Do you ever find that there are those days when making lunch is just not something you want to do? There are definitely times when I'd much rather have a quick and easy meal that tastes great and is still a healthy option for me, than trying to decide what to make myself. Toward the end of my pregnancy I especially felt this way. I wanted something healthy but quick and easy for me to grab and eat. That's why I was excited to learn about the new Healthy Choice line of Top Chef Inspired Cafe Steamers!
Healthy Choice offers more than 60 varieties in the frozen food aisle that are convenient, tasty and offering something for everyone's taste and craving. If you haven't heard already, this year Healthy Choice actually teamed up with Bravo's Top Chef introducing their exclusive line of eight Healthy Choice Top Chef Inspired Cafe Steamers.
Thanks to Healthy Choice and The Motherhood, I had the opportunity to try out two of the Healthy Choice Top Chef Inspired Cafe Steamers and they couldn't have arrived at a better time. We were busy getting ready for the arrival of our little one, the kids had already eaten and I needed to find something healthy and good for supper. After searching my refrigerator, I remembered that I had the Grilled Chicken Marinara with Parmesan and Chicken Linguini with Red Pepper Alfredo meals and decided to try one of them out. I went with the Grilled Chicken Marinara with Parmesan and was very impressed right off the bat.
Leaving the plastic on the bowl, I popped it in the microwave for just 4 minutes. I then pulled it out, took off the plastic film and dumped the pasta and meat into the sauce. The unique steaming technology separates the sauce from the rest of the entree to steam the meal in the microwave, allowing for crisp veggies, tender meats and al dente pastas. I think this is really a neat feature and something I've never seen with frozen meals before. I LOVE it! It gives such a fresh-tasting meal in just minutes. Trying it out...I couldn't believe how delicious it was. I've tried many frozen meals in the past, and this one definitely sits at the top of my list. It was fresh, yummy and so easy to make. The flavor was bold and best of all...containing quality ingredients, I knew this meal was a healthy one for me.
The exclusive new line also includes other great varieties that include the following:
- Barbeque Seasoned Steak with Red Potatoes
- Chicken Fresca with Chardonnay
- Chicken Margherita with Balsamic
- Grilled Chicken Pesto with Vegetables
- Grilled Vegetables Mediterranean with Rice
- Roasted Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms
Of course, after how much I loved the first meal...I couldn't wait to try out the other one and had it the next day. All I can say is, YUM! The Chicken Linguini with Red Pepper Alfredo was delicious. Once again, the steaming technology really gave me a fresh, home-cooked meal taste in just a few minutes. It's perfect for those days you want something easy and delicious for a quick meal.
I have been very impressed and look forward to trying other varieties as well. Sound like something you'd love to try? These meals are starting to appear in grocery stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $2.75 - $3.50. For more information you can visit www.healthychoice.com or www.bravotv.com/showdown.
**The Healthy Choice meals were provided to me at no cost for review purposes by Healthy Choice and TheMotherhood. All opinions are honest and 100% mine. The opinions and experiences of others may differ from my own.**