Food Blog #2
Another Morningstar Farms diddy...
Once again, I LOVE Morningstar Farms veggie products. And I'm not even vegetarian... ha, ha... go figure.
So since 2009, MF has been adding onto their product line like crazy. Their newest endeavor has been frozen dinners. "Interesting," I thougt to myself at the grocery store. So I bought two "frozen entree" varieties on one of Publix's "Buy one get one free" specials. Sweet N Sour Chik'n and the Lasagna w/ Sausage Style Crumbles.
I tried the Sweet N Sour Chik'n earlier this week. Check out my previous blog for that one.
Today was all about the Lasagna w/ Sausage Style Crumbles. Now this is the one I was waiting for. Brought it for a quick lunch fix at work. Saving the "hopeful" best for last, you know?
Nutrition values. Not at all bad. Cals-270, Total Fat-6g, Carbs-41g, Protein-20, Sodium-590. Plus good addition of your daily veggies. Perfect as a full meal.
I open up the package, and I just love how Morningstar really provides a solid amount of food. Plenty to fill the tummy, you know? And I see veggies all over the place. Excellent.
So I pop it in the microwave and heat it up per the instructions. When I took it out, it was a little soft and pale, so I put it back in the microwave for another minute or so as I prefer my lasagna well cooked. This time out comes some sort of yummy masterpiece all perfectly browned and bubbly. Granted it doesn't look that pretty, but it sure smells great!
Veggies are a-plenty and pop up really nicely. Carrots and spinach all over the place. I scraped all the flavors onto a fork and took a bite.
Noodles are perfect. Ricotta cheese and tomato sauce taste completely fresh. And the sausage style crumbs really taste like sausage! I was quite surprised. I prefer beef (or beef flavored) lasagnas, but this was a nice tang to the traditional flavor. Now granted, I didn't SEE the crumbles...(lol), but I did taste them. Another thing I really liked about it was that I didn't taste massive amounts of salt. It was just enough without being bland.
Overall, I would have to say this is a total winner. Tastes fresh and all the flavors are nicely proportional. I sopped up every last crumb and ounce of sauce from that plate... (lol) Nothing was left!
Very, very good. I will being buying one of these again soon. I still like prefer the traditional beef lasagnas (veggie or meat). But again, these are really good too.
So that's it for this edition. Again, I highly, highly recommend Morningstar Farms stuff. They're more expensive than they're meat counterparts, but honestly, they are worth it.
Other good Morningstar Farms hot picks include:
Italian Herb Chik Patties
Maple Flavored Breakfast Patties
Hot and Spicy Breakfast Patties
Spicy Black Bean Patties (the absolute best veggie creation on the planet!!!)
Here's to happy, healthy eating... Bless.