5 Family Meals Your Kids Will Love!

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Do you feel that you make the same thing for your kids for dinner over and over again and that too much of it is convenience-based, frozen, or fast foods? Well, today I am going to show you how to take those meals that they love and convert them into homemade yumminess that you'll want to eat, too!

Here are 5 Simple Family Meal Swaps That Your Kids Will Love!

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Menu #1: Turn Chicken Nuggets into Homemade Crunchy Chicken Fingers

If your child is a fan of fast food chicken nuggets, try converting him/her over to this delicious homemade version of crunchy chicken fingers made from chicken breasts coated in a bit of BBQ sauce, tossed into some crushed cornflakes, and then baked in the oven. Serve with a side of homemade honey mustard sauce, and your kids will never beg for the drive-thru again!

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Menu #2: Convert Easy Mac to Baked Macaroni & Cheese Casserole

If you find that you are tearing open those powdered orange cheese packs more than you'd care to admit, why not give this Baked Homemade Macaroni & Cheese Casserole a try? Baked with a yummy cracker and cheddar topping, my kids devour this dish!

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Menu #3: Convert Hot Pockets to Taco Dumplings

If your kids like to eat Hot Pockets, then try these easy-to-make taco dumplings instead (and sometimes we switch out the filling to sloppy joes or even pizza toppings). I always make extras so my kids can warm them up for an after-school snack, too.

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Menu #4: Convert Pizza Bagels into Homemade Grandma-Style Pizza

Yes, pizza bagels are super easy to make — you just pull them out of the freezer and pop them into your toaster oven — but nothing frozen can ever compare to the bubbling-from-the-oven goodness that is this homemade “Grandma-Style” pizza! (And trust me, you'll never want to order out for delivery again either!)

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Menu #5: Convert Frozen Eggos to Homemade Belgian Waffles

My kids request breakfast for dinner at least once a week, and these homemade Belgian waffles are the reason why! Serve them with a side of fruit and maybe a dollop of whipped cream, and they will be singing your praises all week long!

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What are your kids' favorite homemade dinners?

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5 Family Meals Your Kids Will Love!

My name is Sharon and I am the busy Mom of six children ages 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, and 8. People often ask me "How do you do it?" I tell them that my key to success lies in planning ahead, with a whole lot of creativity and organization thrown in! ... More

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