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Balance Your Plate with Stouffer's

I know, we’re all busy. Life is busy. No matter how hard we try to slow down, life continues to happen around us. The world keeps on spinning and we’re required to try to keep up.

It’s tiring and sometimes just downright miserable.

Can I get an amen?

And to top it off, my little people expect to be fed EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT. I mean, really? I guess they didn’t get the memo that I’m just spent. I don’t have anything left in the reserves. I can barely keep my eyes open and they expect a hot meal from a gas-powered stove. Those two things just don’t mix, y’all.

I know my limits and I know that some days the freezer and the oven are my BFF.

Limited on time but still need to get a nutritious dinner on the table? Learn how you can balance your plate with Stouffer's frozen dinner entrees.

And I don’t feel the least bit guilty about it. Having frozen entr?e’s on hand for those busy nights helps me to keep my little people happy and from me having a mental breakdown. Because nobody likes mom when that happens.

Limited on time but still need to get a nutritious dinner on the table? Learn how you can balance your plate with Stouffer's frozen dinner entrees.

Balance Your Plate with Stouffer’s

Did you know that most Americans only meet the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for proper nutrition roughly 7 days out of the year. That’s just 2% of the year. The other 98% we’re totally missing the mark. I don’t think we are all intentionally failing because we’re rebels. I think it’s because we are short on time, we are short on resources, and we just need simple.

Limited on time? Learn how to balance your plate with Stouffer's.

About two-thirds of consumers are looking for simple ways to follow the guidelines with prepared and whole foods.

How many times have you said, “I would eat healthier if I had more money,” or “If only I had more time I could eat healthier.” The three main reasons for consumers not eating healthfully are that it’s expensive, it’s too time consuming, and it’s overly complicated.

Balance Your Plate is an educational campaign to help consumers build nutritious, delicious, and convenient meals that meet the MyPlate recommendations. The strategy is quite simple: pair high quality frozen foods with fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, or other fresh ingredients.

Limited on time? Learn how to balance your plate with Stouffer's.

Sometimes there’s a misconception that frozen food isn’t as high quality as fresh foods. And while that is true is some cases, if you purchase a high-quality frozen food, you can be assured that the vegetables were selected at the peak of freshness reducing nutrient loss that often occurs prior to consumption of fresh produce. Freezing, in essence, is like nature’s pause button.

Limited on time? Learn how to balance your plate with Stouffer's.

Last week was crazy busy with work, kids activities, gym obligations, you know — just normal everyday life. I decided to give myself a break and make Stouffer’s Lasagna with Meat and Sauce for dinner one night. I was able to simply throw it in the oven, get a store-bought salad, and make homemade garlic bread. It was such an easy, but delicious dinner.

I mean, what’s not to love about freshly made, hand layered pasta with freshly cooked, hand–seasoned sauce with vine-ripened tomatoes all topped with fresh mozzarella and aged parmesan.

Limited on time? Learn how to balance your plate with Stouffer's.

When it comes to eating healthy and following nutrition guidelines I think it’s important to know all your options. Balance Your Plate offers product recipes and other helpful resources to help you along the way.

#Stouffers Twitter Party

Date: November 19, 2015

Time: 1pm EST

Hashtag: #Stouffers & #contest

RSVP: http://vite.io/themotherhoodchats

Prizes: 5 $25 Visa gift cards

I hope you’ll join us on Thursday for the party to chat about portion control guidelines and tips, along with affordable meal planning and meal pairing ideas!

How do you balance your plate?

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35 thoughts on “Balance Your Plate with Stouffer's”

  1. Leah says:

    I miss being able to eat Stouffers lasagna…they need to make a gluten free one!!!

  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    I haven’t had a Stouffer’s lasagna in ages. I need to get one because I always loved them.

  3. Pam says:

    I always keep a Stouffer’s lasagna in the freezer for when I’m pressed for time to make dinner. I always pair it with a yummy salad!

  4. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says:

    I love Stouffer’s. I use their meals all the time. They’re a great base for a family meal when I don’t have a lot of time.

  5. Patty says:

    That lasagna looks so good. There is nothing better than a crisp salad with a cheesy lasagna.

  6. MJ L. says:

    Love Stouffers! So easy to make for a quick family dinner!

