Back to school is in full force here and that means soccer practice, dance, Girl Scouts and more. A few nights a week I am busy driving from 4:00 pm until 6:30 pm. That means I have to be very strategic about dinner on those nights. There is no time to cook an involved dinner. Even a 30 minute meal is too long. I often use my slow cooker on those nights but sometimes I love to pick up a quick dinner from the store. When Walmart and Coca-Cola wanted me try out one of their new Effortless Meals, I knew this would be a great fit.
To make family dinners a little more convenient for moms, Coca-Cola and Walmart have come together to create “Effortless Meals” with a variety of meal options – take ‘n bake pizza, flavorful sandwiches and ready-to-serve rotisserie chicken. Effortless Meals lets moms spend less time working in the kitchen and more time connecting with their kids, while still providing a delicious meal for the whole family.
I decided to pick up a rotisserie chicken meal during the day before my kid chauffeur hours. This works out great for my family since this is one meal that even the pickiest eaters in my family like. I also love that we always have enough leftovers to make chicken salad for lunch the next day. It is great value since it is two meals in one.
The rotisserie chicken meal comes with the chicken plus you choice of a two pound side and a two liter Coca-Cola product. The side choices include potato salad, macaroni salad and cole slaw. The sign in the deli (pictured below) showed the cost to be $10.11 but when I checked out the whole dinner was just $9.80 including tax. When you purchase Effortless Meals, you can also collect bonus points on the My Coke Rewards website.
I picked up an original chicken, cole slaw and a diet coke. We had some rolls already at home that I added as well.
Since I had already picked up everything earlier in the day, when I got home all I had to do was heat up the chicken and the rolls. I did that while we were setting the table. In just 5 minutes after getting home from practice, we were all sitting at the table ready for a healthy meal. That is a big win in my book!
Look at that face. She sure in enjoying her chicken leg after a long day. This is what it all about for me. Even when we are busy, I try very hard to all sit down and have a family dinner. It isn’t easy planning and getting a meal on the table quickly every night so it is very nice to have an effortless meals option from Walmart. Sometimes Mom needs a break too!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Coca-Cola and Walmart. All thoughts and opinions are my own.