Sometimes life gets busy. There are days when I'm rushing around in the mornings and forget to pack my lunch. When I get to work I have the option of buying a cafeteria meal (I work at an elementary school) or finding something in the vending machine. While I do enjoy the grilled cheese, hot turkey, and salads from the cafeteria, there are often days where I do not like the entree choices.
Recently I received a box of Tasty Bite pouches for my review. The first thing I noticed is that the pouches microwave in 1 minute. How awesome is that? Second thing I noticed is how compact the pouches were. This is great because I ended up taking 3 of the pouches to school and putting them in my supply closet for days when I forget to pack my lunch. I ended up eating 2 of the pouches already and we're only 3 weeks into the school year!
There are several reasons why I really enjoy the Tasty Bite meals. They are all natural and feature Indian and pan-Asian flavors which are hard to come by in my small rural town. They don't use preservatives and yet the meals are fresh and delicious anytime I open one. I also love that they are full of spice as most quick meals tend to be on the bland side.
Included in my samples I received the Kung Pao noodles, Pad Thai, Bombay Potatoes, Ginger Lentil Rice, Madras Lentils, Channa Masala, and Jaipur Vegetables. While I ate the Pad Thai and Kung Pao Noodles as they were for lunch, some of the other entrees were great as a base to a dinner. I used the Ginger Lentil Rice under an Asian chicken dish and served the Madras Lentils in my chili!
My favorite entree is the Kung Pao noodles. The noodles are in a zesty sauce that has some heat to it. It's tossed with vegetables and peanuts and is a vegan and kosher meal. Most of the Tasty Bite pouches are vegan, vegetarian, and kosher, and many are also gluten free. It's great to have so many choices and still get the great flavors as well.