Dinner in a Snap!

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Sometimes, ok most times, I wish I had a magic wand to make an amazingly healthy dinner each and every night. But we all know this not true so here is a little idea for quick, healthy and super-easy meal!

 

With the the help from this “little guy”, I was able to make a fantastic meal, but added a couple more ingredients to make it a complete meal.

 

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On the stove, I dumped the contents of the bag into a pot and added 3/4 can of no-salt-added black beans and one 8-oz container of fresh mushrooms.  Heated entire mixture until hot and topped with a little bit of fresh Parmesan cheese.  Delish!Many times I steer away from these types of meals because they are loaded with sodium and generally like to make meals from scratch but let’s face it, we all need a short cut every now and then.

 

You could also add any protein source or maybe next time I would use garbanzo beans, because it is a heartier bean (not as soft).

 

The flavors of the mix were fantastic (and my hubby even liked it!)!  As for nutritional content, the bag serves 2 in addition  to 220 calories; 5 g fat; 1.5 g saturated fat; 400 mg sodium; 35 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 7 g protein; 20% vitamin A; 25% vitamin C; 8% calcium; 10% iron (remember this does not include the beans, mushrooms or cheese).

 

Not too shabby . .  . one of the biggest factors to consider in a pre-made meal is sodium.  This packages does very well with only 400 mg sodium.  Goal is to keep frozen food meals under 800 milligrams (sometimes I like it a bit lower 650-700 range)!

 

Dinner was done in a snap and VERY satisfying! Enjoy!

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