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Fiesta Ready Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Fiesta Ready Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Spend more time celebrating and less tame food prepping with our quick and easy Steak Carne Asada recipes.

Nachos to Tacos: Steak Carne Asada 4 Ways

Whether you’re having a party of one or hosting a house full of friends, our versatile Steak Carne Asada frozen entree is the perfect base for your Cinco de Mayo menu.

 

Steak Carne Asada nachos:

INGREDIENTS

– 1 EatingWell® Steak Carne Asada frozen entree

– Tortilla chips

– 1/3 cup shredded cheese

– 1/3 cup chopped red onion

– Cilantro, chopped

– Guacamole, pico de gallo & sour cream, for dipping

– Lime wedges, for garnish ⠀⠀

 

DIRECTIONS

– Heat Steak Carne Asada frozen entree according to package directions.

– Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

– Once entree is cooked, combine steak & vegetables together (option to mix in rice if you prefer). ⠀⠀

– Line baking sheet with tortilla chips & top chips with cheese, onions & Steak Carne Asada mixture.

– Bake for 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted.

– Sprinkle chopped cilantro on top & serve with guacamole, pico de gallo & sour cream.

 

Steak Carne Asada tacos:

INGREDIENTS

– 1 EatingWell® Steak Carne Asada frozen entree

– 3 corn tortillas

– 1/4 cup shredded cheese

– 1/4 cup chopped red cabbage

– 1/2 avocado, sliced

– 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

– 1 jalapeño pepper, sliced into rings

– 1 lime, halved ⠀⠀

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DIRECTIONS

– Cook Steak Carne Asada frozen entree according to package directions.

– Warm tortillas in nonstick pan over medium heat until slightly browned.

– Top tortillas with one spoonful of cooked Steak Carne Asada contents & sprinkle with shredded cheese,

red cabbage & cilantro.

– Top with avocado slice & jalapeño pepper rings.

– Zest with fresh lime juice.

 

Steak Carne Asada quesadillas:
INGREDIENTS

– 1 EatingWell® Steak Carne Asada entree

– 1/2 cup shredded cheese

– 2 large tortillas

DIRECTIONS

– Heat Steak Carne Asada entree according to package directions.

– Warm tortillas in nonstick skillet over medium heat until slightly browned.

– Top with cheese & continue to heat until cheese is melted.

– Spoon cooked Steak Carne Asada entree on top of one tortilla & place other tortilla on top.

– Remove from heat & slice into triangles.

– Serve with salsa & sour cream.

 

Steak Carne Asada plate:

INGREDIENTS

– 1 EatingWell® Steak Carne Asada entree

– Half of an avocado, sliced

– 2 tbsp. queso fresco

DIRECTIONS

– Heat Steak Carne Asada entree according to package directions.

– Serve with slices of an avocado & queso fresco.

Melt Into National Grilled Cheese Day

 

Melt Into National Grilled Cheese Day

Grilled Cheese Day is one of our favorite national holidays. So naturally, the best way to celebrate is with our Vermont Cheddar Mac & Cheese grilled cheese. With whole grain cavatappi, broccoli and herb bread crumbs, it’s tasty, toasty and totally crave worthy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So Cheesy. So Easy.

“Cheesy” and “easy” just about says it all. If you don’t make this recipe on National Grilled Cheese Day, well, we’d have to say you’re doing it wrong!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 EatingWell® Vermont Cheddar Mac & Cheese frozen entree
  • 2 pieces of Sourdough bread
  • 1/4 cup Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbsp Butter⠀⠀

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat Vermont Cheddar Mac & Cheese entree according to package directions.
  • Spoon Vermont Cheddar Mac & Cheese mixture onto slice of bread, sprinkle with cheese & top with another slice of bread.
  • Butter the outside of both slices of bread.
  • Heat stove to medium heat.
  • Place sandwich into pan & cook until cheese is melted & slices of bread are crisp.

Tackle Game Day with Our Fave Apps

 

Pro Tip: Don’t miss a single play—or commercial—in the kitchen. Head into game day with a handful of deliciously easy apps that will have your fans cheering until next season.

Super Easy, Super Tasty

On game day, we’re all about less cook time and more couch time. Here are three of our all-time favorite game day appetizers, made with EatingWell® frozen entrées.

Cherry Pork Port sliders:

INGREDIENTS
– 1 EatingWell® Cherry Port Pork entrée
– 4 multigrain slider buns
– 1 jalapeño pepper (optional) ⠀⠀
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DIRECTIONS:
– Heat the Cherry Port Pork frozen entrée according to package directions & stir to mix ingredients.
– While the entrée is cooking, slice the slider buns in half & slice jalapeño pepper.
– Spoon the Cherry Port Pork mixture onto slider buns & top with peppers for a kick!








