Kraft SMARTMADE™ Review

  • SMARTMADE™ Meals

    November 18, 2016

    I'm always looking to try new food products, especially ones that fit in with my goals for maintaining a balanced and healthier lifestyle. Recently, I was introduced to SMARTMADE™. SMARTMADE™ meals are frozen meals that are inspired by the way we cook at home.

  • How To Create a Last-Minute Dinner On The Fly - And On a Budget

    November 21, 2016

    Have you ever found yourself needing to host last-minute dinner guests? This situation can be stressful - especially if you don't have any food in the house. But you needn't stress out too much: all you need is an hour to get a delicious, dinner-party-ready meal on the table.

  • Avocado Black Bean Dip

    November 21, 2016

    Ever need something to keep your energy levels up and hunger down, with hours to go 'til dinner? You want to take the edge off the growling tummy, but prefer not to down the open bag of chips in the pantry. 

  • SMARTMADE™ - Making Smart Choices When Life Gets Busy

    November 21, 2016

    Today’s post is a little different than what you usually see on Living Chirpy. As you all know by now, I am a firm believer in cooking from scratch using fresh, whole ingredients - simple right? Yes... and no. Life is life, and it doesn’t always go according to plan (stupid life).

  • 5 TIPS FOR EATING HEALTHY WHEN YOU ARE BUSY

    November 21, 2016

    As much as I can, I feed my family delicious, healthy meals at home during the week. Not only do we not have time to eat outside when the kids go from school to sports and activities (and me with them of course) but I also firmly believe in giving my kids fresh, yummy, and well-cooked dinners I personally prepare, think lots of protein and veggies. 

  • Easy Meals with SMARTMADE™ - Dinner in Under 10 Minutes

    November 21, 2016

    I am a food enthusiast that loves to cook, bake, and grill as much as I can, but then there are those days when I don’t feel like cooking and want to enjoy a ready-made meal. For me, the major criterion for a frozen meal is that it should be tasty and not compromise on flavor.

  • Creating a Life of Balance with SMARTMADE™

    November 21, 2016

    Ah, motherhood: the most difficult (and rewarding) job there is. No one told me beforehand how much of a struggle parenting would be. It is a round-the-clock commitment that often doesn't result in much "mommy time." 

  • How to Save Time When Eating Well

    November 21, 2016

    I love to eat healthy, but I do not love to spend hours in the kitchen. Since eating healthy is a passion of mine, I have tried hard to cut down the amount of time prepping in the kitchen.

  • White Wine Chicken & Couscous by SMARTMADE™

    November 21, 2016

    I simply love making dinner completely from scratch. I like the soothing process of mixing ingredients, the simple pleasure of tasting while cooking, licking the bowl and having the first bite.

  • Three Ideas for Packing Healthy Lunches for Work

    November 21, 2016

    So, if you've been following Domestic Bliss Squared for any length of time, you all know that I try really hard to eat healthy. I mean, sometimes I make stupidly rich chocolate cake, but for the most part I try to keep things really low calorie, low carb, low fat... all the lows. 

  • Easy, Healthy Lunch Ideas

    November 21, 2016

    I'm always looking for easy, healthy lunch ideas so that I don't cave in to fat-and-sugar-laden convenience foods. I want to nourish my body with whole grains, vegetables, and natural ingredients. 

  • Mexican-Style Chicken Bowl

    November 21, 2016

    Ever have one of those days when you’re stuck at your desk and you can barely peel away for a lunch break? With the busy holiday season upon us – that feels like everyday all of a sudden!

  • Smart Dinners When You Don't Have Time

    November 21, 2016

    As a busy mother and wife who also happens to suffer from chronic illness, my time and energy are extremely valuable to me.  With the current state of my health and having run out of options for treatment with my insurance, I had to get even more proactive about my health than I already was. 

  • Smart and Delicious with SMARTMADE™

    November 21, 2016

    Hi, everyone. My name is Maggie and I am a food snob. There, I said it. I definitely consider myself a foodie. I’m not the kind of person who will settle for any old meal and be happy. Oh, no. I need the top of the line. 

  • Making Smarter Choices With SMARTMADE™

    November 21, 2016

    Life is full of choices, and I've been trying to make better ones.  I'm in the midst of a journey to better health, so I've been making better food choices, such as: cutting out excess sugar, grilling foods, eating more vegetables, and only eating foods with ingredients that I can pronounce.

  • Personal Review of SMARTMADE™

    January 1, 1970

    As a new mom, finding the time to EAT is sometimes hard to do. I dread actually needing to cook lunch, but never really had many other options because I had not ever seen a brand offer clean foods in a frozen meal form! 

  • Go-To Lunch for Busy Moms

    November 21, 2016

    If I had all the time in the world, an unlimited budget, and kids who weren't ever picky about what they eat, I'd happily make all our meals from scratch. I enjoy cooking and like knowing what's in our meals, as well as having the ability to change recipes to our taste and to make them healthier.

  • Simple, Savory & SMARTMADE™

    November 21, 2016

    I don't know what exactly it is about this time of year, but life is crazy right now! Maybe it's because we're trying to cram so many fall activities into fewer daylight hours that there never seems to be enough time to get everything done.

  • Mexican Style Chicken Bowl from SMARTMADE™

    November 21, 2016

    Are you ready to try this delicious Mexican Style Chicken Bowl with grilled chicken, black beans, brown rice, and roasted vegetables coated in chili-lime sauce, with a sprinkle of Monterey Jack cheese?

  • Bringing a Smart Balance to My Life

    November 21, 2016

    This year has definitely been a year of change and growth for me.  From how I handle my duties at work, to how I overcome the challenges of a mother; I feel like this has been my best year yet.

  • Finally, a Frozen Meal with REAL Ingredients

    November 21, 2016

    Fall is now upon us, which translates to pumpkin spice errrrything, layered clothes, and busy schedules. In fact, scientific studies have shown that people experience major upticks in stress during the fall season.

  • Smart Ways to Take Care of Yourself

    November 21, 2016

    I mentioned last week that life has been a little crazy lately. When that happens, I usually react by sacrificing exercise, drinking too much coffee, not getting enough sleep, and turning to drive-thrus at mealtimes. The result is never pretty. 

  • Meals Inspired by You - SMARTMADE™

    November 21, 2016

    Fall is always a busy time of year, from back-to-school, to kids' sports, family activities, and then it leads into the holidays. 

  • SMARTMADE™ Frozen Meal vs Homemade Meal

    January 1, 1970

    Frozen meals make life so much easier for busy mamas who have a long to-do list every single day. Lets be honest: there are days when everything goes smooth like butter and there are days when nothing goes the way you planned and sometimes you end up with only 5 minutes to make a delicious dinner for you and your family. 

  • Introducing SMARTMADE™ by Smart Ones®!

    November 21, 2016

    Sometimes we are at the mercy of time when it comes to our hunger. It's always fun to get into the kitchen to cook, but when time doesn't allow & it's time to fuel up, other options need to happen.