As much as I hate prepared or packaged convenience foods, I do have to keep some on hand for those days when we are just rushing around and my brain can only conceive of calling out for pizza. Bad for my wallet and not the greatest for our bodies. Typically, I try to find the least unhealthy things available. We may resort to this type of thing once a month or two.
Last shopping trip to ShopRite I picked up a box of Good Earth's Tuscan Chicken with penne pasta - a General Mills product. Sounded pretty decent. 100% whole grain pasta, zero saturated fat, natural flavors, add your own chicken (cuz prepared foods that contain "meat" totally gross me out) and less sodium than a box of mac and cheese at a mere 570mg per serving, not too bad for a packaged meal kit.
Prep - fairly easy. Although, on nights when I need a quick fix, I'd prefer a one pot or one skillet meal. This required a whopping two as I had to cook the pasta separate from the chicken. Then, of course, there was a colander involved as well.
Final thoughts - if it was on sale or I had a coupon, I may purchase this again. I liked that I could use leftover rotisserie chicken meat rather than cooking up some raw as well. The serving size however is slightly inadequate for our family, so that 570mg of sodium is actually greater based on our actual serving size. The ingredient list was fully pronounceable, I knew what they were and didn't mind putting said ingredients into my kids. Overall, a good thing to keep on hand for those crazy nights where dinner plans just weren't made. This did taste good the second day as leftovers as well.
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