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Food Review: Helen's Kitchen Mac & Cheese

Food Review: Helen's Kitchen Mac & Cheese

It's good to have a few entrées in your freezer for a quick and healthy meal. So while at the grocery store the other day, I decided to try the Mac & Cheese from Helen's Kitchen.

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Is there some unwritten rule that frozen meals have to look drastically different then the photo on the box? That gorgeous picture shows eight pieces of broccoli and I ended up with a measly four. I was not impressed. The flavor was also a little too mild for my taste – overall it was rather bland. Texturewise, the cheese had a weird thick and lumpy consistency. Plus for the amount of sodium that was actually in this meal, it tasted like it was low sodium. The few bits of broccoli were good, a little chewy, but still tasted fresh. The best part were the little bits of tofu. They were firm and had a great salty and herby flavor. I did like that the ingredients were organic, and it was made with wheat pasta, real butter, and asiago and cheddar cheeses. I'd definitely be up for trying out other meals made by this company, but if I'm in the mood for a cheesy-pasta-veggie dish, I'd much rather eat Amy's Country Cheddar Bowl instead.

Serving Size 1 meal
Calories 320
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 620mg
Carbs 43g
Fiber 3g
Sugar 3g
Protein 15g
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sldc sldc 8 years
Frozen organic meals can be pretty good and they tend to be a much smarter choice when compared to a regular processed meal.Mac and cheese is one of those things I just do not understand. I cannot stand the stuff and it must be because I do not associate it with childhood and comfort. For me comfort food involves a homemade flour tortillas, fideo or arroz con leche.
sldc sldc 8 years
Frozen organic meals can be pretty good and they tend to be a much smarter choice when compared to a regular processed meal. Mac and cheese is one of those things I just do not understand. I cannot stand the stuff and it must be because I do not associate it with childhood and comfort. For me comfort food involves a homemade flour tortillas, fideo or arroz con leche.
katarzina katarzina 8 years
I dont like frozen meals either, the ones with chicken always taste rubbery to me
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Yeah, I'm not a fan of processed meals...they always have too much sodium and they never fill me up.
lisabunny lisabunny 8 years
I've never heard of that brand before
apborsch apborsch 8 years
That's kind of a bummer, the picture on the box looked so yummy!
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 8 years
what the hell, it looks so much better on the box!
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 8 years
I'm all for eating healthier, but frozen meals are so loaded with sodium! That is why I don't buy them anymore! I used to buy a Lean Cuisine or South Beach frozen dinner once or twice a week to have for a quick lunch with low calories, but the salt content is very high in most of them.
jen1975 jen1975 8 years
That looks pretty gross.
jen1975 jen1975 8 years
That looks pretty gross.
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