review: organic bistro chicken citron

Lemon chicken. Spinach. Quinoa. Edamame.

It’s not often you hear those words when describing a frozen meal. I’ve never even seen quinoa in a frozen meal before and you can bet that it piqued my interest enough to try this meal!

I definitely want to try some of the other varieties of the Organic Bistro meals, because I appreciate the high quality ingredients that are used but I’m not so sure I would buy this variety again. I would love to see what the salmon or shrimp meals are like, assuming they aren’t too stinky for the work microwave!

Fan Of:

  • Protein stats (35 grams!)
  • Calorie stats (450 calories) This may sound like a lot of calories, but really I aim to have my meals around 500 calories (give or take obviously) so the frozen meals that are 250-300 calories are a great part of a meal, but this is a meal
  • Organic ingredients
  • Real ingredients
  • Really low sodium content for frozen meals (430 mg)
  • Quinoa, edamame and spinach “side dishes”

Wished:

  • There was a little more flavor (I wanted to add salt)
  • Not as many sun-dried tomatoes (the ratio of edemame to sun-dried tomatoes was a little off in my opinion)
  • There was more spinach

Comments

  1. says

    I love all of the ingredients that you listed at the top, so this is something I would be willing to try. I don’t eat too many frozen meals, but this sounds like a good option in a pinch.

  2. says

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen quinoa in a frozen meal either! And it’s a little frustrating that the sodium stats look great, but they didn’t give you much by way of flavor replacements…I’d definitely give that a try over a lean cuisine, though!

  3. says

    I’m always looking for good (with whole foods and without a ton of added sodium, sugar, etc), new pre-packaged meals since they are what I eat all week long! Thanks for the review!

  4. says

    I agree with the 250-300 calorie meals as being just a part of a meal. Not big on frozen dinners, but this one looks great.

  5. says

    Ooh, I love the Organic Bistro line! I wish there were more companies doing what they’re doing. I’ve tried the wild salmon and ginger chicken, and enjoyed them both. I’m a big fan of sun dried tomatoes so I’d probably love this dish!

  6. says

    love the comment about the work microwave. nobody wants to be “that girl with the stinky lunch!”

    and i am now on the hunt for the babycakes cookbook at the library :)

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