Welcome to our newest blog category: Better Than Take Out (BBTO)!
You know those nights where you just don’t want to cook? Or when you know that you will be working until 9pm..but also know that ordering take out is really unhealthy? Rather than resorting to Cheerios for dinner, check back here for our better than take out meals series!
I will say that I am a big fan of frozen meals, especially for those nights where you that struggle to cook for one. Whether it is my 20 year old patient or 80 year old patient, we all struggle with finding energy to cook for ourselves sometimes. So here’s what to look for when you are at the grocery store:
Our first BTTO Review: Kashi Chicken Florentine
BTTO Scale: 1 = Wouldn’t buy it again, 5 = It’s a girls go-to
Nutrition Score = 4 – One entree comes in under 300 calories, and the carbs and sodium also are below the limits above. This meal has 5 grams of filling fiber. The saturated fat is just slightly over the limit, at 4.5g. I wouldn’t sweat this, just be sure to add more veggies rather than fat i.e. more cheese.
Fullness Score = 4 This meal is decently filling for under 300 calories. I would recommend pairing it with a side salad.
Taste Score = 5 I love the savory Italian flavors of this dish. It includes grilled chicken, mushrooms, red peppers, 7 grain pilaf topped with Parmesan cheese.
Saltiness Score = 3 It’s a little on the salty side, even though it has 550mg sodium. Be sure to have some water and avoid adding more salt or salted foods to your meal.
Overall Rating = 4 Kashi has always been one of my go to’s and this is one of my favorites. You will definitely be sad when it’s gone.
#HBTip: Add frozen veggies to your meal to increase the fullness factor & nutrition without adding many calories, fat or carbs!
Check back here for more BTTO reviews!