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Finding food that the whole family can agree on is quite the challenge. Factor in the need for healthy eats with high quality ingredients that are simple and quick and you’re basically talking about a myth…or so I thought. I recently had the opportunity thanks to #CollectiveBias to try two new products that have left me thinking that maybe there are foods that can “do it all”. Perhaps there are foods that are good (ex. offer straight from the grill flavor), healthy, simple, and quick to prepare.
The products that I tried were #newfromhormel ready to go proteins Everyday Scratch and Hormel Hot Sandwich Meats. I tried both chicken breast and Philly steak. Both of these products were located in the refrigerated meats and entree section of my local Hyde Park Krogers. With the Hormel products I made several hoagie sandwiches that were ready in a matter of minutes. These were not skimpy sandwiches. Each container had enough meat for four generous full-sized hoagies. Overall, I thought they would be great for football parties, weeknight dinners, and lunch at work (or maybe school). Plus, the chicken would be great for toddler meals.
Honestly, my first thought when I cracked open the container with the flamed seared chicken breast was of the holidays. It smelled just like when we take our holiday entree out of the oven, and that entree is made from scratch cooking. The chicken was delicious and you would have no idea that it was a “quick” meal. I couldn’t believe that just two minutes in the microwave could produce such a homey, heartwarming taste and straight from the grill flavor.
Everyday Scratch Flame Seared Chicken Breast
Not only is it delicious and quick to make but this Hormel chicken breast is also versatile. It can really give you a head start with your favorite recipes, and I can already think of plenty of recipes I could incorporate it in…there are even a few my toddler might deign to eat. Here you’ll see a meal I prepared for my son. I love being able to incorporate new proteins into his diet – especially those that have no preservatives and 0g trans fat; however, finding proteins that fit that category that he’ll actually eat has been a challenge. I think Hormel’s ready-to-go proteins, especially the chicken breast, could be an exception.
I knew the Hormel Philly steak hot sandwich was going to be a winner when I was heating it up in the microwave and my husband wandered in (drawn by his nose) to find out what I was cooking. The flavorful beef smell accented with juicy peppers clearly got his attention.
Hot Sandwich Meat Philly Style Steak
When it was time to eat, my husband and I couldn’t wait to try out the Philly steak meat. The aroma was tantalizing. We both appreciated its taste especially when mixed with the peppers. The flavor was rich and sophisticated; it was much more than you would typically expect from your microwave and more like made from scratch cooking. I think that this hot sandwich could easily be a hearty meal all on its own.
Convincing your family to try new things can be difficult and sometimes you may be wary of purchasing new products out of fear that they’ll just end up in the garbage but these Hormel sandwich meats are made with high quality ingredients and are a definite must-try! Either one of these Hormel products (or others – my Krogers had a wide variety of options) could be used to make great brown bag lunches. A few moments in the microwave and they’ll come out pipping hot and yummy which is a great way to power through the 3 o’clock hour and save some money. These products could also work well for college students or anyone who isn’t particularly handy in the kitchen. They’re really quite simple and you get a great return on investment in terms of taste and nutrition. I recommend keeping at least one of these products on hand in the fridge for when the day simply gets away from you and you need a quick meal or for spur-of-the-moment parties like football tailgating on Sundays.
Go ahead and give these new products from Hormel a try and to save money here are two printable coupons you can grab: $1.00 off (1) Hormel Everyday Scratch product and $1.00 off (1) Hormel Hot Sandwich meat product.
Let me know what you think in the comments. How did you prepare yours?