Watch Michelle Bernstein's New Lean Cuisine Salad Commercial

Here's the scenario: It's 8 p.m. and you're just leaving the office after a 12-hour marathon work session with the new boss. You're exhausted and hungry. In fact, the mere thought of even stopping to pick up a pizza is too taxing.

How does a salad prepared by Miami chef extraordinaire Michelle Bernstein sound? We may be exaggerating since Bernstein herself won't be showing up at your doorstep, but she is the face of Lean Cuisine's new Salad Additions line.

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How, exactly, is a salad found in the frozen food aisle, anyway? It's actually a box filled with heatable mixings like chicken and salad dressing that you add to your own lettuce. And it looks pretty good (well, at least when Miami's most adorable chef makes it).

Bernstein, by the way, is part of the Lean Cuisine culinary roundtable, where chefs like Bernstein and fellow James Beard winner Paul Kahan (Blackbird in Chicago) work on recipes for the frozen food brand. The company, in return, promises to lower sodium in their products gradually from now through 2015. It's a start in the path toward helping busy people have access to quick and affordable food.

If you want to try out Bernstein's salad recommendations, click here for a $1-off coupon. And watch Bernstein in action here. Now, if Lean Cuisine can only find a way to get the chef to come to our homes...

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