Let’s face it – whether you’re a stay at home or working parent, “What’s for dinner?” can be such a loaded question. There are the days where I manage to eke out a home cooked meal from scratch for hubby and I with Baby H taking long and leisurely naps…then there are the other 99% of the days 🙂
Life Choices Natural Foods is a health food company based out of Toronto with the mandate of “Making the Right Choices Easy”. They basically provide kid-friendly, healthy alternatives to the foods that families want to eat – mac & cheese, pizzas, nuggets, meatballs and pierogies. When I was given the chance to sample some of these natural convenience foods I was excited but actually a bit skeptical because, really – how good can frozen food taste? And how healthy can it actually be?
I sampled the chicken nuggets and chicken strips since after being around a range of boys aged 3-10 M and I have become quite the chicken nugget connoisseurs.
Brand: Life Choices Natural Foods – Chicken nuggets and strips
MSRP: $10.99 each
– Premium quality chicken, vegetable-grain fed raised without antibiotics or animal byproducts
– Custome multigrain coating includes flax, whole grain and oats providing sources of Omega 3 and fibre
I Love It Because: First of all, this meal was a breeze to throw together. Anything oven-cooked is a mom’s best friend and this was no exception. The chicken cooked in the oven for 18 minutes at 400 and I had thrown in some chopped taters/onions with some salt/pepper/garlic powder/paprika beforehand. Added a salad and voila – dinner was served.
The chicken wasn’t as browned as I expected it to be. It was, however, very moist! I figured with the crusty coating that it looked a bit dry but was pleasantly surprised. The coating was tasty but didn’t seem to be over-flavoured which is something I hate. M enjoyed his and we both concurred the nuggets for some reason were tastier than the strips (though you would think they would be similar?!)
But I Wish It Had: …and I’m stuck! Can’t really think of anything these bad boys are missing.
So, Reco or No? Definitely gonna have to give these the thumbs up. For a healthy and tasty QUICK meal for your family, you’ll want to run out to your local Pusateris (or one of these other stores) and grab yourself some of these. I am actually very excited to try the pizzas which my store didn’t have on hand at the time I was there. You can’t really go wrong here and you can feel good that even though you’re not crafting a meal from scratch – you’re still serving your fam something wholesome and yummy!
GIVEAWAY TIME! Wanna try it for yourself? Life Choices Natural Foods is giving away an awesome insulated lunch tote chock FULL of their yummy healthy products! To enter simply leave a comment at the bottom of this post letting me know that you have done the following (#1 is your mandatory entry for this contest, the rest are extra entries): Entries accepted until Wed August 31st 2011.
#2 – Follow Life Choices on Twitter here *extra entry* and leave a comment to let me know
#3 – Follow StylnMommy on Twitter here *extra entry* and leave a comment to let me know
#4 – Sign up for the Life Choices e-newsletter here *extra entry* and leave a comment to let me know
Good Luck and Cheers to Healthy, Easy Meals!
This Contest is open to Canadian Residents only. I was not compensated for this post and all views and opinions are my own.
UPDATE: Congrats to Alfa! Winner chosen by random.org.