MorningStar Farms and I don’t exactly see eye to eye all the time. It seems like nearly everything except their chik’n strips have egg in it and frankly when I’m going for a meat analogue boca and Gardein come to mind first. On my way to pick up some Gardein chicken scaloppini I saw that Morningstar Farms has put out a new line of frozen meals. Some had cheese but the Sweet and Sour chik’n caught my eye and at only $3.99 for an entire meal I couldn’t turn it down. As I was doing my usual ingredient scan (which I had to do 3 times because the list of ingredients on the back is soooooo long) I noticed that the chik’n was made by Gardein! Once I saw that I knew I couldn’t go wrong and nabbed two boxes for good measure.
Within minutes it was in my microwave, cooked, and the first piece of chik’n and pineapple were on my fork. I was so eager to eat it that I neglected to let it cool and managed to burn the entire right side of my mouth on the first bite. But the chik’n was so good I didn’t mind! I just kept on eating, burnt mouth and all and before I knew it only 2 minutes had passed and the entire meal was gone. There wasn’t even a stray piece of rice or sauce left in the serving dish. I HIGHLY recommend these new Morningstar meals. They definitely did the right thing this go around by partnering with Gardein to create, what I think, is their best product line yet. Just make sure to do a thorough ingredient search on all other varieties as Morningstar loves to sneak eggs into their products.
I would also be remiss if I didn’t tell you about the great nutrition information! One meal is only 340 calories with 14 grams of protein and only 350mg of sodium. You really can’t go wrong with this one. As soon as I press send on this blog post I’m heading back to Kroger to stock up on more of these for those rainy days when I’m in no mood to cook.