#LoveEveryMinute Using @Minute_Rice For Dinner

If you read my personal blog, you will know that I have lost almost 80 lbs over the last year (go me!).  I have made drastic changes in our diet here at my house.  One of those changes are making much healthier dinners!  However, with two kids in different activities, dinner time can be hectic here.  I personally love easy quick meals that don’t take a lot of time or a lot of work.  Last nights dinner is no exception.

One of the easiest things you can add to your meal (and if you read this blog regularly, you will know that we eat rice as a side all the time!) is rice.  It is so easy to make and Minute Rice makes it so you can’t screw it up.  Minute Rice’s White Rice takes all of 5 minutes to make whereas the brown rice takes 10 minutes.

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I went with the brown rice last night for dinner, because it has less calories. My kids can’t tell the difference between white rice and brown rice, so I luck out and can serve them either! Our dinner last night consisted of a steamed chicken breast (with a Tuscan Farmhouse Blend with Sea Salt rub), rice, and green beans.

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This healthy dinner is something we try and do once a week. My kids finish their plates, and it literally takes less than 30 minutes! The longest part of this dinner is cooking the chicken. If I used my Foreman Grill, the chicken breast would be done in about 8 minutes. If I use my steamer, then we are looking at 20 – 30 minutes.

Minute® Rice is so quick and easy to prepare and is great pantry staple. When meal time seems like a hassle, Minute® Rice is a go-to ingredient your whole family will love and allows you to have more quality time doing what your want with your loved ones.

Leftover rotisserie chicken or veggies from a meal earlier in the week? Minute® Rice can easily be paired with some of your leftover ingredients to make a quick, easy and wholesome meal your whole family will love in just a matter of minutes.

Visit http://www.minuterice.com/ to create a great main meal or side dish for your next family get-together or potluck.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Rice.

 

Kick Off 2013 with Fresh Meals from Schwan’s

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With the excitement of a new year upon us, there’s no time like now to feed your family some fresh, delicious foods to start out 2013.

Make it easy to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions with a range of comforting and healthy meals such as the Unbreaded Chicken Breast Filets and Mini Beef Pot Roast and sizzling Chicken Marinara & Tortellini and Southwest Fiesta skillet meals. To accompany the meal, add fresh veggies such as Broccoli Florets or a Mediterranean Vegetable Blend, and finish off with guilt-free LiveSmart Ice Cream Sandwiches or Wild Berry Frozen Yogurt.

I know, I know – how do these taste?  Awesome!  We got to try the Mini Beef Pot Roast and the Mediterranean Vegetable Blend.  You would never guess that this came from your freezer.  It was that good!  I also loved how quick and easy it was to make!  Dinner in less than 30 minutes in my house is heaven sent!

Schwan’s was a brand that wasn’t on my radar till now.  However, now that we’ve tried it, I’ll be purchasing more!  It is that good!