Once I get there, I usually find my staple item...for example, a can of tuna fish (what can I eat with this besides bread? Multi-grain WW chips maybe?) or deli ham (could this go in a fiber and nutrient bed of salad greens?). I'm always trying to find a way to "spruce up" my lunches but without adding a ton of points. Sometimes it can be a success. Like today!
Now...just to get this out of the way, I in no way, shape, or form condone eating frozen meals all of the time. Not that there is anything wrong with them, and they really make some peoples lives and diets a lot easier and thats great for them!! Personally, my body just hates the added sodium and they always leave me feeling flat and not full. BUT, that is not to say that due to whatever $$ I do or do not have that week or what I'm sick of eating or not eating, that I do not buy an occasional Lean Cuisine or Smart Ones. This week, we were strapped for cash and my local supermarket had them on sale. I decided to buy a few to help spice up my lunches that have been filled with a lot of soup and salad recently.
Here is how I simply made my boring 6-point Santa Fe Rice & Beans Frozen meal, a more hearty and better tasting 8 point lunch!:
Please excuse the poor photography again. My camera still isnt fixed so I'm stuck taking pictures with my ancient phone. I figured something was better than nothing!
Here are my ingredients..minus the hot sauce which I forgot to put in with the group. The flour tortilla was 2 pts, the Lean Cuisine was 6 pts, & the FF Sour Cream & Jalapeños were 0 pts.
There's the hot sauce!! Also a great 0 pt condiment (I use hot sauce ALOT). Look at how much left over rice & beans I have that I can eat after my burrito! It's like getting two lunches for the price of one!
Ok honestly, this picture doesn't look crazy appetizing, LOL. But it was really good!! And crazy filling. I'm stuffed!!
I feel like I made the most of something I wasn't crazy about eating in the first place, and really turned it into a fulfilling meal. I still have 13 points left over for an afternoon snack & dinner!!
Sometimes, just thinking outside the box (haha, get it, frozen meal box...oh, errr....nevermind) and getting a little creative with items you already have at your disposal, can make all the difference in your diet.I hope everyone is having a great day!!