Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Stouffers Fit Kitchen Meals Help Keep Active Dads Fueled & Ready To Go!

Disclosure: I have partnered with Life of Dad and STOUFFER’S® for this promotion.  I have received compensation and product for my participation, but my opinions are my own.

I'm a dad who always makes time to play with my kids, but I'm not so good at making time for myself to make sure I eat right.  It might because I just don't like to cook myself or from a lack of time resulting from professional and parenting responsibilities but while we normally make up healthy meals for my kids, what my wife and I eat are often fast food or not so healthy quick ready made prepackaged things.  While I feel great, my doctor has warned me that my cholesterol and blood pressure are trending in the wrong direction meaning that if I want to continue living on this world to be there for my kids and enjoying life I need to start eating better and exercising more. STOUFFER’S® Fit Kitchen meals have been fueling my efforts to be healthier when it comes to my eating and being physically fit.  They have been giving me the energy to hula hoop my pounds away and get the cardio activity I need to address my doctor's concerns.

As a 40-something dad of young children, I've found that I just don't have the energy I used to when I was in my 20s & 30s.  Did you know that the Recommended Dietary Allowance of Protein for men ages 19 to 70 is 56 grams of protein each day?  Many of us guys aren't getting enough protein in our diets to sustain active, healthy lifestyles.  When I was in my 20s and 30s, I had my group of buddies that were my "wingmen" - kept me out of trouble when we were out and about for nights on the town, made sure I always had a spotter for the weight bench at the gym, and were my running buddies making sure no one ever wimped out of getting their training miles in or showing up for a 5K road race.  Now we are all married with kids and hanging out with the guys, working out at the gym, and running a race have become more of occasional affairs we get together for than the regular routines they used to be.  

STOUFFER’S® Fit Kitchen meals with their 25 grams or more of protein have stepped in to be my wingman to help get me eating healthier and providing the energy I need to be active with my kids plus get back into working out more often. They take less then 10 minutes to prepare and are packed with veggies, complex carbs and proteins will leave you satisfied. STOUFFER’S® Fit Kitchen meals have some great selections to choose from that are definitely not bland and provide generous portions. At a suggested retail price of $3.99 each these meals can also keep the family budget happy and I find them to be a great deal for what you get!

STOUFFER’S® Fit Kitchen meals provide me the perfect balance of taste, nutrition and convenience in their 6 protein packed meal options:

    • STEAK FAJITA in smoked red chile sauce with a mix of red & green peppers and seasoned brown rice
    • CILANTRO LIME CHICKEN white meat chicken with a black bean & corn mix, seasoned brown rice and a verde tomatillo sauce
    • ROTISSERIE SEASONED TURKEY with a mix of diced red skin sweet potatoes & green beans
    • MONTEREY CHICKEN with diced red skin & sweet potatoes, lightly buttered green beans with BBQ style sauce
    • BOURBON STEAK with chipotle mashed sweet potatoes, seasoned broccoli & red peppers

My new Wingman has helped me have the energy to keep up with my kids plus has given me the extra boost to dust off the weight stack in the basement and buy some new running shoes so that I am hoping to getting back into making working out a regular part of my daily routine again ... though I do have to say don't discount playing with and chasing after your kids as a great way to stay physically fit in itself.

You can find STOUFFER’S® Fit Kitchen meals in the frozen aisle at local Walmart, Target and other grocery stores; visit www.stouffers.com to find a store near you.

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