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Asian Inspired Meals Right from the Freezer
~ Easy, Convenient, and Tasty ~ Lean Cuisine Meals ~

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As many of you know, I’ve been to Japan twice and absolutely love it there! I went the first time with the Fulbright Memorial Fund Teachers’ Program for three weeks, and then with the Hitachi Teachers’ Program for two weeks a couple years later. I saw different parts of Japan and had different experiences on each trip, but the one thing that remained constant was the amazing tasty and healthy food. Japan and some other Asian countries are known to constantly have the lowest in obesity rates, and that is mostly due to their lifestyle and food choices. That’s why in our family we love to eat Asian inspired meals of rice, veggies, and lean proteins a couple of times a week. Additionally, many of you know I’ve been trying to lose weight as well, so this is a meal that is great to pair with any diet of your choosing.

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For dinner this weekend, we decided we wanted a nice Asian inspired meal. We took a family shopping trip to our Sam’s Club, because we know a great deal can always be found there! The prices are amazing, the store is large and clean, and you can get enough to stock up for a while! The membership to Sam’s Club is $40 a year for an Advantage Membership. Totally worth it for all the savings you receive throughout the year!

LEAN CUISINE, DIGIORNO, Sam’s Club, Frozen Foods, Frozen Meals

LEAN CUISINE, DIGIORNO, Sam’s Club, Frozen Foods, Frozen Meals

We were in search of some nice healthy Asian food for dinner, as well as a couple of other items. We found everything we needed very easily! The store is organized well and easy to get around. We found many options for an Asian dinner in the frozen food section. Due to price and health factors, we ended up choosing the Lean Cuisine meals. We were able to get SIX meals for $11.25! Great deal! The flavors of the meals were: Ginger Garlic Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken, and Sesame Chicken! YUM!

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 We also picked up some frozen edamame, frozen corn, and olive oil for a nice healthy side dish. We checked out and headed back home to cook dinner! Once we got home I took out my dishes from Japan and set the table. My daughter gets so excited when we use these dishes at dinnertime. She even helped me to decorate the table with some stuffed Hello Kitty toys I bought in Japan as well. 

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Hubby helped me make the side dish which was amazing! We used the frozen edamame, frozen corn, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic. It was a very sweet and tasty.  Here’s how we made it:

2 – tsp. balsamic
2 – tsp. olive oil
1 1/2 cups of edamame
1 1/2 cups of corn
Pinch of salt and pepper

LEAN CUISINE, DIGIORNO, Sam’s Club, Frozen Foods, Frozen Meals

LEAN CUISINE, DIGIORNO, Sam’s Club, Frozen Foods, Frozen Meals

For the main meal, we cooked the Lean Cuisine meals in the microwave for a little over 3 minutes a piece ~ very quick and easy! We decided to try the ginger garlic chicken and teriyaki chicken. We served them on our Japanese dishes and added some fresh fruit and Miso soup to our meal. It was delicious! 

LEAN CUISINE, DIGIORNO, Sam’s Club, Frozen Foods, Frozen Meals

LEAN CUISINE, DIGIORNO, Sam’s Club, Frozen Foods, Frozen Meals

If you are in the mood for a healthy Asian inspired meal, I would recommend heading to your local Sam’s Club to pick up some Lean Cuisine meals! Sam’s Club saves you money, as you can get quality food items for less. The Lean Cuisine meals are yummy and easy for moms and families on the go! You can have a tasty dinner in a little over 3 minutes! Life can get hectic, but there are still healthy food options around!

To view our entire shopping trip, just check out my Google+ Story.

You can also visit Lean Cuisine to see more from their frozen food selections. Lean Cuisine can be found on Facebook and Twitter as well.  

I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and (Nestle) LEAN CUISINE #CBias #SocialFabric. All opinions are mine and mine alone.
Kristin

Comments

  1. This is sooo fun!! I’m going to have to do it sometime. First, I’ll have to find my chopsticks… :)

  2. Love your dishes. The food looks yummy, and I like fast n easy! There are always a few lean cuisines in the freezer for busy evenings.
    marie h

  3. Yummy! I got hungry just reading this.

  4. A very great shopping trip. Healthy meal too! We love Asian food here. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Looks really good!

