I have to confess – even though I am a devoted foodie and everyone in our home values good quality, nutritious food, we don’t always have the time to cook family meals from scratch.
Some days we are racing from one family activity to another but we still like to make time to stop at home and grab something that is packed with ingredients that deliver delicious, modern flavours all while providing me and the family with the perfect balance of taste, nutrition and convenience. Enter my new Wingman, STOUFFER’S® Fit Kitchen meals.
After an early morning run in the park for me and the dog, followed by an art class for Blonde Bear and a skating lesson for Brown Bear, we needed to get home and have a quick lunch before going to meet some friends for a play date to explore the shoreline.
In an effort to keep our family budget under control and to make sure we are making food choices that provide us with healthy and nutritious meals, we are eating at home much more regularly. So I thought today would be an excellent day to try out the new STOUFFER’S® Fit Kitchen meals.
To begin I first warmed up the STOUFFER’S® Fit Kitchen Rotisserie Seasoned Turkey meal. The good news – my kids absolutely loved it. I did manage to get a couple of pictures before they got right into it and I also grabbed a taste before they had a chance to devour it.
I was very impressed to see that there are large pieces of real turkey meat in it.
There are also large chunks of vegetables including red skinned white potatoes, sweet potatoes, and green beans. I’m not exaggerating when I say that the gravy in the STOUFFER’S® Fit Kitchen meal is almost as good as the gravy that my Mom makes.
I have never been a fan of frozen green beans, but Stouffer’s has some process in which they are able to flash freeze the green beans in their meals so that when warmed up, they are crisp, tender and full of flavour. They are very much like fresh cooked green beans.
I loved the Stouffer’s meal, but as I said, the best part was that both of my kids really liked the meal.
Another thing to appreciate about the STOUFFER’S® Fit Kitchen meals is the packaging; it is very informative and easy to read. There is detailed information listing the grams of protein, the calories, how much fat is in each meal, sodium content, sugar, protein and vitamin A. The information is all easily accessible on the outside of the package.
While the kids were busy eating the Rotisserie Seasoned Turkey meal, I put the Bourbon Steak with chipotle mashed sweet potatoes, seasoned broccoli & red peppers in the microwave.
Once again I was very impressed with the way the meal turned out. The large chunks of beef were tender and succulent and very clearly real pieces of beef.
The kids found the chipotle mashed sweet potatoes a little too spicy. However, I like things a little spicy and these mashed sweet potatoes were exactly what I needed to satisfy my hunger for spicy.
The broccoli in the Bourbon Steak STOUFFER’S® Fit Kitchen meal didn’t survive the microwaving as well as the beans did in the Rotisserie Seasoned Turkey meal. It was very tasty but a little too mushy for me. Still it was nicely seasoned and delicious.
The best part of this meal was the gravy. The Bourbon Steak was on full throttle once it hit my taste buds. A strong and flavourful gravy that made me really sit up and pay attention. This is a meal I will definitely have again!!
As well as the two STOUFFER’S® Fit Kitchen meals that I sampled here, they also offer:
- STEAK FAJITA in smoked red chile sauce with a mix of red & green peppers and seasoned brown rice
- CILANTRO LIME CHICKEN white meat chicken with a black bean & corn mix, seasoned brown rice and a verde tomatillo sauce
- MONTEREY CHICKEN with diced red skin & sweet potatoes, lightly buttered green beans with BBQ style sauce
- OVEN ROASTED CHICKEN with diced red skin potatoes, seasoned broccoli and a savory wine sauce
I realize that STOUFFER’S® Fit Kitchen meals aren’t for every day. But the reality is that we all have those days when we are just too busy to prepare a meal or when we are home alone, but with STOUFFER’S® Fit Kitchen meals I now know that I have a wingman ready to help out at meal time.
STOUFFER’S® Fit Kitchen meals are my new wingman and are a great way to get a delicious protein packed meal ready to lend a hand.