Review: Organic Bistro Meals
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Aug 17 2010

Review: Organic Bistro Meals

Recently I had the pleasure of being asked to review some meals by Organic Bistro. I am not normally a fan of frozen meals, but it is always nice to have something on hand should I have to eat in a hurry. Organic Bistro has a unique philosophy when it comes to food. Check out their mission statement:

Our mission is to make it easy for everyone to eat delicious, nutrition-rich meals. We make single-serving frozen meals balanced with the best sources of lean protein, fiber-rich whole grains, plentiful vegetables and healthy fats. Our wholesome organic ingredients keep their flavors because they’re unprocessed. So our recipes taste great without added salt and artificial flavorings. Complete, wholesome and satisfying meals are now always an option and ready in minutes.

This fits in well with the way that I try to eat daily, so I was excited to try a couple of the meals. I chose the Wild Alaskan Salmon & the Savory Turkey. I was impressed with both meals. The salmon wasn’t the most attractive meal coming out of the microwave, but what it lacked in appearance, it made up for in taste. I don’t use the microwave to cook meats or fish at all, so I was pleasantly surprised with the taste & texture of the salmon. I added extra vegetables and a salad to the meal because I typically eat more than 400 calories for dinner. This meal has impressive nutrition stats – 390 calories, 13g fat, 65 mg sodium and 28g protein. Can you believe that there is under 100 mg of sodium in this dish? I did add some seasoning in the form of fresh ground pepper & Frank’s Red Hot. That is the beauty of these meals – you can choose to add more seasoning if you like and don’t have the downfall of having the dish be full of sodium before it is even cooked. The turkey meal was equally delicious. I enjoyed the turkey and it was cooked perfectly. The rosemary-shitake mushroom sauce made this reminiscent of Thanksgiving turkey. The quinoa-lentil dish was a great addition to this meal. The nutrient stats of this meal are similar at 370 calories, 10g fat, 240 mg sodium and 31 grams of protein. The sodium is a bit higher in this dish, but still very reasonable. I didn’t have to add any additional seasoning. I would purchase both of these meals again. The downfall? The price. Each of these meals is over $7. However, when you take into consideration the quality of the food – it is organic – you get what you pay for. Organic Bistro has a list of their ingredients and where they come from that I found interesting to read. In this day & age, it is very important to know where our food is coming from.

Organic Bistro has 8 different entrees: Wild Alaskan Salmon, Ginger Chicken, Savory Turkey, Alaskan Salmon Cake, Chicken Citron, Moroccan Chicken, Pasta Puttenesca and Jamaican Shrimp Cake. Want to give Organic Bistro meals a try? Click here to find a store close by that carries the products.

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Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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  • Krysten Hager

    Hi, I just found out about these and was wondering if there was any risk of cross contamination. There was nothing on the site and I saw it wasn’t a gf facility. Just wanted your take on them because they look delish!

  • Krysten Hager

    Hi, I just found out about these and was wondering if there was any risk of cross contamination. There was nothing on the site and I saw it wasn’t a gf facility. Just wanted your take on them because they look delish!