As a busy mom there are times that I find myself asking that age old question, “What to make for dinner?” Normally I have a “game plan” as to what I am going to make my family for dinner. I make sure to take out anything I need to defrost in the morning before I leave for work. Some mornings I leave it up to my husband or my kids to grab something from the freezer for me to make for dinner that evening.
I pride myself on making delicious and nutritious meals for my family. You will rarely catch us at “fast food” restaurants. I think the only time we actually stop at one is on our way home from the grandparents house to grab a cup of coffee (one fast food chain has pretty good coffee).
One of our favorite “go to” meals is chicken. It’s so versatile. You can use chicken in so many different recipes. I especially like rotisserie chicken freshly roasted. All I need to do is remove the meat from the bones and we can enjoy it “as is” or use it in salads or in other recipes.
There are those times where I simply do not feel like cooking, or I work a double shift at work and don’t have time to prepare a regular meal. On those nights we usually fend for ourselves and rummage through the fridge for any left overs we can warm up, or we make pasta. My family is tired of pasta. They would rather have a full meal with meat and plenty of delicious sides.
Fast food is not an option for our family, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy food that is make quickly – especially food that is nutritious.
Boston Market makes it easy to eat healthy by offering a variety nutritious options. Boston Market is known for its famous rotisserie chicken which is all-natural, never frozen chicken. It’s prepared fresh hourly using their signature rotisserie cooking method that allows for the fat to drip away, leaving a lean, moist protein.
I’ve purchased rotisseries chicken in the past from our local grocery store and they is visible grease in the container. That is because they just let it sit in the plastic pan for hours on end. Eww! I prefer my rotisserie chicken freshly prepared and ready to enjoy.
Here are some interesting facts about rotisserie chicken:
- The National Chicken Council estimates that 900 million rotisserie chickens are sold each year in the United States.
- Food scientists have discovered that initial exposure to high heat bursts open flavor molecules in food, delivering mouth-watering results.
- Rotisserie chicken is a good source of key vitamins and minerals.
- You can use shredded rotisserie chicken in all sorts of recipes.
In addition to rotisserie chicken Boston Market also offers moist and delicious turkey and scrumptious fish.
Boston Market also has available for consumers a variety of side dishes to compliment your rotisserie chicken (or turkey). For those who are still opting for healthier options they have steamed mixed veggies, steamed green beans, Garlic Dill New Potatoes (low in fat), and Garlicky Lemon Spinach. In addition they also offer macaroni and cheese, stuffing, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, loaded mashed potatoes and yummy corn bread.
Boston Market has lunch and dinner menu items including individual meals, chicken pot pies and bowls. They also has delightful assortment of desserts including pie and brownies.
Boston Market has family meals for 3, 4, 5 and 6 people. You get your choice of rotisserie chicken, turkey or meatloaf as well as a number of side dishes (3 large sides for 3 people, 4 large sides for 4 people and so on).
I treated my kids to lunch from Boston Market one day (hubby was at work). My son enjoyed rotisserie chicken bowl with a side of macaroni and cheese and loaded mashed potatoes. I opted for the turkey bowl with steamed mixed veggies and Garlic Dill New Potatoes. My daughter wanted a Cesar Salad topped with rotisserie chicken. They thoroughly enjoyed their meals so much they asked me to stop by Boston Market again in the future to pick up dinner. Since I’m working a few double shifts this week I might just do that.
Skip the heart-stopping burgers and overly greasy fries and opt for a better-for-you meal option for you and your family at your neighborhood Boston Market. To find a location near you and/or to check out the menu visit BostonMarket.com. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.
Boston Market has generously offered to give a lucky reader a $50 Boston Market gift card so that they can enjoy the freshly prepared rotisserie chicken and other delights at their neighborhood Boston Market.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on March 15, 2015 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.
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*I received a free gift card in order to do this review. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.