A Quick, Tasty, & Healthy Meal For This Busy Mom #FrozenFavorites

I love to eat a good meal, however, sometimes life gets busy my good meal needs to be something quick. When that’s the case I usually end up with a sandwich. Well no more! Today I headed to Sam’s Club on a mission. Find a tasty meal, add a side, and a dessert that can be put together in a moment for those times it’s “Eat and Run”.

Lean Cuisine

I headed through the aisle to pick up some snacks for my kids and to replenish items my cabinets were missing.

Olive Oil

There are very few things in life that make me more grumpy than being hungry. However, not always having the time to make a meal due to my busy schedule leaves me one of two options:
A) Go through a fast food restaurant and regret the unhealthy choice later.
B) Throw something together super fast and eat it…which usually ends up being a peanut butter and jelly (or something similar).

This mom gets pretty tired of PB&J so what else can I do but run through a fast food drive through, when I am crunched on time and want something tasty. Thanks to Lean Cuisine and Skinny Cow those days will *hopefully* be few and far between. I made my way to the frozen meals section, I was ready for tasty and healthy! 2013 is going to be the year I take better care of myself and that means treating myself to a yummy lunch daily…without going through the drive through.
Lean Cuisine

Okay, and maybe a dessert too! Skinny Cow Cookies and Cream is one of our favorite ice cream treats and I love that from January-February it is only $8.98 for 20 (down from $9.98)
Ice cream sandwich
Sams Club Checkout

I was ready to head home and delve into one a Lean Cuisine Asian Meal (comes in a 6 pack for $9.98, down from $11.25) or a Lean Cuisine Italian Favorite (4 pack runs $6.98, down from $7.98) along with my personal side creation, and followed by a sweet and tasty Cookies & Cream Skinny Cow treat! Who says lunch at home is boring!

For my side I chose Garlic Spinach. It’s such a simple side that’s pretty healthy.
Sauteed Spinach

Sautéed Spinach
Baby Spinach, washed and cleaned
Minced Garlic
Olive Oil

Simply pour oil into pan, add spinach and sauté a bit, then add garlic and continue sautéing until spinach cooked.
The garlic really infuses with the oil to make this side dish tasty without needing anything extra.

Before I started cooking the spinach, I put in the spaghetti and meatball lean cuisine in the microwave for 5 minutes.  Both were done close to the same time. A tasty and healthy lunch in about 7 minutes is something this busy mom can handle, even on her busiest day.

Easy MealIce Cream

I always thought healthy was time consuming and not tasty, not the case with Lean Cuisine and Skinny Cow. You can have a meal, side and dessert that are both tasty and done in minutes! Not to mention you get 10 meals (entree and a side) for around $17.00 before taxes which is roughly 1.70 per meal…tell me where else you can eat healthy for that? What are some of your favorite healthy meals?

Quick Meal

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  1. 1

    I need to do better about eating lunch. Most days I don’t eat until dinner because I just don’t know what to have for lunch. Your lunch looks delicious!
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    What a great, and quick, lunch. So much better than just another sandwich, right?

  3. 5

    Your salad looked amazing!
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    This is a yummy looking meal and I love sauteed spinach.
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    Looks like a yummy meal.

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    I LOVE sauteed spinach with garlic! So good and good for you. A great side choice. And those Skinny Cow desserts look delicious!

  7. 9

    I want one of those ice cream sandwiches.
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  8. 10

    Soup is my go to lunch meal. I stock up on a variety of healthier soup options (both fresh and frozen) and often augment them by adding in spinach, left over veggies or chopped fresh tomato – maybe a bit of cheese on top.
    I spend less time heating the soup then I would of spent ordering and picking up fast food alternative on the way home. those extra add-ins are either there and ready to go, or they aren’t needed.

  9. 11

    This just made me really hungry. LOL
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    I’ve been meaning to get some of these when I’m there but I talk myself out all the time. Then I eat something with way too many calories and regret it!
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  11. 13

    I’m loving Lean Cuisine!!
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  12. 14

    I’m digging the Skinny Cow YUM!
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  13. 15

    I need that skinny cow ice cream sandwich!! LOVE cookie’s n cream 🙂
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  14. 16

    Yum, looks like a quick and healthy option.
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  15. 17

    Yum! Definitely healthy and delicious.
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  16. 18

    I’d like the ice cream sandwich please 🙂
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  17. 19

    Looks like a great meal, and love skinny cows!
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    I love skinny cow!

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    I have never tasted either of these and SKINNY Cow ice cream just sounds so tasty
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  21. 23

    Can I come over – that looks better than my dinner tonight!
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  22. 24

    Yum! I love Lean Cuisine & that spinach looks delicious!
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  23. 25

    That looks so good! Spaghetti is one of my faves.
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  24. 26

    Skinny Cow treats taste AWESOME.
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  25. 27

    I’m a Lean Cuisine girl anyhow, but now I want one for dinner today and I already had one for lunch! LOL
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    I haven’t had a skinny cow in years!
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    Your Lean Cuisine looks better than the picture on the box!
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