Let me paint a picture for you. Last night I was working out with the UC Davis Judo club until 10:30pm. This was after the day that would not end, except for a 1 hour reprieve with my friend D. at the bar of Bistro 33 before Judo (yes, I think a glass of wine helped me be very limber as some 20 yr old practice chokes on me!).
So you could say that when I woke this morning I was not in a mood to whip up something for lunch. So I marched myself to the Nugget this morning to sweet what $3 could buy me. I wasn’t expecting much. A Lean Cuisine maybe? An Amy’s Frozen Entree? No way, too pricey!
And then I saw it: it was like the perfect fusion of a lasagna and an enchilada. It had real food ingredients and it didn’t look fried or slathered in some kind of weird sauce. It was Enchilada Pie from Cedar Lane.
Enchilada Pie and a bottle of Aleve on the check out counter and I was ready to begin my crazy day. I wasn’t expecting much because, let’s face it, frozen entree’s are usually all talk and no walk.
However, at 12pm when I waited patiently at the microwave for my little enchilada to perkolate, I was happily greeted with a warm, delicious scent that actually smelled like….real food!
3.5 minutes late I was taking my first bite with my Potato ware disposable fork (high brow, yes?) and a cup of hot tea. Boy was I hungry! And I have to say that this little dish really did the trick. With 210 Kcal/ serving (2 servings), I did not feel the least bit guilty eating the whole 11 oz of this dish. It also served me with 26g of protein, 7g of fiber, and 50% of my daily calcium needs. Fantastic! And it was gluten-free to boot!
For those local residents, these tasty little entree’s are on sale at Nugget right now for $2.99. Well worth it.
TO see more of what Cedar Lane has to offer, go here. I will definitely buy these again for those crazy busy days.