 French Inspired Chicken poutine:

INGREDIENTS
– 1 French Inspired Chicken entrée
– 1 serving of frozen french fries
– ½ cup of fresh cheese curds
– ½ cup cream of mushroom soup
– Scallions, chopped ⠀⠀⠀
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DIRECTIONS
– Heat French Inspired Chicken frozen entrée according to package directions.
– Preheat oven & bake french fries according to directions on package.
– Combine cooked entrée with ½ cup of cream of mushroom soup.
– Place cooked fries in a small cast iron pan (or oven safe dish) & top with entrée/soup mixture & cheese curds.
– Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
– Remove from oven & top with scallions.



Steak Carne Asada nachos:

INGREDIENTS
– 1 EatingWell® Steak Carne Asada entrée
– Tortilla chips
– 1/3 cup shredded cheese
– 1/3 cup chopped red onion
– Cilantro, chopped
– Guacamole, pico de gallo & sour cream, for dipping
– Lime wedges, for garnish

DIRECTIONS
– Heat Steak Carne Asada entrée according to package directions.
– Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
– Once entrée is cooked, combine steak & vegetables together (mix in rice if you prefer).
– Line baking sheet with tortilla chips & top with cheese, onions & Steak Carne Asada mixture.
– Bake for 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted.
– Sprinkle chopped cilantro on top & serve with guacamole, pico de gallo & sour cream.



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NEW Better-for-You Breakfast

Let’s be honest, making a nutritious decision isn’t always easy when you’re running out the door in the morning. That’s why we’re so excited about our new EatingWell®entrees: Breakfast Sausage Scramble and Breakfast Burrito Bowl! Wholesome, satisfying and ready to grab, they’ll help you start your day the right way.

Better Food. See for Yourself.

We believe that food should be made with premium quality, real ingredients. And it shows! Both of our new frozen options are packed with cage-free* eggs, over 15 grams of protein and 1 cup of perfectly seasoned vegetables—never any artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Plus, each one is vacuum sealed with FreshSeal®, which locks in the flavor and freshness you crave in the morning.

From here on out, eating a better-for-you breakfast might be the easiest—and best—decision you make all day!

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*Hens are uncaged inside barns

Don’t Forget Frozen Meals in Your Work Week Lunch Plan

The editors at EatingWell magazine have lots of budget-friendly ideas for work week lunches. One we love: Stash a few EatingWell frozen entrées in the office freezer for those days when you don’t have time to pack lunch or go out.

Plan Ahead for Healthy Lunches

A little meal-prep effort in the evening – or better yet, over the weekend – sets you up for healthy, affordable lunches all week long.

Check out this new 1-Week Meal Plan of Healthy Budget-Friendly Lunches for Work for some great salad recipes, bento box tips and a protein-packed sandwich suggestion.

Follow @EatingWellFrzn on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for tips, ideas, news and more.

Score Big with Our Steak Carne Asada Nachos

Need a good recipe for your party while you watch the game this weekend? These nachos are a quick and easy crowd-pleaser. Score!

We call this nacho-licious

You don’t have to trek to your local sports bar to get a great plate of nachos. With a few basic ingredients, you can transform an EatingWell® entrée into a Sunday snack everyone will be clamoring to dip into.

INGREDIENTS
• 1 EatingWell Steak Carne Asada frozen entrée
• Tortilla chips
• 1/3 cup shredded cheese
• 1/3 cup chopped red onion
• Cilantro, chopped
• Guacamole, pico de gallo & sour cream, for dipping
• Lime wedges, for garnish

DIRECTIONS
• Heat Steak Carne Asada frozen entrée according to package directions.
• Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
• Once entrée is cooked, combine steak & vegetables together (mix in rice if you prefer).
• Line baking sheet with tortilla chips & top with cheese, onions & Steak Carne Asada mixture.
• Bake for 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted.
• Sprinkle chopped cilantro on top & serve with guacamole, pico de gallo & sour cream.

Looking for more frozen food hacks? Follow us @EatingWellFrzn on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see more, or post your own yummy inventions and tag us @EatingWellFrzn!

Time to Hit Refresh

Forget traditional resolutions. Keep your health journey on track by choosing a few small changes to kick off the new year. Here are a few ideas:

 Work it out

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends aiming for 150 minutes of moderate exercise (like brisk walking) each week. If you aren’t active today, start slowly and build up to this goal. Cool fact: A single workout can make you feel better about the way you look, according to a review of research in the Journal of Health Psychology.

 Be kind to yourself

Instead of criticizing what you see in the mirror, try practicing a little body kindness instead. Acknowledge the benefits of your thick calves (hey, super stair-climber!) or strong hands (open this jar for me?). Cut back on social media, which can be swirl of unfair and unnecessary comparisons to other people. And think beyond weight or shape—focus on your emotional wellbeing too.

Eat your way to healthy

Don’t eliminate foods you love—just be moderate and sensible about amount and frequency. Prioritize veggies, beans and whole grains. Cook healthy meals at home when you can, and supplement with our nutritious EatingWell® frozen entrées when time is tight.

