Tags: Frozen Foods

I spotted something new in my freezer this afternoon, something I haven’t had in a while. French Fries! I decided to give these a try with some broccoli and vegetarian style chicken nuggets for dinner.

I cooked them up for about 15 minutes or so,
and here’s how they looked once transferred to my plate.

And a close up with a bite taken

can you see the spots of grease on the plate? and minuscule broccoli remnants (:

As I stated before, these were certainly greasy, so napkins are recommended. ¬†They cooked up nicely, with crispy edges and a potatoey filling. There was mostly a yummy potato flavor, with a kick of peppery flavor at the end. They really weren’t that salty, despite the 470 mg of sodium per serving either. They actually really reminded me of curly fries that I used to get at school when I was younger, but these had more of a cripsy-ness to them.

The bag states they are “skin-on potatoes” but I’m not really sure exactly what that means, and they tasted like standard fries to me. I did like that the portion size was pretty good for 3 ounces, and I got a good amount of the fries filling up my plate. However, they were kind of lackluster for me. I would probably eat them again, but wouldn’t go out of my way to buy them. 3 stars

yea. that is my finger in the bottom right. FAIL ):

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4 Apr 2011, Comments (13)

Trader Joe’s Meatless Meatballs

Author: Healthnuttxo

Last week I had a dinner of some pasta with this yummy sauce and some of these Meatless Meatballs from Trader Joe’s. ¬†These meatless meatballs are vegan and vegetarian. I cooked them in the oven first and then ended up transferring them to the sauce to let them simmer.

However, fresh out of the oven, they crisped up nicely.Here’s how some looked

I decided to note what they tasted like by themselves, instead of with the sauce, just in case the sauce influenced any other kind of flavor. Right away, I could tell I liked the taste and the texture. They were “meaty” in texture, as in somewhat dense, yet soft, and a bit chewy. They were quite salty by themselves (they had 560 mg of sodium per serving), and also had a bit of a “peppery” flavor. There was also a good amount of detectable spice flavor. Next I noticed how they tasted after I let them cook and simmer a bit in some of the sauce. They were SO soft, and absolutely delicious. I couldn’t believe how soft they got, and I certainly did not feel left out when the rest of my family had beef meatballs and I ate my Trader Joe’s Meatless Meatballs =)

Overall, really quite delicious. I even liked how they didn’t have an overpowering soy taste, which I sometimes expect with vegetarian style foods. I will definitely continue to eat and buy these! 4 1/2 stars

6 Meatless Meatballs are 140 calories, 6 grams of fat, 8 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar and 16 grams of protein.

Whats your favorite vegetarian style product? I also REALLY like this Smart Bacon from LightLife!

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