Wow! These have been chaotic days around the house! We're traveling to Portugal in a week, to see family and friends, which we do just once a year. It's a happy time but also a very busy one. Getting everything ready for all of us, including getting the kids on board about packing light takes a lot of effort and many hours of sweet talk. We'll get there!
In the meantime there hasn't been many time to explore new recipes or work on new ideas because I'm getting my fridge cleaned and ready for our 3 week absence. I'm always trying not to buy anything extra that we really son't need because we're be going away and I can't have spoiled food!
Lucky for me I have been going through my Good Food Made Simple frozen meals. The brand was generous enough to send me some coupons for free products so I could try them out and tell you all about it. It's been great so far, I'll tell you that!
I've been focusing on brands that care about what they put in their meals and that have products that we can easily heat up and that don't require a messy routine to get lunch or dinner on the table. If that's possible under 10 minutes the better!
Good Food Made Simple does all this.
In contrast with many breakfast foods frozen meals, loaded with preservatives and artificial flavors Good Food Made Simple uses only natural, minimally processed ingredients and makes all its meals from scratch. The products are then frozen to preserve the freshness the natural way, so there's no need to use the artificial junk!
Wholesome ingredients that make us feel good and that allow us to have a proper balanced and nutritious diet. Food doesn't have to be over complicated, simple is good - simple is better! The brand offers a wide variety of products, from breakfast staples to full nutritious entrees.
There are 8 different varieties, plenty of choices for everyone!
I'm getting every flavor to try because I just had the Southwestern Veggie and it was amazing. Full of flavor, fully satisfying and with ingredients that you can name just by looking at them. No mushy mixture inside, just plain ingredients. For me, that's a keeper! Just take a look:
Gorgeous, isn't it?
I haven't tryied these out yet but will be looking for them on my next shopping trip. They're available in 4 flavors:
A bit more elaborate and with some extra ingridents to give some extra kick to these meal sized wraps. They're great to pair with a small bowl ou soup or a fresh greeen, clean salad.
Also, the brand has available frozen white patties which are great for each one of us customize for breakfast, lunch or snack time. I'm planning on using them to build some muffin based breakfast sandwiches that I will then freeze. That way I'll always have a fast and good options with veggies, cheese and great quality whites.
Pancakes and Waffles
For those with a sweet tooth these options are great. You can have them ready in a hurry, just popped them in the microwave and after a couple of minutes you're getting them on the plate. The puffs are great just by themselves or with fresh fruit and yogurt. The waffles are also a great option and, if you're feeling a bit more indulging just grab a scoop of good old ice cream and a dash of whipped cream and you'll make the kids afternoon!
Steel Cut Oatmeal
There are 3 versions available and I'm just sorry that I haven't found them at my grocery store yet because Oats are my favorite all time breakfasts! I love having them both in the winter time for some comforting cozy warm feeling or in the summer with fresh flavors from the farmers market!
That has been my mine focus these days because I'm really needing some help with lunchtime, as I said.Even tough I'm trying some of the meals now I had already tasted some of the entrées before and I loved them all. I'll list them and will let you know along the way what i though about them, in case it's one of the ones I know:
Who can resist that??
The texture is great, the heat is on point and the rice that comes with it is fluffy. Really like this dish and, because my kids don't appreciate it that much I rather have the option for me; in case they have something special for dinner I'll be having my enchiladas!
You can see the texture of the noodles is just fine and you can get a piece of everything each time you taste it because it's not just a mushy amalgam of ingredients! That's why I like GFMS products, I see what I'm eating!
See that sauce on the photo? It's really delicious and luscious. As usual, I added half an avocado, drizzled with lime juice and a sprinkle of chili flakes. The salsa also worked out great with the flavors of this dish.
Other list of great flavor combos that work pretty well as a light meal or that can be paired up with soup or salad, for example, to make a more fulfilling meal.
If you'd like to know more about the Good Food Made Simple brand look up their website, here.
Let me tell you a bit more about what goes into these meals. All recipes are created by a real chef and the test kitchen is a real restaurant. The ingredients are carefully chosen and organic, whenever possible.
CAGE FREE EGGS: the chickens roam free, aren't confined to cages or crates and are raised without the use of antibiotics.
ANTIBIOTIC-FREE MEAT: all beef is antibiotic-free and the nitrate-free, uncured bacon comes from pigs that are never given any antibiotics. Ever.
REAL CHEESE: no funny stuff in this cheese. It's free of animal rennet, artificial colors or antibiotics. Always.
ORGANIC: Good Food Made Simple uses organic and non-GMO ingredients whenever possible. The Vermont Maple and the Original Steel Cut Oatmeals are certified USDA Organic.
The products from these brand are also free of artificial preservatives, artificial colors, artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners and hydrogenated oils.
The next time you visit the Good Food Made Simple website make sure to take a look at the section "Blog" to be on top of anything new related to the brand. They also have great suggestions on how to turn up the volume on those frozen meals!
The brand is also on Facebook and Instagram and have frequent giveaway opportunities. Win coupons for free meals? Who doesn't like that?? I'd love to know what products you're going to try first!