Eating out/ordering in all the time is not only expensive, but it's also not all that healthy. Subsisting on daily Chinese take-out won't help keep you healthy and energized, but if you're unlucky you may become more familiar with food poisoning than you'd like.
But there just isn't always time to cook! Sometimes you're just hangry (not a typo) and want dinner now! If you want to skip the Tums and save a buck, frozen meals can be a good option.
Lean Cuisine makes healthier frozen meals for when you're in a time pinch and want something tasty and flavorful, but still light. It's great for when you really can't justify cereal and PBJs for dinner (again) and want to add a little veggies and protein in there with your carbs.
To improve on an already good product, Lean Cuisine put together a Culinary Roundtable (highly acclaimed chefs Michelle Bernstein, Brad Farmerie, Paul Kahan, Anita Lo, Lior Lev Sercarz, and Lucien Vendome) to create their new Culinary Collection. With bolder colors (natural, of course) and seasonal tastes, these new frozen meals are tasty with a little gourmet edge over your usual frozen meal.
There are a bunch of options for meat lovers, but there are even a couple options for vegetarians! I tried their Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli.
It has a fraction of the salt, fat, and calories of a typical takeout dinner (while calories = energy = good, you can't eat really heavy all the time without feeling weighed down). It's flavorful with not too much or too little sauce and it actually has more veggies than I'd expected, not less! Particularly the spinach - they know to pile on the good stuff where the veggies are concerned, so your meal gives you those nutrients you need to fuel your busy life!
Further, it doesn't give you the stuff you don't need - there are no preservatives in these frozen meals.
The ravioli tastes surprisingly fresh for a frozen meal and the mushroom and cheese blend is delightful, especially paired with the creamy sauce and flavorful veggies.
And with all those colors, it's a pretty dinner!
Do you eat frozen dinners?
What are your quick weekday dinner tips?
I have partnered with Lean Cuisine through DailyBuzz Food to help promote their new line of Chef's Pick products. I have been compensated for my time commitment to work with this product. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Thank you Lean Cuisine!