When you think of meal prepping your first thought is pre-planning “healthy” meals which are good for you but don’t taste very good. Hoping to lead you towards a healthier and happier life. What if we told you we have found a local Louisiana company that makes life so much easier for the busy parent? Creating meals that the entire family loves freeing us up in the kitchen to spend more time having fun with our little ones.

Authentic Cajun food TO-GO!

Fresh baked bread from Acadiana Manna

Running our own business, we know what its like to be a busy parent running around like chickens with our heads cut off. When Olivia gets off the bus, the first word out of her mouth is.. “so what’s for dinner?” We used to scramble and most likely order pizza or head to the nearest fast food place.” But now that we have found Acadiana Manna we no longer think the struggle is real. It’s perfect and completely frees us up in the kitchen. We are able to plan our meals, just like we plan our social media calendars. Knowing what activities we have coming up ahead of time lets us prepare our dinner plans in advance.

The best part?

If we are seriously craving something else we can just grab a different meal right out of our freezer. They are made out of all fresh ingredients and feeds our family of 4 perfectly. Even when Teagan wants to go back for seconds.

It’s perfect and completely frees us up in the kitchen. We are able to plan our meals, just like we plan our social media calendars. Knowing what activities we have coming up ahead of time lets us prepare our dinner plans in advance. The best part? If we are seriously craving something else we can just grab a different meal right out of our freezer. They are made out of all fresh ingredients and feeds our family of 4 perfectly. Even when Teagan wants to go back for seconds.

Whether you are a busy parent or even a single person who doesn’t like to cook for one. you can just pop the leftovers in a to go container and bring them to work the next day for lunch. The options are endless!

For all of our Louisiana friends and family, and those who just love authentic Cajun food this is the place for you. Remember, its not a restaurant, it’s a store front so anything you want is ready for you to walk out the door with, just add heat. All of their meals you either put on the stove or bake them in the oven. Have no fear, for those of us that just aren’t even good at microwaving meals Buddy and Cleila happily share the “cooking instructions” with you.

Some of their meals include:

Shrimp Etouffee

Shrimp Etoufee from Acadiana Manna

Wild caught Louisiana Gulf shrimp prepared in a rich buttery sauce. Which happens to be excellent with fresh French Bread!

Care Package Pasta

Care Package Pasta from Acadiana Manna

Bowtie pasta tossed in a rich cream sauce with a little Italian blend of cheese. They added a little twist and gave it a touch of Cajun smoked sausage, chicken breast, and wild caught Gulf shrimp! You have just discovered our family’s favorite meal.

Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

Fresh chicken sautéed in a rich house-made and hand stirred Louisiana roux. They add fresh, Cajun smoked sausage along with herbs and spices.

Boo’s smothered chicken

Chicken seasoned to an old Cajun family recipe and smothered in onions and fresh, smoked andouille.

For the non-meat lovers out there, they have the Vegetarian Pasta –

Vegetarian Pasta from Acadiana Manna

Their vegetarian pasta features fresh sliced mushrooms, artichoke hearts, and spinach sautéed in a wonderful heavy cream and garlic bath! This is Teagan’s favorite!

Teagan grubbing on some Acadiana Manna Vegetarian Pasta

Whether you live near the store, or far away (you just have to add in the price of shipping) this is the restaurant for you. Acadianna Manna is a definite win for the busy parent! All of your Cajun favorites made- fresh for you to bring home, and even on vacation. Not going to lie, this is perfect for us and our trips to Destin. Kudos to those amazing Cajuns who have finally catered to those of us living the busy family lifestyle curating the perfect meals for us to have at home. We encourage you to give these family favorites a try, you won’t be sorry! The store is located at 69142 LA-59 Suite F, Mandeville, LA 70471.