What’s your healthy choice when selecting food for your journeys?
I’m in Week Two of my paid participation in the Vibrant Influencer Network Healthy Choice campaign. Last week I reviewed two flavors of Healthy Choice Greek Frozen Yogurt, Blueberry and Vanilla Bean. This week I sampled their Café Steamers, the Kung Pao Chicken and the Turkey & Sweet Potatoes. Here’s my perspective about the products . . .
I’m a traveler first. So whenever I have the chance to try local food specialties at destination restaurants or eateries, I’m there. But it’s also fun to pop into a nearby grocery store to pick up a frozen entree for dinner on those occasions when I arrive at my hotel late in the day. Even if there’s no microwave in my room, chances are good that a kind hotel employee will heat up a frozen dish upon request.
With that in mind, I tried the Healthy Choice Turkey & Sweet Potatoes. Note to self: remember to read the directions first. Unlike many other kinds of frozen entrees, the Healthy Choice meal self-vents – which means you don’t need to remove or puncture the seal first. The meal comes packaged in a steamer basket that’s separate from the outer bowl. Oops. I placed the seal back over the dish before heating for a full five minutes.
Whether at home or when traveling, I tend to favor one-pot meals. And for me, the Healthy Choice Turkey & Sweet Potatoes proved to be substantial at only 250 calories. I liked the small chunks of sweet potatoes, the crisp green beans and the small amounts of wild rice scattered throughout the dish. I would have enjoyed a little more of the wild rice and a little less of the sweet potatoes and green beans, but I’m nit-picking here. I found this to be a good choice when I’m on the road.
My second selection was the Asian Inspired Kung Pao Chicken. At only 290 calories, I also found this to be a sufficient meal. I liked the chicken tenderloins with whole grain brown rice, broccoli, red pepper and water chestnuts. I had the option of pouring the meal into the sauce so I tried it with and without the sauce. Using all of it would have diminished the flavor of the meal so I poured sparingly – perfect.
Give one of these Healthy Choice meals a try for yourself. Let me know what you think.
What’s your favorite frozen dish for your travels, wanderboomers?