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I look up at the clock. 5:00 already. I peek in the refrigerator… nothing thawed and ready for dinner. I check the pantry… a few things, but nothing that looks good tonight. So what do you do? Today I partnered with Stouffer’s to give you a few ideas.
1). Have a few Stouffers frozen dinners ready to go. Last week, I went to Ohio to Stouffer’s headquarters to see how everything is made (yes, really!).
I even made lasagna in their test kitchen.
Did you know that they make their noodles from just two ingredients – flour & water?
They sauce is made fresh from tomatoes and spices… I made it!
There are NO preservatives. They just make it and freeze it. That’s literally all that they do. I was very impressed. I guess that I assumed this can’t really be done for big companies with frozen food products. I came home & told Mickey that from now on, we would keep a Stouffer’s lasagna in our freezer for at least one night a week. It tastes better than mine, it’s easier … and turns out- it’s just as fresh!
Ps- here is a sneak peek at their Test Kitchen (where they test all of the new recipes!)
2). Sandwiches- I don’t know why Sandwiches are considered a lunch food. They are healthy and filling. (Meat, spinach leaves, tomato or any other veggie for a topping and carbohydrates…) I make sandwiches every once in a while for a quick dinner on the go (our kids love these nights!).
3). Salad- just throw together a salad and add a can of rinsed/drained black beans for some added protein.
4)- Take out. This is the quickest option (but probably not the healthiest, unless you can find a great place to eat.)
7– Fruit Salad & yogurt – this is quick and easy. Cut up some fruit or use already cut-up fruit and pair it with some yogurt & granola. It’s quick, easy & filling.