I wanted to tell you about a new dinner I’ve been making over the last few weeks, compliments of Trader Joe’s. They are always bringing out new products, and I recently picked up a couple of bags of their Country Potatoes with Haricots Verts (green beans) and Wild Mushrooms. Everything is pre-cooked and seasoned with olive oil and garlic. Heating them through in a saute pan takes just a few minutes, and I think you’ll like them as much as I do.
To get some protein, I combine them with another Trader Joe’s product, Meatless Meatballs. They are also tasty, and joined with the potato mix and a green salad, a quick and easy dinner can be whipped up in about fifteen minutes or less.
If you’re watching what you eat, here’s the numbers:
1 1/2 Cup Country Potato Mix:
130 Calories; 6 gram fat, 2 gram saturated fat; 0 gram cholesterol; 18 gram carbs; 3 gram fiber; 2 gram protein
6 Meatless Meatballs:
140 Calories; 6 gram fat, 0 saturated fat; 0 gram cholesterol; 8 gram carbs; 4 gram fiber; 16 gram protein
The potatoes would be a great side dish to roast beef or a nice steak. I’ve used the meatballs in countless recipes and they are a good way to get some protein into your diet. Lastly, this is a very inexpensive and healthy meal that I think you’ll enjoy just as pictured.
I hope you’re lucky enough to have a Trader Joe’s not too far from where you live!