  7. Liz Mays says:

    This is such an easy way to prep a balanced meal for the family. I really like Stouffer’s. I tried their lasagna and it’s delicious.

  8. Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama says:

    AMEN! Really, I have to feed you again?! I grew up on this lasagna, and I hope my kids like it, too.

  9. Katrina says:

    Adding fresh vegetables to a prepared meal is a great way to have a balanced meal.

  10. Charlie says:

    You know, people like to hate on frozen meals a lot, and a lot of that hate is probably well deserved, but Stouffers does frozen food right. Their lasagna is the bomb!

  11. Ellen ThatChicMom says:

    Stouffer’s is a great reliable opinion for busy moms! I love how you balanced your meal!

  12. Theresa says:

    I like to keep a box of Stouffer’s in the freezer for busy night dinners. It’s so nice to already have the meal prepared so I can just heat and eat!

  13. Chasing Joy says:

    I hope I can join in your twitter party. I grew up having stouffers family sized meals.

  14. Brenda Brown says:

    We try to have this once a month at least. They are so yummy!

  15. Cat Davis | Mom by the Beach Blog says:

    I was having a super lazy day last week and we bought one of those lasagnas. I know it sounds weird, but we served it in bread bowls and the kids LOVED it.

  16. Liz Mays says:

    That sounds so good, Cat! I love the idea of having it in bread bowls. Nom nom!

  17. Ellen Christian says:

    I totally agree. It can be a challenge to eat healthy when you’re pressed for time.

  18. valmg @ Mom Knows It All says:

    I always have some frozen foods on hand in the freezer, they are so convenient. I have had Stouffers Lasagna and it’s pretty flavorful.

  19. Shelley says:

    My Gram has been passing Stouffer’s lasagna off as her own homemade for 50 years. True story. LOL It’s that good. No one ever knew!

  20. Mama to 5 BLessings says:

    This looks delicious! Definitely a perfect meal for busy nights when there is not much time to cook!

  21. Lisa Joy Thompson says:

    We used to use Stouffer’s all the time on busy nights! I wish they would make a gluten-free one! I bet it would sell like crazy for all of busy moms with gluten-free family members!

  22. Alicia says:

    I have always enjoyed a good meal of Stouffers! This looks great.

  23. Shauna says:

    We have Stouffers at least a couple times a month. I love how easy they are to prepare and they are hearty enough to feed the whole family. YUMMY!

  24. Ann BAcciaglia says:

    I like Stouffer’s and keep a few frozen dinners in the freezer. Sometimes it is nice to not worry about making a meal from scratch. Stouffer’s is easy and delicious.

  25. Chrystal | YUM eating says:

    I haven’t had Stouffers in ages. I think a lot of people stay away from frozen food, not because of the peak of the vegetables when frozen, but more because of the sodium and preservatives added in order to have the food prepared and frozen. But, I am all for finding those ones with great nutritional balance and added fresh items to balance your plate.

  26. Kelly Hutchinson says:

    I love a goof Stouffer’s lasagna, especially on a cold night. A Caesar salad would go great with it.

  27. Raijean says:

    Yes, I love Stouffers! Especially, their lasagna… I’m going to by some before I start traveling for the holidays.

  28. Amy @GrinCheek2Cheek says:

    Stouffers would really come in handy for me tonight. Too bad I’m fresh OUT!
    I definitely agree… I’m spent, and those kids just keep wanting FOOD!

  29. Shell Feis says:

    We are definitely working on balancing our plates here! We love Stouffer’s.

  30. Jasmine says:

    We love stouffers lasagna! Its perfect for buys nights where I don’t want tot make dinner

  31. Toni | BoulderLocavore says:

    As much as I think cooking from scratch is a good thing, having s healthy option to fix up in a few minutes is something I rely on. Too many school nights are slammed with driving kids and homework to prepare a meal.

  32. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says:

    Used to bring these for lunch back in my cubicle days! Love Stouffers, don’t miss cubicle life! LOL ?

  33. Kiwi says:

    I like lasagna! Stoffers is a great brand for it delicious!

  34. Sara P. (@SensiblySara) says:

    I have a Stouffer’s Lasagna in my freezer all the time. They are especially nice for the days I know I’m not going to want to cook!

  35. Shannon Gurnee says:

    I love Stouffer’s dinners! That twitter party sounds like a lot of fun! Looking forward to it.

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