6 Aug 2009, Comments (5)

Amy's Chili & Cornbread Whole Meal

Author: healthnuttxo

chili

Well,  strolling down the aisles at Whole Foods i was looking for something different to try by Amy’s for dinner. Then Amy’s Chili & Cornbread Whole Meal Caught my eye- particularly the piece of cornbread on the box. hmm. this looks yummy, and i was craving cornbread.

Amy’s says it’s “a soul satisfying meal of cornbread and tasty organic chili with organic beans and vegetables and just enough spice to lift your spirits. This tastes so great it’s hard to believe that the entire 10 1/2 oz. meal contains only 6 gms. of fat”.
So how did it live up? Well after popping this baby in the microwave (and putting the cornbread in the toaster oven to crisp it up a little), it definitely did live up to it’s high standards.

Let’s start with the best part. The corn bread. Oh how i loved the cornbread. I know, i know, the basis of the meal is the chili, but i’m a lover for the sides (I love the focaccia they put in with the kid’s meals!!). It was light and spongy, and mild tasting. Slightly buttery and slightly sweet. It was the perfect compliment. It was pretty big too, they don’t scrimp on the cornbread (which makes me one happy camper! 🙂  ).

Onto the chili… there is a HUGE and GENEROUS portion of this chili! If you are in the mood for some good, warm chili, this meal is for you! It’s slightly spicy, the beans and vegetables are very soft and tender. It’s very good, and i’m not really a bean person myself. It’s very creamy. I get full easily, so i couldn’t even finish all of the chili. But who ever complains they get too much!? You defintely get what you pay for in this meal!

Lastly, the rice. I love Amy’s brown rice. I don’t know what she does, or how it’s different than any other brown rice, but i LOVE her brown rice bowls. The rice is soft and fluffy, with little bits of veggies mixed in.

Overall, it’s a great dinner. It wasn’t too salty like most  frozen meals can be, and it is FILLING! Phew! After eating this i was stuffed! I think this meal is also perfect.

The whole meal is 340 calories, 6 grams of fat, 59 carbohydrates, 10 grams of fiber (woah!) and 11 grams of protein. You also get 50% of your vitamin A and 10% calcium. Woo!

BLACK BEAN CHILI: ORGANIC BLACK BEANS, ORGANIC TOMATOES, ORGANIC ONIONS, ORGANIC BELL PEPPERS, ORGANIC GREEN CHILES, SPICES, EXPELLER PRESSED HIGH OLEIC SAFFLOWER OIL, ORGANIC LIME JUICE, SEA SALT, ORGANIC GARLIC.

 RICE: ORGANIC BROWN RICE, ORGANIC BROCCOLI, ORGANIC CARROTS, SEA SALT.

CORNBREAD: ORGANIC LOWFAT MILK, ORGANIC CORN MEAL, ORGANIC WHEAT FLOUR, HONEY, NON-FAT YOGURT, GRADE AA BUTTER, SEA SALT, BAKING SODA, BAKING POWDER (CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, BAKING SODA, CORNSTARCH).

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Comments (5) »

  • No wonder you’re stuffed! 10g of fiber is a ton. Good for you! Sounds like a great meal. I love the side breads too. Ciabatta is my favorite.

  • burpexcuzme says:

    I’ve tried this before too! The cornbread was my favorite part…but you got full? Seriously? Haha, I had to have another sandwich and salad with this to feel satisfied xp

  • Amy’s products rarely disappoints.

  • Stephen says:

    Eating this right now at work, it is very good. I’m currently lifting weights and on a bulk and this is a perfect snack/light lunch.

  • […] The chili, first of all, has A TON of red beans. Literally- it would be impossible for you to take a spoonful of it and not get a red bean on your spoon. The beans were delicious- tender and soft, but not mushy. There also are some vegetables- mostly peppers and corn, and I saw a few tiny carrots. I wish there was more vegetables- there are supposed to be potatoes in the chili, but I didn’t see any. I really wish they pumped up the potatoes & carrots though- I would have enjoyed that! There definitely is some kick to it that leaves heat on your tongue. It’s not too spicy, so it was good for me, and with the addition of my tofu, it toned down the spice factor even more. It’s not too salty, but there isn’t much flavor, otherwise, unless you count the slightly overpowering peppers. It was, however, excellent  with my cornbread. Spicy & sweet at it’s best. It would probably be very good topped off with some cheddar cheese as well. I’m giving it 3 1/2 stars by itself, 4 if you pair it with cornbread and tofu. I think I’ll try another variety, or stick to her cornbread & chili whole meal. […]

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