Please note I am not paid by Birds Eye or Kroger brands, these are my words and my opinions.
Greg and I eat fairly healthy. We love our chips and our desserts but for the most part I’ll almost always choose a salad, and my sweet husband doesn’t complain when we have chicken for the fourth time in a given week. So it is that I’m always looking for healthier options.
To be completely fair if I am going to share with you all the recipes that I make at home, I feel I also need to share with you when (and from where) I find little cheats, shortcuts to healthy eating.
And right now I feel like I have found a diamond in the freaking rough.
While shopping at my neighborhood Kroger I came across a new product from Birds Eye (a company I already love, and just when I thought I couldn’t love them more): VEGETABLE MADE PASTA!!! While I was slightly nervous, Greg was completely doubtful. But even he became a believer! Kroger had all 4 flavors: Original, Marinara, Cheddar and Alfredo. While I have only tried the three latter ones, let me just tell you I’m sure you won’t go wrong with any!
We paired all of these with chicken and then one other side:
- Chicken with the Marinara pasta, with salad and corn on the cob (wahhh I already miss summer vegetables)
- Chicken with Cheddar paired with green beans
- Chicken Alfredo (duh) going perfectly with steamed broccoli
For under $5 and at 2+ servings (if there are even any leftovers because there hasn’t been for us) I couldn’t beat it!
Now before I start getting the comments about this being ‘frozen and not fresh’ or ‘not as healthy because it isn’t homemade’ let me say: I know there are probably healthier ways but I have never made ‘zoodles’ (heck, I have never even made my own regular pasta) and for my life right now, this is much more feasible.
Never mind the fact that I am not a huge pasta eater, so my husband usually is the one missing it, making this the best of both worlds!
Side note, while also shopping there this past weekend I saw they have Cauliflower rice and now Cauliflower mashed potatoes. While I haven’t tried those yet, let me say if they are anything like the pasta it will be a party in your mouth!
If you try it and love it, let me know! If you try it and hate it, tell me another alternative that you do love!