August brings tons of new and exciting times, like the first day of school, the start of many sports seasons and plenty of opportunities to stay outdoors. To keep up with your busy schedule, Hormel Foods is excited to share quick tips and products to help make your transition from summer vacation to the nonstop school year as smooth as possible.
Never Too Cool for School: Backpacks are zipped, glue sticks and rulers are purchased, and the kids are hopping on the bus again because it’s back-to-school time! Whether you’re packing lunches or taking the kids to soccer practice, Hormel Foods has some great tips for quick and portable snack options as well as easy meal ideas for the whole family.
· The Lunch Master: To be dubbed the official “master of all lunches” this year, you may want to stock up on some easily packable items like SKIPPY® Singles for dipping with crackers, fruits and veggies. And if the kids get tired of eating the same foods each week, mix it up with already cooked SPAM® Singles– perfect for adding to a sandwich or eating as a snack all by itself!
· Feed Your Sport: The back-to-school season means that fall sports will soon be in full throttle! With sports like football, soccer, volleyball, tennis and cross country all starting in August, make sure you’re prepared with energy-packed snacks like HORMEL® REV® Wraps, which have 13 grams of protein or more, to last all game long. If you’re hosting the full team after a “big win” you can also try serving LLOYD'S® Seasoned & Smoked Ribs for an extra satisfying celebration!
· School-Night Cooking: With schedules booked and calendars loaded, it can be tough to put together a sit-down dinner for the whole family. If you’re looking for a quick fix that the kids will love, try new Hormel® Taco Meats in shredded beef, chicken or pork. Fully cooked and already seasoned for a meal ready in minutes, they’re perfect for tacos, burritos, salads or even these Cheesy Chicken & Bacon Quesadillas.
#HFBTS Twitter Chat: The @HormelFoods Twitter handle is hosting a twitter chat on Tuesday, August 11 to talk about how families get ready for the back-to-school season, including top lunch items, weeknight meal ideas and on-the-go eating tips for those with busy schedules. Tune in at 12 p.m. CDT/1 p.m. EDT to join the fun, and be sure to use the hashtag #HFBTS!
New Product Spotlight: The first of its kind, new HORMEL® Real Bacon Sprinkles are reinventing the future of bacon! With an easy-to-use shaker that “sprinkles” finely cut pieces of 100 percent real bacon, this new form of the famed meat bridges the line between topping and seasoning. Great on everything from deviled eggs to mashed potatoes to even your favorite dessert (bacon cupcakes, anyone?), try adding a few shakes to sweet or savory dishes, like a Candied Pecan, Bacon and Apple Butter Cheeseball, for an extra bacon-y taste!
National Mustard Day: If the infamous red sauce known as “ketchup” isn’t your thing, pop open a bottle of one of America’s favorite condiments for National Mustard Day on August 5. Add it to an All-American Bacon Cheeseburger topped with HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® bacon or even Bacon Guacamole Stuffed Sausage Burgers if you’re feeling adventurous!
No Hassle, No Problem: With prime tailgating season right around the corner, MLB Hall of Fame pitcher Goose Gossage teamed up with Hormel Foods to bring baseball fans tips for a no-hassle major league tailgate. A father of three, Goose Gossage knows firsthand it can be a hassle to get everyone feeling full and satisfied, so he recommends using foods like Hormel® chili, which goes perfectly on hot dogs, fries or nachos, and HORMEL GATHERINGS® Party Trays, which are great for hosting friends and family.
National Picnic Month: If you haven’t found a day yet for an outdoor picnic this summer, now is the perfect time to do it! In honor of National Picnic Month in August, grab the family and head to the nearby park (or even your own backyard) to enjoy a meal outside of the house. If you’re sticking to sandwiches, try a new way to use deli meat with HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® in these Turkey & Avocado Wraps. For quick and easy packing, yet still delicious eating, throw some trays of CHI-CHI’S® Snackers® Mild Salsa in your basket for dipping with a variety of chips and veggies.
I received complimentary product.