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WIAW- Amy’s Kitchen

20 Feb

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Jenn, this WIAW link up is too much fun for me to handle! Please be sure to check out Jenn’s blog- Peas and Crayons!

Amy’s is by far my favorite frozen food brand to buy from the store. A couple of years ago, I stumbled upon Amy’s from a Hungry Girl email. Their products sounded too good to be true, basically a dream for someone in love with fresh ingredients. The first product I tried was the Veggie Loaf Whole Meal. Thereafter, I was sold.

So many times frozen foods can taste far from the real thing, but the taste of Amy’s is so homemade to me, maybe because their food is real! On the box you’ll see it says: no additives, no preservatives, and no GMOs. You’ll also be able to read the ingredient list.

When I walk down the frozen foods aisle of the store, I tend to go a little crazy with Amy’s products, but I love being able to pull Amy’s out of the freezer at home. It’s a home cooked meal within minutes.

Although Amy’s wraps, meals, and lasagnas could be a meal on their own, I like to round them out with even more veggies (great for anyone veg-ifying their meals this month for Jenn at Peas and Crayons challenge!), soups, fruits, and other goodies.

Amy’s products currently in my kitchen:

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Organic Light in Sodium – Lentil Vegetable Soup, Medium Organic Chili, and Low Fat Cream of Tomato Light in Sodium Soup

All three are the perfect complement to a sandwich! The lentil vegetable and tomato are delicious on a sandwich or on top of a potato! 

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Tofu Vegetable Lasagna

This is where tofu entered into my diet.

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Vegetable Pie in a Pocket Sandwich

Perfect with lentil soup and a salad on the side.

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Cheese Pizza in a Pocket Sandwich

This may just be the best pizza!

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Non-Dairy Vegetable Pot Pie

Everything about this pot pie is delicious from the crust to the sauce! I don’t know how Amy’s does it!

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Asian Noodle Stir-Fry

When I’m craving Asian, I know what I’m having!

Amy’s meals that made it onto my menu this past week:

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Amy’s Feta Spinach Wrap with more spinach on the side, chicken, strawberries (making several appearances in the kitchen as well!), Kumato tomatoes, pure pumpkin, and balsamic vinaigrette.

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Amy’s Light and Lean Spinach Lasagna with spinach on the side (I must be on a spinach kick…I was eating a lot of kale!), chickpeas, chicken, strawberries, avocado, sugar snap peas, and balsamic vinaigrette.

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Amy’s Bean & Rice Burrito- Non-Dairy is perfect with a dollop of yogurt and salsa! Avocado on the side! I should’ve put tortilla chips with this too!

Oh, and don’t forget desert!

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What’s your favorite frozen food brand or Amy’s product?

“It’s Just Another Manic Monday”

21 Jan

Poor Mondays, they get such a bad rep.

Just look at this guy —>

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At least the Monday Campaigns gives us something to look forward to! Unfamiliar with their initiatives? Take a look at the Monday Campaign overview on their website.

Today’s Healthy Monday Tip:

“Start Slow, Go Steady
Physical activity isn’t just a way to lose weight; it’s an essential step towards a long, vibrant life! If you haven’t been active in a while, now’s the time to revamp your routine. Start out with smaller amounts of exercise at lower intensities and gradually progress to moderate-intensity activity to reduce your risk of injury. This week, work on your fitness routine and don’t worry about how fast or hard others are exercising around you. Remember that you’re never too out-of-shape to get active!”

Ideas:

  • Calling up friends for a walk- especially great for today if you have the day off! Soak up that Vitamin D!
  • Try a new exercise class (I know from experience that it can take awhile to find what you like to do, but once you find a class you love, you’ll be hooked and feeling great, I promise!)
  • One of my favorites:

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Examples of small bouts of physical activity I like to incorporate into my day:

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Dishwasher calf raises

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Dishwasher Plie Squats

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Crunches with Stability Ball while watching TV

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Russian Twists with Stability Ball while watching TV

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Tree Pose while at computer

Every little bit helps us to stay healthy!

Strategies to increase physical activity

My Meatless Monday meal: For dinner, I’m planning on having Amy’s, the nation’s leading natural frozen food brand. I’m torn between if I want her Tofu Lasagna or her Bean and Rice Burrito. I always add a big salad on the side! I can’t wait to do a post on Amy’s!

Looking for ideas? Check out the Meatless Monday page, another one of the Monday Campaign initiatives! Good stuff!

Join me in my yoga sesh today: 

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Motivation for today:

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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

What kind of physical activity will you engage in today or this week?

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