I'm lucky that none of us are particularly fussy, but even so, we all have individual tastes so sometimes heavily seasoned foods can just be a mealtime nightmare.
Like most parents, I'm also short on time and need to be able to rustle something up quickly after school. I don't have time for hours and hours of marinating and faffing.
So when we were asked to try the new OXO Shake and Flavour range, I knew that they'd help me with both of these problems. They are a quick and easy way to make your food more flavoursome, liven up old classics and encourage a bit of experimentation in the kitchen!
Because you can use the granules either in cooking or as a seasoning after cooking, it means that each of us can easily vary the intensity of flavour, so it's perfect for family mealtimes.
OXO Shake and Flavour comes in a handy jar with flip top lids with both a pour option (great for adding to cooking) or a sprinkle option (great for final seasoning).
I used the Chinese variety to add some mealtime magic to our tuna steaks. Served with steamed pak choi and roasted sweet pepper and tomato, the warming aniseed and fennel flavours worked perfectly with the griddled fish.
Today I've cooked some bulgar wheat for tonight's salad in some water seasoned with the Italian Shake and Flavour and it smells delicious now it's cooling. I'll be adding more sprinkles over some grilled halloumi and that's us set for another tasty supper tonight.
There's a whole range of flavours to try: Chicken, Beef, Garlic and Herb, Tikka, Chinese Style, Southern Fried (available in all supermarkets) and Italian (ASDA only) so why not give them a go?
Disclosure: This post is part of a BritMums project with OXO Shake & Flavour. Shake & Flavour seasoning granules can be sprinkled into food during cooking or before serving. Find out more about the Shake & Flavour varieties by checking out the OXO Facebook page.