Fall is now upon us, which translates to pumpkin spice errrrything, layered clothes, and busy schedules. In fact, scientific studies have shown that people experience major upticks in stress during the fall season. New stressors include everything from changes in weather to greater the demands we face at both work and home. As the holiday season approaches, time becomes more of a luxury, which means we may not be exercising or cooking healthy meals as much as we’d like.
It’s around this time, when work and school are in full swing, that we find ourselves meandering towards the frozen meal aisle in search of convenient sustenance. This past week, I found myself in exactly this position. Work has been piling up, traveling has left me exhausted, and finding time for workouts has been a bit more challenging. So, why not save some time and go for a frozen meal?
Well, the issue is that most frozen meals lack nutrition density. They are pumped with additives and unpronounceable ingredients. Finding frozen meals that are both tasty and good for you seems like a pretty tall order, but fortunately, I can offer a recommendation. SMARTMADE™ by SmartOnes (R) offers frozen meals with ingredients you can pronounce. Each package comes with servings of vegetable and protein, offering a well-rounded meal.
I tried the Rosemary Grilled Beef & Vegetable SMARTMADE™ meal. In total, it was 270 calories, with a whopping 17 grams of protein. Ya girl is trying to build muscle, so I was very excited for this high-protein meal. SMARTMADE™ offers real ingredients, with none of the usual, sugary fillers. I was delighted to dig into the moist, grilled sirloin beef and fall vegetable fare (Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes!). The best part is that these are all ingredients I would usually use while cooking. I LOVE to cook, but as stated, sometimes it just takes too much time. By using SMARTMADE™, I still can enjoy the ingredients I love- without the prep time!
Suffice it to say, this is not your average, TV dinner situation. SMARTMADE™ offers frozen food for a new generation of health-conscious people crunched for time. For more info, check out the SMARTMADE™ website and Facebook page.