Tags: corn bread

Along with the tasty Biscuit Mix I was sent to try from Marie Callender’s, I was also given the All Natural Corn  Bread Muffin Mix in the 7oz variety.

Now I was excited for these. I LOOOVEE corn bread, and really rarely get to eat it! I love how it’s moist and super tasty with a little smear of butter. Delicious.

So, I preheated my oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, and starting making this mix. I decided to go for the swaps suggested on the back of the mix “to make a healthier version”, and switched 1/4 cup applesauce for 1/4 cup oil, 1/4 cup skim milk for 1/4 cup milk, and 2 egg whites for 1 whole egg, and mixed them together. Then I added the corn bread muffin mix to the bowl, which mixed very easily. Hardly any lumps whatsoever!

Then I sprayed my muffin tin with some noncook spray and added the muffin mix. I cooked it for about 16 or 17 minutes, and let it cool slightly.

These muffins were moist and soft, which was a plus for me. They were mildly sweet as well. I do prefer my cornbread to be a bit sweeter, and I sort of wish they used honey over sugar since I prefer a honey taste as well. They also had a bit of a tang to them, that I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was. Not super noticeable, but it had a bit of a tangy aftertaste. By themselves, I would assign this to be  a 3 star rating, but after I put a little butter on one, I liked it more, which would bring these muffins up to a 3 1/2 star rating. I did like that they were cute medium sized muffins, but didn’t like that they had 0 grams of fiber in the mix, and that the first ingredient was sugar.

Do you like cornbread? What’s your favorite way to eat it? Or do you have a favorite brand? *If you’d like to answer, please leave a comment below!*

29 Aug 2009, Comments (0)

Amy's Southern Dinner

Author: healthnuttxo

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Let me start off by saying I love Amy’s. Yes, Amy, you are expensive. Yes, you continually eat up my extra cash in my wallet. But, yes, you continually will remain in my freezer, my microwave/oven, and my happy stomach. Amy’s Southern Dinner IS THE BEST dinner i have had so far. I have tried MANY of her dinners, all satisfying, but this one really takes the cake. It is cornbread & beans with greens and sweet potatoes, of course made with all natural/organic ingredients.

I’ll admit, picking this dinner up i was a little iffy. Eh, spinach? I don’t like spinach i thought. And sweet potatoes? i normally pass on those at Thanksgiving. Was this dinner really worth the $4.99 i was about to pay?
YES YES AND YES.Let’s just start with the breakdown of this meal.

The Beans- Pinto beans to be exact. I really am not a fan of beans. But these were yummy. Soft and tender, they reminded me of baked beans you would get in a can (but better!). I especially enjoyed the crusty edges that form from the sauce when you cook it in the microwave (i dont know if that’s just me, but i enjoy that “crusty overcooked” part in pretty much every frozen dinner…)

Greens- a medley of spinach, collard greens and swiss chard. There was also hidden mushrooms that popped up under all that green goodness. As i said before, i HATE spinach. I dont care if Pop-eye eats it. I dont care if it’s like the BEST vegetable to eat. I HATE IT. But not if Amy is cooking it! The greens were buttery and garlicky and just yummy. An enjoyable experience with veggies. 🙂

Cornbread=yummy & yellow. It actually had kernels of corn in it you could see, and little red pimientos throughout the cornbread. It was light, a little grainy, but sweet and delicious. It was my second favorite component of the meal (sweet potatoes won me over).

Lastly- Sweet Potatoes. Holy. Moley. THESE=HEAVEN. So creamy and buttery i was SO HAPPY eating this. I never wanted them to end! I never really had a sweet potatoe straight up, and whoever cooks them at my Thanksgiving dinner NEEDS to take some cooking advice from Amy, because SHE ROCKS AT MAKING SWEET POTATOES. Ahh these were so delicious.

Overall, i can’t wait to buy and eat this again. CAN”T WAIT. It was so satisfyingly delicious. Normally you get a part of a frozen dinner that is “eh”, but this WHOLE dinner is good.

One dinner is 310 calories, 7 grams of fat, 51 carbohydrates, 8 grams of fiber, and 11 grams of protein. Nice 🙂

apparently there’s cheese in this meal?? i didn’t really taste any. but. who cares!?
ORGANIC PINTO BEANS, FILTERED WATER, ORGANIC SWEET POTATOES, ORGANIC COLLARD GREENS, ORGANIC SWISS CHARD, ORGANIC LOWFAT MILK, ORGANIC ONIONS, ORGANIC CORNMEAL, ORGANIC CORN, MUSHROOMS, GRADE AA BUTTER, ORGANIC TOMATO PUREE, ORGANIC WHEAT FLOUR, NONFAT YOGURT, ORGANIC EVAPORATED CANE JUICE, PIMIENTOS, CHEDDAR CHEESE, SEA SALT, ORGANIC GARLIC, EXPELLER PRESSED HIGH OLEIC SAFFLOWER AND /OR SUNFLOWER OIL, ORGANIC MAPLE SYRUP, ORGANIC CORNSTARCH, SPICES, BAKING SODA, ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, ORGANIC BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES, BAKING POWDER, ORGANIC GREEN BELL PEPPERS, ORGANIC CELERY, ORGANIC BLACK PEPPER, NATURAL HICKORY SMOKE FLAVOR, MUSTARD SEEDS, GRAIN VINEGAR.

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