Taking a Family Dinner Break During the Holiday Chaos with Panda Express

No matter how busy we are, sitting down for dinner with the family is important. While this post is sponsored by Panda Express, all opinions are my own.

Taking a Family Dinner Break During the Holiday Chaos with Panda Express

Month after month and year after year, I keep finding myself saying ‘where does the time go? I honestly can’t believe we are almost through 2019. Each year keeps flying by and as the kids get older, our schedules seem to be getting busier and busier. 

Then we enter the holiday season. The next month and a half we will be hosting a handful of dinner & holiday parties. Spending time with loved ones all while fitting in household chores, shopping, countless errands, etc. All that has already started.

Taking a Family Dinner Break During the Holiday Chaos with Panda Express

If you follow me on social media, you know that we do a lot of meal prep and homemade cooking. Spending that time with the family is essential. We take that time to slow down a little, enjoy good food, chat about things going on, etc. 

Taking a Family Dinner Break During the Holiday Chaos with Panda Express

As we are on-the-go more this month, it just makes sense to eat out at times. That doesn’t mean we have to compromise our desire of trying to eat better.  We know we can get a well-balanced, fast, affordable meal at Panda Express, the creator of the Original Orange Chicken. 

What makes it even better for my family is that the menu offerings are very customizable. That way the kids can order their meal, just as they prefer. The kids’ meals also come with a drink, fortune cookie, and chocolate chip cookie, which always is a win with the kids. 

Taking a Family Dinner Break During the Holiday Chaos with Panda Express

Panda Express offers premium proteins, handcrafted sauces, and freshly chopped vegetables. Normally with all their delicious choices, I have a hard time deciding what to get.

However, last week when we stopped by, I was thrilled to finally get the Honey Sesame Chicken since it has returned to the menu. 

Taking a Family Dinner Break During the Holiday Chaos with Panda Express

Taking a Family Dinner Break During the Holiday Chaos with Panda Express

You can also look for the Wok Smart logo when making selections. These Wok Smart dishes pack at least 8g of protein and have 300 calories or less.

Delicious food and quality time with family is a definite weekend highlight. Plus, one less load of dishes I had to do.

Taking a Family Dinner Break During the Holiday Chaos with Panda Express

Don’t forget to slow down this holiday season and stay fueled between all the stressful holiday hustle and bustle. To share our excitement about the convenience of Panda Express, we are giving away $50 worth of gift cards!

Panda Express $50 Giveaway (ENDED)

Just leave a comment below sharing your favorite Panda Express menu item.

Congratulations to the Winner -> Erika R

No purchase necessary to enter. The giveaway is open to US residents 18+. Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on November 22nd, 2019. The winner will be randomly selected and contacted by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply to confirm their prize or a new winner will be picked. If you have any issues entering or have any questions, please email me at samantha (at) niftymom(dot)com. 

Taking a Family Dinner Break During the Holiday Chaos with Panda Express

20 comments on Taking a Family Dinner Break During the Holiday Chaos with Panda Express

  • susan smoaks

    my favorite panda express menu item is the honey walnut shrimp. it’s so good

  • Ann Fantom

    I like to order Panda Express’ Black Pepper Chicken.

  • Thomas Gibson

    I so love Panda Express orange chicken. The best ever. Wish there was one near me.

  • shelly peterson

    I love the orange chicken.
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  • kelly nicholson

    love the chocolate chunk cookies

  • KATE USHER

    LOVE THE ORANGE CHICKEN, ALMOST THE SAME ORDER EACH TIME. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CHANCE TO WIN. REDTWINKLE AT AOL.COM

  • Ashley c

    I like the original orange chicken

  • Jackie

    My favorite item is the Honey Sesame Chicken Breast.
    Thank you!

  • heather s

    Orange chicken is good

  • Andrea Williams

    Panda Express is a favorite of the family. I like their Mushroom Chicken.

  • Samantha B

    I LOVE their orange chicken and honey garlic shrimp! Honestly, their spring rolls are amazing too. Panda express is one of my favorites!

  • Erika R

    My favorite dish would definitely be the Sweetfire chicken breast. The flavor definitely takes me away with sweet and spicy when I just can’t get away.

  • Donna

    My favorite go-to at Panda Express is the orange chicken but the honey sesame sounds yummy. I may need to go try it.

  • Adeline

    Orange chicken!

  • Mindy Peirce

    Beijing beef

  • Addie

    Orange chicken with noodles!

  • Candace moore

    My favorite panda express dish is orange chicken.

  • Rachel burke

    Orange chicken

  • Laurajj

    Oh it all looks so good! We have never been there before. I would try the Mushroom Chicken first. That looks so delicious!

  • Sheila Sharpe

    I love the chicken egg rolls.

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