Sesame Chicken and Asian Cabbage Salad

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Lean Cuisine Sesame Chicken and Asian Cabbage Salad | read more at happilythehicks.com

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! 

Lean Cuisine Sesame Chicken and Asian Cabbage Salad | read more at happilythehicks.com

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 CUISINEĀ® 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. 

Lean Cuisine Sesame Chicken and Asian Cabbage Salad | read more at happilythehicks.com

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 Sesame Chicken and Asian Cabbage Salad | read more at happilythehicks.com

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. 

Lean Cuisine Sesame Chicken and Asian Cabbage Salad | read more at happilythehicks.com

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! 

Lean Cuisine Sesame Chicken and Asian Cabbage Salad | read more at happilythehicks.com

Asian Cabbage Salad
Serves 8
This tasty and crunchy Asian cabbage salad is bursting with flavor, and pairs perfectly with the Sesame Chicken Lean Cuisine!
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Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
For the Salad
  1. 1/2 red cabbage
  2. 1/2 green cabbage
  3. 3 scallions
  4. 4 whole carrots
  5. 1 cup shelled edamame
  6. 1 bell pepper
For the Dressing
  1. 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  2. 2 Tbsp olive oil
  3. 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  4. 1 tsp sesame oil
  5. 1 tsp garlic, minced
  6. 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  7. 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
For the Salad
  1. Slice the red and green cabbage into thin strips. Remove the hard, middle pieces. Place the cabbage in a large bowl.
  2. Thinly slice the white parts of the scallions until you get 1 Tbsp of them. Add to the bowl.
  3. Peel then shred the carrots with a grater. Add to the bowl.
  4. Wash then thinly slice the bell pepper. Cut the slices in half, then add to the bowl.
  5. Toss all the ingredients together and set aside.
For the dressing
  1. Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl until it's an even color.
  2. Drizzle over the salad and mix until evenly distributed.*
  3. Store leftover dressing in an airtight container in the fridge. I used a small mason jar!
Notes
  1. *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!
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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?
What are your tips for getting back on track after the holidays?

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  1. Chanel van Reenen

    December 27th, 2016 at 8:03 am

    this sounds delicious! i love food with an asian flare too!

  2. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    January 5th, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    I’ve been trying to push my comfort zone, and I am so glad I did! This salad turned out so delicious, and I loved the flavors in it. So crunchy and refreshing!

  3. Ben G

    December 27th, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Your salad looks so vibrant and colorful, I’m going to have to whip that up next time I reach for Lean Cuisine on a busy day! #Client

  4. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    January 5th, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Thanks Ben! It was so easy to make, and went PERFECTLY with the Lean Cuisine. Yum!

  5. Leighann Hall

    December 27th, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Looks delicious! I’m a fan of cabage salads for sure! Thanks for letting us know about the sale too!

  6. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    January 5th, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    I actually had my first cabbage salad just a few months ago and I was hooked. Thanks for stopping by, Leighann!

  7. Ayanna

    December 27th, 2016 at 11:51 am

    This looks delicious! I love making my own dressings too. One tip for getting back on track after the holidays, is to put exercise back in your schedule. Getting back into your regular routine is so important.

  8. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    January 5th, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Yes!! That has been key for me on getting back on track. How are you doing this new years?

  9. Ayanna

    January 5th, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    So far so good. I’m committed to making some life long changes by my birthday in May and healthier eating is one of them. ;-)

  10. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    January 5th, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    That’s awesome girl! Let me know if I can help out at all :)

  11. Charlotte

    December 27th, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    There’s gotta be a way to veganize this… i’m thinking either with soy chicken or tofu or something. I’ve been eating like a little oinker lately… ’tis the season though right?? That said, I really need to get back on the horse. Or train. I need to get my butt back in gear, is what I’m trying to say so thank you for this healthy recipe!! Looks delicious :)

  12. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    January 5th, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Yes! Such a great idea to make it fit your eating preferences. How are you doing with getting back on track?

  13. Neely

    December 27th, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    This is perfect! We are trying to get back on track!

  14. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    January 5th, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Thanks Neely! So am I… One day at a time haha.

  15. Ohbeehave

    December 27th, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Sounds delish! I love adding some crunchy noodles to my cabbage salad too!!

  16. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    January 5th, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Mmmm that’s a great idea! I’ll have to do that next time.

  17. Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons

    December 27th, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    This looks so delicious! Love all of the crunch!

  18. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    January 5th, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Me too! That’s one of the reasons I loved the salad so much. It was a great way to add some texture without adding a ton of carbs or guilt.

  19. Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.

    December 27th, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Lean Cusines are definitely my go-tos when I don’t feel like food prepping! I love that I can stay within my Weight Watchers points and have a quick and easy meal to heat up for lunch!

  20. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    January 5th, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Yes! I hadn’t realized they had so many yummy options that are perfect for last minute meals. I love Lean Cuisine!

  21. Sharon Glascoe

    December 28th, 2016 at 7:51 am

    This looks awesome Becca! I love how you paired the salad with the Lean Cuisine. I’m going to be sharing my pairing with Lean Cuisine next week. And it’s also a salad :)

  22. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    January 5th, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Thanks Sharon! :) I’m heading over to see your recipe. I love mixing in some fresh veggies with a microwave meal… Helps keep it yummy and alive!

  23. Amanda Kanashiro

    December 28th, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Lean Cuisine are definitely the best tasting of the frozen meals. I just wish they were gluten free. Celiacs and those with food allergies don’t have much choice out there. But, that cabbage salad looks delicious! I love salads of any kind. I would love it for lunch!

  24. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    January 5th, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    I never thought of that… At least gluten free products have grown in popularity! I know a few years ago it was so hard to find ANYTHING gluten free. Maybe frozen meals will come soon!

  25. Jessica Bradshaw

    December 28th, 2016 at 11:51 am

    YUM! That looks delicious. Just in time for clean eating in January.

  26. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    January 5th, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Thanks Jessica, and I know! Perfect timing. :)

  27. Justine Y

    December 30th, 2016 at 11:03 am

    That salad looks relaly good! And $1.99?! I think I need to go stock up, I relaly need some quick and healthy options for lunches for myself!

  28. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    January 5th, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Thanks Justine! And I KNOW. Such a great deal and they have so many flavors!

  29. Lauren | Simply Elliott

    December 30th, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    This is a great option for getting back in the swing of healthy! Yum!

  30. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    January 5th, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Oh it definitely was! The salad was so fresh, and I loved the Lean Cuisine. Definitely a great choice for eating healthier.

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