Beetnik products have a lot of variables going on that I really don’t
care about, such as being certified USDA Organic, Gluten Free, and Paleo
approved. I chose them simply because their sodium content is phenomenally low
for frozen food (below 300 mg. each) and I am trying to get my sodium intake
below 1,500 mg. per day without totally giving up the convenience of a frozen
lunch. As a result my first comment on a lot of these is probably going to be,
“tastes bland”, because my overly salted American palate is not used to foods
that aren’t pickled in salt.
The store I purchased them from sells them for around $6.00 / entrée.
Organic Moroccan Seasoned Chicken Stew
sweet potato, carrot, bell pepper, lemon juice, olive oil & spices-garlic,
cumin, turmeric, ginger).
Taste: It smelled really good and the chicken had fantastic texture, also
the portion was generously sized for less than three hundred calories. That’s
where the good news ends because the flavor was bland (of course), and
unpleasantly sour. The ingredients listed are all tasty ones so I have no idea
where the weirdly sour flavor was coming from. Maybe too much lemon juice? I
won’t be buying this one again. Bleh.
|Looked tasty, but no.|
Organic Peruvian Seasoned Chicken Stew
tomatoes, bell pepper, onion & spices – garlic, cumin, basil, pepper,
Taste: Rich with tomato flavor and hot! Probably not so spicy to
someone who eats hot food a lot, but as I am a casual consumer of spicy food it
was enough to make my nose run. The taste was complex and good though, not
bland and not sour like the other stew I tried. A very thin consistency, really
more like a soup, and it looked absolutely nothing like the picture on the
package. This one would be better with a chunk of Italian bread and a dollop of
sour cream or some rice mixed in, and I will probably purchase it again.
|This one seriously did not look like the picture on the box.|
Organic Sesame Ginger Chicken
(Ingredients: rice, chicken,
onion, bell pepper, carrot, zucchini, broccoli, honey, garlic, ginger, lemon
juice, green onion, sesame oil, grapeseed oil, pepper, tamari, salt).
Taste: This was easily the best of the three I tried, and also the most
satisfying (probably due to the presence of rice). It wasn’t spicy, but
seasoned just enough to be flavorful and not bland at all, yet still very low
in salt for a prepackaged food item. Their chicken remained good and fresh
tasting throughout, and the vegetables were still bright and perky despite
being through the freeze/thaw process. I will absolutely get this one again!
|We have a winner!|