A Healthier Lunch {Found In The Freezer}

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I’ve recently written about my journey to get healthier, from exercising more to drinking more water to making better food choices. I’m working on becoming a healthier version of myself. One thing that I’ve been trying to do is making sure that I eat lunch every day. I used to skip lunch because I was so busy working but I’ve been making a conscious effort to stop and take a moment for myself to eat.

My days may be busy but I’ve found healthier options available at my local Jewel grocery store- MorningStar Farms® Veggie Bowls.

Found in the freezer section, they are a convenient option for lunch because they are easy to heat and eat as-is when I’m in a hurry, which is pretty much every day during this holiday season! I like to take a bit of time out of my day to enjoy a nice hot meal and just sit and relax. Being able to get my veggies in while doing so- nothing is better than that!

These Veggie Bowls are not only for vegetarians—they are for anyone who wants a quick meal with lots of flavor. Their CHIK’N POT PIE Veggie Bowls are filled with 100% vegan chik’n strips and lots of vegetables. They even come with a biscuit! I also liked the Italian Sausage Bake Veggie Bowl, made with Veggie Sausage Crumbles™, that I tried.

To make lunches even better I decorated a special lunch tray for myself. I’m including instructions in case you want to put one together for yourself!

Materials needed:

  • Unfinished wooden tray
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Stickers (I used foil stickers)

To make:

Paint your wooden tray in any color you’d like. I kept it simple by painting it white.

Once you let the tray dry (I let mine dry overnight) it’s time to decorate it.

I used beautiful gold foil stickers to add some shine to the corners of my tray.

Do you take a break from your busy day to enjoy a hot lunch? If so, have you tried these new Veggie Bowls?


  1. I love Morningstar Farms. They’re the only meat free meals I’ve had that actually taste good.

  2. I’ve used Morningstar products for years, and love them. I will have to try these. Your tray is adorable too.

  3. They sound like a perfect hot lunch to keep you going. I love healthy options for the middle of the day

  4. This sounds perfect for lunch!!! I love to find healthy lunches to eat and bonus if they are fast like this!

  5. I love the decorative tray! What a fun little DIY!

  6. I am notorious for having unhealthy lunches – especially at the office. Love this lunch suggestion!

  7. Dawn Nieves says

    I love having meals like this stocked in the freezer for busy nights. This one looks so good! And that tray is so cute!

  8. We try all we can to eat healthy at our house. WE’re vegan so our choices are limited but we are much healthier than we were before!

  9. I love that brand. They are perfect for healthy meals.

  10. This sounds perfect for lunch!!! I love to have healthy options and yours look sooo yummy!

  11. Ann Bacciaglia says

    This tray looks fantastic. I will have to look for some MorningStar Farms Veggie Bowls. They look delicious.

  12. Elizabeth Lampman says

    MorningStar Farms Veggie Bowls look like a delicious dinner idea. I am always looking for healthier ideas to make.

  13. I am always looking for fun new DIY projects to try. I love the look of the tray. I will have to pick up some MorningStar Farms® Veggie Bowls for dinner this week.

  14. that looks delicious! Lunch is my downfall, and I love to find healthy options that are yummy too.

  15. I tend to get so busy during the day I forget to eat. These veggie bowls would be perfect for me.

  16. Our family loves Morningstar Farms products especially since we are all trying to eat less meat and more vegetarian healthy goods. I’ve never tried the veggie bowls, but will have to give them a whirl the next time we eat Morningstar Farms.

  17. I love having healthy lunch options after all the holiday foods. This one looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it! Love that DIY tray too!

  18. This meal looks delicious. And I just love that DIY tray, what a great idea!

  19. Reesa Lewandowski says

    I have such a hard time finding lunch options for myself. Never knew about these pot pies!

  20. We are vegetarians and are always looking for new dishes for dinner and these veggie bowls look scrumptious! I also know my son would love to try his hand at your DIY craft too!

  21. I have one vegetarian in the house so I would like to get some of these for her for when the rest of us are having chicken pot pies. It is great to have some delicious ready-made meals in the freezer at all times.

  22. Amy Desrosiers says

    Wow, I would have never guessed this was frozen. Looks like such a tasty meal idea.

  23. That looks so yummy and I love your DIY tray!

  24. Morningstar Farms is a great brand. I have to be honest, I generally hate the taste of meatless alternatives, but Morningstar is SO GOOD.

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