I am a member of the Balance Your Plate team and helping spread the word about Stouffer’s Family-Size Lasagna with Meat & Sauce. As a team member, I receive product and incentives in exchange for participating in brand related activities.
Not in the mood to cook? Or have a busy day ahead of you? Stouffers products are freshly made with high quality ingredients like hand layered pasta, vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and aged parmesan. The wholesome meals are then frozen at the peak of freshness. That’s right – convenience does not have to mean unhealthy, when balanced correctly.
As part of the Balance Your Plate initiative; an educational campaign to help consumers build nutritious, delicious, and convenient meals that meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Stouffers offers quality made dishes that can be paired with a side of fruit, steamed veggies or low-fat dairy products, just to name a few.
What is the daily suggested diet?
- 2 1/2 cups of vegetables
- 2 cups of fruit
- 6 oz of grains
- 3 cups of dairy
- 5 1/2 oz of protein
When you eat at home, you control the nutritional quality of your family’s meals, versus eating out. And with 2/3 of consumers looking for simple ways to follow the US Dietary Guidelines, Nestlé products help you do just that. Check out this helpful Balance Your Plate meal plan for more information.
My family loves the wholesome taste of Stouffers Lasagna with meat & sauce. And I appreciate that it’s quality ingredients while saving me time and energy on busy nights. We always add a garden salad or fresh veggies to our plate to complete a well-balanced meal.
Looking for more ways to add fruits and veggies to your diet? Try some of these tips:
- Dried fruit is nature’s fast-food. It’s easy to take wherever you go and offers more concentrated sweetness with beneficial nutrients.
- 100% fruit or vegetable juice can help you meet daily fruit and veggie recommendations.
- Fruits and veggies are naturally low in calories and include good sources of fiber, which can help you feel full longer. That way you say no to that afternoon candy bar snack.
How do you balance your plate?
Join us next Thursday 11/19 at 1pm EST for a #Stouffers twitter party! Liz Weiss, R.D and author of No Whine with Dinner will be there to share nutritious tips and answer your questions! And of course there will be giveaways too! RSVP here!