Okay, so on this journey to eat more healthy and get into better cardiovascular health, I've stumbled on a few favorites! I really love quick things to fix. As the queen of the drive-thru my life has always been...fast-paced! Given that, this list is full of really quick side dishes!
These are my top 5:
Number 5: Lightly Sauced Broccoli with cheese sauce by Birdseye (website link)
-When they say lightly sauced I was really skeptical. I mean what's broccoli without loads of cheese? This was really awesome and for a four to five minute microwave wait it was super really awesome. I really liked it and stocked my freezer with more! They also have a carrot, cauliflower and broccoli variety, but I'm not that into cauliflower...so maybe I'll give it a try!
Number 4: Lightly Sauced Tuscan Vegetables with Marinara Sauce by Birdseye (website link)
-A melody of squashes, red bell peppers and carrots with a marinara sauce. This was a really good blend and I tend to like my veggies a little on the mushy side, but if you cook them less they are less mushy. For a five minute microwave you can't beat it! This went really good with chicken, baked with Italian seasoning...mmmmm! My mouth is watering!
Number 3: Allen's tomatoes and okra! (website link)
-I love tomatoes and okra, but I especially love Allen's. Sure there are other varieties but this is my fav!
Number 2: Jasmine Rice
-There are many kinds of rice and I never appreciated the differences between them until I ate some steamed Jasmine Rice. It has a better flavor and I love to eat it with just chicken.
Number 1: Lightly Sauced Roasted Red Potatoes & Green Beans with Parmesan Olive Oil Sauce by Birdseye
-I absolutely love this one! I could eat it with almost every meal. And it still has that five minute microwave time!