I’m trying to eat healthier during hectic weeks! Lean Cuisine Helps!
These next couple of weeks are going to be CRAZY! It is time for back to school, Hubby’s work hours are insanely screwy and I have a ton of work to get done on various projects. So, needless to say, sit-down mealtime is almost non-existent. But we have to eat, right? I need meals that are quick, easy and NOT fast food from a restaurant. The Hubby and I agreed to keep it simple and as inexpensive as possible for a family of 6 this week. I wanted some healthy things for me and one thing I in particular was Lean Cuisine. I knew our Sam’s had the Asian Flavor packs so I figured that would be perfect for me when we have Chinese food night as well as occasionally for lunch. I wanted something that I could fix quickly but still add to it if I choose to do so. I thought these would be perfect entree’s. I could add a salad to it or an egg roll or have a bowl of fruit afterwards. So I added them to my list.
We love shopping at Sam’s Club because our family is so big, we can actually save money by buying in bulk. When I asked what everyone wanted for supper this week, I got a million different answers. But there were a few things they all agreed on: Chinese, pizza for movie night on Friday and chicken. So I headed to Sam’s with those things in mind. I made my list first, though, because without it I never, ever remember everything.
The kids were, thankfully, at a sleepover. So Hubby and I headed to Sam’s Club alone for some major “quick fix meals using #FrozenFavorites” and “freezer stocking up” shopping. We had a LOT of meat to buy for the deep freezer. It’s the time of year when we do a lot of stocking up. So, like I said, we headed to Sam’s to look for large packs of Lean Cuisine for me, pizzas for movie night, chicken and meat for the week and stocking up.
I found the Lean Cuisine packs that I wanted. We also picked up some of the Digiorno Pizza Party packs that have 2 pizzas, breadsticks and cookies. Those packs are PERFECT for movie night with the kids!
Our Sam’s has the best bakery and a few deli items. The few deli things they make are so good. We always buy their General Tso’s chicken and this time, my husband wanted to try their Broccoli Salad. So we bought some of that. I also saw their 3 pound COOKED Rotisserie Chicken is only $5.99. I can get at least two meals from that if I shred it, possible more. That is such an inexpensive way to feed my family!
We weren’t in the store very long. I found everything on my list for that store really quickly. I just mainly wanted things that I could not only fix quickly for the family this week, but things for myself as well. I’m still trying to lose more weight and I still occasionally have problems with my stomach and digestion. (Probiotics have been a HUGE help!) So I want healthier options for myself. Not that I don’t want healthy foods for my family, but they are all really set in their ways. So, on weeks like this when the schedule is so hectic, we do allow some things that aren’t quite as healthy as they normally get. We also bought ribs to cook in the slow cooker, the chicken for chicken salad, and other meats that can be fixed quickly. So it’s not all frozen meals. (Just to be clear) But I really, really need to focus on my own diet right now in order to get myself back on track. The Lean Cuisine meals were the perfect way to go!
For supper the night they all had General Tso’s, egg rolls, rice, Broccoli Salad, etc., I had my Lean Cuisine Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry and a bit of the Broccoli Salad. It was delicious and very filling!
You can find my entire Sam’s Club shopping trip over at Google+!
Mom’s, what are some ways you like to make mealtime healthier for you?
Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Lean Cuisine #CBias #SocialFabric All opinions are my own.