It’s so hard to eat good when you’re on the road, but as long as there’s a microwave out there I know I’ll be ok. One of my new favorites in the world of heat and serve meals is Trader Joe’s Spanish White Beans with Vegetables. The ingredients are simple: White beans, water, onion, red pepper, tomato, green pepper, sunflower oil, carrot, salt, garlic and paprika. No scary words that you can’t pronounce and no preservatives. Although I was sad that there wasn’t rice to go along with this that can be easily remedied - if you don't have time to make a batch of brown rice Trader Joe's also has precooked brown rice available. To jazz up the flavor just a touch I recommend adding a little freshly ground pepper, cayenne or even a little Tabasco sauce.
To make it to my list of favorites a dish has got to be more than good, it has to be good for you as well. And this dish does not disappoint. Each bowl contains two 1 cup servings. It is super low in calories at just 190 calories a serving, fills you up with fiber at 7 grams of fiber per serving and gives you a protein boost with 10 grams of protein per serving. Not only that it has 20% of the RDA for Vitamin A and the all important Iron as well as 40% of the RDA for Vitamin C and 10% of the RDA of calcium. Wholesome ingredients, low in calories and high in nutrients. Who could ask for more?! And it’s all ready in less than 3 minutes.