Quick and Easy Lunches with Lean Cuisine!

Quick Lunches with Lean Cuisine

My husband and I are blessed to both be able to work from home, of course the downside to that is that we don’t get out too much during the week. I’ll often crave a nice lunch out, like at my favorite Chinese restaurant, but usually end up grabbing a sandwich or a bowl of cereal instead.

Quick Lunches with Lean Cuisine

It’s nice to have some quick meals on hand in the freezer for some variety in the lunchtime routine so I was excited to try this Ginger Garlic Stir Fry with Chicken from Lean Cuisine.

I picked up a six pack of Asian inspired Lean Cuisine meals at Sam’s Club and I really liked that it came with two each of three different flavors – Sesame Chicken, Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry and Ginger Garlic Stir Fry with Chicken. They’re also a great deal at $11.25 for the whole package of six or just $1.87 per meal.

Quick Lunches with Lean Cuisine

Since we don’t get out that often I decided to kick the meal up a notch and make some egg drop soup to go along with our Lean Cuisine meals. I even pulled out the fancy dishes for a nice little touch. The soup recipe only takes a few ingredients, is very fast and easy to make, and is a nice low calorie side dish.

Easy Egg Drop Soup Recipe

The trick to making good egg drop soup is to just lightly beat the eggs and pour them in the pan slowly in one spot while stirring the broth in a circular motion. The ginger and soy sauce make this soup so flavorful, while the eggs and the broth keep it light and healthy.

Quick Lunches with Lean Cuisine

The combination of microwave meal and quick homemade soup really hit the spot on a cold day and has inspired me to “fancy” up a frozen entrée more often. It was so nice to have a full warm meal ready in just a few minutes and then be able to get right back to work.

What kind of side dish would you make with your Lean Cuisine entrée? Try out my egg drop soup recipe below and let me know what you think! In the meanwhile, check out even more frozen favorites from Nestle, and follow Lean Cuisine on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest flavors and promotions.

Egg Drop Soup
 
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This simple egg drop soup is both delicious and low calorie
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cans or 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1½ teaspoons ginger
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
Instructions
  1. Add the broth, water, soy sauce, garlic and ginger to a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Mix the cornstarch and three tablespoons water in a small bowl, whisk into the broth mixture and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until thickened slightly.
  3. Stir the soup in a circular motion and begin slowly pouring in the eggs in a steady stream.

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Have You Tried The New T.G.I.Friday’s Entrees?

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We’re big fans of T.G.I.Friday’s restaurants because they have great food (and awesome coupons), and we tend to go there a lot on our ‘date night’ for dinner out, so we’ve really been looking forward to trying their new T.G.I. FRiDAY’S “Entrées for One”

One evening earlier this week I took all the kids back to school for Kindergarten Reading Night where they gave us tips on helping the quads with segmenting and “bubble gumming” their words and they also passed out free books to everyone who attended.  The kids all acted like it was Christmas and I’m pretty sure hubby thought so also because he had the evening off and the house all to himself.

Entrées For One

They fed us pizza at the school so hubby had to fend for himself and he made this Prime Rib Stroganoff for dinner which he tells me was just fabulous.  The only thing missing he said was the waitress to refill his drinks, but I’m sure he’ll get over that. 

Entrées For One

There are lots of other great entree choices like Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo, Cajun-Style Chicken Alfredo, Loaded Chicken and Cheese, Sesame Orange Chicken, Creamy Chicken Pasta Carbonara, Sizzling Chicken Fajitas and Grilled Chicken Mac & Cheese.  They’re all “man-sized” portions and super easy to make so he’s ready for us to give him another evening off, but I’d really like to try this Sesame Orange Chicken myself so I’m trying to figure out an excuse for him to go off with the kids and let me have the T.G.I. FRiDAY’S “Entrées for One” experience as well! 

Which of these entrees would you most like to try?  To celebrate the end of frozen food boredom, T.G.I.Friday’s is holding a Fun Freezer contest on Facebook and you’re invited to head over to vote for your favorite finalist.  Some of the freezer makeovers are just hilarious and I had a good time picking my favorite!

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