I love having quick meal options for those days when I get home from work, too tired to barely change let alone cook dinner. Cue Modern Table Meals. Not only are their meal kits full of flavor, but they’re made with real ingredients and take minimal effort to make from start to finish. After trying every meal kit that my local grocery stores and Target have to offer, I think my favorite by far has to be the Parmesan Pesto. I’m also a BIG fan of their new mac and cheese boxes. The cool thing about the kits is that they’re SO customizable. Each kit comes with GF pasta, veggies, and a sauce pack that you mix with water and oil. You can easily add whatever protein you want and extra veggies to really bulk up the kits and get the most out of your meal; I love adding chicken or shrimp and some type of green veggie to mine and will sometimes portion it out for lunches throughout the week.
Let’s Break It Down
All Modern Table Meals products are free from artificial ingredients, contain complete proteins (blends of lentil, rice, and pea), are gluten free and vegetarian and are non-GMO.
Let’s Get Into It
- 1 Parmesan Pesto Lentil Pasta Meal Kit (available online or at Target)
- 2 chicken breasts, cut into 1″ pieces
- 1/2tsp. garlic powder
- Salt and pepper
- 1-2 cups veggie of choice (I like broccoli or spinach best with this kit)
- Shaved Parmesan
- Red Pepper Flakes (optional for garnish)
Follow package instructions for meal kit. Tip: to prevent the pasta from getting gummy, rinse under cold water before adding to boiling water; this helps to rinse off some of the extra starch on the noodles.
While the noodles are cooking, heat a pan over medium heat and drizzle with oil of choice. Season chicken breasts with garlic powder, salt, and pepper, coating evenly and cook for 5-6 minutes until done. (You can also sauté your veggies with the chicken so they are done at the same time).
Once noodles are done and sauce pack has been added, add the chicken and veggies and stir to combine. Top with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and shaved parmesan.