Hey how is everyone’s Sunday going so far? I was lazy for most of the day and finally decided I had to get up and get a few groceries to get me through the week (the fridge was looking pretty empty).
Today I wanted to talk to you all about some items that you can pick up in the freezer section to make your healthy life a lot easier. While I am a big advocate of meal prepping, I haven’t been doing a great job of it lately. For the next two weeks I am going to be sitting through a pretty tough class, and although today would usually be my meal prep day, I really just wanted to relax. So I decided to pick up a few of my favorite freezer section items to get me through this week ( and next :D)
Even if you are a faithful meal prepper, I would highly recommend always having a few items like the ones I’m going to be discussing tucked away in your freezer for those times that you need a quick fix.
Jimmy Dean’s Breakfast Bowls-22g protein, 19g carbs, 8g fat
This is my number one favorite breakfast food (except for my mom’s homemade sausage and biscuits of course). There are a few different ones to pick from, along with a few bowls that are for other meals. I always go with the turkey sausage because the macros are a little more favorable.
Tyson’s Chicken Breast Fillets-21g protein, 2g carbs, 2g fat
These bags of already cooked chicken breasts are a life saver. Combine them with a microwaveable cup of minute rice, and you’re ready to go. Chicken Breast Strips are also available, however I have found that the amount of fat on them is much higher than the whole chicken breasts.
Philly Gourmet 100% Beef Burgers=19g protein, 0g carbs, 18g fat
While I was in the freezer section, I compared a couple different brands of burger patties. What impressed me about Philly Gourmet is that the only ingredient listed…is beef!! Most of the other brands had several other hard to pronounce ingredients in them, so when I picked these up and saw only one word listed, I decided to go with them.
Smart One’s Microwave Meals-Varies
Smart One’s are branded by Weight Watchers. While it is in everyone’s best interest to stay away from processed foods (which is what I think of when I think of TV dinners), the macros in most of these are pretty good. Smart One’s macros are better than any of the other microwave dinners I looked at, and they also taste pretty good. They are also cheaper than other ‘healthy’ freezer dinners. I lucked out even more today; found a coupon for $2 off 7 boxes!
Alexia Sweet Potato Fries-1g protein, 23g carbs, 4g fat
When you’re in the market for great carbs, grab some sweet potatoes! While one would normally put these in the oven, I usually throw them in the skillet right alongside whatever I’m cooking (I love pairing these with almond flour crusted tilapia). I usually pick up the sea salt flavor, which is excellent. However, I was feeling froggy today and grabbed the chipotle spicy version. We shall see!
Sugar Free Popsicles-0g protein, 4g carbs, 0g fat
Last but definitely not least in my book, we have sugar free popsicles. I have gotten hooked on these lately, and why not? They are only 15 calories each. They are excellent for cooling you off or hitting that sweet spot without killing your macros. Can anyone say ‘not so guilty pleasure’? 🙂
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See you all soon, and stay Ruthless!