  6. Yum! I have been searching for some healthy, quick options for lunches!

  7. These are my new favorite. Aren’t they delicious. Love your side salad too!

  8. Wow, what a meal! Usually, when I have a Lean Cuisine, I have just that – right out of the tray. Your dinner looks SO much better though, and I love how you added fresh fruit and veggies. So healthy!

  9. We love Japanese food at our house. My husband lived in Japan for 3 years so I’ve had to learn to make it well! I’ve tried the Lean Cuisine versions and they are pretty good, too.

  10. What a fun activity! I haven’t had a Lean Cuisine in ages. Guess it is time I should go check them out again :)

  11. I like how you presented the meal- very fun!

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  12. I have always liked so many Lean Cuisine meals! My father loves the pizza and he loves the spring rolls! They have a good meal with macaroni and cheese that I think is the best!

  13. kathy foley says:

    I can’t wait to try the edamame recipe. I have also started keeping a few LCs in the freezer and sending them for my husband’s lunch. Much healthier than fast food!

  14. I love how you dressed up this simple, healthy dish. Thanks for the inspiration

  15. I love how you dressed up this simple, healthy dish. Thanks for the inspiration

  16. I love shopping at Sam’s but only do so every few months but I always find good deals!

  17. melissa montes-lopez says:

    I used to ate Lean Cuisine before I stop because I had to buy other type of food but I love it.

  18. I really like Lean Cuisine. There are so many good choices! This sounds good.

  19. Wow that looks so delicious, I’m naturally skinny and I eat well, but I still have to take care of cholesterol and other things that might affect me in later years. The Lean Cuisine sounds and looks like the perfect healthy food, I’m going to try them out of these days!

  20. Your Lean Cuisine looks so much better than mine!

  21. MMmm now I want chinese food! But LOVE this!

  22. i frequently eat lean cuisine for lunch, their asian inspired entrees are delicious!

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  23. Mmm! I love edamame! Especially for snacking :)

  24. It looks very good.

  25. Wow – they actually look fresh and tasty!

  26. Melissa Blaylock says:

    Looks good,I am going to have to try and make it one day..

  27. kim gunter says:

    looks yummy

  28. Wow this is easy

  29. Whoa, that looks really good. It’s dinner time for me, now I need to eat!

  30. These Asian selections from Lean Cuisine look great — I’m a fan of their Chicken Carbonara.

  31. Love Lean Cuisine meals. Looks great.

  32. THis looks delisH! I love doing this stuff at home!

  33. that looks so yum

  34. Anonymous says:

    I love the Lean Cuisine meals … & you can dress them up so nicely!

  35. Those looks so yummy!! I love Lean Cuisine’s. I love the Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel, where did you find those??

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  36. Lean cuisine Asian …can’t wait to try these.

  37. THIS LOOKS GREAT THANK YOU FOR THE INFO

  38. what a great review, love the pictures looks great!

  39. Betsy Barnes
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    I just started eating “Lean Cuisine” and will have to try the Asian meals, they sound and look great :)

  40. Anonymous says:

    llooks intesterings

  41. I’m happy Lean Cuisine is developing more asian options.

  42. I’ve had these, they are pretty good. I like how you took the drag of ‘I’m eating frozen food’ out of the thing and made it fun. Of course every Asian inspired meal should include Hello kitty too!

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  43. Way to dress up a meal! I love it. I definitely feel inspired… and now my tummy is grumbling ;)
    Tracy Awalt Juliano

  44. I enjoyed reading your review. It is nice to hear the whole family participated in some way! Lean Cuisine is one of my mainstays, so many choices!

  45. wow, I am totally amazed how you took a processed pre-prepared dinner from a box and made it into a wonderful meal with just a few sides. I am really impressed!!.

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  46. I never thought about doing that. Thank you very much for the great ideas. My wife and I love shopping at Sams!

  47. great idea! thanks! I love the lean cuisine dinners!

