Making #HealthyChoices (Mmm Cafe Steamers)

I’m turning into a healthy living nut and I may go out of my way to do some things that others may view as crazy and inconvenient, but the health of my family is oh so important and the positive results received from the craziness are for more rewarding than shortcuts. Some of the healthy choices we make are simple and less over the top, like limiting fast food stops and cooking from scratch, and avoiding cheap filler foods.

While I don’t make a habit out of eating frozen meals on a regular, I love Healthy Choice meals. Although they are seen as a meal that dieters turn to (and I am far from trying to diet), I can’t resist them. I’ve eaten them since I was a little girl without question. I love their blends of pastas/rices, meats, veggies, and sauce. I know I can whip them up from scratch, but they are a treat to have when I don’t feel like cooking or if I’m on the go.

Did you know that brands with “healthy” in their name are held to a higher nutrition standard set by the FDA? Healthy Choice is the only major brand in its category that can call 100% of its products “healthy” as defined by the FDA. This means that each meal must be:

  • Low in fat
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Controlled in sodium and cholesterol
  • Supply at least 10% of the daily value for three beneficial nutrients (calcium, protein, fiber, iron, vitamin A or vitamin C)

I had the opportunity to try Healthy Choice’s new Cafe Steamers. I chose to try Cajun Style Chicken & Shrimp. I usually get chicken or shrimp, rice, and veggie blends, so I was happy to see shrimp and chicken in one meal with rice and veggies. Enjoy the product photography below. Need I say it was delicious?

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Frozen

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Steamed

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Served

Healthy Choice/Congra Foods is currently partnering with Feeding America, so if you see the Child Hunger Ends Here logo on the box, be sure to check the back of your box for the code that can be used to donate meals to hungry children. Don’t throw out (recycle, shall I say?) that box ’til you donate!

I have been compensated for my time and honest opinion by The Motherhood and Healthy Choice.

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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.

1 Comment

  • Reply May 9, 2011

    Mae

    How was it? It looks yummy and with the rice too… as well as the sauce. I don’t believe I ever tried one before cause I cooked my own rice :D

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