Frozen Lunch Options from ConAgra
I really enjoy cooking which a lot of you probably know from the number of recipe and meal ideas I’ve shared with you over time. When it comes to lunch, though, I rarely find myself in the mood to cook something. I also don’t usually find myself with the time to cook lunch for myself, to be honest. By the time I’m done making lunch for Bubbles and then feeding her, the afternoon is already marching on and there are tasks that need to be completed.
Thankfully there are a number of frozen entries with which I can keep my freezer stocked. This makes it very convenient to grab-and-go even if the “go” part is only as far as the backyard to watch Bubbles play. Of course, convenience isn’t the only consideration when it comes to lunch. I actually have quite a list of requirements. I want them to be low in fat and calories, use fresh ingredients, and be a decent source of fiber and protein. Oh – and they have to taste good (kind of the most important part).
Many of my favorites that fall into those categories are brands produced by ConAgra. Of all their offerings, I generally go with the Healthy Choice meals. There are so many to pick from, including their newer steamers and the Top Chef line. And they’re actually quite delicious. Some are better than others, of course, but they have come a long way since the introduction of the TV dinner. I’m really digging the Crustless Chicken Pot Pie and the Sweet & Tangy BBQ Seasoned Chicken.
In addition to their convenience, taste, and some healthier options, one additional benefit of frozen meals is that they are portion controlled. If you are trying to watch your weight this can be a real help. You don’t have to count the calories of each meal component or deal with measurements or sizes, you just pop it into the freezer and you’re done.
For me at lunch time, it doesn’t get much better than that.
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.