Rosemary Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
I’ve been a fan of Healthy Choice Freezer Entrees for years. They are delicious and filling, with appropriate portion control. Recently, I was sent coupons to sample the newest addition to the line, Steaming Entrees.
From their website: “Enjoy bigger, more vibrant ingredients in a smaller, lunch-sized portion. Steaming unlocks the delicious flavors of quality ingredients so you can taste and see the difference.”
Offered in eight new varieties, these 8-10 ounce all-in-one meals are much like the original Steamers, except that they are prepared in one dish, as opposed to two. I had a tough time finding these entrees, as they were always sold out when I went to the grocery. And with good reason – these meals are delicious.
I sampled three – Chicken Romano Fresco, Honey Balsamic Chicken, and Rosemary Chicken and Sweet Potatoes. I found all three to be of an adequate size for lunch, although I do admit that I needed to have a fruit or vegetable with the meal in order to feel completely satiated. Of the three, Honey Balsamic Chicken was my favorite. Chicken Romano Fresco was delicious as well, but with only three visible pieces of chicken in the meal, it felt as if I was eating a pasta meal instead of a chicken meal. It was flavorful and the vegetables were large and identifiable – always one of my favorite points about any Healthy Choice Entree. (more…)
Sometimes cooking up something healthy for every meal can be a daunting task. So, before you pick up the phone to order a greasy delivery pizza, check out this list of the healthiest and tastiest frozen meals. Not only is there a healthy pizza with a whole-grain crust, there are also Indian, Asian and Southwestern dishes.
Many dieters find that prepared meals help them stay on track with portion control. Each of these dinners made the grade to be one of SELF‘s Healthy Food Awards. We’ve created a serving breakdown, so you can get a quick look at the nutrition facts before you head to the frozen food aisle to stock up.
Summer time is here in the Northern Hemisphere, and at least in my area, that means hot and humid weather. Spending any length of time outside almost immediately puts me into the mood for Popsicles, ice cream and other frozen treats.
But those treats can wreck havoc on your diet. After all, who wants to run an hour and then negate the caloric burn with a bowl of ice cream that could top more than 750 calories? Here are some lower calorie, icy treats that won’t break your calorie bank and can leave you feeling cool and refreshed:
Lemon Garlic Chicken & Shrimp
Since I work at home, I can eat whatever I want. That can be a mixed blessing, because it makes it very easy to graze from the fridge all day long.
I sometimes have a tough time eating the right things, which is why I was so excited when I discovered Healthy Choice frozen meals. It makes the lunch prep a no-brainer – just pull something out of the freezer, microwave it, and have a delicious lunch in no time at all. I wondered, though, if the meals were actually healthy. Happily, I discovered that indeed they were.
Healthy Choice has created a line of foods that is the only brand in its category that can call 100 percent of its products “healthy” as approved by the FDA. Their literature states: This is not diet food. It’s great food made with healthy ingredients right from the start.
Now that fall is on its way, the fresh summer bounty is dwindling down; but the truth is your diet doesn’t have to hibernate for the winter. You can get lots of great foods in the canned and frozen food aisles that are full of nutrition at a price that will have you dancing to the cash register. In this post, I’ll share some of my favorite picks and recipe ideas.
Not just the “musical fruit,” beans provide complex carbohydrates, protein, and fiber. In fact, a one-cup serving provides one-third of your day’s protein needs, half your fiber needs, and 65% of your folate needs (an important B-complex vitamin that helps prevent osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, anemia, and homocysteine buildup in the blood). For less than a dollar a can, you can-not go wrong! Try cannelini beans, black beans, kidney beans, lentils and black-eyed peas. You can buy them with no salt added, low sodium, or rinse them before use to remove about half the salt.
Recipe ideas: add to salads, home-made bean dip, three bean chili, and breakfast burritos. (more…)