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Meals in Minutes with Nestle and Hot Pockets

2:37 PM

Most of you know that I've been working with Nestlé to give you great ideas for back-to-school convenience. I'm one of those Moms who really tries to balance the easy factor with nutrition (no frozen pizza every night.) With my husband gently reminding me to include a green veggie at every meal, I've been able to provide my kids the best of both worlds -- convenience and healthy can work together.

Here is an "Oh-my-goodness-it's-6pm-and-I-forgot-to-thaw-out-a-chunk-of-meat" meal that I put together on the fly. It included Hot Pockets Pizza Stix, frozen peas, and apples. The entire meal cost no more than $4.75 and it fed 3 little people and one big person. Total cost per person was $1.18.

Is it my finest work? No. Am I proud that I could throw it together in less than 15 minutes and my kiddos were happy and full? You betcha!

Here are some pics of our adventure (I baked the Pizza Stix in the oven), and the final presentation. Needless to say, they were gone in minutes.


Do you have a super-speedy lunch or dinner meal to share? Does it involve convenience foods? Tell us all about it on this post or our other Nestle Back-to-School discussions for a chance to win a $500 Walmart gift card!

You can enter one time total per day (for each entry after the first entry, simply comment with "Today's entry!". You have until August 17th at 11:59 pm CST to be entered to win. We'll randomly pick one comment to get the gift card -- just in time for the new school year!

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*Nestlé provided our family with a back-to-school shopping opportunity for this post.


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30 comments

  1. Just had a hot pocket for lunch - peanut butter on saltines is my quick favorite

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  2. I gotta say I am a fruits and Veggies kinda girl! I love Baby carrots and hummus and maybe a whole wheat wrap or pita bread and lots veggies on top.. and that does not take a lot of time!
    Nestle make s KILLER sugar free hot chocolate that goes GREAT with this and since I am so cold natured .. I have that A lot! oh and if you add this to some coffee.. it is mocha! OH laa la!
    Delish!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

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    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

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  4. I like nestle sugar free hot chocolate as I am dieting and its guilt free... I get the frozen cut mixed veggies so its super fast to cook... I get the whole wheat tortillas so i can just wrap up and have it...

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  5. My favorite lunch is scrambled eggs with herbs! My go to dinner is pasta:)

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  6. I make salads ahead of time so I can just grab and go! Just put in individual tupperware, add dressing, and eat! =)

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  7. My favorite quick cook meal is a grilled cheese sandwich. Very yummy and easy to make when in a hurry.

    A great way to use leftover chicken or turkey is to make a layered casserole with stouffers stuffing and turkey/chicken can of cream of mushroom soup and some cheese.

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    Wed 8/12
    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

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  9. Today's entry
    My kids love Hot Pockets, they are a
    quick and easy lunch!

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    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

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  11. My super-speedy meal that I always have the ingredients on hand for is this:

    Thin spaghetti (boils in 7 minutes!) topped with jarred spaghetti sauce with meat, canned corn, and frozen garlic toast that bakes while the spaghetti cooks. If I find good sales, I spend maybe $7.00 for everything and it feeds 5 of us.

    Elizabeth, Table for Five
    table4five@gmail.com

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    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

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    I like to fix wraps for lunch. You can use any kind of lunch meat and veggies and a tortilla. My kid love them! I pair the wrap with a bowl of soup for a great lunch.
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

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    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

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  16. Pizza English Muffins-take a muffin-split in half.Add pizza sauce,
    mozarella cheese, whatever toppings you like, put in oven bake about 15 minutes at 350. Voila easy and quick snack

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  17. I love grilled cheese sandwiches using "farmer's cheese". If I know it's going to be a busy day, sometimes I will make up the sandwiches ahead and pop them in the frig. Then, when I'm ready to make lunch, I just put them on the hot griddle.

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    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  19. My kids love wraps made with spinach dip.

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    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

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  21. One speedy lunch is tortilla spread with cream cheese and add some lunch meat plus lettuce and roll it up. Yum!

    Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks! serving_theKingofkings@yahoo.com

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  22. Our speedy dinner....tacos...they are really easy and fast to put together I use refried beans instead of meat to make it faster.

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  23. A dinner salad is always quick and easy when I'm short on time--lettuce, cucumbers, tomato, cheese, fried onions, and a little dressing. If we happen to have any lunch meat I chop it up and toss it in there too.

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  24. oh no, I think I missed this one...did the other winner find out??

    But a speedy meal is pb and j alllll the way

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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