Tee ball. Dance Class. Meeting. Twitter Party. Husband’s working late. Husband’s working nights. Husband isn’t working today…this is usually the most detrimental to our schedule! Haha!
We all have days when things don’t go exactly as planned. Whether an unexpected chore popped up or you’re just not in the mood to fight with the pots and pans in the cabinet to finally find the one that you need (can you tell this happens to me often?), sometimes schedules get blown and the fabulous dinner plan you had can’t be fulfilled. In many cases this leads to a “what’s for dinner dilemma” where more often then not people choose the dreaded drive-thru as the solution. While there are some healthy choices on those menus, in the face of all the more popular items I’m pretty sure most will go for a burger and fries over a salad if given the option.
There are a few things you can do to get a healthy dinner on the table faster than you can pick up a pizza. First, come up with a few fast meals for your family. You know, meals that can be quickly prepared and served in minimal time. One of our family’s favorite fast dinners is tacos. Just brown some ground beef and voilà…dinner is served! Freezer cooking and batch cooking are also great ways to get dinner on the table without much prep or planning. With freezer cooking you make some meals ahead of time and then pop them in the oven to cook or reheat when you are ready to use them. Batch cooking is similar except that you would just make an extra batch of what you are already preparing and freeze the extra for a later meal. This method is popular with things like sauces, soups, taco meat, and casseroles.
Another option, which requires nothing more than pushing a few buttons on a microwave, is to stock up on a few healthy frozen dinners. Whoa…frozen dinners? Like the ones that TASTE like frozen dinners? Nope! Those aren’t the ones that I’m going to tell you about 🙂
Does this look like a frozen dinner to you?
Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers offer a nutritious and delicious meal option that you can prepare in about 5 minutes. The photo you see above is from my Cajun Style Chicken & Shrimp meal that I had for dinner. It was so yummy! Have you ever had a dinner or soup where you’re not crazy about some of the individual ingredients in it, but it meshes so well in the dish that you just eat the whole thing anyway? Well that’s exactly how this was. There was chicken (real chunks of chicken…not the processed stuff), shrimp that were large enough to identify, healthy veggies, and tender rice. And it really filled me up too.
I was very happy with my selection although I did have a different entree in mind when heading to the store. I was excited to try the Top Chef Season 10 Elimination Challenge Winner – Crustless Chicken Pot Pie. Apparently there were many others excited to try it too, because both Walmart stores that I visited had an empty shelf 🙁
So, how much do these entrees cost? Well that’s one of the best parts! With the exclusive Healthy Chef Steamers coupon over in the sidebar, you can get these dinners for only $1.50 each at Walmart…
Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers, $2.50
$1/1 any Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers
Final cost $1.50!
That’s way less than you’ll pay for a meal at a drive-thru AND you’ll be eating healthy!
Well now that you saved all those calories and had a good meal, it’s time to even the score and over-indulge in dessert, right? Wrong! Finish your meal off with a Healthy Choice Greek Fozen Yogurt…your sweet tooth will be satisfied and you won’t feel guilty! If you’re on the go and tempted to just grab a candy bar as you run out of the house have no fear, individual serving frozen yogurt cups are here! To fit right into your busy schedule you can just grab them and go…don’t forget your spoon 😉
I was so excited to try the Double Fudge Swirl Greek Frozen Yogurt because just like everyone else, I LOVE chocolate! Unfortunately my Walmart stores didn’t have this either so I went with my second choice, Strawberry. It was creamy, refreshing, and delicious. I loved that it had real sugar in it instead of something with an unappealing aftertaste. Not only did it have a great taste but again, also a great price. You get three individual servings in a box at Walmart for only $1.50 with the awesome coupon at the top of my sidebar over there –>
Healthy Choice Greek Frozen Yogurt, $2.50
$1/1 any Healthy Choice Greek Frozen Yogurt
Final cost $1.50!
And yes, they are kid-approved! 😀
Check out my shopping trip in my Google + Story!
You can find out more about Healthy Choice and the different products that are available on the Healthy Choice website. Be sure to “Like” the Healthy Choice facebook page to get notice of upcoming news and promotions. And don’t forget to print the exclusive coupons while they are available!
So, ditch the drive-thru and grab a few of these yummy meals and desserts for days when your family is on the go. Which flavors will you be trying first?
I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® and ConAgra Foods but all opinions are completely my own. #cbias #SocialFabric
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