I rarely buy frozen meals, I think its because of all the things you hear regarding frozen foods. I like cooking meals for my family but I always cautious about the ingredients I use because I want to make sure the meals I make are nutritious and good for them. For me serving frozen foods is usually either french fries that I always bake in the oven or frozen broccoli and corn. I’ve heard all the comments about frozen meals being over processed, lacking in taste and flavor plus they are not good for someone trying to eat healthy. I know that using some frozen foods can make preparing meals shorter but the myths of frozen foods keep me from trying other options. I’m happy to say that’s I’ve learned more about frozen foods.
Has someone ever told you that frozen foods are over processed and not made with fresh vegetables? That’s just not true at all according to ConAgra Foods, frozen meals like Healthy Choice and Marie Callender’s meals, can give families access to real, high quality ingredients year-round. The vegetables are picked at the peak of freshness and most go from farm to freezer within 24 hours.
How about the myth that frozen foods taste like cardboard. Actually that may not be the case there are some brands that just don’t put the effort into creating great meals. Did you know that there are actually lots of chef inspired meal options on the market. Healthy Choice uses apples for tartness instead of added sugars and even wine to add a punch of flavor.
I know you’ve also heard that frozen food are not good for people who are trying to eat healthy or are on a diet. Another myth that is simply not true. Frozen meals can be a great option if you don’t have time to cook. It’s cheaper and much better than ordering out. Healthy Choice and Marie Callender’s provide built-in portion control and are a tasty alternative to meal replacements like bars and shakes. The two brands have more than 80 meals with less than 400 calories. The Dietary Guidelines of America state there is strong evidence that shows portion control is a good strategy for weight management.
I enjoyed my Healthy Choice Chef Inspired meal for lunch and I was really surprised at how great it tasted. I learned so much about frozen meals and now I will be adding more of them into our family meals. When I opened my meal I saw the frozen tomatoes myself and them come back to life again after warming my meal in the microwave. It was like eating fresh tomatoes. The sauce was full of flavor and the chicken was juicy and tasted like chicken. I plan on getting a few meals for my husband for lunch and also getting some meals for the night when I don’t feel like cooking and we would usually eat out. Continue to follow the converstation and see what others are saying by following the hashtag #FrozenFacts on Twitter.
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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.