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How to get Weeknight Meals under control when you don’t have time to Cook

This post was sponsored by Tai Pei, all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

When I was little we always used to get Chinese food when my family and I used to go out on weekends. For years, my sister and I were kind of obsessed with Chow mein noodles and fried rice and we always used to insist our parents that we wanted to get that when we went out to eat. Oh, the good old times!

Getting weeknight meals under control

My love for Asian food is still present and I love experimenting in the kitchen whenever I can. 

Normally I cook every night but let’s face it, that doesn’t happen on days when my days are jam-packed with work or other activities or if I’m out for most of the day. I will admit that during this time of the year, when things are extra busy, sometimes I hardly have the energy to stand in the kitchen to make a decent meal.

Having my freezer stocked up is always a great option as I know I can just open it and can have a delicious meal ready in a few minutes.

But when it comes to frozen Asian food, I’m very picky as I want something that is full of flavor and something that is not too high in calories.

I honestly feel Tai Pei Asian inspired Entrees checks all those requirements. They come in single serve containers and are loaded with exotic flavors. On days when I’m craving for some good old Asian food and just don’t have the patience or the energy to cook, I can rely on Tai Pei.

Tai pei chicken chow mein noodles



Tai Pei Chow Mein


When my husband tasted their Chicken Chow Mein, he was like – you’ve got to mention in your post that it tastes just as if it has been freshly made in the kitchen. And mind you, he is the kind of person who is really choosy. Sometimes I feel, he is a better ‘food critic’ than me 😀

Plus I can directly heat it and eat it from the container itself – which means no dishes! Woohoo! Can you tell I totally despise doing dishes? I guess most of us do.

Tai Pei Chicken Chow Mein

Tai Pei Entrees Chow Mein noodles

Tai Pei has been around for over 20 years now and their entrees are prepared with crisp and clean ingredients with no additives, preservatives, artificial flavors or colors.

Having a variety of Tai Pei entrees in my freezer helps me to have a quick and easy dinner for my family, without having to wait for the delivery guy to come in.

Tai Pei Chicken Chow Mein


Have you tried any of the Tai Pei entrees? You can find them in any of the grocery stores near you. If you would love to explore all the different flavors of Asian Food that they have, this coupon gives you $1 off any Tai Pei single serving bowl.

I will be sharing more about some of the other flavors in my coming posts.  I am excited to try out more delicious flavors from them.

What is your favorite comfort food? And what do you normally end up doing when you don’t have time to cook?

Tai Pei Entrees Chow Mein noodles

So next time you are craving for some delicious Asian Food, don’t forget to stock up your freezer with Tai Pei to have a warm and comforting meal. You can use the store locator on their website to find out which stores closest to you carry them.

For more inspiration, you can also check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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    October 23, 2017

    Looks aaas freshly cooked! I think it’s good alternative, sometimes I also buy something frozen or half-ready to eat for dinner. Cool post and it makes me hungry as always!

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      October 23, 2017

      Thank you, Ann! Yes, I’m the same like you – sometimes keeping alternatives at home really helps ?

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