Have you seen the fabulous Lean Cuisine Asian Flavors 6-pack that they have for sale at Sam’s Club? Each pack contains three different flavors: Sesame Chicken, second one, and third one. They are delicious and so convenient for those busy days when you just can’t seem to find time to cook a healthy meal. With these Lean Cuisine frozen meals, you can! Check out my full shopping trip here in my Google+ photo album.
They’re perfect for busy moms like my nephew’s wife. They have two small children who have all the typical after school activities, she teaches preschool, and my nephew works shift work and so is often not home for dinner. On top of that, she doesn’t consider herself much of a cook, so something quick and convenient and easy to prepare like this is just the right product for her. I’ll definitely take some to her to try out!
The Lean Cuisine frozen meals are also perfect for empty nesters like myself. I love to cook but you know, preparing an entire meal just for myself sometimes is a bit overwhelming, especially when I’ve had a really busy day myself. Once again, Lean Cuisine comes to the rescue. So many times, without a handy alternative, it would be just too easy to grab a bag of chips or a few cookies and let that suffice for dinner. Now, with Lean Cuisine, I have something healthy and yummy on hand for those times instead.
Finally, I’m going to recommend them to my daughter and her fiance. They’re university students and lead crazy stress-filled lives, especially during exam times, which cause them to rely on fast food or other less than nutritional choices. A few of these in their freezer would be ideal for them too!
I wanted to come up with a quick and easy side dish to go along with the Lean Cuisine Asian Flavor frozen meals and broccoli with an Asian twist seemed like a great complimentary flavor for them. Sesame Mandarin Orange Broccoli Here’s how to make it:
Before you get started on the side dish, pop your Lean Cuisine Asian Flavor meal in the microwave. With standing time, it takes about the same amount of time to cook as the side dish! Now, stir fry about 2 cups broccoli florets in 1/2 T. olive or grapeseed oil for about 3-5 minutes.
Whisk together the liquid from an 11 oz. can of mandarin oranges with about 1 tsp. of cornstarch. Also whisk together: 2 tsp. butter, melted, 1 1/2 tsp soy sauce, 1 tsp. brown sugar, 1 tsp. balsamic or rice wine vinegar, 1 tsp. sesame oil, and the contents of one McCormick/Clubhouse Recipe Inspirations for Asian Sesame Salmon (which contains: 2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds, 1 tsp. dried minced garlic, 1 tsp. dried minced onion, 3/4 tsp ground ginger, and 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes – optional).
Stir this mixture into the broccoli followed by the cornstarch mixture. Cook and stir for another minute or so until it has thickened slightly.
Fold in the mandarin oranges, stirring gently to mix and heat them through. Serve with your favourite Lean Cuisine Asian Flavor #FrozenFavorites meal! If desired, top with some toasted cashews or almonds..
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