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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Manwich Makes Dinner Easy #Manwich

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I have to admit that I never ate Manwich as a kid. My parents are from Costa Rica so we grew up eating more Latin food than American food. I started eating Manwich when I met my husband. He is not much of a cook but one of the things he always cooked were Sloppy Joe's.

I remember my first taste of the deliciousness that was a Sloppy Joe. It was salty, sweet and hearty. It was also messy but I was hooked. Every so often my hubby requests Sloppy Joe's for dinner. I also make Sloppy Joe's when I don't have time to prepare a meal and need something quick! And when I am out of town, I always leave hubby Manwich mix and ground beef so he can make his own dinner.

This year, however, we are trying to eat healthier. I thought we might have to give up our Manwich Sloppy Joe's but I came up with a better idea. I decided to see if I could take one of our favorite quick meals and lighten it up.

The first thing I did was change the ground beef to ground turkey. Then I added some fresh veggies. I chopped up some tomatoes, onions and green peppers. The Thick & Chunky Manwich already has bulk but adding fresh veggies made it chunkier and more hearty. Once I cooked the fresh veggies, I added the Manwich sauce and I was ready to serve.

I decided to to use lettuce cups instead of buns. Hubby was not having any of that though. He opted for the buns but I stuck to the plan. And, let me tell you, it worked. First of all, hubby had no idea I used ground turkey and was surprised after eating one sandwich that that was the case. He said he did not notice the change in protein. He said the filling was delicious and now he is on board to using a leaner meat.

I love the the Manwich in the lettuce cups. I figure that saved me a ton of calories without losing any of the delicious Manwich flavor. The meal was still hearty and I was satisfied. I am so glad that Manwich still fits into our quest to get healthy. I know hubby would not like it if I took our Manwich meals off the menu rotation. Now if I could get hubby to eat the lettuce cups, we are all set.

Manwich is a perfect quick and easy meal for any week day meal. If you have not tried it, you should. Manwich makes dinner or lunchtime easy! Plus, you can head over to the Manwich site and check out some Manwich Recipes you can make! Also check out these great Manwich TV Ads.

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  1. I like the lettuce cups, too. Another thing I do is serve an entree like this over cooked veggies like squash, onions, and bell peppers.

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  2. I use ground turkey also. I love flavor of ground turkey with Manwich.

  3. I make sloppy Joes, but from scratch (often with ground turkey; I don't notice a difference between turkey and beef when the meat is heavily spiced and flavored). There are times when it would be handy to have a quicker option like a can of Manwich on the shelf. I trust you, and may just pick up a can the next time I'm shopping. :-)

  4. That looks really good. I want to try it.

  5. It looks really good. I want to try it.

  6. That looks really good. I want to try it.

  7. never thought putting it in a lettuce wrap, interesting....gonna have to try that, I usually use the pocket thins, no mess!