Quick & Easy Plant Based Meal Solutions @Publix!

    • This post is sponsored by Pinnacle Foods & Boulder Brands.  All comments and opinions are my own.

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Let’s face it, eating a healthy diet is hard. But not nearly as difficult as it was years ago. Now we have all kinds of great options for food choices that not only taste great, but are good for us! You can choose plant-based foods without sacrificing quality, taste or convenience. And for a busy family, that’s what I need!

Today we’re featuring three products that you can feel good about eating without sacrificing taste! We’re going to make a protein-packed superfood bowl that is entirely plant-based. I bought all three of these products at Publix.

We’re starting with Birds Eye® Steamfresh® Barley & Kale Superfood Blends. This is a great base for a lot of different meals or side dishes. You simply microwave it and it’s ready to go.  Birds Eye Steamfresh Superfood Blends are super easy and quick to prepare. They’re made from nutrient-rich vegetables, grains and fruits, so it’s not only easy to enjoy nature’s healthiest ingredients, but delicious! These are made with no artificial flavors or preservatives and they’re an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin A and C.

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This blend has broccoli, carrots, brown rice and red beans in a light roasted garlic sauce. The seasoning is absolutely delicious and because it’s high in protein, it keeps you satiated for a long time.

I put a serving of the Birds Eye Steamfresh Superfood Blend in a bowl and added two Gardein™ Seven Grain Crispy Tenders. Now, before you turn your nose up at a plant based crispy tender, let me just tell you…these are superb! If you fed them to your family, they would never know that they’re eating a meatless product.  Gardein Plant-Based Foods are a wholesome range of tasty plant-based foods with a meaty texture. Made from soy, wheat and pea proteins, vegetables and ancient grains (quinoa, amaranth, millet and kamut®). Gardein is easy to digest and free of cholesterol, trans and saturated fats. The majority of Gardein foods are a good source of fiber and low fat too. Gardein is also 100% vegan – meaning it is animal and dairy free.


Because I like the tenders extra crispy, I baked them first, and then I crisped them up in a pan with some Earth Balance® Original Buttery Spread. It melts in the pan just like butter, and made the tenders crispy, crunchy and delicious.

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Earth Balance Buttery Spreads is the tub that started it all. This Original Buttery Spread has made its name as the ultimate toast topper and a crucial part of your dairy-free arsenal.  It’s creamy, spreadable texture and rich, buttery taste come complete with our proprietary blend of oils.  It’s vegan, lactose-free, non-dairy, gluten-free, has 0g Trans Fat, no MSG, it’s non-GMO, an excellent source of ALA Omega 3.

For some sweetness I added some Mandarin oranges, and for a little extra crunchy protein, a few almonds.

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This was a bowl of protein packed goodness that tasted like a restaurant meal. I’m so excited about all of the different ways that I can work these great products into my diet!

And of course…coupons!!!

From February 17 to March 2, Publix supermarkets are offering up some great coupons for plant-based meal solutions. You’ll find $1 off any 1 Gardein item, $1 off any 1 Earth Balance Buttery Spread, 2 for $5 Birds Eye Protein Blends, and 2 for $6 Birds Eye Superfood Blends. I can tell you I will definitely be stocking up on these!! Just click here for your coupons and grab your savings.




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