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Did you ever notice how time is precious little by the end of the day when dinner needs to happen? With kids, a job, a house and tons of extracurricular activities, I look for ways to shortcut meal preparation. Do you?
Shortcutting meal preparation often leads to sacrificing how appetizing food tastes. Our house is probably like yours. One of us is Vegan, dairy-free, meatless but still craves great texture and taste. Another in my home prefers to consume grain-free products but love meat.
Me, I am all about the vegetarian eats so finding 4 Appetizing Weekday Meal Solutions that can be prepared fast is key to a successfully feeding everyone in my home!
4 Appetizing Weekday Meal Solutions
To find what my 4 appetizing weekday meal solutions that cover meat-eaters, vegans, vegetarians, and grain-free eaters, you will be traveling to your local grocery purveyor.
Once you are in the store, steer that cart right to the frozen food aisle . Things are about to get interesting and creative with so little food preparation!
Seek out the following brands while you are in the Frozen Food aisle: Evol, Gardein, Udi’s, and Healthy Choice. Now you know the brands I use to make the meals, let’s take a closer look at a few of the products and see how to serve them!
Remember, this is just a springboard of ideas, you can get more creative by adding other side dishes, salads, fruits and veggies to each of these. Preparation is what takes the longest in the kitchen, so by using what I am about to show you, your kitchen time is cut in half.
Vegetarians Can Enjoy 1 of 4 Appetizing Weekday Meal Solutions
For those of you like me, who’s menu always is meatless, often included plant-based proteins, and sometimes is even vegan, I shop between different brands and their products. This will help those of you make your first purchase and meal. Once you learn what you like, mix it up, try new more of each brand. I know this, they taste good!
(1) Gardein Nashville Hot Chick’n Tenders – Call Me Ms. Meatless – Weekday Meal Solutions
I like my food dialed up a bit and this juicy plant-based chick’n breaded with a kick of spice delivers big! What makes me most delighted about the product is that it offers a Pea + Wheat protein (it’s proprietary) which is what I look for FIRST when buying a Vegetarian product.
Instead of watching my crew eat meat chicken tenders, I simply make these. What I know is that dipping them into a spicy sriracha dip really rocks! You can see I placed that sauce on the side and this is how I serve it.
Consider this as a main entree, and serve it with a salad or atop a salad. Don’t forget, it’s football season and with any football season, you need food.
Prepare these for your guests who are vegan, and prefer non-GMO, dairy-free, and kosher eats! We do and the packaging tells us all of this information!
(2) Gluten Free Pizza – It’s Appetizing & Yummy and made with Sweet Potato Crust!
Before our discovery of Udi’s, any gluten free product I served my daughter tasted like cardboard. Not that I know what cardboard tastes like, but you get the idea. Dry, disgusting and without taste! However, once I found Udi’s the gluten free life suddenly offered a wide variety and provides a great taste and texture.
Is that even possible? I don’t know, you tell me. First, look at the packaging. Read it. Do you see that it says it is Grain-Free and Gluten-Free. Are you worried?
Don’t be. Udi’s Sweet Potato Crust Chicken BBQ Pizza will change your gluten-free standard!
Just be happy it is free from wheat and has delectable, white meat chicken with a BBQ sauce. Most mentionable item is the crust on this pizza. Did you see that it has a sweet potato crust?
Yes, it does and it bakes up to perfection on a pizza stone. Please note that this pizza is not dairy-free just in case that is your jam!
(3) Bold Flavor Bowls With A South of The Border Flare
When you grab this package from the freezer, envision South of The Border flavor, while never leaving your home! You got it. What you see in the picture is what you get.
Bold flavors, a wide variety of options, and nothing artificial in these bowls. What makes this Evol Fre Grilled Steak Bowl so special to my family and to yours? Dress up your table, and kick back, dinner is about to be served!
The fire-grilled steak is raised without antibiotics. When you take a spoonful of the black beans, white rice, red and green bell peppers, with roasted corn and cheddar cheese, mixed up with delectable cilantro lime pesto sauce, you will understand.
Spoon by spoon, or tortilla chip by chip (like we do), the bowl will disappear before your very eyes! Try using chips like we did for scooping and savoring! Yummy. No forks required meaning less dishes to do! Can I get an Ole?
During football and hockey season, we scoop this bowl without a spoon and instead use gluten free tortilla chips. It’s literally the best combo ever! Remember, make it like a fiesta, add a colorful placemat and then thank yourself for finding a great dinner option for your weekday rush.
(4) Spicy with Protein and Veggies, It’s the All-Inclusive Low Carb Bowl
One of the hardest things to find in frozen food meal is the combination of protein, veggies and low carb. My meat-lover enjoys braised all-natural beef with vegetables that are served atop riced cauliflower, in a sweet and spicy teriyaki sauce. Yeah, you’re all set to lick the screen right?
Tasty, flavorful, and appetizing are the words used in my home to describe the Healthy Choice Grain Free Power Bowls Spicy Beef Teriyaki. If it is not in the cart, there will be some moaning and groaning in my home. Additionally, a trip back to the store will be in order!
Use chopsticks, spoons, or forks, must make sure you have a way for the food to travel from the BOWL to your mouth.
These are a reliable source of both fiber and protein, providing 18-20 grams of protein and between 5-7 grams of fiber in each bowl! Talk about nutrient-dense and super colorful. Served!
Endless Options During The Weekdays
Now it is your turn to try these out. Whether you want to dine on protein, plant-based protein, spicy food, bowls, grain-free or gluten free, I’ve shared a lot of info to help you! Go to the store, fill up your cart and freezer.
Add veggies, fruits, and salads or serve with a side of crunchy tortilla chips. Prepare these for big game day, tailgating, as the main meal, a side dish or a snack. Just make sure to try them or you are not going to have 4 appetizing weekday meal solutions for those busy days ahead. ~ Dana XO