Evol. Teriyaki Chicken

I have seen the frozen Evol. meals, burritos and quesadillas time and time again when shopping at Target.  I’ve always contemplated picking a few up, but hadn’t for one reason or another. That is until this past weekend when I was running errands and ran more than I anticipated. I needed something for lunch and figured I’d just grab one of the Evol. Teriyaki Chicken since it would be a few minutes in the microwave and lunch would be served.
The meal comes in what looks like a biodegradable bowl which is wrapped up in a plastic. 3-4 minutes in the microwave and it’s done. It’s definitely one of the healthier frozen meals out there considering its all natural, gluten free and low in fat.  The meal itself is made from grilled white meat chicken, brown rice, red and green peppers, snap peas, carrots and broccoli which is then topped with a teriyaki sauce which is not over powering and compliments the dish very well.  It was delicious, tasty and very filling.  Definitely a dish I would repurchase time and time again for on the go type of meals.
The entire meal is 260 calories or 6 points plus values.
Have you tried any of the Evol. products? If so, what’s your favorite?

Ore-Ida Simply Country Style French Fries

I spotted the Ore-Ida Simply Country Style French Fries at Target a couple weeks ago so I picked up the bag. I’ve tried the potato wedges which are one of my favorites in the frozen fry department, so I figured we’d give the French fry version a shot.
The French fries can crisp up nicely if the pan is sprayed with Pam and the frozen fries are then spritzed with a little more Pam. Just like the potato wedges these are a classic and delicious frozen French fry.  Sprinkled with a tad of salt and dipped into ketchup, there truly is no need for deep fried French fries.  Since they’re all natural fries they’re pretty favorable in the calorie/points plus department. I’ve enjoyed these alongside chicken fingers, sausage and even hamburgers.  Unfortunately these aren’t sold at very many grocery retailers around me, so when I do find them I try to grab a bag or two just to have them on hand.
A 3 ounce serving is 120 calories or 3 points plus values.  Well worth it in my opinion.
Have you tried any of the Ore-Ida Simply potatoes?

Good Natured Baked Multigrain Crisps – Cheddar Cheese

I have seen these Good Natured Baked Multigrain Crisps inCheddar Cheese from time to time but never picked up a bag because I wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy them. While picking up a few items at the grocery store I spotted the double serving bags on sale for 2/$1 so I grabbed a bag.
The crisps themselves are very crispy and rather light. They certainly satisfy the crunch factor one would look for with chips and the greatest part is you get that with half the fat. But since they are multigrain the multigrain flavor is far more prominent than the cheddar cheese flavor. I mean, you do get “cheddar cheese fingertips” from eating them, but I get more of a multigrain flavor while eating. Not bad and I found them to be enjoyable on their own or with a sandwich.
A 1 ounce serving (roughly 17 crisps) is 120 calories or 3 points plus values.
Have you tried any of the Good Natured brand crisps?

Somersaults – Cinnamon Crunch

I spotted this pack of Somersaults – Cinnamon Crunch while browsing the snack aisle at Target. The bag caught my attention because it’s different from normal run of the mill snacks – plus the little “All Natural” description near the opening of the bag peaked my interest.   I put them in my cart not really knowing what to expect because I honestly hadn’t tried anything like what I imagined it to be.
Opening the pouch, I was rewarded with a nice sweet cinnamon scent. Taking one of the nuggets out of the bag and popping it into my mouth, they certainly are crunchy and a bit hard.  They’re not rock hard, but they are very crunchy.  You can see the sunflower seeds atop of each nugget.  Tastewise they remind me of very cinnamon infused granola. They have that classic granola flavor in there, even with it being a completely different texture and product.  They’re quite good – sweet, crunchy, flavorful, and even a few is enough to satisfy your snacky tooth.  I enjoy these on their own, or alongside my yogurt as an added treat.
A serving, which is 14 pieces, is 140 calories and 4 points plus values.
Have you tried Somersaults?

W Classic Sliced Dry Rubbed All Natural Uncured Bacon

While shopping at Trader Joe’s I finally noticed the line of bacon.  I’ve seen the peppered turkey bacon before but hadn’t purchased it but I was in a different store and the bacon was more eye level than above my head so I started poking around.  I picked up a pack of the W Classic Sliced Dry Rubbed All Natural Uncured Bacon (in other stores it would be known as Wellshire Farms Classic Sliced Dry Rubbed All Natural Uncured Bacon) to have as a meal plus as an addition to a recipe.
I’ve been trying out trying out nitrate free meats to see if I notice any difference in regards to headaches.  So when I saw this bacon had no nitrates or nitrites and had not been preserved I was intrigued.  When I flipped over the pack and checked out the nutrition facts I was pretty much sold.  Plus the ingredients in the bacon are all things that one can read and understand: pork, raw sugar, sea salt and spices. Can’t get much simpler than that!
The bacon itself is delicious.  It’s thick, it’s meaty, and it’s mildly salty and just an all around perfect bacon. I have been eating turkey bacon for a while now, simply because I enjoy it and it was less points than regular bacon BUT I’m pretty much sold on this bacon and it will become a staple, repeat purchase for me from here on out.  It’s great on its own, it’s great chopped up and incorporated into a sandwich, it’s great in pasta dishes, and it’s just delicious bacon.
A serving size is 2 pan fried slices.  A serving is 60 calories which translates to 1 points plus values (Yes! 1 points plus for REAL bacon!).
Have you tried the W (Wellshire Farms) classic sliced dry rubbed all natural uncured bacon?