Monday, June 01 2015 09:47

Meals at Rock Father HQ Have a New Wingman: STOUFFER’S® Fit Kitchen

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THE ROCK FATHER™ has partnered with Life of Dad and STOUFFER’S® as a paid Ambassador for the #FitKitchen promotion. As always, opinions are that of James Zahn, though sometimes influenced by his kids.

THE "WINGMAN": Over the years, that term has meant many things to many people, often conjuring images of action - "Top Gun" fighter pilots flanked by other members of their squadron, heading into battle... or sometimes it's that same level of back-up while vying for the attraction of another - like the silly friend in a romantic comedy. Here in Illinois (especially this close to Chicago), it's a totally different life movie, and sometimes a good Wingman is simply an "associate" - something I can assure you that I know nothing about. No matter what the specifics, being a Wingman means being there for support, and right now I have a new Wingman here in my kitchen at Rock Father HQ - STOUFFER’S® Fit Kitchen Meals. Now, if you've been following me on Instagram (and if you're not, it would be a lot cooler if you did), you've probably seen one of the #AtTheGym selfies I've been posting late at night over the past 18 months. I've been on a mission to get into better shape, and eating better is a big part of that. That's where STOUFFER’S® Fit Kitchen steps-up to assist...

#AtTheGym #selfie: I actually don't look too terrible after three miles tonight. #gettingfit #weightloss #FNM

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I need protein to fuel my body for adventure, and since each 14oz STOUFFER’S® Fit Kitchen meal packs at least 25g into the mix alongside veggies and complex carbs, that's a great thing. I work at home and spend much of my day chasing two little girls around, while trying to maintain HQ, and get some gigs done that don't pay in hugs, kisses and crayon drawings (although those are the most rewarding). I don't always have time to make a proper meal, and a great-tasting, wholesome and satisfying meal direct from my freezer is appreciated. 

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And my freezer is packed - rockin' the full assortment of bold, modern flavors that STOUFFER’S® Fit Kitchen has to offer...

STOUFFER’S® Fit Kitchen

  • STEAK FAJITA in smoked red chile sauce with a mix of red & green peppers and seasoned brown rice
  • OVEN ROASTED CHICKEN with diced red skin potatoes, seasoned broccoli and a savory wine sauce
  • CILANTRO LIME CHICKEN white meat chicken with a black bean & corn mix, seasoned brown rice and a verde tomatillo sauce
  • ROTISSERIE SEASONED TURKEY with a mix of diced red skin sweet potatoes & green beans
  • MONTEREY CHICKEN with diced red skin & sweet potatoes, lightly buttered green beans with BBQ style sauce
  • BOURBON STEAK with chipotle mashed sweet potatoes, seasoned broccoli & red peppers

When my "Wingman" packs me with energy, I'm ready to step into a whole new adventure... in a different movie... and sometimes, in a completely different city! I'm ready to run up a series of mighty steps to glory, my almost-six-year-old sidekick Adalyn there to share in the glory as Mommy and Little Miss Finley cheer us on!


Want to learn more about and have a chance to talk with other families while gaining a shot at some cool prizes? Join the  #FitKitchen Twitter Party, Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at 8PM ET. Follow @LifeOfDadShow, @TheRockFather and @STOUFFERS for details!


James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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