Getting a home cooked meal on the table doesn’t have to be a hassle. All it takes is a little planning and a few pantry staples to whip up a simple and satisfying dish. Use these tips to get quick meals on the table.
Stocking your kitchen with shortcut ingredients like rotisserie chicken, canned tuna and beans, whole grain pasta and rice makes it easy to create a balanced five-ingredient meal. Ready in just 90 seconds, Uncle Ben’s® Ready Rice® is a breeze to add to stir-fries and casseroles or use as a simple side dish. All of their Ready Rice® varieties come in a convenient microwaveable pouch, eliminating prep and cleanup. Try their Whole Grain Brown Rice in our Scrambled Egg and Cheddar Breakfast Quesadillas that are made with only five ingredients and are ready in 15 minutes or less. unclebens.com
Take a Shortcut
If time is a barrier to getting meals on the table, stock your freezer with Birds Eye® Steamfresh® Vegetables that cook in minutes right in the bag. Birds Eye farmers pick only the best vegetables at peak ripeness, and all veggies are flash frozen within six hours of harvest, locking in nutrients and freshness. Try varieties like Broccoli Florets, Sweet Corn, Whole Green Beans and Asparagus Spears, which are a snap to add to your dinner menu for a pop of color and garden-fresh flavor. birdseye.com
Cooking with canned foods can help you create meals in less time without sacrificing flavor or nutrition. Del Monte® is committed to producing high-quality canned fruit, vegetables and tomatoes while preserving the wholesome goodness you would expect from your own garden. All fruits and veggies are picked at the peak of ripeness and packaged the same day. Look for No Sugar Added fruits and No Salt Added or Reduced Sodium vegetable varieties when shopping for all of your quick cooking needs. delmonte.com
A protein-packed breakfast is coming right up with Eggland’s Best® eggs. All Eggland’s Best® eggs are produced in the U.S. by hens fed a wholesome, all-vegetarian diet and are typically delivered to stores within 72 hours of laying, ensuring a farm-fresh taste in every egg. One extra-large egg provides seven grams of satisfying protein and 13 essential vitamins and minerals. They also contain 25% less saturated fat, four times more vitamin D and over double the omega 3’s of ordinary eggs. Give ‘em a try in our Scrambled Egg and Cheddar Breakfast Quesadillas. egglandsbest.com
Dress it Up
Turn a simple green salad into a quick and satisfying meal by topping it with fresh veggies, tuna, sun-dried tomatoes, nuts and authentic Wish-Bone® Salad Dressings. New E.V.O.O. and Ristorante Italiano Dressings are expertly-crafted with just the right amount of herbs and seasonings for the best tasting salad every time. Chef-inspired E.V.O.O. Dressings are made with extra virgin olive oil, balanced vinegars and a signature blend of herbs and spices, while Ristorante Dressings are made with a unique blend of oils, vinegar, artisanal cheeses and spices for a restaurant-quality salad right at your table.
Kick up the Flavor
Add bold flavor to five-ingredient meals with Kikkoman® Less Sodium Soy Sauce. With 40% less sodium, it still contains all the flavor since the salt is removed after the aging process. By using one-half teaspoon of the Less Sodium Soy Sauce in place of one-half teaspoon of table salt, you’ll cut over 1000mg of sodium. When making sauces, soups and stews, vegetables or stir-fries, add the soy sauce during the later stages of cooking to maintain its full flavor. kikkomanusa.com
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