“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf
There are a million things grabbing for our attention each day. Meals can become less about family togetherness and more of a dash and dine on the way to the next activity. It takes great intention to carve out quality time at the dinner table. September is National Family Meals Month, when America’s supermarkets unite to urge shoppers to commit to more family meals together each week. According to a 2019 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report:
- 97% of families with kids consider eating meals at home with family to be important
- 90% of consumers consider meals eaten at home to be healthier
- 84% report wanting to eat more or prepare more meals at home together
Family meals matter
Kids who eat with their families on a regular basis are more likely to have higher self-esteem and have a positive outlook on life. They are more likely to get good grades, and less likely to engage in risky behaviors, according to the National Family Meals Month website.
Dinner Ideas for Busy Families
Quick meal ideas make the dinner hour delightful. Pack a powerful punch of protein into your family gatherings with a few easy, but delicious recipes from the Certified Angus Beef ® brand.
Beef Marinara and Tortellini Stew
For more recipes and dinner ideas, visit CertifiedAngusBeef.com.