5 Ways to Upgrade Your Frozen Dinners
I always have a stash of frozen entrées in my freezer, but they rarely keep me full. How can I make frozen meals better tasting and more satisfying without adding a lot of calories?
Frozen entrées are terrific when crunched for time, but they’re often teeny tiny and unsatisfying. Let’s take things up a notch!
Pair with Soup or SaladEnhance your freezer entrée with an easy starter: a bowl of soup or a simple salad. I always keep cans of Amy’s Organic Soups on hand; the Organic Chunky Tomato Bisque is my favorite! As for salad, just grab a bagged mix, and top with a splash of balsamic. Sometimes, I use salsa in place of dressing!
Add Veggie Noodles or Cauliflower Rice for Instant VolumeIs that frozen meal a little heavy on the sauce and light on the starches? Toss in some cauliflower rice or veggie noodles to soak up all the goodness. Make things easier by grabbing the frozen varieties made by Green Giant or Trader Joe’s. Another simple veggie add-in? Frozen stir-fry veggies!
Top with Extra Ready-to-Eat ProteinThat tiny portion of chicken just isn’t cutting it. Upgrade your dish with shrimp, chicken, or even beans. Look for cooked shrimp and chicken in the fridge or freezer sections of the supermarket, and stick with canned beans for convenience. HG tip: Drain and rinse your beans to save around 30% of the sodium!
Add Fresh Herbs for a Fresher TasteBoost flavor with chopped basil, oregano, or cilantro. It’ll give your meal that homemade taste! No fresh herbs on hand, or don’t feel like washing and chopping? Reach for Litehouse Instantly Fresh, a line of freeze-dried herbs that taste similar to fresh. Love that!
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