My Weight Loss Secret Weapon: #FrozenFavorites!

I like to cook. I do it almost every night for the whole family {although Shane hardly ever makes what I eat} and I enjoy it. It gives me the flexibility to use healthier ingredients whenever possible & I can figure out the exact nutrition information for my food. That said, I don’t like cooking three meals a day, and I rely on convenience foods to get me through until dinner. Why? Because I know myself, and I know that if it’s a choice between cook something for lunch or go pick something else up, something likely to be much less healthy, then well, I’m going for picking something up.

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That’s why Lean Cuisine meals are my absolute go-to. They taste so good I feel like I went out to lunch {they don’t taste good “for a frozen meal”- they just genuinely taste good}, and they are easy to make so I know that they’ll be ready in just moments. I have a tendency to go from not hungry to STARVING in just a few minutes, so it’s nice to know that I can have a delicious, warm meal ready for me in about five minutes.

Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwich

And the best part? This delicious food is SO low in calories! Not only can I enjoy the meal, but I even have room left in my calorie budget for a side dish and some ice cream! I know, ice cream isn’t exactly “diet” food, but when it’s a Skinny Cow cookies & cream ice cream sandwich, it is. It’s also low in calories, tastes like a full-calorie ice cream sandwich, and is the perfect mid-day {or night time!} reward for making great food choices all day.

Lean Cuisine and Broccoli Stir Fry

I made a side dish to go along with one of my Lean Cuisine meals the other day & it was so easy and good that I had to share it with you! It only takes about 5 minutes to make, so about the same amount of time that the Lean Cuisine meals microwave for. &You can cook a bigger batch and save some in the fridge to warm up later.

Broccoli Cashew & Almond Stir Fry Recipe

Broccoli Cashew & Almond Stir-fry

Ingredients

  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • ¼ cup cashews
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or enough to coat pan

Directions

  1. In a large pan, heat the olive oil for about thirty seconds.
  2. Add broccoli and cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes
  3. Add minced garlic and continue to cook, stirring, for 2 more minutes
  4. Remove from heat and toss in cashews and almonds.
  5. Serve.
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If you love convenient foods as much as I do, be sure to head to Sam’s Club! For January & February, a 20 pack of Skinny Cow Vanilla and Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Sandwiches are $8.98 {was $9.98}, a 4-pack of Italian Favorites from Lean Cuisine is just $6.98 {was $7.98} and a 6-pack of Asian flavors is just $9.98 {was $11.25}! I stock up on these when they’re on sale for $2 elsewhere, but with this sale they average $1.66 – $1.74 each at Sam’s Club- that’s a REALLY good price! &That’s only 44 cents per ice cream sandwich- try getting that price from an ice cream truck! {Check out the rest of my Sam’s Club shop over on G+!}

What are your secret weapons when trying to lose weight?

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Comments

  1. That looks wonderful!! I cannot stop eating the Skinny Cow – I think I have a problem :)
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  2. I love Lean Cuisine. I need to try the Skinny Cow desserts!
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  3. Lean Cuisine is my favorite frozen food brand. I love all their varieties :)
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  4. Love Lean Cuisine! Having them for lunch last year helped my lose all of the baby weight plus everything I had gained since high school! They are very yummy and there are so many different ones to choose from!
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  5. We always have Lean Cuisine’s on hand.

  6. I love Lean Cuisine!
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  7. I love frozen foods also. It helps me save money on lunches when I am at work and they have some really delicious low calorie desserts now too! I haven’t tried Lean Cuisine, but some of those look great.
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  8. I love Lean Cuisine meals. Never tried a Skinny Cow before though.
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  9. Haven’t tried them but you motivated me to
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  10. Yum! That looks quick and easy. I really like the Lean Cuisine salad mixes, so simple and a great way for me to eat my veggies.

  11. yum! I need to try that.
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  12. Oh I’m going to have to try this. I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy broccoli. Thanks!
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  13. I love Broccoli and cashews and almonds! I could throw in a little chicken and make this a yummy meal! Thanks!
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