  48. Anonymous says:

    Great Idea! I will have to try!
    Belinda Burris (belindaburris20@yahoo.com )

  49. I really like Lean Cuisine

  50. I like LC foods but I don’t shop at SAMS –thanks for this review! simms3710@yahoo.com

  51. Edie M Augur says:

    I truly forgot all about checking @ Sam’s Club for items like Lean Cuisine, etc. I am a current Sam’s Club Member, so will definitely check out some healthy items, like Lean Cuisine when we go there next time. I really enjoyed the way that you ‘dressed’ up your meal with the other items! :)

  52. I like LC meals!! Their great tasting and good for you!! :)

  53. I love the Lean Cuisine pizzas. They are only about 300 calories and pretty darn big.

  54. I love Lean Cuisine, but I haven’t tried any of the Asian inspired varieties. They look good.

  55. Lean Cuisine is a staple in our house… I have sworn by it for years. If you can find a good deal on them, I highly recommend the Asian Style potstickers! They are divine!

  56. I love the idea of the Asian inspired meal. I love your dishes! It was great how the whole family was involved in the meal from the shopping to the table. I really like lean cuisine meals and I definitely will have to try out your corn and edamame side dish. Thank you for sharing!

    Jennifer Hedden
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  57. great looking meals

  58. Thanks now I’m hungry for Chinese.

  59. I’ve heard so many good things about lean cusine. Portion control!! Thanks for the tip.

  60. Yummy! Thanks for the inspiration for tomorrow’s dinner. I cannot wait to try the edamame/corn recipe.

  61. very good!

  62. Anonymous says:

    I love your dinners makes for a fast lunch kathy schram

  63. Anonymous says:

    I use Lean Cusine every so often taste pretty darn good! =0)

  64. Patricia Williams says:

    I haven’t eaten Lean Cuisine in years. I can’t wait to try the Asian meals. My family would like this meal.

  65. the ginger stir fry lean cuisine is my favorite! heallthy and good!

  66. Billie Jo Phillips says:

    This looks like you had fun! And it looks amazing too!

  67. Anonymous says:

    I really like these Asian Inspired Lean Cuisine Meals….as well as many others. HOWEVER I rarely eat them anymore as the sodium level in boxed meals is extremely high.

  68. Haven’t tried these yet but now I want to:)

  69. I just love Lean Cuisine and eat them all the time. I usually stock up when I find them on sale at Ralph’s Supermarket. I also adore Edamame’s and I’ve got 11 bags jammed into my freezer right now!!

  70. Anonymous says:

    mmmmmmmmmmmmm sounds yummy !

  71. I might have to try the Lean Cuisine Asian inspired dishes.

  72. i haven’t tried lean cuisine yet i have seen them though but omg that chicken teriyaki looked sooooooo goood! i now know i have to try them! they look sooo good! and now that i heard from someone that they are good im defiantly gunna pick a couple up

  73. I have a lot of Lean Cuisine favorites – I like how they offer a lot of different vitamins or satisfy meal requirements for me. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

  74. Jennifer Boehme
    I have not tried these dinners yet, but I am now looking to eat healthy & this might be a good start. I wonder what the carbs are on these meals, I will check it out, thanks for the review!

  75. Your dinner looks soooo yummy! And I just love your dishes!

  76. Stephanie White says:

    I haven’t tried any of the Asian-style Lean Cuisine meals, but your review makes them look tempting. I will have to give them a try!

  77. Everything looks so good. I love how you took the food out of the trays and put it in pretty dishes.

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  78. This looks yummy

  79. You made all that food look so delicious!! Great job! I love edamame..

  80. Anonymous says:

    the dinner you made look good. I haven’t try lean cuisine but how i think i have to try it.

  81. Holly Hennessy Swint says:

    I have tried the Chicken Teriyaki and really liked it! Your dinner looks fantastic. We use to be members of Sam’s Club just to buy the big trays of Pork BBQ there! lol

  82. Love Lean Cuisine Meals AND Sam’s Club! Great, fun to read review. Thank you.

  83. Lean Cuisine makes pretty tasty frozen meals. I’ve been trying to eat better and lose weight and Lean Cuisines are a go to meal for me. I haven’t tried the Asian inspired meals..but looks like I should..they look delicious

  84. We use the Lean Cuisine – have to- my wife says we have to watch our food intake and no get any fatter–this looked pretty good and I just ate

  85. Anonymous says:

    I have never tried lean cuisine.. but now I may! ALYSSON LIBERATORE

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  87. Had never really paid too much attention to the lean cuisine line.
    will have to definetely try these

  88. You make frozen look great..I eat the Lean Cuisine Asian meals myself , but not the way you present them..They say we eat with our eyes first.

