Friday, March 20, 2009

kashi's mayan bake

i've been a fan of kashi products for some time now. when kashi announced they were offering coupons for a free frozen meal (the promotion appears to have ended.), i was all over it. before i even got my coupon in the mail, i perused the frozen meal offerings to see what new frozen meals they had to offer. when i saw the mayan harvest bake,
i was excited to try and pleased when i found it at my local walmart. it has plantains, black beans, sweet potato, kale, kashi 7 whole grain pilaf, amaranth, polenta, and a spicy ancho sauce. i cooked mine in the microwave.
my thoughts on the dish: it definitely needed more salt and for a meal that states on the front of the package it had a spicy ancho sauce, it wasn't spicy at all. so, i added salt and sriracha. i could have choosen an ancho hot sauce since we certainly have some in our fridge. you really wouldn't believe the number of hot sauces we have in our fridge(20+), but sriracha is my go to hot sauce since meeting my boyfriend. i really like the texture especially the added crunch of the pumpkin seeds and barley to balance the creamy other ingredients like the sweet potato and plantain. amazingly, it was really filing for what seemed to be a small portion most likely from the high fiber. overall, i really liked the meal. it tasted pretty darn good for a frozen meal, and its good for me.
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