Friday, March 22, 2019

Trader Joe's Riced Cauliflower Bowl

Today's lunch was something new I picked up at Trader Joe's - their Riced Cauliflower Bowl from the frozen section.  Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan!

I'm pretty torn on this review.  The description sounded right up my alley, and I love tahini (which was the first ingredient listed on the cover).

Unfortunately, it's REALLY spicy!  I wish they had disclosed that on the packaging - I have a headache from it now, sadly.

Otherwise, it was a good base to my lunch.  I added a diced up cooked chicken breast to bulk it up, and could've easily added a bunch more greens to it as well.  I don't think I'd buy this again, because of the headache I'm rocking right now, but I liked this concept a lot and wish it was more tahini-forward instead of mysteriously spicy.

Nutrition Facts per entire package
Calories 280
Total Fat 16 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 400 mg
Carb 27 g
Fiber 8 g
Sugars 5 g
Protein 13 g

Monday, March 18, 2019

Review: KNOW Better Pasta (chickpea pasta)

Trying to get back onto the healthy eating train, and going to do the gluten-free and dairy-free thing again.  Oh the fun. ;)

Tonight for dinner, I tried the KNOW Better Pasta (the twists variety).  It's got one ingredient only - chickpeas - so it's dairy-free, grain-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, peanut-free, soy-free, yeast-free, trans-fat-free, etc. 

I so very much wanted to like this pasta.  It cooked up quickly - only 3-4 minutes once it hit the boiling water.

However, the flavor was terrible.  The texture was ok - a bit mushy, but not inedible.  The flavor was the absolute downfall.  I made cioppino which had lots of onion and garlic and tomatoes (and seafood), and even that flavorful sauce wasn't enough to cover up the terrible flavor of this pasta.  It was awful.  I really hate to throw away food, but I don't know what I can do to try to salvage this pasta for a future dinner.  So very sad to say this, but I do not at all recommend this product.

Nutrition Facts per 1/2 cup serving
Calories 190
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
Carb 28 g
Fiber 7 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 14 g

starting over, again

Oh man.  This car accident has really messed up my life.  I'm still not dancing, walking hurts still a lot, and I'm in constant pain - and the depression about all of that is deep.  Ugh.

I'm trying to start over again, today.  Back to tracking all my food in myfitnesspal.  Going to try to do gluten-free and dairy-free and sugar-free as much as I can.  Wish me luck.