We use frozen meals on a weekly basis around here. Emma, my picky eater, has a particular favorite and we buy it for her so that she has a healthy meal on rotation other than the usual chicken nuggets, pizza and pasta. We’re slowly adding new and different foods to her plate in hopes that she will find healthier options that she enjoys.
I have also recently started using healthy frozen meals for myself. My body doesn’t respond well when I take on diet plans which exclude foods, so I’ve found another way to become healthier and lose extra weight: Portion control. Meals like Healthy Choice are great for me because they’re perfectly portioned; I know exactly what I’m getting and ensure that I will eat the right amount and stay on track.
It wasn’t easy a first. When you eat American-sized portions for so long, your body and your brain becomes used to eating super-sized portions. It takes some time to get used to eating the right amounts. Seeing a much smaller plate also forces you to slow down and enjoy every bite. I like to use a small plate and fork when I eat.
I can’t gloss over the convenience factor. When I don’t feel up to cooking or there simply isn’t time, I love having a way to get a good-fo-you meal on the table in minutes, and without filling the sink with pots and pans. Yesterday I enjoyed this yummy frozen meal by Healthy Choice for lunch. It hit the spot!
Remember when frozen meals were so unhealthy and uninspired? There are still a few those available in your frozen food section, but the healthier options have really come a long way. Where frozen veggies used to become mushy and soggy, now they’re crisp and crunchy and darn near close to fresh because they’re frozen within 24 hours of picking!
Give it a try sometime! Marie Callender’s hearty pot pies are filled with tender meat, freshly cut vegetables and Marie’s authentic golden, flaky crust. And Healthy Choice recipes use chef-inspired ingredients like, apples instead of sugar for tart sweetness and a splash of red wine for a punch of flavor instead of added salt.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ConAgra Foods.
How do you feed your family using frozen foods?