Most of you know that in the last year I’ve been trying to be more conscious of the way that I eat. I’ve been working on NOT grabbing the kid’s leftovers and stuffing them down as I run out the door and instead have been looking for options that I feel good about eating. And I have to say, I did pretty well with it during the school year. With both the kids in school, I was able to think through balanced meals with help from easy to make LEAN CUISINE® lunches and even occasionally sit down and eat them in peace while enjoying my beautiful mountain views. So naturally, going into the summer months, I though I had mastered the art of lunching well. But what I didn’t take into account was our crazy summer schedules. Over the last few weeks, I’ve discovered that between camps, workouts, friends and fun, I’m having to get a little creative when it comes to making lunch a priority.
So, with all the summer fun that is going on, how am I making time for me and ensuring that my daily lunch is not only something that I do but that it’s also something I enjoy? The answers might just surprise you because honestly, they are so easy…and kinda amazingly delicious!
Schedule it on Your Calendar
I know this might sounds silly but for many of you moms, you’re nodding along. As part of my kid’s summer routine, they know when their lunch time is. But because I don’t want to eat while I’m running back and forth fixing things for them, I try to schedule my lunch time after they have eaten. No matter when I schedule it, I put a full half hour on my calendar every day and make sure that when my alarm goes off, I stop what I’m doing and fix a lunch that I can feel good about.
While leads me to my next tip….
Have Plenty of Options
For me, there is nothing that ruins lunch time faster than not being able to find something amazing to eat. So when I was recently shopping at Walmart, I made sure to pick up a variety of LEAN CUISINE® meals to ensure that I’ve always got an easy meal on hand.
Because while I may be short on time, I don’t want to be short on flavor. That’s why I look for options that will meet my different moods and it never fails that I can find a favorite with LEAN CUISINE® MARKETPLACE meals! With the ability to deliver contemporary cuisine and four amazing new limited time varieties that have been added to their already amazing selection, they help me feed all of my different food moods!
Plus, with varieties that boast made with organic ingredient options, gluten-free options and even protein packed options, LEAN CUISINE®’s No-GMO varieties ensure that no matter what mood I’m in, there’s a perfect food that will not only match it but make it even more delicious.
Make Choices that Excite You
One of the reasons that I’m a fan of having multiple LEAN CUISINE® meal options on hand is because there is nothing better than having a lunch that excites you. It takes lunch time from something you need to do to something you want to do. And by making choices that excite me everyday, I can be sure that I won’t be tempted to just let lunch time slip by.
Right now I’m really into the limited edition LEAN CUISINE® MARKETPLACE meals. It’s never a bad lunch when I open my freezer to see a LEAN CUISINE® MARKETPLACE Cheese & Fire-Roasted Chile Tamale waiting to be enjoyed.
With bold flavors that make lunch time anything but boring, this quick and easy meal feels like an indulgence but can be made quickly so that I can get back to the craziness of my summer days.
On other days, when I feel a little exotic, I love being able to reach for LEAN CUISINE® MARKETPLACE Thai – Style Ginger Beef.
This flavorful meal tastes like having lunch in a restaurant but is easy to make from the convenience of my own home. And I have to say, with the variety of the new LEAN CUISINE® MARKETPLACE options, I can easily make a different lunch choice to excite me every day of the week just by heading to the freezer and popping my meal of choice into the microwave!
Turn Lunch Time into “You Time”
Trust me when I say I know how it is to have a lot going on. But taking a little time out of the day to sit down and enjoy lunch won’t stop the world from turning! I often have to tell myself that I deserve the break and I totally do! Plus, thanks to the ease of my new LEAN CUISINE® MARKETPLACE meal options, my meal is ready in minutes, giving me time to sit on my porch, enjoy the variety of amazing flavors and just take a few minutes for myself.
Really, it’s what I need on a daily basis to remind me that I’m more than just a human taxi. I’m more than a machine that checks items off our calendar. It’s my time to feel like I’m just me and that with all I have going on, an easy lunch that tastes totally amazing and allows me to stop long enough to enjoy it is just what I need.
As you continue through the summer months, I challenge you to find time for lunch….and for you. Start by checking out the limited edition varieties of LEAN CUISINE® MARKETPLACE meals to ensure that lunch time is something you can get excited about every day! With the addition of LEAN CUISINE® MARKETPLACE Cheese & Fire-Roasted Chile Tamale, LEAN CUISINE® MARKETPLACE Thai – Style Ginger Beef, LEAN CUISINE® MARKETPLACE Chicken Tikka Masala and LEAN CUISINE® MARKETPLACE Southwest – Style Potato Bake, these easy to make lunches are providing flavor combinations that will feed the foodie in all of us so don’t forget to pick them up today at your local Walmart.
Then tell me, which of the limited edition LEAN CUISINE® MARKETPLACE varieties are you most excited to try?