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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Using Frozen Foods to Lose Weight {#FrozenFacts}

Oh yes, you read that title right. I utilize frozen foods to help me lose weight. A lot of folks think that frozen meals can't be good for someone who wants to drop a few pounds or for someone who is trying to eat healthy, but that just isn't true! 

I'm a busy stay at home/work at home mama - I've got two kids, ages 5 & 3, to care for and entertain all day, a house to take care of and writing deadlines to make, among other things. 
We are all busy, right? 
I don't have time to cook 3 square meals a day that are nutritious and balanced and all of that stuff. So, I often turn to frozen meals for my lunches. Healthy Choice meals provide built in portion control; they offer more than 80 meals with less than 400 calories each. 
Yes, please.

I just ate this one the other day:

It was super delicious! It was the first time I had tried the Healthy Choice Cafe' Steamers and I was really impressed. I also loved that the meal was inspired by Top Chef. You might be afraid that frozen meals will taste like cardboard, but these Healthy Choice meals do not disappoint! 

Does this look as if it tastes like cardboard to you?

When I'm feeling uninspired to create something healthy and tasty for myself, I love that I can pull out a Healthy Choice meal from the freezer. In just a few minutes I have a great meal to eat and I'm still on track with my weight loss goals.

You can tell from the picture above just how fresh these ingredients are. The vegetables are picked at the peak of freshness and most go from farm to freezer within 24 hours. 

"Healthy Choice and Marie Callender’s created a video that follows two women on the adventures of their daily lives, imagining how new technologies will impact their routines, especially in the grocery store. From apps that store your grocery list to recipe research on Pinterest, the landscape of shopping is quickly changing. With various resources available to consumers, they are now, more than ever, interested in learning where their food is coming from.
And just in time for National Frozen Food Month (March), these brands are helping shoppers to predict the future of shopping for frozen food!"

So, I'm curious. Has technology changed the way you shop? Do you use your phone to keep a grocery list handy? Do you use apps to compare prices on your favorite items? Or maybe you use Pinterest to create a weekly meal plan?
(I know I do!)

How do you use frozen foods to cook for your family?

ConAgra Foods frozen meals give families accetss 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.

All opinions stated in this post are 100% my own. I really do love Healthy Choice meals & they have helped me lose some weight (yay!).

 photo signaturelacey_zps19b5605a.png {This month's advertisement}


  1. these look really good! I need to try that out!

  2. i love Healthy choice meals when i'm in a hurry


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