Last week, as I was getting ready to head to Blissdom, I had a lot of anxiety about Jeff taking care of the kids and trying to make sure everyone would still be happy even though I wouldn’t be home to steer the ship, like I usually am. I knew he wouldn’t take them anywhere because honestly, it’s tough for ME to take them anywhere, and I do it everyday.
I made sure they had plenty of snacks and meals the boys would be happy with. But, when it came to Jeff, I was a little stumped. This was his first time having all three of our little ones under 4 for this amount of time (2 full days).
Recently, I’ve been hearing more and more about the quality of frozen foods and when I participated in the #FrozenFacts twitter party, it really helped me understand why meals from the freezer section really can be just as good or better than what you create in your kitchen.
There were a couple of myths I learned the truth about.
Frozen foods are not made with fresh ingredients and are highly processed.
The truth is, these meals are made with fresh ingredients like crisp vegetables and tender meats. All vegetables are picked at the peak of freshness and most make it in the freezer from the farm within 24 hours.
Frozen foods are not good for those trying to eat healthy or even lose weight.
Meals, like Healthy Choice and Marie Callender’s, provide built in portion control and are a tastier option than shakes and meal replacement bars. The two brands combined have more than 80 meals with less than 400 calories. The Dietary Guidelines of America state that there is strong evidence that portion control is a beneficial strategy for weight loss.
For these these reasons, I knew Jeff wouldn’t mind if I left him with a few ConAgra frozen meals, like Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers. After trying one myself, I thought he would love the ease and speed of preparing the meal and the flavor. Oh my goodness was it really really good!
The speed in making the meal was crucial for someone who’s not used to the demands of three small children. He had no idea what he was in for. Muahahahaha!
Another reason I wanted him to like this so much was because I wanted him to be happy while I was gone. If he was happy while I was gone, I might be able to be gone again without getting too much flack from him.
When I got home from this weekend away, the first thing he talked about was how much he liked his Healthy Choice Asian Inspired Cafe Steamer! I guess I made a good choice when I was standing in the middle of that freezer section.
And speaking of the freezer section, I wanted to share this video with you guys. If you love technology, you will love seeing a video Healthy Choice and Marie Callender’s made that predicts what the future of shopping for frozen foods will look like! Check it out!
ConAgra Foods frozen meals give families access to real ingredients like crunchy, freshly cut vegetables, homemade pasta and ripe fruit year-round. Just like most people blanch veggies before freezing them – ConAgra Foods does too – to help preserve color, texture and keep them fresh!
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.