Product Review: South Beach Living Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad Kit

Two great techniques that can be utilized and fit any family's needs are meal planning and bulk cooking. There is a simple idea behind this. It is that cooking and preparing meals ahead of time, then preserving them through freezing or refrigerating can save you a great deal of time. Plus, if done right, you can cook one large meal which can be saved for two or three other meals. In order to do this you simply need to make sure that every meal that you cook counts. Simply double, triple or quadruple a recipe then freeze it.



If you want guaranteed weight loss, your mini-meals need to consist of healthy food that packs all the nutrients you need. Have a scrambled egg for breakfast, grilled fish for lunch and a mediterranean chicken in slow cooker for dinner. For mid-day snacks, have an apple or a handful of peanuts.

The price comes out to $4.56 a pound, or about 33 cents for each one-ounce Banquet chicken wing in a box. For that price, you could make your own breaded wings at home for much cheaper. Even though this product is pretty tasty, the amount of grease and fat it contains is also alarming. And, as I previously noted, a hungry adult can easily eat an entire box of Banquet Hot & Spicy Wings.

Before I jump into the good stuff, I'd like to send a shout out to Jess Williamson from Butter with a Side of Bread. I used her awesome Best CrockPot Beef slow cooker chicken Stew Recipe as a framework for building mine. Thank you!

You, my friend, get to have a delicious bowl of sweet potato beef stew every day of the week. Simply throw a portion into a small cooking pot, heat it up on the stove top (sorry, I don't use microwaves), and enjoy the variety of flavors and textures!

When the mediterranean chicken bites has browned, add it to the sauce and simmer for about 20 more minutes. Cook the rice. It can be added directly to the sauce and chicken or served on the side.