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Christmas is over and it’s time to get back to reality. I always dread this time of year, because I hate taking down my Christmas decorations and moving on with life. Christmas always seems to fly by! However, on the other hand, I am glad life is back to “normal”. I’m ready to get back into the groove of things, get my eating back on track (holiday treats are no joke!) and prep for the new year. I have been working so hard on some amaaazing things for 2017 and I can’t wait to share them with y’all. You’re going to love it!
Today I’m excited to share a fun recipe and meal with you. With the holidays winding down, many of us are looking at that one pair of jeans asking “how in the world am I going to fit in those?!” I get it! We’re bloated, maybe gained a few pounds, and our bodies are craving some nutritious foods. Well lucky for you, this meal is not only easy to make, but it’s a great option for those who are wanting to make healthier choices for lunch at home or at work. The star of the show is the LEAN CUISINE® Marketplace Sesame Chicken, which I paired with a tasty Asian Cabbage Salad with an asian salad dressing that is delicious, if I say so myself.
There are so many reasons you should stock up on Lean Cuisines this new year. For the entire month of January, Lean Cuisine will be on sale for $1.99 (regularly $3.00) at Target. How awesome is that? This is the perfect time to fill your freezer with some of their delicious meals, like the Marketplace Sesame Chicken, Marketplace Vermont Mac and Cheese and the Marketplace Spicy Penne Arrabiata. It is a great way to prep for success this new year and winter season, by keeping healthier options at your fingertips!
Lean Cuisine is also a great option for people on the go. Take it from me… Between my full time teaching job, working on the blog, maintaining my Etsy shop and starting up my photography business, sometimes making a healthy, nutritious meal just isn’t going to happen. That’s why I love Lean Cuisine! Their meals are packed with protein, are non-GMO, gluten free, made with organic ingredient options and they don’t use any artificial preservatives. They provide an easy way to keep a balanced diet without having to worry or stress about what I’m putting in my body. I don’t feel guilty when I chow down on a Lean Cuisine, because I know I’m fueling my body and providing it with the nutrients it need to be happy and healthy.
I am a huge fan of Chinese food, and when I saw Lean Cuisine had a Sesame Chicken option, I was all over it. I wanted to add a fresh, crunchy component to the meal so I came up with a cabbage salad that I absolutely loved. It was easy to make, and the recipe made a HUGE bowl, so I snacked on it all week long. To go with the salad, I also made a yummy Asian salad dressing that pulled together the flavors of the Lean Cuisine with the cabbage salad and guys, it was perfect! Best of all, the salad is full of ingredients your body loves, from the protein in the edamame to the vitamins in the cabbage, it’s a powerhouse of flavor and health benefits. The Sesame Chicken Lean Cuisine and Asian Cabbage Salad are the perfect meal to get your eating back on track and to give your body the foods it craves!
This tasty and crunchy Asian cabbage salad is bursting with flavor, and pairs perfectly with the Sesame Chicken Lean Cuisine!
For the Salad
- 1/2 red cabbage
- 1/2 green cabbage
- 3 scallions
- 4 whole carrots
- 1 cup shelled edamame
- 1 bell pepper
For the Dressing
- 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
For the Salad
- Slice the red and green cabbage into thin strips. Remove the hard, middle pieces. Place the cabbage in a large bowl.
- Thinly slice the white parts of the scallions until you get 1 Tbsp of them. Add to the bowl.
- Peel then shred the carrots with a grater. Add to the bowl.
- Wash then thinly slice the bell pepper. Cut the slices in half, then add to the bowl.
- Toss all the ingredients together and set aside.
For the dressing
- Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl until it’s an even color.
- Drizzle over the salad and mix until evenly distributed.*
- Store leftover dressing in an airtight container in the fridge. I used a small mason jar!
- *If you want to keep the salad for a few days, only dress the cabbage you are going to eat. This helps avoid the cabbage from getting too soft and soggy!
- Serving Size: 8
Now it’s your turn to talk! Answer one of the following questions in the comments below:
Visit the Lean Cuisine website, then tell me which do you want to try the most?
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