We all have days when work, errands, and after school activities make it impossible to spend an hour or more cooking dinner (unless you want to eat at eight or nine at night), or you are so exhausted when you get home that cooking is the last thing you want to do. What if I told you that you didn’t choose between ordering in or a nutritious meal? What if I told you that fast food can be healthy?
Eat Smart sent me a few of their packaged stir fry and salad kits to try and report back to you. I have to say that I typically avoid the packaged salad area in the grocery store, unless it’s micro-greens or snap peas, but I tried Eat Smart’s kits and absolutely loved them; both in concept and taste.
When my husband ordered pizza over the weekend, I opened one the Wild Greens and Quinoa salad kits for myself. Packed with superfoods, the salad kit was delicious and definitely rivaled any salad I order when out. Kale, beet greens, crispy quinoa, almonds, feta cheese and a delicious avocado herb dressing made this power food incredibly tasty (and convenient). At a price point that is lower than ordering a salad to go, I will definitely be grabbing Eat Smart salad kits at the grocery store to have on-hand in the future.
While perfect on their own, I tweaked my Eat Smart Kale and Red Chard stir fry for a quick and easy dinner. Fifteen minutes is all the time took for me to prepare a fast and healthy dinner for my family. With broccoli florets, red chard, kale, snow peas, carrots, and stir fry sauce included, Eat Smart’s stir fry kit is all you need to have a flavorful, well-balanced meal on your table in minutes.
I decided to add chicken to the Kale and Red Chard stir fry kit, and pulled my chicken in advance to marinate overnight. I’ll let you in on a little secret: Soy Vay. Soy Vay is my go-to marinade and the flavor profile worked extremely well with the stir fry sauce included with the kit.
I like onions in my stir fry, so I chopped a few green onions and some sweet mini peppers to add to the mix; these I sautéed with my chicken for approximately four minutes, before I put them to the side. Using the same pan I used to cook the chicken and onions, I added a quarter cup of water and the Eat Smart stir fry kit vegetable mix. I covered the vegetables with a lid and let steam for 3-4 minutes before adding the chicken mixture and stir fry sauce back to the pan. After cooking for another minute, dinner was done! Served with a side of Israeli couscous, dinner was a hit and I avoided ‘slaving’ in the kitchen. I’ll be grabbing Eat Smart kits when I need convenience food in the future (without the regret).
For more information about Eat Smart kits, or to locate a nearby store that carries them, visit EatSmart.net.
*This post contains affiliate links
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.