Sorry, I just couldn’t help myself! 😉
A few months ago, the people over at Tasty Bite contacted me about trying some of their all-natural vegan and vegetarian entrees. I’d seen a few of the packages in stores here and there (Costco and World Market), but never had a chance to look into them. So after I received their email, I hopped on over to the website to see what they were all about.
I don’t typically buy pre-packaged meals because they usually have a mile-long ingredient list filled with things you can’t pronounce and of course there’s always a TON of sodium, but I have to say, after perusing the site for a bit, I was impressed with what I saw…quick fix meals in convenient pouches with only a handful of ingredients and a sodium content that wasn’t outrageous! WHAT?!
So I decided what the heck and agreed to put my TASTES to the test!
I never expected the company to be so generous, so I was super excited to receive SIX packages (each with two servings) of their top sellers! I’ll admit, I hoarded them for a while, but I’m actually glad I did, because over the last couple of months with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, these little packets were absolute LIFESAVERS!
Being the NUTTY girl that I am, I couldn’t help but start with the Asian noodles first!
I added some broccoli, carrots, and chicken to “beef” up my bowl (haha!) and thought it made a nice-sized meal…perfectly satisfying! While I would have liked to have had a bit more sauce, I thought the flavors and texture of both the Kung Pao and the Pad Thai were great! The noodles weren’t mushy at all and the peanuts added the perfect crunch!
Next, I was really curious about the flavors of the Indian entrees!
I’m usually pretty wimpy when it comes to spice so I was a bit nervous at first, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that neither one of them were too much for me to handle. After trying out the warmed lentils on top of a colorful kabocha salad…
I took the other serving and made some flatbread tacos!
With a consistency somewhere between refried beans and salsa, they made for a bit of a messy meal, but it was definitely TASTY! The Chana Masala was eaten on its own in the mere minutes between coming home from a night shift and faceplanting into bed…so yeah, no picture proof…but that was actually my favorite of the two! I loved the sweeter spices and it was really filling!
I saved the rice for last since I’m not normally a huge fan. I haven’t gotten around to trying the Thai Lime just yet, but if it’s HALF as good as the Ginger Lentil, then I may have to consider myself a rice-loving convert!
I’ll admit the spice in this got my nose running a bit, but let me just say I was more than grateful for this meal after coming in from some arctic Tennessee temperatures
a couple weeks ago!
Yeah, I’d say it was pretty ta-ta-ta TASTY TASTY! 😉
I can tell you right now that I will most definitely be looking into getting more of these…I’m loving the look of the combo kits they have available online!
Disclaimer: Tasty Bite sent me these products free of charge, but I received no compensation of any kind for this review. All of the above opinions expressed are my own.
Have you ever tried any Tasty Bite entrees or sides?
What’s your favorite pre-packaged quick-fix meal?