Yes the premade stuff is the stuff we normally don't buy. We try to eat as close to whole foods as possible most of the time, especially for DS!
Here is a list of meals that I have come up with out of the stuff so far...
*Baked Ziti - Penne, Pasta Sauce, Ricotta, Mozeralla (and I would add some fresh veggies in that I buy)
*Pasta Salad - Rotini, Olives, Italian Dressing (and maybe a little ranch, again would add fresh veggies)
*Salmon Salad - a friend mentioned this, just like tuna salad but with the salmon pouches here (that is one I normally don't buy so any more ideas on that would be good)
*Blueberry Pancakes - blueberries and either the premade mix (again normally don't buy) or make them from scratch like normal with the ww flour
*Spaghetti Sauce - I could used the canned tomatoes and make a huge batch of spaghetti sauce with fresh veggies and the frozen spinach blended in then freeze in portion sizes
*Tilapia Nuggets - tilapia, bread crumbs, parm cheese
*BlackBean Soup - Canned black beans, chicken broth, brown rice, and I'd need to buy salsa to go in it for the recipe I usually make, oh and carrots
8Parmesan & Pea Couscous - ww couscous, frozen peas, parm cheese
*Hummus & Pitas - for both the hummus mix and the chicken peas
Stuff I still need help on....
- all the canned soup (I bought it when I was eating it very often but now I have no taste for it at all!)
- evaporated milk
- canned fruit
- cranberry sauce (leftover from one of the chicken marinades I froze)
- canned chicken (eww!)
- orange & apple juice (we don't drink it)
- Red wine/balsamic vinegar (seems not many of my recipes call for these)
- whole chickens (I need recipes!)
- pie shell (maybe a quiche?)
- instant oatmeal (these are flavored so not sure what can be done with them?)
- all the sauce mixes like the gravy and hollandaise ones, i don't even know where these came from!
- cocoa mix? we normally don't drink it
- salad dressings! (my goodness I don't know why they bought so many! these are not really healthy versions either)
Mama to (DS 7) and (DD 5), wife to DH