I’m here to take away your stress. To take away your guilt. To let you know that it’s okay if you still haven’t figure out what’s for dinner tonight. Yes, even if it’s already 5:00 and you still don’t know what you’re making for dinner. It is okay. Honest.
Here’s the thing. We all live different lives. We have different family dynamics, different jobs, different activities that keep us busy. I can’t even wrap my head around all the different lifestyles that follow along with this humble little blog. But I do know one thing… we’ve all gotta eat, right? I mean, at some point during your day (and hopefully at a few points during your day), you’ve gotta slow down and find something to eat.
The problem for me, and I’m going to take a wild guess and say for many of you, is that I often don’t get a moment to even think of what I’m going to eat until the mealtime is upon me. Cue the wave of stress. But let me wipe it away for you, because you can wait until the last minute and still put a well-rounded, wholesome meal on the table for your family. I’ve got the oohs and ahhs to prove it every night at dinnertime!
A Marie Callender’s lasagna and a Bird’s Eye steamed vegetable and dinner is ready to be served.
My kitchen stays bizarrely clean, my family leaves the table with full bellies, I’ve eliminated the stress of planning and prepping and I know my family ate a healthy meal.
That last little one I slid in there, bears some discussion on its own, so let’s go ahead and highlight it. I KNOW THEY ATE A HEALTHY MEAL! A study conduced by the Frozen Food Foundation and University of Georgia compared the nutritional value between 8 commonly purchased fresh and frozen vegetables. The study results showed that, in many cases, the nutritional value – speifically the amounts of Vitamins A, C and folate – of frozen fruits and vegetables is greater than that of fresh-stored produce.
I find that extremely easy to believe when I’m eating my Lean Cuisine cranberry & chicken salad for lunch a couple times a week! Totally addicted to this salad!
My husband prefers his Hot Pockets for lunch as he roams around his job site! No clean-up and being able to palm his lunch are some big motivators for this guy!
Frozen foods are even good enough for our in-home date night! We grab some Buitoni shrimp ravioli one night and the next we could have some Green Giant roasted red potatoes with a steak. Because honestly, when you’re on a date night, the last thing you want to spend time doing is prep work and clean up. Am I right or am I right?? wink, wink
But regardless of what you eat for dinner, you can still indulge in a healthy frozen Greek yogurt from Healthy Choice for dessert. My daughter and I practically wrestle each other over these! So cut yourself a break and let frozen foods do the work for you! A happy mom is a happy home…