Healthy Choice and Marie Callender's meals are made with fresh ingredients - fresh vegetables and fresh meats. They give you access to foods year-round that you can't always find fresh in certain seasons. The vegetables are picked right at the peak of freshness and go from farm to freezer in 24 hours - allowing you to have fresh vegetables year-round. How great is that?
So I tried the Healthy Choice 100% Natural Portabella Marsala Pasta. My mushrooms didn't taste frozen or old; they tasted peak, like what I would get at a restaurant (I've never cooked on my own with mushrooms so possibly what you could make at home, too).
|cheesy pose, maybe, but the smile is real. I was happy with the price, the quickness, the taste of this food. It really hit the spot that day.|
|Don't those mushrooms look great? I'm not 100% sure how they compare to fresh but they're much better-tasting than canned.|
If you've been a reader or friend of mine, you know I'm concerned with my weight. I've lost so much, I don't want to gain it back. If you've ever heard that frozen foods aren't good for your weight or healthy eating, that's wrong too. Not always! Watch what you eat for sure, but Healthy Choice and Marie Callender's are wonderful options for calorie counting people. A lot of us don't have time to cook every day; these meals are portion-control options that are yummy. Portion-control is half the battle with watching what you eat! Frozen foods like these ConAgra brands take the guess work out of it. The two brands have more than 80 meals with less than 400 calories. I haven't been calorie counting long but I know that's amazing. The Healthy Choice Four Cheese Ziti Mariana has 310 calories; that's room left over for a great salad or even dessert. Comfort food that's healthy; strange!
I do recommend putting the meal into another container. They look small in their plastic containers but once I put mine in a bowl, it looked like a good-sized portion. Just a little tip from me to you.
|I wish I could cook something this fancy.|
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.