. We have it at least 3 times a month. I’ll have to pick up some of this!ReplyCancel

  • betsy Segars

    Mexican food is a staple in our weekly menu. These would make cooking such a breeze!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey

    I never make chicken tacos because I don’t know what to season them with. Now, problem solvedReplyCancel

  • Pam

    When my kids lived at home we had tacos once a week. Quick and easy! Gotta try this.ReplyCancel

  • Marcie W.

    Tacos are definitely a big hit around here and our family has even had an entire taco week where we ate different types of tacos for dinner all week long.ReplyCancel

  • Toni

    Wow! So easy. Definitely a great school night dinner idea.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Hutchinson

    I think this is absolutely brilliant! I cannot wait to try them for myself.ReplyCancel