Saturday, July 24, 2010

Product Review: Smart Ones Pasta with Ricotta & Spinach

As I have mentioned before, I'm kind of lazy. Also, I find cooking really stressful (I love to bake, which is not as helpful right now). In fact, in our house, my husband cooks, and I do the dishes and the laundry. So, if I can take a frozen meal to work for lunch, I'm good to go. I know that this is not as healthy as preparing fresh food, but right now I'm just trying to get into a pattern of eating more reasonable servings. Where I work, we like to go out for lunch frequently, and our favorites are Noodles and Carbones pizza. This is my alternative plan.

Today I tried Smart Ones Pasta with Ricotta & Spinach (see nutrition information here). This is apparently a new flavor. I think that the sauce was tasty, if a little bland, and the noodles had a nice texture, but the amount of spinach was laughable. See the box cover above, with all that green? That was nowhere to be found in my dish. Seriously, the spinach was speck sized. My co-worker Vickie looked and commented, "If you bought that for the spinach, you were ripped off!" Nevertheless, it was a passable lunch, and I ate lots of blueberries for dessert to improve the experience. Maybe I will buy it again. We'll see.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review.. I think I will stick to my fav Smart Ones which is the Cream Rigatoni with Broccoli and Chicken....
    I love the stuff. The portion sucks but I guess being on a diet makes everything seem smaller.. Mahaahaaa...