I have an almost five month old and a two year old. If anyone knows how hectic it can be to try to lose weight, it is me!
Not only is it hard to just throw together meals, but making sure they are low calorie for mommy isn’t always the easiest thing to do when I am always chasin around after two little ones. Throw in coordinating daddy’s lunches ahead of time and I am a big ole diet failure.
Hubby and I were making pretty good progress on the paleo diet, but meat and veggies are just so darn expensive. It makes it even trickier to plan ahead and make healthy choices to reduce your waistline when food is SO expensive.
That’s why I am glad I got the opportunity to check out Lean Cuisine’s Asian Inspired Mix Packs at Sam’s Club. Not only are they a great deal at under $12 for six, but they are also incredibly easy! Just grab a package and you have a bunch of super convenient meals.
Since we were heading up to the mountains for a relaxing vacation, we hit Sams on the way up so we could have some inexpensive meals ready to go when we got to my parents condo. I was a little dissapointed that my Sams Club only offered one variety package of Lean Cusine meals.
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Our car was so packed full of kiddo stuff, we had very little room for us- the lean cuisines fit perfectly in the tiny bit of cooler room i had left (once i took it out of the package so I could fit each box individually). If we had taken up the components for each part of the meal, we would have had ZERO room for them!
I thought a nice dinner alfresco next to the creek sounded like a perfect getaway, and made a fresh colorful veggie salad to go with our chicken fried rice and sesame chicken.
Using some fresh farmers market yellow beets, living romaine leaves, locally sourced chevre and some fresh cherry tomatoes from our yard I had a beautiful and delicious salad that paired perfectly.
I like whole lettuce leaves, so I simply placed them on the plate after a good rinsing, and layered thinly sliced beets, quartered cherry tomatoes and crumbled cheve on top.
Not only was it totally easy to just microwave and plate, but I think these little meals looked gorgeous and were the perfect accompanyment to our view!
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