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Love at First Bite -- in a Box!

Posted Aug 15 2012 6:42am
A CONVENIENT meal in a box that is QUITE healthy!

Do you enjoy Indian food?  If you haven't ever tried it, then you can't say no!

Yum!  I had it for the first time in my life, after college, on my first date with my hubby!  I have been head over heals ever since!  With my husband too!  Really, Indian food has such amazing flavors and combinations!

This lovely image came from Kitchens of India .
This cuisine is so packed with flavor that you will never miss the meat ( see why this is good! ) in a delicious Indian meal!  Note, while vegetarian eating is a common trend in Indian society, there are dishes that contain meat, especially poultry.

These are 2 awesome products / companies: Kitchens of India and Trader Joe's Indian Fare!
Kitchens of India promises all products contain NO Preservatives!  

And here is the Trader Joe's Label Promise:
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No artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, MSG,  genetically modified ingredients, or artificial trans fats!
These dishes are Palak Paneer (a delicious spinach sauce with large cubes of cottage cheese) and Punjab Eggplant (we were on an EGGPLANT kick this week: we also grilled eggplant with other veggies another day and made Easy Eggplant Parm yesterday!).

There are many other Kitchens of India dishes and sauces available from  at a fraction of the cost where I have found them locally at Heinen's.

Trader Joe's is known for offering so many great deals, and their Indian fare is just another example!

Using short grain brown rice is quite a stretch from traditional Indian cuisine (uses mostly long grain white rice), but still, it's the rice we most often use at my house, and there is some serious benefit to BROWN RICE! (coming soon with awesome visual!...for now check out the benefits of WHOLE WHEAT ... similar to that of brown rice)

Since these packages take just a few minutes to warm up -- as easy as making a can of soup -- on the stove or in the microwave, FIRST, make some BROWN RICE (cooks for about 30 min)!  While you can't eat this meal in five minutes, it takes maybe 90 seconds of "actual effort" to make!

Or check out Grains Galore to try another substitution for white rice!
COMING SOON: healthy chai tea, simmering sauces, other Trader Joe's favorites, brown rice benefits

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