I try my best to buy fresh fruits and vegetables that are local and/or in season. But sometimes that just isn’t possible especially during the cold winter months. Mealtime gets boring and blah with the same foods over and over again as I long for the fresh fruit and veggies of summer. I used to think that frozen foods weren’t as healthy as fresh foods. That is until I learned the nutritional facts about ConAgra Foods, specifically Healthy Choice and Marie Callender’s frozen foods.
I think many people have the same thoughts about frozen food that I did. You may think that they are heavily processed, made with artificial ingredients, taste like cardboard, and are fattening and unhealthy. Did you know Healthy Choice and Marie Callender’s are made with fresh chef-inspired ingredients? The vegetables in Healthy Choice and Marie Callender’s frozen foods are picked at the peak of freshness and are frozen within 24 hours which means you can have access to high quality ingredients year round.
If you’re watching your weight, there are more than 80 meals in the Healthy Choice and Marie Callender’s line that have 400 calories or less. These meals also have built-in portion control, making staying healthy even easier.
The other day, I tried out Healthy Choice’s Cafe Steamer Margherita Chicken with Balsamic.
To be honest, I have not eaten frozen foods much since my days of working in an office. I don’t know why I gave them up. Maybe because I thought as a stay-at-home mom that I’d have more time at home to prepare lunch. But my prepared lunch soon sunk into a rut of deli meat sandwiches. Every.day. UGH. I’m so glad I gave this Healthy Choice meal a try. It was TASTY! Does this look like frozen food to you? I was pleasantly surprised.
It’s the perfect alternative when you don’t have time (or energy) to cook. Now that I know how nutritious frozen foods can be, I feel better about feeding them to my family and will definitely be implementing them into my future meal planning.
March is National Frozen Food Month. Healthy Choice and Marie Callender’s created this video which follows two women during their daily lives showing how new technologies could impact their routines, especially in the frozen food aisle of the grocery store. Consumers want to know where their food comes from and new resources make this easier than ever. The landscape of shopping is changing and these brands are helping shoppers predict the future of shopping for frozen food.
Take a look at the possibilities!
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.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ConAgra Foods