Considering the nutritional horrors that are often consumed due to time constraints, I am always eager to share products I personally come across — and try out for myself — that make it possible to whip up tasty and healthy food in minutes.
First up– Seeds of Change’s microwaveable rice pouches.
Four of the six varieties are 100% whole grain:
- Arroz Hispaniola Caribbean Red Beans & Brown Rice
- Rishikesh Whole Grain Brown Basmati Rice
- Tigris — A Mixture of Seven Whole Grains
- Uyuni — Quinoa & Whole Grain Brown Rice
It gets better. All varieties are already seasoned with organic spices and a variety of organic vegetables (not vegetable powders — REAL vegetables!).
While many boxed and seasoned grain products contain ridiculous amounts of sodium (as much as 600 or 700 milligrams per serving), Seeds of Change gets brownie points for offering, at most, 380 milligrams per serving (the average sodium content of these four products is an outstanding 268 milligrams per serving).
Each of these pouches also offers, on average, 5 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein.
Next up — Tasty Bite’s Simmer Sauces.
Need to quickly and effortlessly dress up beef, chicken, seafood, tofu, tempeh, seitan, or some stir-fried vegetables? Look no further.
These sauces use real food — as opposed to flavored chemicals — and a variety of spices to liven up your dish of choice.
Consequently, each serving contains no more than a practically non-existent 45 milligrams of sodium (Two-thumbs-up-FYI: a serving is half the pouch, not a quarter of a teaspoon!).
Even varieties like the pad-thai simmer sauce, which packs in several teaspoons of sugar, are fine if you are using half a pouch for a meal that serves three or four people.
Go ahead and add these to your “I want something healthy and delicious… and I want it NOW” shelf.