Check out these satisfying dinners that are just 400 calories each:
Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Tomatoes, Beans & Almond Pesto
Chicken Tacos with Tangerine-Lime Crema
Orange-Sesame Salmon with Quinoa & Broccolini

Looking for more ideas? Check out this 7-day meal plan from the editors of EatingWell magazine.

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Frozen Food Hack: Thai Style Peanut Chicken Spring Rolls

Want to wow your guests? Whip up these spring rolls and take full credit for your restaurant-level appetizer game.

 Simple and delicious

Seriously, do you know a better pairing than SIMPLE and DELICIOUS? Follow this shortcut to put peanuty goodness on the table in just 10 minutes.

INGREDIENTS
• 1 EatingWell Thai Style Peanut Chicken frozen entrée
• Rice paper
• Hoisin sauce
• Peanut butter
• Crushed peanuts

DIRECTIONS
1. Heat Thai Style Peanut Chicken entrée according to package directions.
2. While entrée is cooking, fill a shallow dish with warm water and soak rice paper for 20 seconds to soften.
3. Lay wrapper flat on plate. Spoon cooked entrée on top and wrap.
4. Repeat the process until entrée is gone.

SAUCE DIRECTIONS
1. In a small bowl, combine 1 tbsp. of hoisin sauce and 1 tbsp. of peanut butter.
2. Mix until well combined and top with crushed peanuts.

Makes 3-4 spring rolls.

Serve and enjoy!

Looking for more frozen food hacks? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see more, or post your own yummy inventions and tag us @EatingWellFrzn!

Good Carbs? Yes, They’re Real!

Eating clean doesn’t mean giving up carbs. (Phew!) It just means choosing the right kinds of healthy carbs that are packed with fiber, nutrients and antioxidants.

The #1 rule: eat whole grains instead of refined grains and sugar. The cleanest whole grains are those that look the most like they did when harvested—think quinoa, brown rice and oats. But whole wheat pasta and whole grain bread are good options too. You just need to know what to watch for when you hit the grocery store.

• Bread: Look for brands containing no more than 200mg of sodium per slice and no sugars in the ingredient
list.
• Pasta: Is whole grain or whole wheat flour the first ingredient on the label? Don’t confuse this with
enriched wheat-flour pasta.
• Rice: Brown, purple, black and red rice are all whole grains and naturally gluten-free.
• Tortillas: For flour tortillas, look for whole grain or whole wheat flour as the first ingredient. Corn
tortillas are also a good option. Watch out for added sugars, like corn syrup.

Beyond whole grains, try potato gnocchi—grab our Gnocchi with Garden Vegetables frozen entrée—or barley,
legumes, sweet potatoes, cruciferous veggies, bananas… Yes, bananas. There are so many ways to get the
health benefits of good carbs!

EatingWell frozen meals feature a range of tasty and satisfying whole grains and other good carbs, and our pals at EatingWell magazine have compiled dozens of recipes and awesome low-carb meal plans that help you get the nutrients you need.

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When You Don’t Have Time to Cook

Hey, we get it, you’re super busy. We are, too! But that doesn’t mean nutritious eating goals should be tossed out with last week’s rotten produce.

Want to know what a week of stress-free, healthy, ridiculously tasty lunches and dinners could look like? Read on. Prep takes 30 minutes or less on each and every option shown here.

Day 1:
• Lunch – Turkey Apple Cheddar Sandwich with carrot sticks or bell pepper slices
• Dinner – Grilled Pizza with Prosciutto, Corn & Basil

Day 2:
• Lunch – EatingWell Chicken & Fingerling Potatoes frozen entrée
• Dinner – Mediterranean Chickpea Quinoa Bowl (pictured above)

Day 3:
• Lunch – Leftover Mediterranean Chickpea Quinoa Bowl from Day 2
• Dinner – Skillet Chicken with Cranberries & Apples with a side of quick-cooking wild rice

Day 4:
• Lunch – EatingWell Gnocchi with Garden Vegetables frozen entrée
• Dinner – Green Goddess Salad with Chicken (Tip: make the dressing ahead and sub in pre-cooked chicken from the store)

Day 5:
• Lunch – Leftover Green Goddess Salad with Chicken from Day 4
• Dinner – Ravioli & Vegetable Soup

Day 6:
• Lunch – Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl (Tip: make extra quinoa on Day 2 so you can use it for this recipe, too)
• Dinner – EatingWell Chicken & Wild Rice Stroganoff frozen entrée

Day 7:
• Lunch – Leftover Ravioli & Vegetable Soup from Day 5
• Dinner – Turkey & Balsamic Onion Quesadillas with a side of steamed vegetables (Tip: frozen veggies are A-OK!)

And there you have it. You can totally do this.

For more meal plans and awesome recipes, check out the EatingWell magazine site. For the latest on our frozen entrées, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.