This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Lean Cuisine, but all my opinions are totally honest and totally my own. #pmedia #HonestlyGood#ad http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.
I’d always heard that once you become a mom, eating a hot meal is a luxury. I didn’t believe the people that told me that… and then, it happened. I was eating cold meals MOST of the time. Sure, I’d make lunch or heat up some leftovers and inevitably, they’d end up cold.
The other thing that is EXTREMELY difficult is eating healthy. This is something I struggle with because the truth is, when you’re juggling working from home and keeping a baby human alive, fast food, cold pizza, and sandwiches are just easier and faster.
I used to eat frozen meals a lot when I was a teacher because they were super easy and fast to make during my 25 minute lunch break. But, they always were a bit lacking. They’d either be boiling hot and bland or still kinda frozen and gross. Or the meat was just… questionable. Or the veggies were nasty. You know what I’m talking about. Right?
I had the opportunity to try new Lean Cuisine’s Honestly Good meals and I was skeptical at first. Honestly. (No pun intended).
This is basically a new line of frozen meals that Lean Cuisine has launched that they say are 100% all natural made with wholesome ingredients. They have even partnered with their farmers donate a portion of the vegetables grown to local communities.
Now, I did read the ingredients and I was excited to see that the ingredients were things like, “Chicken, whole grain pasta, tomatoes, edamame, etc.” There weren’t things like Yellow #5 or high fructose corn syrup or anything questionable like that.
But, even after reading the ingredients, I wanted to do my due diligence and make sure they were as “healthy” and “all natural” as they claimed.
And this is the grade the meals received:
A-! That’s AWESOME. The only “red flag” was that the meals are a LITTLE high in sodium, but not even that bad. That’s a REALLY good grade for a meal, let alone a frozen meal. So I was REALLY pleasantly surprised.
Anyway, so John and I actually opted to try these meals together for lunch after church. We were pressed for time and this was the perfect option for us. Plus, we’re both trying to do out due diligence to eat healthier these days.
I am REALLY trying my darndest to eat healthy not only for Lilly because I’m breastfeeding her, but also for me because I so desperately want to lose the rest of this baby weight.
So, my husband tried the Lemongrass Salmon meal (which I wanted to try, but unfortunately, I’m allergic to fish). This is his meal after we made it (it took less than 6 minutes from heating up to putting it on the plate!):
My husband’s review of the Lemongrass Salmon (his words, not mine): “The sauce was rather tasty. It would have been good even without the sauce, but the sauce made it really good. The vegetables were much better than I would have expected in a frozen meal like that. And that’s all I have to say about that.” He’s a man of few words, folks. But oh so profound.
I had the Roasted Red Pepper Chicken.
Well, in short, here are our plates totally cleaned:
Yeah, you could say we liked it. We both inhaled our dishes! I was REALLY surprised how much I liked it. I can’t speak to what my husband ate myself (because, well, I am allergic to it), but I can say that the Roasted Red Pepper Chicken was DELICIOUS. The chicken was really juicy and not grizzly at all. The pasta was al dente, the veggies were really well seasoned, and the sauce was SO yummy.
I LOVED that this was such a quick, easy, and HEALTHY meal! And, at about $4.40 per meal, I’d say that’s not bad at all. I can say that I will definitely be eating more of these now that I’m so on the go with Lilly and trying so hard to eat healthy.
I’m also excited to try some of the other flavors / meals. They come in Honey Citrus Chicken, Lemongrass Salmon, Pineapple Black Pepper Beef, Plum Ginger Grain-Crusted Fish, Pomegranate Chicken, and Roasted Red Pepper Chicken. You can pick up the Lean Cuisine Honestly Good meals at your local Target! (That’s where I got mine!)
What about you? Have you tried the Lean Cuisine Honestly Good frozen meals? Will you? What other things are you doing to eat and live healthier? I’d love to hear your thoughts!