Can I be honest for a minute? I am 26 weeks pregnant and baby and I are both getting big (read more about my pregnancy here). Baby boy is overtaking my body, pushing my ribs and making it harder to eat. I am hungry all the time, but I can only eat small amounts at a time.
I used to drink a protein shake for breakfast and eat a yogurt with some fruit for lunch and I would be fine until dinner. But that just doesn't cut it when I am pregnant. I need more food. Actual healthy food, not just snacks. Several times a day. And I don't love to cook, nor do I have the time or energy to cook several meals a day, so I am always looking for healthy and tasty options to get my body the nutrition is needs while keeping my belly full.
So I was excited to hear that Lean Cuisine has come out with a new line of microwave meals: Lean Cuisine Honestly Good meals. Lean Cuisine Honestly Good meals are made with natural ingredients (all things that I can pronounce) and are a quick and healthy alternative to other meal options.
Because I eat, constantly, I decided to switch out my normal lunch-grazing for a Lean Cuisine Honestly Good meal to help me eat a well-rounded healthy meal that I truly need to get me through the afternoon. So I headed to +Target to pick up a few meals to try!
At first I couldn't find the Lean Cuisine Honestly Good meals, but then I realized that they were with the healthy, natural microwave meals! Makes perfect sense since these are made with wholesome natural ingredients.
Lean Cuisine's new Honestly Good meals come in 6 varieties including 2 fish options, 1 beef option and 3 chicken options. I had a hard time choosing, so I came home with 5 different meals to try. (That's what happens when a pregnant woman shops hungry!)
As a busy (pregnant) mom who tries to eat healthy and stay fit, it is helpful to me to have quick options for lunch that I know are healthy and I know will keep me full for longer then 10 minutes. Lean Cuisine's Honestly Good meals are, honestly, good.
Even my son wanted to try a bite! Yum.
I'm pretty picky about my food and I was happy that my vegetables were cooked yet still crunchy (not soggy) and the brown and wild rice with pineapple and almonds had a nice texture to it and was really tasty! The beef had very little fat on it and was honestly not too bad for a microwave meal. And the sauce was tasty too!
I love that half of my plate was filled with vegetables! I rarely eat vegetables for lunch so this was a great way to add a good helping of vegetables into my lunch. Yum. And Lean Cuisine and their farmers are donating a portion of vegetables grown for these meals to local communities. So you can eat healthy and know you are helping out too!
I am really excited to have a few extra options in my freezer for lunches this week!
Overall, I thought that Lean Cuisine Honestly Good meals were a good microwave meal and healthy and quick new lunch option! I love that these are made with all natural ingredients that I can pronounce and that they are healthy. My only con is that I wish they offered vegetarian options as well as meat options. Thanks to Lean Cuisine for helping to fill my freezer with a few fun lunch options for the week! You can learn more here.
So I want to know, what do you normally eat for lunch?