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Marketside Products from @Walmart =Fresh Meal solutions for my Family.

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As you all know I work a full time job on top of keeping up with my blog.  I really hate eating out all the time, it’s expensive and fattening.  One thing I have struggled with for a long time is what to bring for my lunch?  I am not a big frozen dinner eater except for 1 or 2 brands so I often feel like lunchtime for me  is boring if I don’t eat out.  I do try to bring leftovers but there are some days when my son eats like an army and there is not enough left to bring.  I think he is hitting a growth spurt.

I was recently given the chance to try the new Marketside products at Walmart.  You can find them at the front of the store near the fresh produce/deli area.  I loved the fact that the soups same in containers for one for only $1.98 (price may vary at your Walmart) so it  would be perfect formy lunch at work. They also came in larger sizes as well so I would pick that one up whenever I wanted to share with my co-worker Rachel. I would have to say my favorite was the Loaded Baked Potato Soup and the Chicken Tortilla. I would say Queen Mum loved the Broccoli Cheese the best because she gobbled it all up before I had a chance to taste it LOL.  If you asked my husband, he would tell you I am very picky about my soup and I don’t eat a lot of canned soup so this was a great option for me.  I paired up both soups with the Marketside Ceaser salad. The dressing tasted wonderful and the croutons were awesome. I’m a BIG crouton fan and I cannot stand the ones that taste like cardboard.  These croutons were nice and crisp and I believe they had a hint of garlic.  You could add the Marketside bagged veggies as well but we actually steamed Marketside veggies for dinner last night.  I could also change it up and have some of the Marketside Artisan Bread,which tasted as if I had baked it myself.  They have sour dough, multi-grain,roasted garlic and many more to choose from.

Marketside is great for family meals as well. You can pick up one of their fresh 16′ pizzas, our favorite is pepperoni.  They also have supreme,meat lovers,five cheese and more. All made with 100% real natural cheese. Did you know the pizza boxes are made from 100% recycled material?  You can’t beat $7.98 for fresh pizza. Throw in one of their salads and you got  quick meal your family will love.  It’s perfect for those family game or movie  nights. Speaking of Italian, they have some great fresh pasta and pasta sauces too.  This is the first time we have had fresh pasta at home and I can’t believe how good it is. We are having it again for dinner tonight – it only takes 3 mins to boil.

If you’re having a party you may want to checkout the Marketside Dips – another great way to serve those Marketside raw veggies! The Buttermilk Ranch is a tasty one to try for this. I absolutely love Guacamole and I have never seen store bought Guacamole have big chunks of real Guacamole in it.  Thats fantastic! Now remember, dip isn’t just for veggies. Marketside also has fruit dip with cream cheese and vanilla bean, hmmm. We will definitely be adding Marketside products to our regular menu plans from now on. Thanks Walmart.

I am a participant in the Walmart Moms program.  Marketside provided me with meals last week in exchange for my honest feedback.  Participation in this program is voluntary. All opinions are my own. check out the other Walmart Moms had to say about Marketside. (prices may vary from store to store)

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