**I will receive compensation for promoting and participating in the Google Hangout with Gina Neely and Green Giant and promoting the event.**
I am so so so so so excited to share this amazingly easy recipe and event with you! As a mom of three picky eaters, I need all the help I can get! So when I was asked to share some awesome ‘how to get veggies’ into their meals ideas and the Google Hangout with Gina Neely with you, I was all over it like cheese sauce on broccoli!
The other day I had the privilege to chat with Gina Neely of Down Home with the Neelys about something all mom’s grapple with on a nightly basis. What to make for dinner and how, if at all, we can get veggies into fast, easy meals that our kids will actually eat! I fight with it all the time and have almost given up on giving my girls anything but corn and carrots. However, with persistence and a little creativity, I think I can make even more delicious meals with veggies included! Gina Neely and Green Giant are here to help us, too!
2014 Fresh Takes On What To Make with Green Giant Frozen Survey in which more than a third of parents surveyed admitted to forgetting about, or even purposely cutting out, vegetables when crunched for time at the end of the day, leaving them out of meals an average of twice a week. This is despite four-out-of-five (83%) parents agreeing no dinner is complete without a vegetable.
I admit that I do it way too often!
I decided to see if Gina’s recipes were as easy and delicious and kid friendly as she claims! In a matter of about 10 minutes, I put together Gina’s Quick ‘n Easy Chicken Pot Pies and, WOW, did they come out delicious!
I have to say, the flavor, the ease of little hands holding this and the absolute interest in the “chicken cupcake” as my 8 year old called it made this a hit in my house!
That is the point of these awesome recipes and the initiative by Green Giant and Gina Neely. To make meal time easier for mom and to make getting veggies into everything much more fun for everyone involved. Because there is no reason to make a meal with veggies if kids are not going to eat it!
In my conversation with Ms.Neely last week, I learned that her personality, passion and excitement over this program are evident. A lot of her recipes she has been making for years. She just tweaked them a bit to make them more family friendly. These recipes take out the need for planning major meals when you are tired and only want take out. They are fast, super easy and can be recreated time and again with complete success!
Gina’s White Pizza with Sweet Corn & Bacon
Gina’s Beef Vegetable Medley Stir Fry
Green Giant Steamers are a perfect solution for busy parents, offering 25 delicious steam-in-the-bag varieties, including options with unique sauces, seasonings and blends that help make meal-time more exciting. With favorites like Roasted Red Potatoes, Green Beans & Rosemary Butter Sauce and Broccoli and Cheese, the Steamers offer a convenient and simple way for families to enjoy their vegetables.
I want one of those right now. Actually, I could probably eat about 7 of them :) Yum!!
These look amazing and I would love to give it a try!
My kids love to eat things that are small size like this for some reason. i am going to have to try these!
I love chicken pot pie! Mini versions of food always seem to taste better, too.
That is perfect! i used to buy them all the time but then realized I could make them myself. i’m going to have to try your recipe!
It’s always awesome when you can make your own stuff like this. I used to do the same thing with breakfast sandwiches. Now I just buy all the ingredients and make them myself.
Those look great, perfect portion size too! Looks like a nice easy recipe!
Perfect for school lunches!! Love this!
I love that these are bite sized and kid friendly. Plus, the Neely’s are always cooking up great foods.
They are so easy!
I think my family would love these! Thanks for sharing, I’m ALWAYS looking for new recipes to try!
You are so welcome!
I love doing things like this. It is a meal that everyone enjoys eating because they are so much fun. BTW – love the Neeley’s!
Yeah, I can see my family scarfing this. Although my nephew would probably eat an entire pan-full by himself. That kid’s a bottomless pit latey.
I could totally pull of making those and the family would love them.
These chicken pot pies look amazing! I would have loved these for dinner!
now that is a brilliant pot pie! Yum! I have to try this! Love the smaller personalized size.
Yeah, that’s pretty cool isn’t it? Last time I made pot pie, it was an ordeal. This looks simple enough, though.
This looks so good and easy to make too. delicious!!!
Thanks for sharing, My daughter and I were talking today about making chicken pot pies for dinner tomorrow night.
That’s got to be the coolest thing ever! I love chicken pot pies, and I can’t wait to try this variation.
This is awesome! I do an easy potpie, but these look so much better!
This is actually something I’d like myself. Forget the kiddies…it’s for me!