This post brought to you by American Frozen Foods Institute and the Frozen Food Roundtable. All opinions are 100% mine.
So, there’s this thing that happens in Maine during the month of July. It finally hits the high 80’s to low 90’s, and everyone here begins to melt. We are not used to this hot weather. To us, 50 degrees is considered a warm day.
The last few weeks have been absolute torture for me, and the last thing on my mind is cooking a big meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I don’t want to deal with the meal prep., the oven or stove being on for more than a short period of time, or with the mess that comes with cooking.
I have always been a huge fan of frozen foods. They are so easy and convenient, and taste great too. I used to work outside the home in a small law office, and I would stock the freezer full of frozen foods for my breakfasts and lunches. I worked 30 minutes away from home, so going home for lunch just wasn’t an option, and while there were many restaurants nearby, it was just not in my budget to eat out every day. It was so convenient to have breakfast and lunch right at my fingertips whenever I wanted it.
Now that I stay at home, I still keep the freezer stocked with my favorite frozen foods. I find myself eating frozen foods even more during these hot summer months, because I don’t have to put a lot of effort into getting something to eat. I’m so busy blogging, picking up my house and watching Kayleigh, that I just don’t have time to cook for myself.
There are so many benefits of frozen foods, like the fact that I get to control my food selections, which is really amazing. I get to pick out exactly what I like to eat, and there are SO many options to choose from! You’d also be surprised to learn all of the pros & cons of fresh vs frozen.
Frozen food is made from real recipes and real ingredients. Freezing is simply a natural pause button that keeps just picked, just baked and just crafted foods at the peak of freshness, and locks in flavor and nutrients. Check out Frozen. How Fresh Stays Fresh for more details about frozen foods.
For breakfast, I really enjoy Eggo Waffles or Pillsbury Toaster Strudels. I have enjoyed both of these since I was a kid. It’s so nice to wake up in the morning, grab an Eggo Waffle or Toaster Strudel out of the freezer, pop it into the toaster for a couple of minutes, and have a delicious breakfast ready for me to enjoy before I start my day.
Kayleigh has also become a huge fan of the Eggo Waffles. I haven’t given her a Toaster Strudel yet, because I’m afraid if I did, she would never want to eat anything else again, because they are so sweet and yummy!
For lunch, I really enjoy a Lean Cuisine or Hot Pocket, depending on the day. The Hot Pockets are great when I’m in a mood for comfort food. With flavors like Pepperoni Pizza with a Garlic Buttery Crust, or Ham & Cheese Croissants, you can’t go wrong!
Just look at that flaky crust, and all that gooey cheese and pepperoni piled in there. Yum!
I love fixing myself a Lean Cuisine on days when I’m in the mood for something a little lighter. I tried the Chicken with Garden Vegetables for lunch today, and it was absolutely amazing. The chicken and vegetables tasted really fresh, and the sauce had just a bit of a kick to it. It was so good!
Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers are a great choice for dinner. They are always so fresh and delicious tasting. Can you tell I have a thing for chicken & broccoli??
What are some of your favorite frozen foods?