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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

I have a new "Wingman" in my life thanks to Stouffers #FitKitchen meals. #Sponsored


Before I had my first child I would run about 3-4 miles everyday.  This was easy because I lived with my parents and they had a treadmill in the basement.  When I moved out and got married, my exercise was limited to walking my dog around the neighborhood, but I did manage to squeeze in running every now and then.

When my daughter was born, I realized that I was not in the best shape and I decided to start running some more and working out to be in better shape for my kids.  

Fast-forward to 2 kids and I am running 5k races, doing 10 mile runs and running obstacle course races where I am jumping, crawling and swimming through mud.  Now while that may seem like I am the picture of a healthy lifestyle, I am far from it when it comes to eating.  Let me tell you a tale or two of my bad choices when eating.

Running some of these races takes a lot out of you and even though you get the occasional banana and goodie bag of snacks afterwards, you still feel a little hungry, at least in my case.  After I ran my first 10 mile run, I stopped by the local burger joint and ate two double burgers with a large fry and drink.  Whatever weight or calories I burned off during my run, I just gained back within a few minutes.

I've done that a few times after an obstacle course run and while I feel full, I later regret eating what I ate.  I think what it comes down to is getting these foods are easy and convenient. I mean it's not that hard to go through a drive-thru, order your food and drive home.  I know that if I want to feel fit and full, I have to find a healthier alternative and thanks to Stouffers and their new Stouffers FitKitchen meals, I think I found what I have been looking for. 

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Being from Chicago we like to have big meals and we like to grill. So I decided to put the Steak Fajita to the test.

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Wow, this meal did not disappoint.  The steak was very tender and and the green peppers gave it just the right amount of kick.  After finishing the meal I felt satisfied and could not wait to try one of the other five different meals.  When you are a dad of two busy children, this meal is perfect because there is not much prep time to it.  Each meal has 25 or more grams of protein, which make it a satisfying meal for busy fathers.

This weekend I will be running an obstacle race with my wife. I know that my "wingman" will be waiting for me when I get home and have our after race meals ready.  Even though Stouffer's #Fitkitchen meal is an inanimate object it is my wingman, because it will be by my side making sure I do not go hungry again.


(Disclosure: I have partnered with Life of Dad and STOUFFER’S® for this promotion.  I have received compensation and product for my participation, but my opinions are my own and no, you can not cook the Stouffer's #FitKitchen meals on your grill).