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Ever since I became a Mom, I have always worried whether or not my family has been getting enough fruits and vegetables in our diet.
I have diligently tried to make sure that we have plenty of what I consider plant based foods available in our home, but I wonder if I could make it a little easier.
So what exactly is plant based?
Plant based foods contain fruits or vegetables as well as whole grains, legumes, beans along with nuts, seeds, and oils.
These can be a great source of nutrients like fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and protein. Source Harvard Health Publishing.
Of course I don’t want my kiddos to get bored with the same meals all the time, and thanks to Birds Eye, Gardien, HealthyChoice, and Udis I now have additional ways to add plant based foods into my family’s diets.
Check out these Easy Ways To Add Plant Based Foods To Meals!
Birds Eye Veggie Made Garlic Chicken
Now don’t confuse plant based with vegetarian. There is still room for meat and the Birds Eye Veggie Made Garlic Chicken single serve bowl provides an amazing combination of tasty ingredients.
The pasta is made from 100% vegetables and the mixture of chicken, broccoli, as well as a sauce that is a great addition to my lunch. Quick tip: Once you finish microwaving, be sure to pour the sauce from underneath the steam container over top the pasta.
Birds Eye Veggie Made Mac & Cheese
Not only is this a delicious side, but my 13 year old was even able to help with meal prep. He read the directions and while I finished putting together the rest of the meal, he cooked the Birds Eye Veggie Made Mac & Cheese in the microwave.
Available in Mac & Cheese Elbows with Cheddar Cheese and Mac & Cheese Shells with White Cheddar Cheese, both are made with 100% vegetable pasta, 1 serving of vegetables per serving, no artificial flavors, preservatives or dyes and has real cheese.
This was a yummy addition to our meal, making an otherwise busy school evening a little easier.
Gardein Classic Meatless Meatballs
It was also nice to take a short cut for dinner last week with Gardein Classic Meatless Meatballs! The fun part of course was the kiddos didn’t even know they were meatless, that is until I told them.
The consistency is just like other pre-made beef meatballs I have eaten in the past and they reminded me of Italian sausage due to the spices.
Gardein Classic Meatless Meatballs are certified vegan, non-GMO, dairy free and kosher.
Plus they have 14g of protein, and were ready to eat over pasta after being marinated in my favorite red sauce.
Healthy Choice Café Steamers Grilled Chicken Marinara with Parmesan
I have to admit that the Healthy Choice Café Steamers Grilled Chicken Marinara with Parmesan was a treat for this Mom and a very filling lunch. I could easily compare it to a restaurant made meal.
This Italian inspired dish has grilled white meat chicken, al dente penne pasta and crisp broccoli in a zesty marinara sauce. This power bowl also has freshly grated Parmesan with no preservatives.
Quick tip: Once you finish microwaving, be sure to pour the sauce from underneath the steam container.
Udi’s Sweet Potato Crust Chicken BBQ Pizza
As soon as I tasted the flavor of the Udi’s BBQ Flavored Chicken Pizza I texted my Mom to check it out. She is trying to eat gluten free as often as possible and I thought this would be great option for her.
The sweet potato crust is so delicious and I love the flavor combination of the mozzarella and smoked gouda cheese along with the BBQ and chicken. This really was a treat and as a serving size for 2, a few of these pizzas would be perfect for my family!
As you can tell adding more plant based foods into your day is so easy with these meal solutions from Birds Eye, Gardien, HealthyChoice, and Udis.
Carlee @ FLL
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