September 1, 2014

Fresh or Frozen Breakfast?

The school has just started and for some families, it means busy days ahead. Meal preparation can be one of the culprits in consuming your time. Imagine the need to prepare two meals - breakfast and lunch (not even counting snacks) right after waking up. I can imagine the scene. 

So, what is actually better, getting prepared meals or cooking fresh food? I find them equally beneficial, let's discuss what they are.

1. Pre-packaged meal - This type of food can be ready in a minute! You need not do anything but get them from the freezer or fridge in some cases. They may not be an immediate hit for your family that's why you have to try it first to find what you like best. Also, you just got to choose what's right for your diet. Some Hormel Compleats are gluten-free and comes in varieties like Chicken & Rice, Sausage Gravy & Roasted Potatoes and Bacon Breakfast Scramble & Sausage Breakfast Scramble. 
 Hormel Compleats come in other flavors too.
2. Cooked from scratch - I know, not really from scratch because most are already seasoned, but you still have to cook it, right? ;) The thing I like with home-made meals or meals from scratch is you can incorporate what kind of ingredients you like. Whether you prefer natural, organic, no-MSG, gluten-free, you a free to add whatever you like! Well, I guess it's a good thing Hormel Natural Choice is all of it! It doesn't even have that Nitrate/Nitrite thing! Although, the preparation time depends on method of cooking - I like mine either fried or oven-baked.
Look at that plate. Whether fried or oven-baked, I know now what my picky 3-year old would eat! I guess next time, it won't be as hard to feed her. I hope she'd start to eat the Hormel Natural Choice ham with whole-grain bread. :)

So, dear parents, I think it doesn't really matter much whether it fresh or frozen. The ingredients are listed and you can read the nutrition facts. You just got to choose what you think is best for you family, especially if you're into some special kind of diet.

DISCLOSURE
I was not paid in any way to do a review of the product/s mentioned above. I was given free samples to facilitate this review. Everything was based on my honest opinion of the product/s.

33 comments :

  1. These are great options for Mommies to feed their little ones for breakfast. You must be thrilled to find out what your kiddo loves :-)

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  2. this is indeed a clever and easiest idea to do mommy, especially if you have kids that goes to school and have a busy life...thank goodness to all the pre-packs we won't be hassle every single morning.

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  3. It depends, fresh foods is best but if cramp na sa oras ready meal is a nice option.

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  4. Great breakfast ideas! I am still at work when my sons have to get ready for school. Although they are now grown and can make their own breakfast, it seems that they still choose the easy way out - - walk over to grandma's house for breakfast! There are frozen dinners here too, however, their serving size is too small.

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  5. My kids are never fond of frozen foods so I always prepare fresh ones every morning.

    Those looks delicious though!

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  6. Preparing your kid's school snacks and lunch plus breakfast at home is really time-consuming. I'm one of those moms who have to wake up early every school day to do this. What's frustrating is when your little one barely touches his "baon." Sigh! And oh, I'm okay with frozen breakfast from time to time.

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  7. If you're pressed for time, then do what you have to do. Sometimes we eat frozen waffle for breakfast because it's so much easier pop them in the toaster. But because I'm Pinay, I still eat rice for breakfast, preferably sinangag :)

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  8. that looks delicious especially when kids are eating the food we prepare. My summer babe is eating sandwich right now ;)

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  9. I would totally give those a try. Especially on those mornings when we over sleep!

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  10. Breakafast is key to a successful day whether from microwave or not. This looks so yummy!

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  11. These are nice options.. breakfast is a must in our house.. sometimes we go for the frozen but most of the time we go for the fresh..

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  12. Sometimes you just gotta for with Frozen. I LOVE instant mash potatoes!

    xoxo
    Candace

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  13. This can really save you a lot of time preparing meals. That also means more sleep in case of breakfast.

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  14. Looks like a great option for my husband. He is up and out the door before any of us are awake in the morning.

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  15. Mom always cooks from scratch as she appreciates fresh ingredients she bought from the wet market. We are picky eaters at home too and carefully read the nutrition facts of certain food.

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  16. I prefer a fresh made breakfast when I can have it, but there are days when a frozen option is more ideal.

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  17. I always try to stay away from pre-packaged or already-cooked frozen meals. Things that are obviously not good for you and the like. Fresh is always the way to go.

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  18. I have to say these don't look that appealing to me with the exception of the roast beef. That looks pretty good.

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  19. I think its definitely nice if you have limited time and limited options. For me its very hard to choose a meal I'd microwave in a plastic container and lid with all the plastics and cancer warnings out there, but then again, this may be the perfect time saver for a lot of families.

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  20. Everything looks good either way. :) We have tried these before and they make good prepackaged meals for my husband to take to work since he leaves at 4 in the morning.

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  21. Those are really great when time is an issue like it is here everyday. Thanks for sharing these products.

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  22. My husband loves the Hormel dinners. :)

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  23. During the week if we are running late I pop a frozen breakfast in the microwave but when i have time I cook it.

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  24. It depends on the day. Some mornings I'm super busy, and frozen it is. But on the weekend… and nice freshly prepared one as a family.

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  25. I never heard of Hormel. I have to admit to occasional having frozen meals but fresh is best for me!

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  26. This looks like a great idea for my teens. It would save time and easy enough for them to make.

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  27. Yum! For ready made those look really good :) Thanks, I'll have to try them!

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  28. We usually don't have a lot of time so we will have oatmeal or cereal. Sometimes I will make eggs or frozen waffles.

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  29. We never had frozen breakfasts when I was growing up. And I haven't done them to my son either. There're not many options here either.

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  30. I love some of the frozen options out there these days; slowly but surely they are cutting out the crap and keeping with the good.

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  31. Wow! Looks like it's a big hit for the kid! :)

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  32. For me, what's best is to cook their breakfast! We never had frozen breakfasts before.

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  33. We don't really do frozen breakfast unless it is like french toast bites and dont have the time to make french toast (which sounds really good right about now, lol). Other then that we make everything. =) Thank you for sharing!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!