How I Enjoy Restaurant-Style Salads at Home with Lean Cuisine #BYOL

Lean Cuisine Salad Additions #BYOL #CBias

If you follow me on Twitter, you probably know from my profile that ‘I am probably craving a salad right now.’ I enjoy them so much I could literally eat a salad for every meal. However, just because I am craving one doesn’t mean I get a chance to indulge in one daily. During meal time, I tend to only focus on my kids (3, 2 & almost 1). By the time I get their lunch prepared, food on the table and start to feed my 11 month old, I realize I forgot about myself. Most days I end up just grabbing some (unhealthy) snack foods and more days than not, I really don’t eat lunch.

My goal lately has been to stop skipping meals and start eating healthier. I would love to have a salad everyday, but I have to find something that is quick and easy to make. When I was making a late night run to Walmart last week, I may have found my match made in heaven.

Lean Cuisine Salad Additions at Walmart #BYOL #CBias

While browsing the ‘Healthy Entree’ section in the frozen food aisle, I found the new Lean Cuisine Salad Additions. Yes, you read that right, salad in the freezer aisle. Well, not the whole salad. The Salad Additions are toppings in a variety of flavors that are simply added to your own lettuce. I grabbed the three available varieties (it was hard to just pick one): Bistro Chicken, Asian-Style Chicken and Southwest-Style Chicken. I normally keep lettuce on hand, but I bought some spinach because my favorite salads are made with fresh spinach.

Lean Cuisine Salad Additions Just add Lettuce #BYOL #CBias

A few nights ago, my husband was working late so when I started making dinner for my kids, it was the perfect time for a salad. Within 5 minutes, with just my Salad Additions and fresh spinach, I had an amazing salad and it was easy enough to make while I was doing five other things to get my kids fed as well. I made the Bistro Chicken that comes with grilled white meat chicken, asparagus, yellow carrots and red peppers with sweet & tangy vinaigrette with bacon and crispy onion straws. Look how amazing that looks! The taste is fresh, full of flavor and it hard to believe I made that at home.

Lean Cuisine Salad Additions Bistro Chicken #BYOL #CBias

It looks and tastes like something I would buy at a restaurant. My husband and I use to go out to eat at least once a week and no matter where we went, I always had to have a fresh tasty salad. Fast forward four years and three kids later. I think I can count on my fingers how many times we’ve had the chance to go out to eat at a restaurant. For the first time in awhile, I enjoyed a fresh, tasty salad and it at a price that didn’t break the bank. Now when I am craving a salad, I can have a restaurant-style salad on the table within minutes.

Enjoying Lean Cuisine Salad Additions #BYOL #CBias

View my whole shopping trip and experience through pictures in my Google+ Album. To learn more about Lean Cuisine Salad Additions, be sure to follow @LeanCuisine on Twitter and become a fan of Lean Cuisine on Facebook. If you are interested in savings, there will be a nationwide magazine ad with a coupon going out on 01/06 and in-store demos (in select stores) with coupons on 01/13.

 

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7 comments on How I Enjoy Restaurant-Style Salads at Home with Lean Cuisine #BYOL

  • Stephanie

    Looks delicious. I love eating healthy!

  • Anne Younger

    I saw a commercial for these the other day and have been thinking about giving them a try, thanks for the review!

  • Nickida

    That looks super yummy. I love spinach salads. Thanks for sharing. Its also such a great price.

  • Erinn S

    ..and there is a coupon in the Sunday Papers! I want to try these.

  • Mariah

    Looks delicious! I’ll be checking these out the next time I go shopping!

  • Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired

    I’ve never heard of this but it looks fantastic and now I want to try it!

  • Rachel @ BubblyNatureCreations.com

    I have now tried them all and have to say that the Asian and bistro style is the best! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration. Wonderful photos!

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