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Vegetarian - Full of Flavor - Just HAD to Share!

Found some new healthy food in the freezer section .. as this is sometimes the way I plan for my work lunches!  I know, I could cook from scratch and control all the ingredients, but I have come to rely on a great number of frozen entrees to fit my busy lifestyle.

Today I tried a a new one from Kashi called Mayan Harvest Bake.  Much to my surprise, it was also Vegan and remarkably tasty if you like something full of flavor and on the spicy side.  Have always wondered what Plantains tasted like and no, the Food Network is right, they do not taste like bananas.  

This dish boasts plaintains, black beans, sweet potato & Kale .. in addition to 7 whole grain pilaf, Amaranth & Polenta with spicy ancho sauce.  It also has pumpkin seeds .. a personal favorite!  It has 9 g of protein and 8 g of fiber.

Calories 340
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 g
Sodium 380 mg
Potassium 400 mg
Total Carbohydrates 58 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Sugars 19 g
Protein 9 g

Exchanges:  3 Carbohydrates, 2 Vegetables& 1 Fat

While it may be a little high in carbs and/or sugars, this really fit the bill for power packed flavor and proves frozen meals do not have to taste bland or like cardboard.

What do you think about sharing new products with each other as a regular part of the ongoing challenge?  This could help each of us learn more options and have member reviews.
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Sounds yummy !  I will try to locate some. I have plenty of the Kashi cereals, but never knew about the frozen. I do like plantains, but the only way I've had them was fried and salted. Not very healthy, but real tasty. I do love pumpkin seeds, so I think it will be a hit. Just have to watch that it's not too spicy, I have some stomach problems. Oh- and just to let you know, I  have lost a few more pounds, so I hope that I can keep it off and keep on losing . Thanks for all that you do, you're the best.
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Sounds yummy !  I will try to locate some. I have plenty of the Kashi cereals, but never knew about the frozen. I do like plantains, but the only way I've had them was fried and salted. Not very healthy, but real tasty. I do love pumpkin seeds, so I think it will be a hit. Just have to watch that it's not too spicy, I have some stomach problems. Oh- and just to let you know, I  have lost a few more pounds, so I hope that I can keep it off and keep on losing . Thanks for all that you do, you're the best.
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