New On The Go Meal Options

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As I mentioned last week, life has been a little crazy these past couple of weeks. Work has been busy, the bathroom renovation took twice as long as expected, and I’ve had a lingering cold that I just can’t seem to shake. When life is like this, there are three things I do to keep up:

  •    Prioritize the things that really need to get done and put everything else on the back burner.
  •    Utilize my treadmill desk so I can get in a workout and catch up on emails.
  •    Rely on easy, simple meal options rather than doing a lot of cooking.

So lately, I haven’t really been doing a lot of cooking and I’ve been relying on easier meal options. While I love picking up takeout, it’s not always the healthier or cheapest option, so I do like having some stand-by options in the freezer.

MorningStar Farms has been a favorite of mine since college. Their black bean burgers always have a space in my freezer and the burgers actually make great tacos! So when I heard about the new MorningStar Farms® Veggie Bowls I wanted to give them a try! I actually had to go to a few stores before I was able to find but I ended up finding both the Chik’n Pot Pie and the Italian Sausage Bake here in Richmond at Walmart. They have a few other kinds as well if you’re in different parts of the country.


It’s nestled there in the freezer aisle right next to my beloved black bean burgers and all the other vegetarian foods! I like that these meals have a lot of protein without a ton of calories. The Italian Sausage Bake was our favorite which clocks in at 240 calories and 14g of protein.

sausage bake

I was actually surprised at how many vegetables were in there! These veggie bowls are definitely a super convenient option whether you’re a vegetarian or just looking to eat less meat. It’s always nice to have something you can grab when life gets busy and have ready to go in a few minutes.

italian sausage bake

With all the holiday craziness coming up, I’m making sure my freezer is stocked with options for the busy days ahead!


What’s your favorite go-to meal?


  1. Those look great! I wish more vegetarian meat alternatives were gluten free!

  2. Frozen meals are life savers for me! I really like the Evol bowls and Amy’s. I recently had a truffle parmesan mac and cheese from Evol that was awesome!

  3. WOW. It looks so good! YUMMY! 🙂

  4. Thanks for sharing these better-bad-choices! I always advice my personal training clients to opt for natural foods first coming from nature to keep metabolism rev up. These less supportive frozen food option though not perfect, play a vital role in speeding up metabolism. Will definitely share this one on social media.

  5. Frozen fruits and veggies save me time and money…we don’t throw as much produce out because it’s frozen…I don’t have to chop 🙂

    I’m in love with the frozen cauli rice!

  6. I’ll have to check these out for my husband. Great for these crazy busy mornings and it’s always nice to start these cold days with something warm. I dont’ buy a lot of frozen foods except veggies and fruits, great for smoothies and often more cost effective especially when not in season. Sometimes the occasional waffles for the girls. Oh and Beyond Meat Crumbles and ice cream of course. 😉

  7. Whoa- that actually looks really delicious!

  8. It’s a pity these aren’t sold over here. While I don’t usually eat convenience foods like these life has been busier for me lately, too, and these sound like a great option. Especially for those once-in-a-blue-moon cravings for something ‘meaty’.

  9. WOW these actually look filling – most frozen meals never are! I need to try these asap. Especially when I need quick, easy lunches!

  10. I tried some of these at the FNCE expo this year and thought they were so good! Always handy to have in the freezer for busy nights.

  11. those look really good. i will have to check them out. my goto meal is actually a protein smoothie!

  12. Hmm, I may need to look for these in my local Walmart because it’s always good to have healthy meals on stock when life gets so chaotic. And I so want a treadmill desk!!

  13. I love hard-boiled eggs with some sliced fresh veggies and hummus when I’m on the go!

  14. my fav meal is usually some combination of eggs, its always so quick, versatile, and satisfying 🙂

  15. Those actually do look filling and good. I always forget you have a treadmill desk. It’s something I feel like I could benefit from.

  16. These look good! I’ve never tried these meals. I generally try to make ahead dishes for the week so that we don’t have to rely on frozen meals but I could see using these when I haven’t planned!

  17. Mmm this quick meal options sound amazing! I tend not to buy these kinds of meals as I work from home but I will occassionally buy a frozen pizza 😉 My go-to quick meal would have to be stir-fry! They can be meat-free but they still pack a ton of nutrition if done right.

  18. Morning Star was at BlogFest this past summer and everything looked so good! Sadly it has ingredients in it that I am allergic to 🙁
    It is nice to have alternatives for a quick meal!

  19. Angela says:

    Wow! this looks absolutely amazing…I LOVE Morning Star products!!

  20. Ohhhh how delish! I have to try these for a fast meal on the go!

  21. My easy go to is always a smoothie. Usually green.

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