11/7/12

Dietitian's Top Pick: Amy's Brown Rice, Black-Eyed Peas & Veggies Bowl



If you were to ask anyone what the major nutritional flaw of most frozen meals is, you would hear a resounding "sodium". Sodium levels significantly affect NuVal scores so you won't see a NuVal score of 100, but there are a few frozen meals that deserve a nutritional nod. Of the hundres of frozen meals available at your favorite Market Street, only those that receive a NuVal score of 31 or higher would be eligible for a "Dietitian's Top Pick" tag (see below).





One of our favorite frozen meals with a NuVal score above 31 is Amy's Brown Rice, Black-Eyed Pea and Veggies Bowl. it receives a NuVal score of 42. This frozen meal is:
Vegan
Gluten Free
High in fiber
Cholesterol Free
86% Organic

Ingredients : No Trans Fat/No Added MSG/No Preservatives (Vegan) Organic brown rice, filtered water, organic black-eyed peas, organic broccoli, organic mushrooms, organic carrots, organic onions, organic extra virgin olive oil, organic diced tomatoes, organic tamari (wheat free), organic tomato puree, organic cilantro, organic ginger, sea salt, organic garlic, spices*. Contains soy.100% pure herbs & spices (no hidden ingredients)


Servings Per Container: 1.0
Calories: 290
Total Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 1.5g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 580mg
Carbohydrates: 38g
Fiber: 8g
Sugars: 5g
Protein: 11g
Vitamin A: 30%
Vitamin C: 20%
Calcium: 6%
Iron: 15%

Tell us what you think about this frozen meal. Have you tried it? Would you try it?

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