  89. Anonymous says:

    Mary Fagans
    I love chicken so I’m going to have to try this, it looks so good!

  90. I LOVE those dishes! Your meal looks great!

  91. Anonymous says:

    Better than they used the be. The bag versions are not bad.

  92. I love Lean Cuisine Meals. Thanks for the review.

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  93. Shandi Naugle says:

    I love Lean Cuisines! And their rewards program is so easy to use:)

  94. Anonymous says:

    I love lean cuisine!! It is very tasty and very healthy for you.

  95. looks really good! thanks for sharing. :)

  96. I so love these they taste great and are good for you.
    Holly W

  97. I love Lean Cuisine, Quick, easy, affordable and it tastes great.

  98. Jayde Ann Shrew says:

    Looks very tasty!! J Wresh jdhw41@yahoo.com

  99. I use to go to Sam’s Club when all my kids were still home and I had four (not to include half the neighbors kids in my house too), so it was worth it back then, but now I only go their on holidays because I not only have four kids, but their spouses make eight and all together I have nine grandkids that makes 17 & then my brother & his wife 19 & hubby & me that’s 21 & one dog at Christmas time. Yep, I go to Sam’s Club. Going to have to see the bargains they have then. LOL

  100. I love the cooked carrots that are in asian meals.

  101. I used to work at Sam’s Club lol. They do always have good deals! I am glad you enjoyed your dinner, I love asian food in general, and that looks pretty good!

  102. Sounds good

  103. Looks delicious!!!

  104. YUMMMMM!

  105. That is a great idea.

  106. Anonymous says:

    thanks for all that you do!

  107. Well, thats it now I’m hungry– I’m going to be in trouble for snacking–this looks good

  108. stephanie eisenmenger shubert says:

    I love Sams Club but i am most impressed you got your kids to eat that ,ine are so picky!!

  109. Yummy!

  110. karen greenwood says:

    Delicious looking, and looks suprisingly easier than I thought

  111. Wish I had a Sam’s club here where I live!

  112. looks good

  113. Sounds like fun – would love to have my teenage son learn how to cook this! It seems pretty simple to do and he loves Asian food. :)

  114. Tammy Schweitz says:

    they are great frozen dinner too have compared too others indeed.

  115. That looks really good!!!

  116. wow how amazing to have the idea of creating a feast of another culture and bring it as a theme to your dinner table…love it.

  117. Yum– great review great food

  118. Anonymous says:

    I used to eat lean cuisine but it never looked that good. I like how you post your ideas and tell us exactly how and what you did to save money. Plus the food looks so good.

    Shelia Garrett
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  119. Thank you for the review

  120. Lean Cuisine is available in so many food and department stores and have a wonderful array of flavors!

  121. Anonymous says:

    Love asian food. But, I was sent here from a carpet freebie page

  122. How creative!

  123. Most of the meal looks wonderful. I just am not rel big on edamame

  124. Used to love Lean Cuisine, but stopped eating frozen meals because of all the additives. Maybe for pinch situations though!

  125. I love Lean Cuisines & I really like how you put this all together.

  126. Anonymous says:

    i love lean cuisines!good prices and food!yum!;)gh_fan2010@yahoo.com (my name is megan cromes.

  127. Really looks easy to make.
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  128. Love lean cuisine fast reasonable price meal.

  129. I’ve never tried edamame before

  130. This looks great and fun to eat with chopsticks!

  131. Barbara Davis says:

    Will definitely have this! Looks wonderful!

  132. Wow! The difference in obesity rates between the US and Asian countries is pretty stark. I actually cook a fair number of Asian dishes–nothing fancy.
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  133. We do not have a Sam’s Club in our area. However, we do have A BJ’s Wholesale Club very close to our home. They have many varieties of Lean Cuisine at wonderful prices and do offer club coupons and manufacturers coupons!

  134. Karen Hand says:

    I have never tried the Lean Cuisine Orange Chicken, but it looks so good on the package. We have a Sam’s Club near us, so I’ll have to give it a try next shopping trip.

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