Even experienced cooks take shortcuts sometimes including buying cake mixes, pre-cut veggies and pre-marinated meats. This gave me the idea to share some of my favorite kitchen life savers and cheat meal options. From ready mixed nuts, cauliflower mash to chocolate satin pies, there are so many options. The key is to select good quality packaged food to ensure you are not sacrificing on taste.
If you are looking for an easy way to keep your snack arsenal stocked, Naturebox is the best. Naturebox offers a subscription service where snacks are delivered to your door. It’s an easy way to make sure you never run out of your favorite snacks by subscribing to receive your favorite snack monthly. They have a number of vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free snack options as well. My favorite are the blueberry almond quinoa bites and the pistachio almond mix.
Another favorite kitchen shortcut of mine are the Alexia premium sides. They are starch substitutes that are full of flavor, easy to prepare, delicious and good for you. I usually don’t trust pre cooked veggies but these are pretty good. I have already tried the mashed cauliflower and riced vegetable pilaf which are great with served chicken, beef or anything you wish.
Last but not least is desert! This list would not be complete without something for the sweet lovers. No joke, thes Marie Callender’s deserts are very impressive. They are made from scratch then frozen for your convenience. I have tried the Chocolate Satin Pie which is made of a cookie-crumb crust, with whipped topping and large chocolate curls. So delicious!
Now I am not saying go eat these everyday but they are certainly a life saver on those days when time is not on your side. I would love to know what your favorite pre-cooked or packaged food items in the comment box below! You can check out more kitchen favorites here.
FYI: This is not a sponsored post however some items in this post where bought by me for a separate brand collaboration.