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It is back to the busy school season routine, with homework, activities, lunch box packing and dinner planning in full swing! I don’t know about you, but time seems to go quickly at this time of year, and I find myself stretched in so many directions! It is so important that I provide my family with healthy meals, but meal planning can be tough. Luckily, I was recently introduced to Dinnerly, which is perfect for busy families like ours, and it’s the most affordable meal kit on the market!

At only $5 per meal, DINNERLY is half the price of other meal kits, making it particularly attractive to young families who want to cook more at home or who want to try meal kits but find them cost prohibitive. Dinners are quick & simple, with only 5 steps and a maximum of 6 ingredients per recipe. Plus, Dinnerly is paperless, and you simply go to their website to view the recipes that you were sent that week!

We had so much fun trying 3 unique and healthy recipes with Dinnerly during the first week back-to-school… Red Pepper Flatbread, Za’atar Chicken, and the Beef & Broccoli Noodles.

Our favorite was definitely the Za’atar Chicken! Accompanied by a fresh cucumber and tomato salad and toasted bulgur wheat, it was flavorful, tender and healthy! Best part – it only took 30 minutes to make from start to finish! It reminded me of all the delicious Za’atar bread I enjoyed growing up as an expat in Saudi Arabia.

Each week, you choose the menu items you wish to make that week with your family. They have so many interesting choices that it was hard to pick only three! You can view more menu items here: https://dinnerly.com/menu

*Dinnerly generously provided a week’s worth of meals for this article & review. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

As a busy family, we are always seeking healthy, nutritious and quick meals…because when our kiddos are hungry, they let us know it! I keep snacks on hand in the car, in my diaper bag, and backpack so that I am prepared to hand out mandarin oranges, bananas, granola bars, squeeze pouches, and crackers at a moment’s notice to my little snackers! So when dinner time rolls around, as much as I would like to have spent my time preparing amazing meals, as I love to cook, I sometimes do not have the time or energy to do so after working all day and caring for my children.

Viva La Mamma Pesto

Enter Viva La Mamma! This brand new line of fresh, refrigerated pasta from Fratelli Beretta has made quite a difference in our home! Two minutes and just like that…dinner is ready! In the two minutes it takes to microwave the main course of choice, I can cut up some fresh fruit, add organic yogurt to the plate, and have drinks on the table. We didn’t have time to hear ‘is my dinner ready yet’ as dinner was prepared that quickly! Win!

Viva La Mamma Ingredients

With 6 delightful, delish pasta dishes to choose from, Viva La Mamma uses only fresh, simple ingredients like tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, basil and ricotta cheese to make true authentic Italian pasta dishes. They are fresh, never frozen…and the difference is in the texture of the pasta, which is al dente, and the stand out flavors of the dishes.

Our kiddos clamored for more Amatriciana Ziti Pasta, as well as the Alfredo Ziti Pasta, and I loved the Pesto Fusilli Pasta! My hubby enjoyed the Bolognese Ziti Pasta. Additional dishes include Tomato & Ricotta Penne Pasta and Carbonara Penne Pasta. All are unique and very tasty! The dishes need to be kept refrigerated, and even come with a handy fork & spoon on the top of the box for meals on-the-go!

Viva La Mamma Logo

To learn more about Viva La Mamma, visit their website.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this article. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*